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Google wins long-running copyright dispute with Oracle

Today, April 5, the US Supreme Court ruled that Google did not violate the copyright of another American company — Oracle. This decision ends a long-standing legal battle between Google and Oracle over this issue.

Recall that Oracle filed a lawsuit in 2010: the company accused Google of violating its copyright by using the Java programming language in the Android operating system. The lawsuit was filed shortly after Oracle bought Java developer Sun Microsystems. In the lawsuit, Oracle claimed that the free distribution of the Android OS infringed Oracle’s copyright on a portion of the Java software, which reduced its revenue. According to Oracle, Google copied more than 11 thousand lines of Java API code (application programming interfaces) to Android. Oracle demanded compensation from Google in the amount of $9 billion.

Over the nearly 11 years that the lawsuit lasted, several court decisions were made on it, either in favor of Google or in favor of Oracle. Now, the Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling in favor of Oracle, saying Google’s copying of some Java API code was fair use. Oracle said after the ruling that, in their opinion, “Google stole Java and for a decade conducted legal proceedings in a way that only a monopolist can do.”

iPhone owner lost $ 600,000 due to fraudulent App in App Store

Philip Christodoulou downloaded to his iPhone an app from the App Store called Trezor, where he invested all the investment cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Later, the user discovered that his cryptocurrency was missing from the account.

It turned out that the app was created by scammers and somehow managed to pass verification in the App Store. Trezor is a manufacturer of physical bitcoin wallets, so users thought it was an official app and eagerly downloaded it.

This isn’t the first time: the company keeps repeating that they don’t have an official app on either the App Store or Google Play. Trezor monitors these services and seeks to remove fraudulent applications that damage the company’s reputation.

The same app appeared last year on Android smartphones, then the company passed this information to Google and they removed it.

Apple still claims that their app store is safer than on Android smartphones, where there are indeed more fraudulent apps due to the more “free” rules and the lower cost of the developer console.

Google has fixed problems in the operation of its services on the Android platform

Google has fixed problems in the operation of applications for Android users. This is reported on the official page of the company in the social network Twitter.

“Failures in the Webview led to problems in the operation of applications for Android users. They are now eliminated. If you have any problems with the application, please update the Android System WebView and Google Chrome via Google Play, “ the message reads.

On March 23, users of smartphones running on the Android operating system encountered unstable software. A variety of applications, including banking, Google Play, email clients, gave errors or did not open at all.

Earlier, Google users from a number of countries complained about problems in the search engine.

The characteristics of the iPhone 13 became known

The characteristics of the new iPhone 13 are revealed. This was reported by CNBS on Monday, March 1, with reference to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

He said that the size of the new smartphones will remain the same, but their weight will increase. The iPhone of the new generation will improve the characteristics of the camera and modem 5G, they will also get a larger battery. Ming-Chi Kuo noted that the iPhone 13 will get rid of the” bangs “ and get one hole for the camera.

As an example, the analyst cited Samsung smartphones. At the same time, an iPhone without a “bang” and a fingerprint sensor under the display may not appear until 2023, Kuo said.

It is noted that Apple intends to return to the new generation of smartphones the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which the developers abandoned in the iPhone X in 2017. In 2020, many users complained that due to the mandatory wearing of masks during the pandemic, the Face ID function is inconvenient to use.

On February 15, it was reported that details about the technical characteristics of the new iPhone 13 appeared on the Network. It is assumed that an important innovation will be the support of the Always-On Display function, which is used on Android devices.

Over a billion Android users are at risk of a hacker attack

It became known that more than a billion users of smartphones running on the Android operating system may be subjected to a hacker attack. They are under threat because of one of the most popular applications in the Google Play Store.

According to a study by the Japanese antivirus company Trend Micro, we are talking about the SHAREit application. It turned out that the application is vulnerable to Man-in-the-disk hacking.

It is noted that the developers have already received a warning, but have not yet fixed the problem. Therefore, experts advise Android users not to download SHAREit yet.