Facebook tests if the Russians fooled readers
Published in News


Building a portal

Facebook is building a portal that will let some users see if they liked or followed Russian propaganda from Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts between January 2015 and August 2017.

Blackberry troll transformer quits
Published in Mobiles


Off to join something more healthy

The bloke in charge of turning Blackberry from a loss making mobile phone company to a patent troll has given up and moved to the health industry.

Kaspersky trolls patent troll
Published in News


Why don’t you pay us $5,000 to go away?

Kaspersky Labs turned the tables on an East Texas patent troll who demanded a cash settlement before it would go away.

Podcasting patent is an ex-parrot
Published in News

 

Dogged out of the courts 

The so-called podcasting patent which has blighted the music industry for years and forced a number of notable companies to waste money on a licence is now officially dead in the water.

Internet trolls cannot be cured
Published in News


Researchers find not feeding them does not kill them


A team of brave boffins have been investigating internet trolls and reached the conclusion that there is no cure.

Microsoft offers Azure customers anti-troll protection
Published in News


Will stick magical wand up their nose


Software King of the World Microsoft will offer customers protection against patent trolling, using its rather impressive collection of cloudy legal patents.

ISP takes on Swedish copyright trolls
Published in News


Bork, Bork, Bork

Swedish ISP Bahnhof has attacked a copyright troll hoping to make a swift buck out of pirates.

Tame Apple Press attacks Chinese phone maker
Published in Mobiles


How dare you say you invented the rounded rectangle?

The Tame Apple Press is incandescent with rage at the antics of the Chinese phone maker which won a patent case against the fruity cargo cult.

Patent troll claims it invented the Mobile App market
Published in Mobiles


Goes after developers who write them

A patent troll claims it invented the idea of the mobile app and is threatening every developer that ever wrote one with an East Texas lawsuit.

Qualcomm will not break up
Published in Processors


Does not want to be a patent troll when it grows up

Qualcomm has decided that it is not in its best interested to flog off its chipmaking business and stick to becoming a patent troll.