Jerome Jarre, whose six-second clips of pranks have amassed him 7.5 million followers on Vine, decided while on a flight from Mexico City to Miami this week that it would be a good idea to emerge from the airplane’s bathroom wearing a yellow Speedo and carrying a large rubber duck. Jarre’s quick change alarmed a flight attendant (shocker), who called the police.
Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, according to a court filing. The filing stems from Microsoft Corp.’s lawsuit accusing Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. of breaching a business collaboration agreement.
A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone. The question of whether a phone’s pass code is constitutionally protected surfaced in the case of David Baust, an Emergency Medical Services captain charged in February with trying to strangle his girlfriend.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission is laying the groundwork for expanding the agency’s authority over broadband service, people familiar with his thinking say, a move long sought by advocates of stricter regulation of Internet-service providers. But the plan by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn’t expected to satisfy all proponents of “net neutrality” — the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally — because it would still allow broadband providers to cut deals with content companies for special access to customers.
The director of China’s Internet regulator has admitted that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denied shutting them down. Lu Wei, who heads the State Internet Information Office, also said his department was planning to strengthen measures to “govern the Internet.”