April 5, 2021

Mon. 04/05 – SCOTUS Rules: APIs Not Copyrightable

The Supreme Court has ruled on APIs in a way that should make most developers happy. Though, the punted on the President blocking people on Twitter. LG is exiting the smartphone business. And we already knew half a billion people’s Facebook data was out in the wild, but now that we’ve SEEN it in the wild, I’ll tell you why you should take notice.

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Links:Supreme Court rules in Google’s favor in copyright dispute with Oracle over Android software (CNBC)Supreme Court vacates lower court decision on Trump blocking Twitter followers (Axios)LG Electronics to end loss-making smartphone business (NikkeiAsia)Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds (NYTimes)533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online (Insider)Is Apple's Privacy Push Facebook's Existential Threat‪?‬ (Kara Swisher's Sway Podcast)Sideloading Apps Would 'Break' the Security and Privacy of iPhone, Says Tim Cook (MacRumors)Tim Cook says Apple is committed to AR, TV+ and privacy but not to Apple Car (Cult of Mac)


The Supreme Court has ruled on APIs in a way that should make most developers happy. Though, the punted on the President blocking people on Twitter. LG is exiting the smartphone business. And we already knew half a billion people’s Facebook data was out in the wild, but now that we’ve SEEN it in the wild, I’ll tell you why you should take notice.

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