Arik Hesseldahl

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Filing Says Oracle’s Java Suit Against Google Could Be Worth Billions

A new court filing says that software giant Oracle is seeking damages “in the billions of dollars” from Google over its use of Java in the Android smartphone operating system, Reuters reports. Oracle sued Google last year, claiming Android mobile operating technology infringes Oracle’s Java patents. Oracle became Java’s owner after its acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2010.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik