Posts Tagged: Internet


China’s new anti-terror law highlights tensions between national security and digital privacy

Chinese legislators have attempted to enact anti-terror legislation purportedly designed to protect Chinese citizens against terrorist threats. In late December, China passed a law requiring both telecommunications …
By Steve Brachmann 5 months ago 0

The Top 10 Patents Issued in 2015

2015 was a truly remarkable year for innovation and we saw major trends in self-driving cars, wearable technologies, digital wallets and much more. I hope you will enjoy …
By Steve Brachmann 5 months ago 5

HP Inc. completes split, innovates in printing, file sharing and visualization tech

In 2014, HP placed 20th out of all companies filing patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, earning 1,631 patents, an increase of more than 10 percent …
By Steve Brachmann 5 months ago 0

Black Friday, Cyber Monday results prove that e-commerce continues to make gains

As bleak as the picture looked for brick-and-mortar retail, it was much brighter for e-commerce and online retail, which saw their best day ever. According to global …
By Steve Brachmann 6 months ago 0

Tech News Roundup: Bezos and Musk Square Off, LED ‘Li-Fi’ Internet and VTech Data Breach

Our latest Tech Round-Up here on IPWatchdog takes a brief glance at many of the stories which have caught our attention in recent days. As he often …
By Steve Brachmann 6 months ago 0

eBay seeks patents on interactive fitting rooms and other brick-and-mortar tech

The patent filing activities of eBay are fairly active, the company placing 149th overall in 2014 in terms of patents earned from the U.S. Patent and Trademark …
By Steve Brachmann 6 months ago 10

Walmart’s R&D focuses on crowd management, social media shopping tools

A digital receipt innovation designed to help Walmart employees conduct better in-store audits after customer checkouts to reduce theft is discussed within U.S. Patent No. 9165276, titled …
By Steve Brachmann 6 months ago 0

Mastercard holds largest patent portfolio in EMV payment space

EMV utilizes a computer chip implanted into a card to interact with a card reader at the point-of-sale in retail establishments. The technology is much more secure …
By Steve Brachmann 6 months ago 1

Tech Round-Up: Anonymous Takes on ISIL, Square IPO Beats Estimates and a Freeze Ray

From tech developers trying to take a stand against tech-savvy terrorists to a pair of highly anticipated initial public offerings of stock for tech start-ups, there’s …
By Steve Brachmann 6 months ago 0

In the face of growing e-commerce fraud, many merchants not prepared for holidays

As card-present transactions become less susceptible to fraud because of the shift to EMV chip card technologies, it’s expected that more fraud will shift to online …
By Steve Brachmann 6 months ago 0

Spotify, Pandora land top spots in growing online music streaming sector

A report issued in March of this year found that a full 45 percent of the 119 million people listening to online radio services were tuning into Pandora’s …
By Steve Brachmann 6 months ago 0

Amazon hiring 100,000 seasonal workers, reflects role of e-commerce in holiday retail

Retailers always top the list of seasonal and holiday hiring sprees but one of the largest employer of seasonal workers the past few years doesn’t own …
By Steve Brachmann 6 months ago 2

Businesses must switch to EMV card readers to avoid shift in fraud liability

By the end of 2015, about 40% of all credit and debit card transactions will use EMV cards. To process payments on EMV cards, businesses must upgrade to new …
By Steve Brachmann 7 months ago 1

FTC concerned over weak consumer provisions in automotive cybersecurity rules

At the end of October, the FTC again made a push on Capitol Hill for stronger data privacy standards, this time dealing specifically with the idea of …
By Steve Brachmann 7 months ago 0

The future of agricultural pest control is biopesticides, IoT insect monitoring systems

The Internet of Things has been lauded as a potential boon for crop production, including pest control. Automated IoT pest control systems have been developed by Spensa …
By Steve Brachmann 8 months ago 0