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    Apple is making its case for why it believes it deserves most of the $400 million in damages that is at issue in a partial retrial of last year’s patent infringement case with Samsung. While witnesses may forget details and lawyers can make fancy arguments for what could have been, Apple lawyer Bill Lee argued that the paperwork supports the case that Apple’s patents are significant and were important to the Samsung’s effort to catch up to the iPhone and iPad, which Lee characterized as revolutionary and gorgeous.
    Never again are you going to get a Google Web site whose security certificate is protected with comparatively weak 1,024-bit encryption. The Net giant has secured all its certificates with 2,048-bit RSA encryption keys or better, Google security engineer Dan Dulay said in a blog post Monday. This means two things. First, traffic will be harder to decrypt since 1,024-bit keys aren't in use at Google anymore. And, retiring the 1,024-bit keys means the computing industry can retire the technology altogether by declaring such keys untrustworthy. Google has been aggressively moving to stronger encryption because of U.S. government surveillance by the National Security Agency.
    The National Football League and Major League Baseball ) are calling for the Supreme Court to consider closing down the television streaming service Aereo, saying they may otherwise move their programming to cable. In an amicus brief supporting a petition from TV networks, the leagues claim that Aereo is jeopardising their licensing deals with cable and satellite operators. They claim that Aereo’s technology – which streams televsision over the internet using tiny personal antennas – exists purely to enable the company to avoid paying copyright owners.
    A respected security expert will warn Congress that the Obama administration's healthcare website has security flaws that put user data at a "critical risk," despite recent government assurances the data is safe. ahead of his testimony at a Congressional hearing on the topic, David Kennedy, head of computer security consulting firm TrustedSec LLC, told Reuters that "There are actual live vulnerabilities on the site now. Is My Data on Secure?"