Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 9, 2013
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A major tech company is facing bans on selling its gadgets in the U.S. -- except this time, it's not Apple, but their South Korean rival Samsung. It has to do with communications technology in older Samsung phones. You may remember Apple dodged a similar threat to selling some iPhone and iPad models last week. Today, the ITC is expected to make a decision on banning old Samsung phones because they infringe on Apple patents. Plus, Volkswagen has released a new app called "Smile Drive." And, inspired by one percenter-filled space station in the new sci-fi epic "Elysium," we find out how far away we are from establishing our own space colony.
Posted In: online privacy, encryption, Edward Snowden
Following Lavabit's lead, Silent Circle ends its encrypted email service so clients can avoid government scrutiny.