Tag: Java

Oracle-Google Lawsuit Continues: Oracle's Appeal Starts New Battle In Massive Copyright Infringement War

Oracle is waging a new battle in its legal war against Google over the use of some Java APIs in Android. Back in May, a jury unanimously sided with Google, but Oracle has now filed an appeal.

Business Tech February 11, 2017

Google Tests Crypto Software Vulnerabilities With Project Wycheproof

Google has come up with a way to discover and fix bugs in cryptography software libraries. It has released 'Project Wycheproof' in an open source platform, allowing other developers to use it.

Google December 21, 2016

Google Wins Case Against Oracle Over Java Use In Android: Why This Is Important For Everyone

The court has ruled that Google does not infringe on Oracle's copyrights for using Java APIs in the development of Android. This is important news not just for developers, but also for consumers.

Business Tech May 27, 2016

Google And Oracle Heading To Trial Over Android Java Copyright Infringement

Google will face Oracle in court again over the Java copyright infringement accusations. The ongoing lawsuit stands before Judge William Alsup again, and the impact of the ruling could be significant for all developers that rely on APIs.

Business Tech May 8, 2016

Oracle And Google Still Locked In Android Lawsuit After Failing To Settle: Trial In May

Oracle and Google failed to settle a copyright lawsuit that started back in 2012. A trial has been scheduled for May to finally come up with a decision on whether or not Google owes Oracle $8.8 billion worth of profits, plus damages worth $475 million.

Legal April 16, 2016

Google Reportedly Mulling Apple's Swift Programming Language For Android, As An Alternative To Java

Google might adopt Swift as a first-class programming language for Android, but the transition would not come without effort. Some of the mobile OS’ APIs and SDKs have to be rewritten for Swift, and the caveats keep coming.

Apps/Software April 9, 2016

Oracle Believes Google Needs To Pay $9.3 Billion In Damages Over Software Copyrights

Oracle wants $8.8 billion from Google as the two sides prepare for another round in court. Oracle attributes the amount in profits to Google's use of Java for Android.

Legal March 29, 2016

Oracle Finally Killing Java Browser Plugin: About Time!

Oracle decided to kill off the Java browser plugin at long last. After acquiring Java in 2010, the company said that the plugin will be deprecated with the release of JDK 9.

Internet January 28, 2016

Android Reportedly Raked In $22 Billion In Profit For Google, According To Oracle

Oracle revealed in court that Google was able to make $22 billion in profit through its Android operating system. The company is planning to use Google's revenue as basis for the amount of damages it will seek for the copyright infringement the Android maker allegedly made in using Oracle's Java software.

Business January 22, 2016

It’s Official: Android N Will Use OpenJDK, Not Oracle’s Java APIs

Google announced that it's going to use OpenJDK for Java APIs beginning in the next Android version, letting go of Oracle's proprietary JDK. It seems that the company has taken matters regarding the legal case with Oracle to its own hands.

Apps/Software December 31, 2015

This Java Vulnerability Does Not Come With A Fancy Name But Here's Why Programmers Should Worry

A Java vulnerability that went by for almost an entire year unnoticed surfaced. Steve Breen at Foxglove Security explains the issue and how to 'monkey patch' it.

Computers November 9, 2015

Mozilla Stripping Firefox Of All Plugins Except Flash: Future Browser Versions Won't Have Plugin Support

Mozilla announced that 2016 is the last year when NPAPI plugin support will be available on Firefox, as the browser transitioned towards newer Web technologies. Adobe Flash is the only plugin that remained, due to its functional popularity.

Internet October 10, 2015

Hacker Group Pawn Storm Uses Java Zero-Day Exploit To Spy On NATO Countries

The hacking group Pawn Storm, also known as APT28/Sednit, is deploying a Java-based zero-day exploit to target media and government organizations, as well as the military.

Society July 16, 2015

Supreme Court Denies Appeal Of Google On Oracle Software Copyright Lawsuit Against Android

The lawsuit by Oracle claims that the Android mobile operating system developed by Google, which is now the most popular in the world, is infringing on the Java software language of Oracle.

Legal June 30, 2015

Updating Java? Yahoo Is Courting You To Be Your Default Search Engine

If you don't pay attention the next time you update Java, you may end up with Yahoo as your default search engine. Yahoo just signed a three-year deal with Oracle.

Internet June 25, 2015

Want to Work in Java? Expert Offers Tips for Newbie Java Enthusiasts

The demand for Java-certified individuals is high in the IT enterprise, making it an optimal time for prospective programmers to learn the language. Tech Times taps an expert to provide tips for those interested in moving into the hot tech career segment.

Apps/Software January 22, 2015

Oldest Artwork is with Shark Tooth on Mollusk Shell, Drawn 540,000 Years Ago

The oldest-known artwork, the first seen from Homo erectus, was analyzed, revealing how the etching was created.

December 3, 2014

Google petitions to have Supreme Court rule on API copyright battle

Google and Oracle's feud could move into the Supreme Court and establish a new precedent on how computer code is protected. Oracle wants $1 billion for Google's use of Java APIs.

Legal October 9, 2014

eBay: Phishing, hacking attack hitting users not anything new

eBay phishing attacks continue, but the auction site holds its lax stance. These vulnerabilities aren't new, says an eBay spokeswoman.

Internet September 22, 2014

Microsoft will release Internet Explorer update blocking old Java versions

Microsoft will release an update for the Internet Explorer on Aug. 12 that will protect users from exploits targeting outdated ActiveX controls.

Apps/Software August 8, 2014

Cisco report reveals top security weak spots, Java tops the list

A new study by Cisco reveals cybersecurity work has a long way to go in terms of getting better. The report shows numerous weaknesses that need addressing in the enterprise.

Internet August 5, 2014

Oracle, U.S. Court tag team floors Google: Android infringed Java API copyright

Oracle has won a second round of court battles with Google over the use of its Java APIs. An appeals judge reversed a previous decision that Google wasn't violating Oracle's intellectual property by using its APIs as a way to form Android and decided it was.

Business May 12, 2014

Oracle wins court ruling over Android: Google infringed copyrights

Oracle has come out of a court ruling with a victory over Google. The ruling has many questioning copyright laws and how they function in the tech world.

Apps/Software May 10, 2014

Yahoo ads expose users to malware

Hackers have compromised ads served by Yahoo using a weakness on the Java programming environment. The company has the situation under control for now.

Internet January 6, 2014

Oracle wants to short-circuit Android with Java copyright claims

Oracle is asking the Federal Circuit to reconsider the company's earlier case against Google regarding the latter's use of APIs from the Java programming language.

Legal December 8, 2013

Oracle vs. Google copyright case heads back to court

Oracle and Google dukes it out in the court over the Java programming language copyright issue.

Legal December 7, 2013

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