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1. Publishing counterfeit apps is a criminal offense
This week, the U.S. Justice Dept. said the leader and co-conspirator of Android device app piracy ring pleaded guilty to charges of distributing apps with a total retail value of $700,000. The claims boiled down to copyright infringement, a crime punishable by hefty fines and time behind bars.
2. Aereo has no "plan B" if it loses Supreme Court battle
As internet streaming giant Aereo heads to the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks to defend itself against a number of broadcasters (including CBS, which owns ZDNet), the company admits that it doesn't have anything up its sleeve should it lose the case. According to Bloomberg, the company has no "plan B," which may force it to eventually shutter.
3. About 95 percent of all ATMs run Windows XP
As Windows XP has just over a week until its end-of-life, this week we learned more than 95 percent of ATMs run the aging operating system. Although cash machines won't suddenly stop working, it's enough to have banks concerned. Recent reports have shown that ATMs can be hacked using just a USB stick and malware, which can allow the attacker full access to the "holes in the wall."