Stilgherrian

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Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

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'Arrogant' Apple battles over copyright

'Arrogant' Apple battles over copyright

Apple is being sued for copyright infringement by Jigsaw Entertainment, an Australian TV production company. The iPhone app, Chopper Soundboard, contained material lifted without permission from one of Jigsaw's shows, The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, and the company reckons that Apple should have done more to prevent its sale.

March 13, 2011 by in Apple

Apple iOS 6, start-up killer

Apple iOS 6, start-up killer

The new version 6 of Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones and iPads features strong Facebook integration, local search and mapping. That could wipe out many internet start-ups, and even threaten major players.

June 11, 2012 by in Apple

Microsoft-Google-Apple 3-way cage fight

Microsoft-Google-Apple 3-way cage fight

The battle lines have been drawn. The war chests are stocked with tens of billions of dollars in cash. Microsoft, Apple and Google are ready to compete with their integrated technology stacks connecting mobile devices to cloud services. Who is best placed to win?

January 30, 2011 by in Apple