IN THE NEWS: FAA NOT RUSHING ON APPROVING ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN FLIGHT
UNDATED (AP) -- Those who fly will still have to stow their electronic "toys" until their aircraft reaches cruising altitude -- at least for a while longer. The Federal Aviation Administration has formed a committee to look into whether such devices can be used throughout the entire flight -- or still have to disappear during preparation for takeoffs and landing. But there's a catch. The panel's indicates the work won't be done until next March -- if by then. Back in March the FAA raised hopes that it might ease restrictions on electronic devices aboard aircraft by saying it would study their use. And even if devices like iPads are cleared for use during takeoffs and landings, the use of cell phones in flight will remain grounded.
IN THE NEWS: TWITTER APPEALS RULING TO TURN OVER OCCUPY TWEETS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter is appealing a New York court order to turn over three months of an Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets to prosecutors. In the appeal, filed yesterday, Twitter says the tweets in question are entitled to constitutional privacy protections, since they are no longer publicly accessible. The Manhattan district attorney's office declined to comment on the appeal.
ON THE WEB: 9/11 MUSEUM OFFERING PLANS FOR COMMEMORATIONS
CYBERSPACE (AP) -- The September 11 museum at ground zero is offering a hand for other organizations that plan commemorations elsewhere. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is out with a remembrance guide. It includes a list of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks, interactive timelines as well as ideas for sharing reflections through social media.
911 Memorial and Museum site: http://www.911memorial.org/commemorate-911
IN STORES: APPLE LISTS SAMSUNG PRODUCTS IT WANTS PULLED
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Now that it has emerged the victor in its legal battle with Samsung, Apple is now trying to collect what it sees as the spoils. The company has turned in a list of eight Samsung products it wants pulled from store shelves -- and banned from the U.S. market. The products are: the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail. Apple came up with the list after a jury last week found Samsung copied the iPhone and iPad in creating and marketing the products. A judge will decide the issue later.
Apple site: http://www.apple.com
Samsung site: http://www.samsung.com
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