On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Wednesday menu.

In a win for consumers, Supreme Court limits patent rights after products are sold.  The ruling was a defeat for Lexmark, which wanted to stop resales of used printer cartridges, and affects other printer makers such as HP. (Bloomberg)

Parents have no right to dead child’s Facebook account, German court rules. (Reuters)

New product from Nest: indoor camera with facial recognition. (Recode)

Twitter unveils place for direct messages from people you don’t follow. (Company)

This year’s internet trends report by Mary Meeker is out.

Millions of Android devices infected with malware in popular Judy game. (Telegraph)

Amazon has begun refunding up to $70 million for kids’ in-app purchases. (CNN)

Amazon patents shipping label with built-in parachute for dropping packages from drones. (GeekWire)

 

Photo: Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to the Nest Cam IQ, a high-resolution security camera that will provide a glimpse at the potential for increasingly intelligent, internet-connected computers to see and understand everything going on in people’s homes. (Nest Labs via AP)

 
 

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