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Netflix Will Caption All Streaming Videos by 2014, Per Settlement Netflix Will Caption All Streaming Videos by 2014, Per Settlement
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Netflix and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) have reached an agreement that will see the company close caption every single one of their streaming videos by September 30th, 2014. According to the NAD, this landmark settlement will hopefully …

Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit Gets New Settlement Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit Gets New Settlement

Facebook is making another attempt to bring an end to a lawsuit over their advertising practices – mainly their Sponsored Stories ads. This time, after having a settlement rejected back in August, Facebook has changed up the monetary aspect of …

Microsoft Wins Injunction Against Motorola In German Patent War Microsoft Wins Injunction Against Motorola In German Patent War

Apple and Samsung may be getting all the headlines these days, but there’s another patent war brewing in Germany. Microsoft has been going after Google through Motorola in Germany over what they feel is an infringement of their parent. The …

You Don’t Have to Secure Your Wi-Fi to Help Prevent Piracy, According to Judge You Don’t Have to Secure Your Wi-Fi to Help Prevent Piracy, According to Judge

In a ruling that should make internet freedom activists very happy and many copyright holders very sad, a California Judge has set a precedent that protects internet subscribers from lawsuits based on “negligence.” The decision comes out of the case …

Google in Trouble (Again) over Autocomplete Google in Trouble (Again) over Autocomplete

Google finds itself embroiled in another legal case stemming from their autocomplete feature in search. This time, it’s former German First Lady Bettina Wulff, who claims that Google has defamed her and “destroyed her reputation” with its instant search. Wullf, …

ACLU Says D.C. Police Illegally Seized Man’s Cellphone After Photographing Alleged Misconduct ACLU Says D.C. Police Illegally Seized Man’s Cellphone After Photographing Alleged Misconduct
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The American Civil Liberties Union has just filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia and two police officers after alleging that they violated the law by seizing a man’s cellphone and stealing his memory card. The plaintiff in the …

Pinterest-Like Chinese Company May Sue Facebook Over Timeline Pinterest-Like Chinese Company May Sue Facebook Over Timeline
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The end is near for all of the Timeline holdouts out there, as Facebook has already begun the process of slowly switching every old profile-user to the new Timeline. Of course, this is causing some users to complain, as Timeline …

Dallas Cowboys Sued Over Butt-Burning Benches
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In strange lawsuit news of the day, a Texas woman has filed suit against the Dallas Cowboys organization and team owner Jerry Jones after she fried her posterior on a sizzling-hot bench outside the Cowboys Stadium. Jennelle Carrillo claims that …

Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Settlement Denied Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Settlement Denied

A District Judge has denied, without prejudice, a settlement hammered out by Facebook and plaintiffs in a class-action suit directed at the companies advertising practices – more specifically their Sponsored Stories ads. The original suit involved five California plaintiffs that …

Should Facebook Likes Be Protected As Free Speech? Should Facebook Likes Be Protected As Free Speech?
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Is clicking the “like” button on Facebook, something millions of users do dozens of times every single day, an act of protected free speech? According to the purveyors of the like button, yes, it most certainly is. Facebook makes this …

Google and Oracle Ordered to Reveal Shill Bloggers Google and Oracle Ordered to Reveal Shill Bloggers

The court battle between Google and Oracle has been long and brutal for both companies. Each was forced to submit data and information to the court that they would rather have kept secret. When Oracle’s claim that Google illegally used …

Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Settlement Put On Hold Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Settlement Put On Hold
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In June, Facebook and five California plaintiffs reached a settlement in a lawsuit centered on the company’s ad product known as Sponsored Stories. You know the ones – posts that Facebook promote to the top of your news feed or …

Girl Who Tweeted The Names Of Her Rapists Faces Jail Time [UPDATED] Girl Who Tweeted The Names Of Her Rapists Faces Jail Time [UPDATED]
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As we’ve seen in the past, social media can add some complications to the normal flow of legal proceedings. In recent months, we’ve seen court cases wind up declared mistrials because of the social media activity of jury members. Now, …

Google Makes Deal In “Jewish” Autocomplete Case Google Makes Deal In “Jewish” Autocomplete Case
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Back in April, Google was sued (again) over something that’s really not their fault. Or is it? Several French anti-discrimination groups, including SOS Racisme, accused Google of “creating probably the greatest Jewish history file ever,” and said that French Google …

Facebook Kills “Find Friends Nearby” Facebook Kills “Find Friends Nearby”

Well, that was fast. Facebook has pulled their new Find Friends Nearby feature. Introduced over the weekend, Find Friends Nearby allowed users to easily add people near them to their friends list. All you had to do was open the …

Friendthem CEO On Suing Facebook: We Have Multiple Emails [Exclusive] Friendthem CEO On Suing Facebook: We Have Multiple Emails [Exclusive]

As previously reported, Friendthem CEO Charles Sankowich is saying that his company is going to sue Facebook over a new feature the company has rolled out, called, “Find Friends Nearby“. The feature comes from Facebook’s recent acquisition of social discovery …

CEO Says Facebook Stole His Idea, Expects to Sue Very Shortly CEO Says Facebook Stole His Idea, Expects to Sue Very Shortly
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Over the weekend, Facebook rolled out a new feature called Find Friends Nearby. It enables you to discover people around you and make new friends. It sounds like your basic social discovery functionality (the huge trend at SXSW this year). …

You’re Soon Going To Be Able To Opt Out Of Facebook’s Sponsored Stories You’re Soon Going To Be Able To Opt Out Of Facebook’s Sponsored Stories
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Earlier this week, we told you that Facebook had settled a lawsuit centered around their Sponsored Stories with a $10 million cy-pres settlement which would have the money go to charity. The class-action case was brought by five plaintiffs from …

LinkedIn Class Action Complaint Over Password Leak LinkedIn Class Action Complaint Over Password Leak

As expected for a security breach of this magnitude, a class action lawsuit has begun against LinkedIn regarding its recently leaked passwords. The action, which has been filed with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, claims LinkedIn failed to …

Facebook Settles Sponsored Stories Lawsuit With $10 Million To Charity Facebook Settles Sponsored Stories Lawsuit With $10 Million To Charity

A northern California district judge has said that “economic injury” could be proven by plaintiffs suing Facebook over Sponsored Stories, and Facebook has agreed to settle the lawsuit with a $10 million charity donation. The complaint at the heart of …

Avoiding Being Served? You May Be Safe on Facebook Avoiding Being Served? You May Be Safe on Facebook

A ruling from a U.S. District Court questions whether or not Facebook is an acceptable form of legal communication. In 2009, a Chase credit card opened by one Lorri Fortunato ran up $1,243 worth of charges, which went unpaid. Eventually, …