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Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook? Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook?
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I am not a father. Because of this, I don’t possess the visceral, instinctual drive to protect my children at all costs. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’m insensitive to the challenges of protecting kids both online and offline, …

UK Woman Wants Facebook To Identify Her Trollers UK Woman Wants Facebook To Identify Her Trollers

It’s not an unfamiliar story – people on the internet can be jackasses. Why are people mean? Well, without delving into anything that would require a psych evaluation, one thing that people always point to is anonymity. On the interwebs, …

Google Sued Over “Jewish” Autocomplete Suggestions Google Sued Over “Jewish” Autocomplete Suggestions
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If you’ve spent any time on humor sites, forums, or user-submitted content aggregators like reddit, you have probably seen Google’s autocomplete search feature used as a tool for discovering the sometimes fascinating, sometimes downright odd, and oftentimes frightening collective queries …

New Lawsuit Targets More Hurt Locker Downloaders New Lawsuit Targets More Hurt Locker Downloaders

If you downloaded the Academy-Award-winning film The Hurt Locker in the past two years, things are really turning out to be a hassle for you. That’s because Voltage Pictures, makers of the film, keep going after BitTorrent users. According to …

Twitter Spam Lawsuit Detailed in Court Filings Twitter Spam Lawsuit Detailed in Court Filings

Last week I reported on the lawsuit Twitter has filed against the companies responsible for making “Twitter marketing” software (i.e. spam software). It claimed in a blog post that taking down those companies would make it harder for spammers who …

Twitter Sues Spam Tool Creators in Federal Court Twitter Sues Spam Tool Creators in Federal Court
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Twitter has announced it filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco against companies who provide the tools Twitter spammers use. In a post on the Twitter blog, Twitter said it was filing the suit to prevent spammers from accessing their …

Groupon Lawsuits Related To Earnings Revisions Start Being Filed Groupon Lawsuits Related To Earnings Revisions Start Being Filed

On Friday, Groupon announced that it had revised its earnings report, which was originally released in February. This has drawn all kinds of hell to the company in the few days since. Lawyers almost immediately began looking for complaints from …

Should Facebook Use Your Activity As Ads? Should Facebook Use Your Activity As Ads?
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In the past few months, you’ve probably seen an increase in “Sponsored Stories” when you’re browsing Facebook. If that term doesn’t ring a bell, Sponsored Stories are basically advertisements, promoted by a brand, based on your activity that you’ve already …

Groupon Draws SEC’s Eye, Forks Out $8.5 Million To Settle String Of Lawsuits Groupon Draws SEC’s Eye, Forks Out $8.5 Million To Settle String Of Lawsuits

Late on Friday, Groupon issued a press release revising its earnings report, which was initially released in February. As previously reported, lawyers immediately started seeking complaints against the company. In fact, one press release from law firm Federman & Sherwood …

Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents To Stop Lawsuits Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents To Stop Lawsuits

After facing over twenty lawsuits last year, Facebook took steps to alleviate the pressure by purchasing over seven hundred patents from International Business Machines (IBM). The purchase includes various technologies used in networking and software application. Currently Facebook holds only …

Siri Sucks and Apple Has Deceived Us, Claims Lawsuit Siri Sucks and Apple Has Deceived Us, Claims Lawsuit
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While it’s definitely true that Apple’s voice assistant Siri hasn’t always worked like a charm, one New Yorker thinks that Siri’s shortcomings are enough to warrant legal action. Frank M. Fazio has filed a class action complaint against Apple for …

Fallen Iraq War Vet’s Photo Used Unwittingly On Dating Sites Fallen Iraq War Vet’s Photo Used Unwittingly On Dating Sites
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When a photo is put on the internet, we all know how easy it is for that photo to be taken and used in a variety of ways – many ways that aren’t compatible with the original intent of the …

iPhone 4 Owner? Apple May Owe You $15. iPhone 4 Owner? Apple May Owe You $15.

When Apple released the iPhone 4, it was the company’s most successful product launch up until that date. A lot lot of consumers, however, were frustrated to find that there were major reception problems, in a scandal which became known …

Facebook, AG File Clickjacking Suits Against Adscend Media Facebook, AG File Clickjacking Suits Against Adscend Media

Facebook and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced the filing of dual lawsuits against Adscend Media, an ad network, which has allegedly developed and encouraged the “spread of spam through misleading and deceptive tactics,” including clickjacking. Facebook defines clickjacking …

Apple Sues Samsung (Again) To Halt Sales In Germany Apple Sues Samsung (Again) To Halt Sales In Germany

Whew. 2012 arrived and there was a brief concern that Apple and Samsung might drop their 2011 pastime of suing each other in as many countries as possibly. Lucky for, uh, I guess people who could win lawsuits, they have …

Lawyers Allege Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty By Netflix Lawyers Allege Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty By Netflix

Legal claims against the officers and Board of Directors of Netflix, by Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe, founder of The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP. The investigation …

eBay Targeted By Class Action Suit Over Automatic Bidding eBay Targeted By Class Action Suit Over Automatic Bidding
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eBay is the target of a new class action lawsuit over its automatic bidding (also referred to as “proxy bidding”) feature. The suit, led by a seller from Phoenix, alleges breach of contract on eBay’s part, as well as violations …

BuySafe Sues Google, Claiming Patent Violation, Favoritism in Search & More BuySafe Sues Google, Claiming Patent Violation, Favoritism in Search & More
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Update: A Google spokesperson gave us the following statement: “We believe this suit is without merit, and will defend vigorously against it.” Google is being sued by a company called BuySafe, which basically claims Google is ripping off its business, …

Facebook Hits Back At Timelines.com Facebook Hits Back At Timelines.com

On Tuesday, Facebook began to roll out their Timeline feature to users. You remember the Timeline, right? The pretty new Profile interface that is supposed to “tell your life story” through Facebook? After announcing the reportedly groundbreaking new feature at …

Apple: Amazon Is Guilty Of False Advertising Too Apple: Amazon Is Guilty Of False Advertising Too
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Apple has been involved in a beef with Amazon over the use of the term “App Store” since March of this year. Apple’s original trademark lawsuit claimed that they owned the term “App Store,” having applied for the trademark in …

RIM Faces Lawsuit Over BlackBerry Outage RIM Faces Lawsuit Over BlackBerry Outage
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Remember that 4 day outage that left BlackBerry owners all over the world without BlackBerry Messenger, email and in some cases, web browsing? Did you think that it was over when RIM apologized and threw free apps at the affected …