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NSA’s Bulk Phone Data Collection Illegal, Court Rules

NSA’s Bulk Phone Data Collection Illegal, Court Rules

By Josh Wolford May 7, 2015

A federal appeals court has ruled that the bulk collections of your phone records is illegal. In a nearly 100-page ruling, the court vacated a lower court’s decision and stated that the bulk collection of metadata is not authorized by …

HBO Is Mad at Periscope over Game of Thrones Streams HBO Is Mad at Periscope over Game of Thrones Streams

HBO isn’t happy with Periscope, Twitter’s live-broadcasting app. The company has sent takedown notices, following reports that users were live-streaming the season five premiere of Game of Thrones for their followers to see. “We are aware of Periscope and have …

Revenge Porn Now a Specific Offense in the UK, Punishable by Up to Two Years in Jail Revenge Porn Now a Specific Offense in the UK, Punishable by Up to Two Years in Jail

Revenge porn has been a hot topic in legislatures and courtrooms both across the US and abroad. Now, the UK is poised to pass a new law that will make the sharing of images without one’s consent a specific criminal …

Getty Images & Microsoft Bury Hatchet, Partner Getty Images & Microsoft Bury Hatchet, Partner

It appears that Getty Images and Microsoft have buried the hatchet after legal issues last fall, as the two just announced a new partnership, which will see Microsoft taking advantage of Getty’s imagery. The two companies will work together to …

Court: Woman Can Serve Divorce Papers via Facebook Court: Woman Can Serve Divorce Papers via Facebook

If you’re trying to dodge divorce papers, stay off Facebook. The Manhattan Supreme Court has just issued a ruling that will allow a 26-year-old nurse to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook message, according to The New York Daily …

Chelsea Manning Wins Fight to Be Called “She” Chelsea Manning Wins Fight to Be Called “She”

In a legal fight overs pronouns, chalk one up for gender rights. Chelsea Manning, the Wikileaks leaker formerly known as Bradley Manning, will now be referred to as “she” or a gender-neutral pronoun in all future court proceedings. “This is …

Revleap Wants Businesses Wronged By Yelp To Help Fund Its Legal Defense Revleap Wants Businesses Wronged By Yelp To Help Fund Its Legal Defense

As previously reported, Yelp recently filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, claiming to “take a stand against misleading ‘reputation management’ companies”. Revleap, which seeks to get businesses a “large constant flow of positive reviews that stay on top …

Revleap: Yelp’s Allegations Completely False, Unsubstantiated Revleap: Yelp’s Allegations Completely False, Unsubstantiated

Last week, Yelp said it was “taking a stand against misleading ‘reputation management’ companies,” as it filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, which it said is a scam, and puts small businesses at risk because of the Yelp …

Yelp ‘Takes A Stand To Protect Business Owners’ Yelp ‘Takes A Stand To Protect Business Owners’

Yelp filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, which it says is a scam, and puts small businesses at risk because of the Yelp Consumer Alert program as well as federal and state regulation. Revleap has fired back, saying …

Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals

During Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama briefly touched on some proposals that may have an impact on the digital advertising industry. These include laws to combat cyber attacks and to protect the data of minors. Here’s the …

Another Publisher Goes After Google For Unpaid AdSense Earnings Another Publisher Goes After Google For Unpaid AdSense Earnings

There’s been a lot of this going around lately. Publishers are getting banned from Google AdSense after Google tells them they’re in violation of their rules. This happens after the publisher accrues a sizable amount of earnings and readies for …

Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain? Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain?

Publishers aren’t fond of the idea of not having Google News to send them traffic, it would seem. Who knew? Last week, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain on December 16. The day is here, and …

‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Dangerous, According To Web’s Inventor ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Dangerous, According To Web’s Inventor

A lot of people (especially those not trying to hide information about themselves) agree that the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe is problematic for a variety of reasons, including the censorship of information. The latest to speak out against …

Yahoo Angers Photographers By Selling Their Work Yahoo Angers Photographers By Selling Their Work

How would you feel if the photo storage service you use decided to start selling your photos, and not share the profits with you? That’s what Yahoo’s Flickr is doing, and it’s leaving a bad taste in the mouths of …

Google Breakup Approved By European Parliament Google Breakup Approved By European Parliament

As previously reported, the European Parliament was considering a proposal to call for a breakup of Google. More specifically, it wants to separate the company’s search business from the rest of its offerings. When the subject came up for a …

Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request

Microsoft has sued the IRS in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request. The company wants information related to an IRS investigation into its tax records as it conducts an audit. The audit focuses on a fee charged between …

Google Agrees To Remove Defaming Links In UK Google Agrees To Remove Defaming Links In UK

Google has settled a defamation suit in the UK, which was filed in response to content Google simply indexed in its search results. The settlement is noteworthy as historically Google has not claimed responsibility for the content in its results. …