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Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request

Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request

By Chris Crum November 25, 2014

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 …

‘Yelp Bill’ Passed In California ‘Yelp Bill’ Passed In California

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that prevents consumers from facing legal action from businesses over negative reviews. The law keeps businesses from being able to prevent customers from writing negative reviews or penalize them for doing …

Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit

Google announced that it has settled with a group of photographers, visual artists, and affiliated associations over a lawsuit related to copyrighted material in Google Books. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Google said in a statement, …

Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool

Getty Images is suing Microsoft over a tool the latter recently launched enabling people to embed slideshows of images from Bing Image Search on their websites. The tool is called the Bing Image Widget, which Microsoft describes in the following …

Yelp Suit Dismissed, But Suspicions Remain Yelp Suit Dismissed, But Suspicions Remain

Yelp has emerged victorious from an extortion lawsuit, but the reasons why have done little to quell existing suspicions about its business practices. Various lawsuits have been filed against Yelp over the years, accusing the company of extorting small businesses …

Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse

Late on Friday, news came out that Google committed $250 million at $50 million per year over the next five years, to develop an internal program that will help the search engine spread awareness about drug abuse, and combat rogue …

Yelp Faces New Class Action Suit From Shareholders Yelp Faces New Class Action Suit From Shareholders

Yelp is no stranger to legal battles, nor is it a stranger to complaints about how it handles reviews. Now, the company faces a new class action suit from shareholders, accusing it of selling over $81 million in stock, while …

ICANN To Court: ccTLDs Aren’t Property ICANN To Court: ccTLDs Aren’t Property

ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD (country code Top-Level Domain ) can’t be considered property. For this reason, it says, it can’t be attached …

Italy Comes Down On Google Over Privacy Policy Italy Comes Down On Google Over Privacy Policy

Google continues to walk down a rocky road in Europe as it now faces fines and potential criminal charges if it does not meed requirements set by regulators in Italy. The company has been dealing with numerous regulatory issues throughout …

Bing Joins The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Party Bing Joins The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Party

Google has had its “right to be forgotten” request form up and running since late May. Bing has now finally followed suit with its version. If you haven’t been following along with the “right to be forgotten” storyline, I suggest …

FTC Files Suit Against Amazon Over In-App Charges FTC Files Suit Against Amazon Over In-App Charges

The United States Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit seeking a court order requiring Amazon to refund consumers for unauthorized charges from in-app payments made by kids without parents’ knowledge. The suit alleges that Amazon billed parents and other …

'America' Director Sends Legal Letter To Google 'America' Director Sends Legal Letter To Google

Google has reportedly received a letter from the lawyers of Dinesh D’Souza whose film America is not showing up in search results how they’d like. The Hollywood Reporter obtained the letter, which was sent to Google’s chief legal officer David …

Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab

Facebook says that they are currently fighting a “set of sweeping search warrants” in an effort to protect their users’ information – and so far it’s a fight that they’ve been losing. “Since last summer, we’ve been fighting hard against …

Google Sued by Masseur, Claims Sexual Harassment Google Sued by Masseur, Claims Sexual Harassment

A New Jersey massage therapist is suing Google, as well as a dozen unnamed parties, claiming the company wrongfully terminated his employment after he reported sexual harassment at the hands of another employee. Elvis Gardin began providing his massage services …

Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. Search engines may not actually delete all results requested, but must …

Is There Evidence That Google Stole From Publishers? Is There Evidence That Google Stole From Publishers?

There are a lot of claims by AdSense publishers who say Google has not paid them what they’re owed. Recently, a person claiming to be an ex-Google employee described (at length) a plot by the company to keep from having …

Class Action Suit Filed Against Google Over AdSense Class Action Suit Filed Against Google Over AdSense

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Google related to claims that the search giant is stealing money from publishers by shutting down their accounts before paying them. Last month, a person claiming to be a former Google employee …