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FAA Reviewing Rules Regarding E-Readers, Tablets On Planes FAA Reviewing Rules Regarding E-Readers, Tablets On Planes

Let it never be said that one disgruntled journalist’s airplane experience can’t yield some intriguing results. Having his own Howard Beale “I’m mad as hell” moment, The New York Times‘ Nick Bilton decided he’d unnecessarily purchased magazines from the airport …

Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised
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Nearly 400 Internet service providers in India have been ordered to block over 100 music sites by the Calcutta High Court. The Indian Music Industry (IMI) trade group (basically India’s version of the RIAA), which is made up of 142 …

Crimes Committed Against Journalists in Mexico May Be Federalized Crimes Committed Against Journalists in Mexico May Be Federalized

The Mexican senate approved constitutional changes on Tuesday that make any attack on a journalist and media workers a federal crime. Any crime carried out against these types of professionals will be investigated by the central government’s attorney general. In …

Apple Subpoenaed By FTC In Google Antitrust Probe Apple Subpoenaed By FTC In Google Antitrust Probe

According to Bloomberg, Apple has been subpoenaed by the Federal Trade Commission in order to provide information pertaining to the ongoing antitrust investigation of Google. Apple is being requested to deliver the details of how Google is integrated into iPads …

Facebook to Fight Back in Yahoo Suit Facebook to Fight Back in Yahoo Suit
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At Gigaom.com, Om Malik is preparing to get the inside scoop on the Yahoo v. Facebook suit. According to Malik, Facebook is getting ready to fight Yahoo back, citing “sources close to Facebook.” While the response isn’t fully formulated, the …

Facebook Hires Law Firm Specialized In Class Action Defense Facebook Hires Law Firm Specialized In Class Action Defense

As more voices join the chorus of detractors accusing Facebook of trampling over privacy laws, Facebook’s adding a couple of sirens of its own to answer those charges. All Facebook is reporting that Facebook has added some sizable muscle to …

Hollywood to Sue Pub Over “The Hobbit” Name
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It’s David versus Goliath, or maybe, Frodo versus Suaron: A small English pub versus a Hollywood giant: A local pub in the English city of Southhampton has been told to remove the reference to the Tolkien creation “The Hobbit” or …

Yahoo Sues Facebook to get IPO Shares? Yahoo Sues Facebook to get IPO Shares?

After numerous threats, Yahoo! has sued Facebook for infringing on 10 of its patents, in what many are calling a bald-faced attempt to jockey more shares of the company’s IPO into their own pockets. The patents in question are broad …

Yahoo! Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement Yahoo! Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement
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Yahoo! has done as promised by filing suit today in California Federal Court against the social media giant. Facebook recently stated in its IPO filing that Yahoo! had threatened suit if they did not come to terms on a licensing …

Rush Limbaugh and Freedom of Speech Rush Limbaugh and Freedom of Speech
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After Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut, the Internet exploded with comments from people taking one side or another. And, while Limbaugh’s faithful “mega-dittoes” crowd could be counted upon to defend their champion, it was the “strange bedfellows” that …

Former Call of Duty Devs Lose Fraud Claim Against Activision

One of the big stories of 2010 was when the two head executives of Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward were fired. The two men, Jason West and Vincent Zampella, sued Activision for not paying them the royalties owed to …

Gloria Allred Wants Rush Limbaugh Prosecuted For Name Calling Gloria Allred Wants Rush Limbaugh Prosecuted For Name Calling
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A lawyer is seeking the prosecution of Rush Limbaugh for the controversial remarks he recently made (and has since apologized for) regarding Sandra Fluke, who he called a “slut” and a “prostitute”. You probably know the basic story by now. …

Korean Subcontractors Arrested for Selling Data Korean Subcontractors Arrested for Selling Data
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Five men working as subcontractors for South Korea’s two largest mobile providers have been arrested for illegally acquiring and selling personal information and location data from likely hundreds of thousands mobile users. The men, who were doing online field tracking …

German Lawmakers May Be Jeopardizing Search German Lawmakers May Be Jeopardizing Search

News aggregation as we know it, and possibly even search as we know it, may be in danger – at least in Germany. German lawmakers are reportedly kicking around new legislation, which if turned into law, would require a news …

Is Google Guilty of Intentionally Marketing Canadian Prescription Drug Ads to Americans? Is Google Guilty of Intentionally Marketing Canadian Prescription Drug Ads to Americans?

Google Inc. has until the 9th of April to give the Dekalb County Pension Fund investors company documents involving what authorities said was the illegal online marketing of prescription drugs to U.S. consumers by Canadian pharmacies. A Deleware judge entered …

Pinterest Comments Keep Lawsuits at Bay Pinterest Comments Keep Lawsuits at Bay
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Whenever a Pinterest user pins something to the site, they are prompted to “describe your pin.” This small detail that prompts a caption to be added to all photos might be what keeps Pinterest from getting hit with mass copyright …

LulzSec Indictments Available Online LulzSec Indictments Available Online

We just brought you coverage of Sabu’s LulzSec betrayal. And now, the court documents that were unsealed this morning in the six hackers’ indictments come to you on the interwebs. Here’s Sabu’s: Monsegur, Hector Xavier Information And Jeremy Hammond’s: Hammond, …

Google, Motorola Ordered To Hand Over Android Info To Apple Google, Motorola Ordered To Hand Over Android Info To Apple

It’s been nary a month since Google’s acquisition of Motorola was approved by both the European Union and the U.S. Justice Department. As Motorola has been deadlocked in multiple ongoing patent lawsuits with Apple regarding the distribution of Appleā€™s iPhone …

Pennsylvania Anti-Texting Law Begins March 8 Pennsylvania Anti-Texting Law Begins March 8

Texting drivers, take note: in the very near future, your haphazard multitasking of texting while driving will land you a $50 fine should you get caught doing it in Pennsylvania. A new law prohibiting text-based communication while driving in the …

Ryan Harris Convicted for Modem Hacking Ryan Harris Convicted for Modem Hacking
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A U.S. district court of Massachusetts convicted Ryan Harris, 26, of Redmond, Oregon, Thursday of seven counts of wire fraud, for helping thousands of people steal internet service. Harris faces up to 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine …

Shutterfly Soars with Pending Kodak Gallery Acquisition Shutterfly Soars with Pending Kodak Gallery Acquisition

After buying TinyPrints last year for $300 million, Shutterfly is about to acquire parts of Kodak’s online photo service for $23.8 million dollars. Kodak is parting out its Gallery after filing for bankruptcy. The agreement will transfer U.S. and Canadian …