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The Google Strikes Back: Taps Veteran Lobbyist To Counter Recent Political Scrutiny The Google Strikes Back: Taps Veteran Lobbyist To Counter Recent Political Scrutiny

Google seems to be accepting the realization that when you’re as big as they are, you draw a lot of legal scrutiny when you start tampering with people’s privacy. Perhaps in anticipation of more trouble to come, or to preclude …

Could Facebook Face A Class Action Lawsuit Over Its Questionable Tracking Habits? Could Facebook Face A Class Action Lawsuit Over Its Questionable Tracking Habits?
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The kicks just keep getting harder to find for Facebook when it comes to explaining away that sneaky habit of tracking internet users even after they’ve logged out of the site. Today two lawyers in Baltimore became the latest to …

MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom Granted Bail MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom Granted Bail
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Kim Dotcom has scored a win in his extradition case to the U.S. where he and his company, MegaUpload, face multiple charges including racketeering and criminal copyright infringement. Reuters is reporting that Dotcom’s effort to win bail have finally been …

Apple Begins Fight Over iPad Name In Shanghai Court Apple Begins Fight Over iPad Name In Shanghai Court

The legal drama between Apple and Proview hit new heights today as arguments from both sides were heard in a Shanghai court. As you’re all probably familiar with by now, Proview claims to own the iPad trademark in China. A …

Legal Claims Can Be Served On Facebook & Twitter, Say UK Judges Legal Claims Can Be Served On Facebook & Twitter, Say UK Judges
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For those of you on the lam, it might be time to batten up the hatches on your social network availability because the long-arm of the law stretches a little further today due to a ruling in the United Kingdom …

Copyright Laws Could Break The Internet As We Know It Copyright Laws Could Break The Internet As We Know It

If you’re going to try to sue a website because of the site’s members’ activity, you might want to reconsider given a new report about the success rate of such legal pursuits. Internet lawyer Catherine Gellis, author of “2011 State …

Yahoo! Seeks to Avoid Lawsuit in India Yahoo! Seeks to Avoid Lawsuit in India

Yahoo! filed to be removed from a mass lawsuit against various social networking sites reportedly accused of hosting offensive religious content. The lawsuit in question has stood, despite Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal recently denying that the Indian government supports …

Apple And Proview Enter Negotiations Over iPad Name Apple And Proview Enter Negotiations Over iPad Name

The hotly contested legal battle between Proview and Apple over the iPad name may soon start moving towards a conclusion. Proview today said that the company is moving towards talks with Apple over the iPad name dispute. I’m sure both …

Nebraska Debates Ownership of Facebook, Twitter, and Email Accounts of the Deceased Nebraska Debates Ownership of Facebook, Twitter, and Email Accounts of the Deceased
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If you are the executor of someone’s will in the state of Nebraska, you might have some extra responsibilities given to you in the near future. State Senator John Wightman is the sponsor of a bill that would give the …

MegaUpload Hit With Additional Charges MegaUpload Hit With Additional Charges

The MegaUpload MegaSaga continues with a Virginia grand jury bringing additional criminal charges against the Web site and its operators. As we reported before, the original indictment against the operators included charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit …

UK Newspapers Prompt Shutdown Of Cell Phones UK Newspapers Prompt Shutdown Of Cell Phones
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As we reported last month, Facebook has become a popular way to stay connected while serving time behind bars. While some may use the social networking site just to pass time, other more insidious characters have been using their profiles …

Stupid Man Attempts to Steal iPad In Michigan Stupid Man Attempts to Steal iPad In Michigan

Bad news for an iPad thief who turned out to be less than a mastermind of petty crime. This past saturday, the aspiring thief lured a prospective iPad seller to a meeting place in Ann Arbor, MI. where he intended …

Facebook Wiretapping Case Moves To California Facebook Wiretapping Case Moves To California

Last year, a woman in Mississippi filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that the social networking site violated U.S. wiretap laws by tracking her browsing history. In the suit, Brooke Rutledge accused the site of breach of contract, trespassing, unjust …

Oracle Drops One Patent Claim In Suit Against Google Oracle Drops One Patent Claim In Suit Against Google
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Oracle, perhaps most commonly known for Java, may be slowly giving in to Google over their year and a half long legal fight over the Android operating system. We reported on the legal fight when it first broke out back …

Congress Gets Involved In Google’s Latest Privacy Scandal Congress Gets Involved In Google’s Latest Privacy Scandal

Google made news in a big way last week with the revelation that they had engineered an exploit that circumvented privacy settings in Safari (desktop and iOS versions) in order to allow their ads to set tracking cookies on users’ …

UK Court Rules The Pirate Bay Illegal UK Court Rules The Pirate Bay Illegal

In what could be a major hit for The Pirate Bay, a UK high court has ruled the Web site violates copyright law on a major scale. The Guardian is reporting that Justice Arnold of the London High Court has …

FTC Responds To EPIC Google Privacy Suit FTC Responds To EPIC Google Privacy Suit
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Two weeks ago we brought you news that the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy watchdog, had filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission to compel the agency to block the planned rollout of Google’s new unified privacy policy, …

Facebook Hack Nets Eight Month Prison Sentence Facebook Hack Nets Eight Month Prison Sentence
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Facebook doesn’t take too kindly to being hacked. This was made rather apparent this week when a young man was sentenced to eight months in prison for hacking the social networking site. Reuters is reporting that Glenn Mangham, a 26-year-old …

Safari User Sues Google Over Privacy Snafu Safari User Sues Google Over Privacy Snafu
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We previously reported that Google has hit a bit of rough spot due to allegations that the search giant exploited a loophole in Apple’s Safari browser to track users. It seems that Safari users want to get in on the …

Facebook Wins Lawsuit Against Power.com Facebook Wins Lawsuit Against Power.com

What does the word power evoke? You probably don’t think of a defunct Web site that just lost their case against Facebook. The Next Web is reporting that Facebook has finally won its lawsuit against Power.com, a social networking hub …

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 …