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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 …

U.S. Calls for Ban on Mobile Devices While Driving U.S. Calls for Ban on Mobile Devices While Driving
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has encouraged automakers to design devices that would block the use of mobile devices while a vehicle is moving. The plan extends to texting, the dialing of 10-digit phone numbers, the keying in of address …

Twitter, Wikipedia ‘Squatter’ Sites Fined For Posing As Twitter, Wikipedia Twitter, Wikipedia ‘Squatter’ Sites Fined For Posing As Twitter, Wikipedia
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Typos happen. They’re inescapable if you use a computer. This is why keyboards come with a Delete key. Given then that typos are expected, it was inevitable that someone out in the internet would find a way to profit from …

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Danny Sullivan Provides Insight Google’s New Privacy Policy: Danny Sullivan Provides Insight
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In January, Google announced that it was overhauling its more than 60 privacy policies and replacing them with one. As Alma Whitten, Google’s Director of Privacy in Product and Engineering, wrote in the announcement, the idea is to create a “beautifully simple, intuitive user experience across Google.”

Proview Seeks $2 Billion From Apple In U.S. Courts Proview Seeks $2 Billion From Apple In U.S. Courts

The legal drama between Apple and Proview just got more interesting. As we previously reported, Proview, a small Chinese company that makes monitors, claims to own the iPad trademark in China. Apple claims to have bought the trademark a few …

Google Patents New Lockscreen Method Google Patents New Lockscreen Method

Google has just patented their new lockscreen method for Android, as an answer to Apple’s “slide to unlock” functionality. Google’s new unlock feature is unique in that the user can execute a separate command while simultaneously unlocking the phone. Basically, …

Facebook, Twitter Aren’t Required To Have Anti-Piracy Software, Court Says Facebook, Twitter Aren’t Required To Have Anti-Piracy Software, Court Says
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Europe’s top court dealt a blow to anti-piracy crusaders and tallied a win for proponents of Internet freedom today by ruling that social networking sites cannot be required to set up an anti-piracy filtering system. The ruling involves a case …

Google May One Day Face Lawsuit From Music Industry Google May One Day Face Lawsuit From Music Industry
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The entertainment industry doesn’t like search engines. They may take that dislike to the next level soon. TorrentFreak is reporting that IFPI wants Google to play nice with the entertainment industries by removing “pirate” Web sites from search results and …

FTC Totally Concerned About Privacy On Mobile Apps For Kids FTC Totally Concerned About Privacy On Mobile Apps For Kids
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In all likelihood, mobile app developers probably don’t discriminate when it comes to sponging information from kids and adults alike. To most of them, private info is a bunch of little white pellets and they are insatiable Pac-Mans. However, the …

JotForm.com Suspended By US Feds JotForm.com Suspended By US Feds
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The U.S. government is continuing its happy-go-lucky censorship of Web sites for reasons blown way out of proportion. It was revealed yesterday that JotForm.com had its domain suspended. The reason behind the suspension was not exactly clear. Aytekin Tank took …

EU Court: Social Networks Not Responsible For User Content EU Court: Social Networks Not Responsible For User Content

A European court has found that social networks can’t be held responsible for the content its users post – score one for the Internet. SABAM is a name you may not be familiar with but it’s essentially the RIAA of …

Apple Seeks Permission To Sue A Bankrupt Kodak Apple Seeks Permission To Sue A Bankrupt Kodak
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It’s bad form to kick a man while he’s down. It’s even worse form to sue a company while their filing for bankruptcy. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is requesting approval to file a lawsuit against Kodak, the beleaguered camera …

Capitol Records Denied Injunction In Cloud Case Capitol Records Denied Injunction In Cloud Case

Capitol Records (EMI) was denied a motion request for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court in New York on February 8. ReDigi, an online marketplace for pre-owned digital music and revolutionary cloud service technology that verifies the legitimacy …