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LinkedIn Aims To Clear Up ‘False Accusations’ LinkedIn Aims To Clear Up ‘False Accusations’
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Last week, a class action lawsuit was filed against LinkedIn, alleging that it breaks into users’ email accounts. The company says the suit is “without merit”, and that accusations are false. Main St. (part of TheStreet Network) reported on the …

Messiah Baby Name Ruling Overturned

After telling Tennessee parents that they couldn’t legally call their infant son Messiah last month, Judge Lu Ann Ballew’s ruling was overturned on Wednesday. When parents of 8-month-old Messiah Deshawn Martin went to court in August to argue over what …

Don’t Fire Employees Over Facebook ‘Likes’ Don’t Fire Employees Over Facebook ‘Likes’
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In the United States, Facebook likes are protected by the first amendment. Liking something on Facebook is the same as using your right to free speech to actually say, “I like this.” That means that employers should think twice before …

Facebook Likes Found By Federal Court To Be Protected As Free Speech Facebook Likes Found By Federal Court To Be Protected As Free Speech

Remember that case where the guy got fired for liking the “wrong” political candidate on Facebook? Well, good news for people who think a Facebook like should be considered an act of free speech. Today, a federal court ruled that …

Google Loses Street View Data Collection Appeal Google Loses Street View Data Collection Appeal

Google has lost its appeal in the big Street View privacy case stemming from when it collected personal data from people as its Street View cars drove around from 2008 to 2010. No word from the company on its Public …

Former Formula One Head Wants Google To Remove Results Showcasing Infamous Orgy Former Formula One Head Wants Google To Remove Results Showcasing Infamous Orgy
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Google went to court in France on Wednesday because of a suit filed by Max Mosley, former head of Formula One racing. The battle is similar to others Google has fought in the past. There is undesirable content about Mosley …

Google Continues To Defend Its Decade-Long Gmail Privacy Stance In Court Google Continues To Defend Its Decade-Long Gmail Privacy Stance In Court
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Remember that decade when people were using Gmail, and not caring about Google algorithmically scanning messages and delivering ads based on them? It recently ended when Microsoft launched a campaign to promote its competing webmail product and trying to scare …

Allen Iverson: Ex Wants Child Support Upfront
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Allen Iverson, father of five, is waiting on a ruling from the court system on whether or not he should pay his ex, Tawanna Turner, upfront for the next 13 years. Iverson dodged jail time less than two months ago …

Netflix Has Investor Lawsuit Thrown Out Netflix Has Investor Lawsuit Thrown Out

A class action lawsuit filed against Netflix by investors was thrown out this wee, as the judge found that the plaintiffs did not “plead plausible facts”. Netflix filed a motion to have the case thrown out earlier this year, and …

Leavenworth Prison May Be Bradley Manning’s New Home Leavenworth Prison May Be Bradley Manning’s New Home
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Earlier today we brought you news that Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted of providing over 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, had been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Now it appears that we know which prison he’ll be going …

Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years For Wikileaks Release Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years For Wikileaks Release
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Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for providing WikiLeaks with 700,000 classified government documents in 2010. He was found not guilty of the most serious charge against him, “aiding the enemy,” but was found guilty on …

Groklaw To Shut Down As Editor Doesn’t Want Government Going Through Its Virtual Underwear Groklaw To Shut Down As Editor Doesn’t Want Government Going Through Its Virtual Underwear
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Groklaw, an award-winning and highly respected legal site dealing mainly in software law, is shutting down due to fears of government spying. Specifically, the site’s editor Pam Jones has determined that she can’t stand the idea of the government reading …

People’s Court’s Judge Milian ‘Horrified’ By Business Owner’s Yelp Story People’s Court’s Judge Milian ‘Horrified’ By Business Owner’s Yelp Story
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Yelp is looking for increased user trust as it recently announced more consumer alerts aimed at letting users know about businesses who have been caught with fake reviews. Businesses, on the other hand, continue to voice their frustration with the …

AP And Meltwater Make Up And Work Together AP And Meltwater Make Up And Work Together
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The Associated Press and Meltwater, once bitter legal rivals, have decided to squash their beef, and move forward working together on new products that will benefit both parties. Both (who were suing each other) have elected to cease all litigation …

Google To Pay $8.5 Million To Settle Referrer Suit Google To Pay $8.5 Million To Settle Referrer Suit

Google is paying $8.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the company was sharing search queries with third parties without the searchers knowing about it or giving them permission to do so. The case stems from a …

Judge: Apple Violated Antitrust Law Judge: Apple Violated Antitrust Law

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on Wednesday that Apple violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by conspiring to raise e-book prices and hurt e-book retailer competition. Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge …

Google Is Suing The IRS For $83.5 Million Google Is Suing The IRS For $83.5 Million

Google is suing the IRS for an $83.5 million refund, the company claims it is owed, related to stock warrants granted to AOL back in 2004. The news comes from Bloomberg, which reports: The IRS erred in disallowing a $238.6 …

Yelp Sues Site That Sells Yelp Reviews Yelp Sues Site That Sells Yelp Reviews
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Ever tried to purchase a Yelp review? There are sites out there that sell them. One is called BuyYelpReview.com, and it’s currently being sued by Yelp, so you might want to hold off if you’re getting any shady ideas. Yelp …

European Court Says Google Does Not Have To Remove Search Results European Court Says Google Does Not Have To Remove Search Results
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Often, when people find undesirable search results about themselves, they want Google to remove them. On the surface, this is understandable. You found it on Google, so Google should remove it right? Actually, no. Wrong. As Google has explained many …

Google Gets Around Having To Pay German Publishers By Making Google News Opt-In Google Gets Around Having To Pay German Publishers By Making Google News Opt-In

A law was passed in Germany several weeks ago that would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content to include links and snippets in aggregation services like Google News. Google has been vocally opposing this law …

Colin Stretch to Replace Ted Ullyot as Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch to Replace Ted Ullyot as Facebook General Counsel
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Last month, Facebook announced that longtime General Counsel Ted Ullyot was on the way out. And today, the company has announced his replacement. Taking over for Ullyot will be Colin Stretch, a three-year veteran of the company. He will serve …