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Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’ Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’
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Last year, Google was handed the largest fine for a single company in FTC history when it was penalized to the tune of $22.5 million in relation to the tracking of Safari users. Critics felt the fine didn’t go far …

John McAfee Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit John McAfee Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Last week, news came out that eccentric McAfee Antivirus founder John McAfee is being sued by the daughter of his neighbor in Belize, Gregory Faull, whose death began a multi-national manhunt for McAfee last year. McAfee has remained wanted for …

Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case
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So, you know that book-scanning legal battle that Google has been fighting for the past eight years against the Authors Guild? Google just won. In a New York court, Judge Denny Chin ruled that Google can continue its book-scanning ways …

49ers Aldon Smith Turns Himself In To Authorities

Things just aren’t going Aldon Smith’s way, as the San Francisco pass rusher surrendered to authorities Tuesday night in connection with felony weapons charges. After being processed, Smith immediately posted $75,000 bail. NFL.com is reporting that Smith is scheduled to …

Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction

More friction between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding the two companies’ “Search Alliance” has been made public thanks to court documents obtained by Reuters. The two companies have been having a quiet legal battle about rolling out Microsoft’s Bing search technology …

Mark Cuban Innocent In Insider Trading Case, Jury Finds Mark Cuban Innocent In Insider Trading Case, Jury Finds

A federal jury has reportedly found billionaire Mark Cuban not guilty of insider trading. The trial began last month, stemming from accusations that he engaged in insider trading when selling shares of Mamma.com back in 2004. The SEC had filed …

Judge Says Gmail Might Be Breaking The Law Judge Says Gmail Might Be Breaking The Law
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Google continues to battle a class action lawsuit filed in may, claiming that the company is violating laws when it “opens” and “reads” emails. Earlier this month, Google asked a judge to dismiss the suit, but that didn’t happen. This …

Yelp: We’d Love To Work With More Law Enforcement Officials To Crack Down On Fake Reviews Yelp: We’d Love To Work With More Law Enforcement Officials To Crack Down On Fake Reviews
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This week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that nineteen companies agreed to stop writing fake Yelp reviews and pay over $350,000 of fines. “Consumers rely on reviews from their peers to make daily purchasing decisions on anything …

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 …