All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Legal’

Google Continues To Defend Its Decade-Long Gmail Privacy Stance In Court

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 Gmail users into thinking that Google is snooping on their private emails. Then, in May, a class action lawsuit was …

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Allen Iverson: Ex Wants Child Support Upfront

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 by giving Turner $40,000 in owed child support. Iverson apparently failed to pay because he felt they could reconcile. After …

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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 have now had that wish granted. The suit claimed that Netflix has misled investors in relation to the company’s shift …

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Leavenworth Prison May Be Bradley Manning’s New Home

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 to. Manning’s lawyer told reporters in the courtroom today that his client would be headed to Leavenworth Prison in Kansas. …

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Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years For Wikileaks Release

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 charges under the Espionage Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the code of military justice. Manning was also …

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Groklaw To Shut Down As Editor Doesn’t Want Government Going Through Its Virtual Underwear

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 emails, and doesn’t see how the site can go on. Earlier this month, email provider Lavabit (which was reportedly used …

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People’s Court’s Judge Milian ‘Horrified’ By Business Owner’s Yelp Story

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 popular online review site. Just see the comments on our coverage of the alerts. One reader pointed out that Yelp …

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AP And Meltwater Make Up And Work Together

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 between them. Meltwater provides services to business, scanning news from around the world to help its customers track keywords and …

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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 suit filed by Paloma Gaos all the way back in 2010, who according to Search Engine Land, sued the company …

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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 Denise Cote cited “compelling evidence” that the company violated antitrust law and played a “central role” in said conspiracy. Quoting …

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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 million deduction claimed for the difference between the price AOL paid to exercise a warrant for Google stock and the …

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Yelp Sues Site That Sells Yelp Reviews

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 filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of Northern California seeking for the site to be shut down immediately …

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