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6 hidden liabilities of enterprise SaaS applications
'Secret SaaS' is only one of several limits that this business model is facing.
February 12, 2018
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A problem Congress should solve
Today we'll make our arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in what everyone agrees is an important case for privacy rights around the world, for international relations, and for building trust in the technology we all rely on every day.
February 27, 2018
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Appeals court: Lawsuit over wrong info on Spokeo should move ahead
Search site must face allegations that it broke fair credit reporting laws.
August 16, 2017
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Apple is being sued for patent infringement by a Native American tribe
New IP rules: Patents can be reviewed, "unless you pay off some Indian tribe."
September 27, 2017
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Apple files lawsuit against the activists that occupied its Paris store
Apple has officially filed a lawsuit against a group of French activists who occupied a Paris Apple Store in response to a tax dispute.
January 4, 2018
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Apple sued for not informing users of Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities
A class-action suit filed by Anthony Bartling and Jacqueline Olson in the U.S. District Court in San Jose seeks to exact justice for the Cupertino-based giant's alleged negligence in informing its users of the existence of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that affect the operation of almost all modern processors.
January 16, 2018
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Apple sued over singer's right of publicity in iPhone ad singing
No copyright, but can an artist's voice sustain a "right of publicity" case?
January 26, 2017
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Apple: Supreme Court shouldn't consider another Samsung case
Samsung in March asked the nation's highest court to reconsider a ruling in a trial involving the iPhone's slide-to-unlock and autocorrect features.
May 23, 2017
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Misc. - B

Bots may send your liability risk soaring
Judges and juries may think that a company should be better able to eliminate errors in responses with automation
January 10, 2017
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Misc. - C

Company that sought to control Google search results is a no-show in US court
Equustek won an unprecedented global order, but it's unlikely to stick in the US.
November 2, 2017
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Court of Appeals ruling means Apple gets another shot at a valid patent for pinch-to-zoom
Back on January 9th 2007, during the introduction of the Apple iPhone, Steve Jobs also unveiled muli-touch. "We have invented a new technology called multi-touch that is phenomenal," Jobs said. "It works like magic. you don't need a stylus. it's far more accurate than any touch display that's ever been shipped. It ignores unintended touches. it's super smart. you can do multi-finger gestures on it, and boy have we patented it."
April 14, 2017
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DOJ changes "gag order" policy, Microsoft to drop lawsuit
Brad Smith, Microsoft's attorney: "It is an unequivocal win for our customers."
October 24, 2017
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Misc. - E

Europe demands €250m in tax from Amazon, sues Ireland for Apple's €13bn tax bill
The European Union has ordered Amazon to repay €250m ($294m) after it ruled that the retailer was granted illegal state aid by Luxembourg. The tax advantage dates back to 2003, but Amazon says that it is considering making an appeal.
October 4, 2017
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Europe hits Ireland over $15B in unpaid Apple taxes; Luxembourg liable for $294M in Amazon taxes
The European Commission under Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager definitely means business. Today it issued not one but two notices related to ongoing investigations of tech giants Apple and Amazon and how they are not paying what is due in taxes. The result is a doozy.
October 4, 2017
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Federal court decides that Adobe can't stay under a gag order over search warrant forever
According to newly unsealed documents, a federal court in California ruled that it is unlawful for Adobe to remain under an indefinite gag order regarding a search warrant for one of its users.
April 25, 2017
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Female ex-Oracle engineers sue for gender discrimination
Oracle, like Google, stands accused of paying women less than male equivalents.
October 2, 2017
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Misc. - G

Google and Facebook were scammed out of $100M
The tech giants wired the bucks to an Eastern European man said to be posing as an legit supplier.
April 27, 2017
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Google tells judge: Don't let Canada force us to alter US search results
Google says Canadian order is "repugnant" to the First Amendment.
July 25, 2017
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Misc. - I

Intel fires warning shots at Microsoft, claims x86 emulation is a patent minefield
Intel doesn't name names, but Windows 10 on ARM is surely the target of its ire.
June 9, 2017
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Misc. - J

JP Morgan Chase just got a patent on basic app communications
A simple Google search would have found oodles of prior art.
September 1, 2017
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Misc. - K

Kaspersky files antitrust complaint against Microsoft in Europe over Windows Defender
Kaspersky Lab has moved to file an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in Europe over what it sees as unfair practices to promote Windows Defender over competing products in Windows 10. In a blog post, co-founder of the Russian firm, Eugene Kaspersky, lays out several complaints that, he says, highlight "questionable tactics" on Microsoft's part to give its own antivirus solution an unfair advantage.
June 6, 2017
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Kaspersky Files Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft Over Windows 10 Antivirus Approach
Kaspersky announced that it has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft for disabling its antivirus service with both the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. The company had previously filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in its home country, Russia.
June 6, 2017
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Kaspersky Lab Drops Lawsuit Against Microsoft
In an interesting turn of events, Kaspersky Lab has withdrawn an antitrust lawsuit it filed against Microsoft for the way in which Windows 10 would block third-part software from installing. the suit was filed about a year ago, after the antivirus company's CEO Eugene Kaspersky posted a long rant aimed at the software giant in a blog post.
April 26, 2017
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Kaspersky Lab files more antitrust complaints against Microsoft
Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab has filed more antitrust complaints against Microsoft over Windows 10, this time with the EU and German Federal Cartel.
June 6, 2017
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Misc. - M

Man sues T-Mobile for allegedly failing to stop hackers from draining his cryptocurrency account
A man sued T-Mobile on Sunday, claiming that the company's lack of security allowed hackers to enter his wireless account last fall and steal cryptocoins worth thousands of dollars.
February 5, 2018
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Manchester firm shut down for pretending to be Google
Biz charged £250 a pop for free Google My Business service
August 9, 2017
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Microsoft drops lawsuit against US government after DOJ reins in use of gagging orders
Microsoft has announced that it will drop its lawsuit against the US government after the Department of Justice said that it will use fewer secrecy orders when making requests for user information.
October 24, 2017
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Microsoft faces Windows 10 antitrust investigation for disabling Kaspersky antivirus software
Security software firm Kaspersky Labs has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft in Europe. The complaints center around Microsoft disabling third party antivirus software in Windows 10 to favor its own Windows Defender.
June 7, 2017
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Microsoft hit with lawsuit alleging Windows 10 upgrades 'destroyed people's data and damaged PCs'
Windows 10 has certainly not been short of controversy. Between forced upgrades, telemetry and privacy concerns, and the introduction of increasing numbers of ads, Microsoft has been on the receiving end of a good deal of criticism for the latest version of its operating system. and the trouble is not over.
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft sued over Windows 10 'destroying user data and damaging PCs'
Ever since the release of Windows 10 back in July 2015, Microsoft has come under a lot of fire for "forcing" users to upgrade to the operating system. for this reason, several lawsuits were filed against the company, of which many were successful. In fact, several authorities were also urged to probe Microsoft over claims that the company was spying on users through telemetry data obtained from Windows 10.
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft, DOJ set to go head to head at Supreme Court in 2018
Meanwhile, NSA spy suspect, KickassTorrents cases didn't advance very much in 2017.
January 1, 2018
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Misc. - S

SCOTUS May Decide If "To Google" Is A Generic Term
Earlier this year, a federal court decided that while "googling" is a popular phrase that means "to search for something online," that doesn't mean the company should lose its trademark protection. Now the people behind that case have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping that the Supremes will agree that a verbed brand name is a generic term.
August 21, 2017
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Supreme Court refuses to hear Samsung appeal on Apple patent infringements
Samsung's attempt to appeal a 2016 U.S. Court of Appeal verdict against it at the Supreme Court, has been turned down by the highest court in the land. As a result, Samsung will not get a chance to overturn part of the original verdict that found Samsung guilty of infringing on patents belonging to rival Apple.
November 6, 2017
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Supreme Court won't hear Apple v. Samsung round two
Apple has $120M final resolution in one of its two big cases against Samsung.
November 6, 2017
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Tech giants' payouts go to everyone but affected citizens. US Supremes now urged to sort it out
AGs cry foul over Google's $8.5m class-action settlement
February 8, 2018
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We all hate Word docs and PDFs, but have they ever led you to being hit with 32 indictments?
Stand up would you, please, Mr Paul Manafort
February 23, 2018
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WhatsApp sued by German watchdog group over privacy
WhatsApp and Facebook have been in hot water in Germany since September for how they share data. the heat is now turned up to 11.
January 31, 2017
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'Windows 10 destroyed our data!' Microsoft hauled into US court
'Dodgy' unwanted operating system update sparks potential class-action lawsuit
March 24, 2017
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​Windows 10 upgrades: Microsoft sued for millions over lost data and damaged PCs
A group of Windows 10 users have brought a new lawsuit alleging Microsoft's upgrade destroyed data and damaged hardware.
March 27, 2017
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