1. cageymaru

    Uber Settles Driver Classification Lawsuit for $20 Million

    Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit that stemmed from its classification of its drivers as independent contractors. By classifying its drivers as independent contractors, the ride-hailing service was able to avoid paying expenses and benefits associated with traditional...
  2. cageymaru

    Facebook Faces a Multi-Billion Dollar Fine for Its Privacy Practices

    According to a report from the Washington Post, Facebook is negotiating with the FCC over a multi-billion dollar fine for its privacy issues and practices. The fine is expected to be the largest ever levied against a tech company. In 2011, the FTC and Facebook reached a deal to improve the...
  3. cageymaru

    Department of Justice Charges Huawei and Its Executives with 23 Crimes

    A 10-count indictment was unsealed today that charged Huawei Device Co., Ltd and Huawei Device Co. USA with theft of trade secrets conspiracy, attempted theft of trade secrets, seven counts of wire fraud, and one count of obstruction of justice. The indictment details Huawei's efforts to steal...
  4. cageymaru

    The Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Consumer Protections in Biometrics Case

    The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in favor of consumer protections and privacy in a case that has broad implications related to the collection of biometric data. Stacy Rosenbach sued Six Flags Great America over the electronic collection of her son's fingerprints to use a season pass. She...
  5. cageymaru

    Starbreeze Files for Reconstruction

    Starbreeze has filed for reconstruction in Swedish court to protect the company while it negotiates a long-term financial solution. Filing for "bankruptcy" will allow the company to create necessary changes in the organization and operations without having to immediately pay debts accrued before...
  6. R

    Court Rules Samsung Doesn't Have to Keep Patching Phones

    In a bit of unfortunate news, ZDNet is reporting that a court in the Netherlands has rules that Samsung does not have to keep updating its smartphones. In 2016 The Dutch Consumers' Association, or Consumentenbond, sued samsung stating that they were obligated to provide security updates to...
  7. R

    German Court Says Facebook's Real Names Policy Violates Users' Privacy

    In a report from Techdirt a German court has ruled that Facebook's real names policy violates local data protection rules. The ruling from the Berlin Regional Court states that users must be allowed to sign up for Facebook using pseudonyms to comply with privacy law. The court ruling was...
  8. R

    Court Rules Embedding a Tweet Can be Copyright Infringement

    In a report on Torrentfreak, Justin Goldman filed a lawsuit after a photo of Tom Brady went viral and ended up being used on several news outlets. A New York federal court has ruled people can be held liable for copyright infringement if they embed a tweet hosted by a third party. News outlets...
  9. Zarathustra[H]

    FBI Cannot Examine Megaupload Servers, Canada Appeals Court Rules

    And the saga continues. Back in 2012 when more than 1,100 servers were seized in the U.S, an additional 32 servers were targeted in Canada. Ever since then there has been a court battle over who will be able to access those servers. A court of appeals in Ontario has now decided the FBI will...