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  1. cageymaru

    Win Some, Lose Some in Qualcomm vs Apple Saga

    A jury in federal court in San Diego awarded Qualcomm $31 million in a patent infringement case against Apple. Qualcomm requested damages amounting to $1.41 per iPhone. The three patents that Apple allegedly violated were related to battery life in mobile phones. In another case, a U.S. federal...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Huawei Launches a Lawsuit in Texas

    Last year, the U.S. government reportedly tried to get its allies to stop buying Huawei equipment, and the Department of Justice charged the Chinese tech giant with 23 crimes late last January. But today, Huawei is firing back, as the company has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government in...
  3. cageymaru

    Google Pay Equity Analysis Results in $9.7 Million in Adjustments

    In 2018, Google included 91% of Google employees in its annual pay equity analysis that covers all job groups that meet minimum n-count thresholds for statistical analysis. Google's annual compensation planning process includes modeling algorithmically each employee's compensation based on...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Sapkowski Reportedly Settles Witcher Lawsuit

    Citing a paywalled report from Puls Biznesu, GameStar claims that Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the original Witcher novels, has settled his lawsuit against Witcher game publishers CD Projekt. Sapkowski received about $2200 USD for the rights to the Witcher games, which he negotiated before...
  5. cageymaru

    NVIDIA Stock Tanks 15% as the Company Cuts Q4 2019 Financial Guidance

    NVIDIA has updated its Q4 2019 financial guidance where it lowered its Q4 2019 revenue from $2.7 billion to $2.2 billion. This is due to slowdowns in both the Gaming and Datacenter sectors. NVIDIA admits that higher prices for high-end Turing GPUs has negatively affected sales as "macroeconomic...
  6. cageymaru

    "Floss" and "The Carlton" Dance Emotes Removed from Forza Horizon 4

    Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios have taken the initiative to remove controversial dance emotes from Forza Horizon 4 that are the center of a lawsuit against Fortnite creators; Epic Games. Dance creators Alfonso Ribeiro, Backpack Kid, and 2 Milly filed lawsuits against Epic Games in response...
  7. cageymaru

    Los Angeles Alleges the Weather Channel App Deceptively Mined User Data for Profit

    The city of Los Angeles is suing the Weather Company for deceptively marketing location services in its Weather Channel app as only used to localize weather reports. In fact it is alleged that consumers had their private geolocation information data mined by the intrusive tool masquerading as a...
  8. cageymaru

    Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive Resolve Claims Related to Westworld Mobile Game

    Bethesda Softworks and Behaviour Interactive jointly announced today that the parties have amicably resolved the lawsuit Bethesda brought against Behaviour and others related to the Fallout Shelter and Westworld mobile games. Originally Bethesda accused Behaviour Interactive of stealing its...
  9. cageymaru

    Star Control: Origins Has Been Removed from Stores Due to DMCA Take Down Notice

    Star Control: Origins is in the process of being removed from digital storefronts such as Steam and GOG as members of the original development team have filed a DMCA take down notice against Stardock. Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford have filed the DMCA take down in the U.S. District Court for the...
  10. cageymaru

    Industry Groups Representing Internet Providers Sue Vermont over Net Neutrality Law

    Vermont is the latest state to be sued by multiple industry groups representing the cable industry and internet providers. The trade associations filed the lawsuit to block states from being able to write laws that adopt Net Neutrality. "The lawsuit argues that states cannot regulate...
  11. cageymaru

    Facebook Accused of Inflating Ad-Watching Metrics by 900% to Deceive Advertisers

    A new lawsuit accuses Facebook of inflating ad-watching metrics by up to 900%. Facebook allegedly knew for over a year that its average-viewership numbers were wrong and simply remained quiet. Facebook then leveraged these lies to sell premium video advertising on its platform because...
  12. cageymaru

    SEC Charges Tesla CEO Elon Musk with Fraud for Irresponsible Social Media Posts

    Social media darling and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a series of tweets in which he announced "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." He later said that he was in talks with the Saudis to fund a bid...
  13. cageymaru

    Uber Settles Data Breach Lawsuit with 50 States for $148 Million

    Uber has reached a $148 million settlement with state attorneys general in all 50 states with varying amounts being distributed to each state. The legal matter that was settled was in reference to the 2016 data breach in which Uber failed to notify the 57 million customers affected by it for...
  14. FrgMstr

    Brave Privacy Browser Going After Google

    The guys over at the Brave browser, are looking to pull the EU's GDPR strings and cut into the way Google works. Brave is telling us that Google is violating the GDPR rules for how personal data is collected and processed in that it is not properly secure, and is also being used without...
  15. DooKey

    NordVPN: Why the False Allegations are Wrong

    A couple of days ago we brought you a story about NordVPN and accusations that they were reselling customer bandwidth. This is the other side of the story and NordVPN is denying all the accusations and claims it is a concerted troll effort based upon a patent infringement lawsuit that has...
  16. cageymaru

    3D-Printed Gun Advocate Given Green Light to Distribute Plans to Others

    Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson has been given the green light to distribute his 3D-printable gun plans but with stipulations. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik has issued a temporary injunction on the State Department's settlement with the company and has blocked Mr. Wilson from...
  17. cageymaru

    NordVPN Allegedly Resells User Bandwidth According to Texas Lawsuit

    In a lawsuit filed in Texas, Tesonet is allegedly the company behind NordVPN and it has been accused of stealing intellectual property from HolaVPN that: ... the OxyLabs residential proxy network is based upon numerous user devices, each of which is a client device identifiable over the...
  18. cageymaru

    Facebook Sued for Providing Advertising Tools That Violate the Fair Housing Act

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has filed a formal complaint against Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act due to the social media giant providing tools to landlords and home sellers that allow them to actively discriminate against protected classes. Facebook...
  19. DooKey

    U.S. Judge Blocks Programs Letting 'Grand Theft Auto' Players 'Cheat'

    A federal judge has issued an injunction that prevents a Georgia man from selling multiplayer cheats for Grand Theft Auto. Take-Two Interactive brought the suit on grounds of copyright infringement and for now they have the upper hand. They also claimed that his cheats were disruptive to the...
  20. cageymaru

    Tinder Parent Companies Sued for Allegedly Undervaluing the App by Billions

    Tinder co-founders along with current and former employees are suing IAC and Match group for purposely undervaluing the company in 2017 when it hastily combined the Tinder and Match properties. Tinder employees were supposed to receive 20% of Tinder stock options and evaluations of Tinder's...
  21. cageymaru

    Mass Email Blunder May Lead to Lawsuits Against Georgia Institute of Technology

    Georgia Institute of Technology or as it is commonly known as Georgia Tech, has accidentally mass emailed 8,000 student records to all students. Things such as home addresses, GPA, Visa info, academic standing, ID numbers, and hours earned were attached to the mass mailing by staffers at the...
  22. cageymaru

    Groupon Faces Lawsuit from IBM for Failure to License Early Internet Patents

    IBM is seeking $167 million from Groupon for failure to purchase a license for patents such as "single sign on" technology where a customer can sign into a website with a user ID and password from another company. An example of this would be signing into Groupon with a Facebook or Google ID...
  23. R

    $100 DLC Comes With Password Stealing Malware for DRM

    A few months ago, a Reddit user by the name of crankyrecursion noticed that the A320 addon from FlightSimLabs contained a file called "test.exe." This file turned out to be used to extract a users passwords from Google Chrome if a pirated key was used, and send your passwords back to...
  24. R

    Facebook Payout in ZeniMax Suit Cut in Half

    In the latest, and likely final development in the ongoing battle between ZeniMax and Facebook in which ZeniMax claimed that Oculus software contained stolen code. The $500 million payout that was awarded to ZeniMax in February 2017 has been cut in half according to an article on Bloomberg...
  25. DooKey

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple for Defective Apple Watch Displays

    Apple is a magnet for class action lawsuits it seems. They are already fighting class actions because of defective keyboards and now they are going to have to fight another for defective watch displays. According to the lawsuit they refuse to admit a common complaint about every edition of the...
  26. R

    Third Class Action Suit Against Apple Over Defective Keyboards

    Earlier in May, Apple was hit with a class action lawsuit over MacBook keyboard failures, due to the butterfly switches failing due to even a tiny amount of dust. A week later, a second class action suit popped up against Apple for the ultra-fragile MacBook key switches, and now 9to5Mac is...
  27. DooKey

    Tesla Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Autopilot System

    Tesla has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed by Model S and X owners who claimed the Autopilot feature they paid for is unusable and dangerous. The second generation Autopilot was sold as an upgrade between 2016 and 2017 for $5,000. Customers will receive between $20 and $280 as...
  28. DooKey

    Jury Finds Samsung Owes Apple $539M in Patent Case Stretching Back to 2011

    Ok, this thing has been going on long enough and there might finally be an end in sight. A jury has looked at the damages once again and now says that Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on their iPhone patents. The original damages were for $1B and of course Samsung was having none of that...
  29. DooKey

    Court Case Alleges Zuckerberg set up Fraudulent Scheme to Weaponise Data

    Former startup Six4Three is suing Facebook and alleges that they weaponized user data. The latest filings in this case, which originally started in 2015, say Facebook would tempt developers with long-term access to all the user data available so they could create platforms within Facebook. Once...
  30. DooKey

    Twitch Counters Popular CS:GO Streamer’s Lawsuit

    James "Phantomlord" Varga, a popular streamer of CS: GO, filed suit earlier this year against Twitch for banning him from the service and breaching their contract. He says the company has caused his character to be misrepresented and he can no longer work his once full-time job of streaming to...
  31. DooKey

    DOJ Economist Claims AT&T/Time Warner Merger Will Cost Customers up to $571M More Per Year

    The DOJ is currently supporting an antitrust lawsuit against the merger of AT&T/Time Warner and their economist has testified that the combined company would cost consumers up to $571M more per year for TV programming. I won't get into all of his analysis, but it does make sense. However, he is...
  32. DooKey

    Judge Allows Massachusetts to Sue Equifax

    A judge in Massachusetts has denied a motion to dismiss from Equifax and is going to allow the state to sue them for the massive data breach that exposed personal information from millions of consumers last year. In my opinion this is a good ruling by the judge and this is just the beginning of...
  33. DooKey

    Lawsuit Filed Against CenturyLink and DirecTV for Exposing Customer Data

    According to a lawsuit filed Monday, once again our corporate overlords aren't properly protecting customer data. This time it's CenturyLink and DirecTV that are the accused parties. According to the claimant, he searched the internet for his phone number and ran across a bill for a...
  34. R

    Tinder Swipes Left, Sues Bumble

    The Match Group, the company that owns TInder, has filed a lawsuit against rival Bumble. Fortune is reporting that the lawsuit claims Buble has infringed on two patents, one “matching process system and method,” and “display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface of a mobile...
  35. R

    Blackberry Seeks Injunction on Facebook For Patent Infringement

    Variety is reporting that Blackberry has sued Facebook, as well as it's Instagram and WhatsApp subsidiaries claiming that they co-opted Blackberry's mobile-messaging technology. Blackberry alleges that Facebook and its companies created mobile-messaging applications infringe on BlackBerry...
  36. R

    Google Accused in Lawsuit of Excluding White and Asian Men in Hiring

    Google is being sued by a former recruiter who alleges he was fired for complaining to his managers about hiring practices to "boost diversity" that discriminated against white and asian men. USA Today is reporting that Arnie Wilberg, who was a recruiter for YouTube alleges that management also...
  37. DooKey

    Federal Judge Slaps Down Disney's Injunction Request Against Redbox

    In a surprise move a federal judge in California has denied Disney's injunction request against Redbox to stop them from selling download codes of their movies. To further salt the wound the judge has also found that Disney has engaged in copyright misuse. Ouch! It sounds like a dude named...
  38. R

    Mozilla Will Re-File Suit Against FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

    In a blog post today, Mozilla announced that they would be re-filing a suit against the FCC to protect net neutrality. Last month Mozilla filed a petition against the FCC for it's decision to overturn net neutrality. However they jumped the gun as the FCC filed to dismiss the suit, and require...
  39. R

    Crytek Responds to CIG's Request to Dismiss Star Citizen Case

    Last month Crytek filed suit against Cloud Imperium and Roberts Space Industries for violating their contract for CryEngine. CIG filed a motion seeking dismissal, and today Crytek responded. Crytek pulls no punches in its response, fully outlining the broken promises from CIG. Some of the...
  40. DooKey

    Netflix, Amazon and Studios Going After Another Set Top Box Maker

    The makers of Dragon Box have just joined the club of set top box makers that are being sued by Amazon and others for providing a means to stream unauthorized content across the internet. The Dragon Box CEO sees it differently and says his company is only providing the means to stream content...
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