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    Apple and Qualcomm Settle All Patent Suits

    Apple and Qualcomm have settled all patent litigation as the parties have agreed to a settlement that requires Apple to make a payment to Qualcomm. The companies have reached a six-year licensing agreement with a two-year option to extend and a multiyear chipset supply agreement. Apple is...
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    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...
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    TikTok Settles with FTC for $5.7 Million After Violating Child Protection Laws

    TikTok, formerly Musical.ly, has agreed to pay a record $5.7 million fine to settle FTC allegations that it violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The company's app illegally collected personal information from children by failing to seek parental consent before allowing...
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    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...
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    Tesla Adds Two Independent Directors to Its Board of Directors

    Tesla has added two new independent directors to its Board of Directors. Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson joined the Tesla Board of Directors on December 27, 2018 to meet compliance with the terms of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settlement. Elon Musk had drawn the ire of...
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    Charter Pays Record $174 Million Consumer Fraud Settlement in New York

    Charter Communications Inc., which includes Spectrum Management Holding Company (Charter) has agreed to pay a record $174.2 million consumer fraud settlement for defrauding its internet subscribers. Charter was accused of throttling the internet speeds of content provider rivals such as Netflix...
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    Celebrities to Pay Heavy Fines for Promoting ICOs Without Disclosing Payments

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges against boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music producer Khaled Khaled, known as DJ Khaled, for failing to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Floyd Mayweather Jr. received $100,000...
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    Comcast to Refund $700,000 to Customers to Settle Deceptive Advertising Allegations

    Comcast has been ordered to issue refunds to 20,000 of its Massachusetts customers who signed predatory long term contracts with hidden monthly fees that increased rates by 40% during the contract. To get out of the contracts, customers had to pay a $240 early termination fee even if they...
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    U.S. Judge Approves Tesla Settlement with SEC

    A U.S. judge approved the settlement between Elon Musk, Tesla and the SEC. The settlement means that Elon Musk will lose his position as chairman at the electric car company for 3 years. He has to pay a $20 million fine and has agreed to have his communications controlled by a board committee...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Yahoo! Charged By SEC, Agrees to Pay $35 Million

    Following the 2014 data breach that left some 500 million users affected, the company formerly known as Yahoo has agreed to pay a $35 million penalty to settle charges that it misled investors for failing to disclose the breach. The Securities and Exchange Commission states that Yahoo's security...
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    Uber and FTC Reach Agreement on Expanded Settlement for 2016 Data Breach

    Uber and the FTC have agreed on an expanded settlement over the 2016 data breach of millions of customers information. The FTC claims Uber mislead their customers about their privacy and security practices and then hid the 2016 data breach from the FTC. Not a good idea to hide a data breach...
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