iPhone 6 Touch Disease Class Action Lawsuit

Here’s how you can join the iPhone ‘touch disease’ class action lawsuit against Apple

August 31st at 6:10 PM

Here’s how you can join the iPhone ‘touch disease’ class action lawsuit against Apple

Another iPhone generation, another widespread issue affecting hundreds—or thousands—of iPhone owners. This time the issue has an especially sinister name: touch disease. This ‘disease’ has cropped up on an alarming number of devices over the past few weeks, and in response, McCuneWright, a California law firm filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, requesting the company fix the affected devices.

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Google Fine

Google slapped with multi-million dollar antitrust fine

August 12th at 9:34 AM

Google slapped with multi-million dollar antitrust fine

Following an antitrust investigation that ultimately determined Google has been engaging in anticompetitive practices in Russia, the company has been slapped by a multi-million dollar fine. What exactly are the anticompetitive practices Google was found to be engaging in? Pre-installing apps on its mobile OS Android, which is by far the most popular smartphone platform in Russia.

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Apple Antitrust Investigation

SK antitrust regulator is investigating Apple and it won’t say why

June 28th at 7:45 AM

SK antitrust regulator is investigating Apple and it won’t say why

A report on Tuesday morning reveals that South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating some of Apple’s business practices in the region. Rumors emerged as recently as last week suggesting that an investigation would soon be underway, and the FTC’s head confirmed as much during a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday. For the time being, however, the FTC is not revealing exactly why Apple is being investigated. More →

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Google Project Loon Space Data

Google accused of stealing the tech behind its internet balloons

June 17th at 3:44 PM

Google accused of stealing the tech behind its internet balloons

Google is facing accusations that it stole the technology behind one of its most intriguing moonshots, Project Loon. The project involves beaming internet down to remote areas from unmanned balloons circling the skies. A company called Space Data, which is also using balloons for the same purpose, filed a lawsuit against Google parent Alphabet, which alleges that Google execs violated a non-disclosure agreement and infringed two patents. More →

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Oracle Google Android Verdict

How Google’s big court win just made history

May 27th at 7:30 AM

How Google’s big court win just made history

A jury found that Google’s use of the Java programming language in Android is legal, in a patent battle that lasted some six years. Oracle, which owns Java, argued that Google stole code to build a mobile operating system that ended up being the most popular smartphone OS in the world. Google prevailed over Oracle in 2012, but a year later a court found that software APIs can be copyrighted, which meant Oracle could revive its legal battle against Android.

Google didn’t just save Android with this win, avoiding a huge financial hit in the process – a win for Oracle could have forced Google to cough up as much as $9 billion. The victory is also important for future patent battles that cover copyrightable software. More →

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Hillary Clinton Email Scandal

Hillary Clinton email scandal may have compromised terrorism ops, former military adviser says

Hillary Clinton email scandal may have compromised terrorism ops, former military adviser says

May 26th at 12:26 PM

A damning report from the State Department yesterday added new fuel to a fire that was already a problem for Hillary Clinton. Now, a former military adviser to the State Department has broken ranks, saying that Clinton’s “sloppy communications with her senior staff” may have compromised counter-terrorism operations.

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Facebook Trending Topic Manipulation

Facebook denies manipulating trending news, but changes its policies anyway

Facebook denies manipulating trending news, but changes its policies anyway

May 24th at 7:45 AM

Facebook said in an official response to US Senator John Thune that it has found no wrongdoing following an internet investigation into allegations that the social networking giant was manipulating stories in its trending news section to block conservative political content. At the same time, however, the company said that it is making big changes to the processes that power its trending news section, sending mixed messages in the process. More →

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Facebook Trending Topics Changed

The U.S. Senate wants to know if Facebook has been messing with trending news

May 10th at 1:09 PM

The U.S. Senate wants to know if Facebook has been messing with trending news

Yesterday, a Gizmodo report alleged that Facebook’s human curators had been manipulating the trending news section to kill conservative stories — allegations that Facebook carefully didn’t deny in a blandly worded response. Now, the US Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees communications and the internet, has asked for real answers.

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FBI Hair Analysis Evidence Trials

FBI admits to having submitted flawed hair analysis as trial evidence for decades

April 26th at 4:55 PM

FBI admits to having submitted flawed hair analysis as trial evidence for decades

A disturbing new report shows that the FBI may have a severe hair problem on its hands, one it’s fully aware of – and acknowledging – and one that may have led to an unknown number of wrong convictions spanning decades. Apparently, FBI experts gave flawed testimony in criminal trials for a period of more than two decades, and the agency is just now trying to fix its mess. More →

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T-Mobile Lawsuit No Contract Fees

Lawsuit alleges T-Mobile is deceiving us about its ‘no-contract’ initiative

April 21st at 7:05 PM

Lawsuit alleges T-Mobile is deceiving us about its ‘no-contract’ initiative

T-Mobile loves to brand itself the “Un-carrier” but a new lawsuit alleges that it’s doing something very carrier-esque by charging customers sneaky early termination fees despite the fact that they never signed onto any service agreements. Per Top Class Actions, the suit is alleging that while “T-Mobile attracts customers by touting ‘no contract’ cell phone service plans without any hidden fees,” the company actually “has a practice of unlawfully seeking the entire amount under the device contract as immediately due” whenever a customer leaves T-Mobile early. More →

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