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In setback for Uber, judge says drivers can pursue lawsuit as a group

A California judge has decided to allow Uber drivers in California to sue the company as a group on key legal matters relating to their employment.

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Cybercrime by wire fraud – what’s covered?

Perhaps the only thing worse than falling victim to a business email compromise or “CEO fraud” that results in millions of dollars in wire fraud theft – is wondering whether your insurance will cover any of the loss.

This lawyer is building a platform for companies to seek antitrust redress from Google

Everyone wants to build a platform -- including the lawyers behind GRIP (Google Redress and Integrity Platform). The group offers companies that think they have been hurt by Google's business practices a way to evaluate potential...

ITC rules Microsoft's phones don't infringe patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Microsoft's mobile devices don't infringe on patents relating to wireless standards, reversing a previous determination in the case.

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Teen jailed for supporting ISIS on Twitter

A 17-year-old Virginia resident has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, after he used Twitter to provide financial and recruiting support to the extremist Islamic group known as ISIS.

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NSA wins battle over its phone records collection, as court lifts injunction, but fight isn't over

A U.S. appeals court has overturned a district court injunction against the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records.

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Law firm makes a case for security certification

A big law firm handling sensitive documents uses its ISO security certification as a competitive differentiator
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Google calls European Union antitrust charges 'unfounded'

Google is fighting charges brought against it by the European Commission over how it presents online shopping services, potentially setting up a lengthy legal battle between the company and the regulator.

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Technology, the law and you: Open source software

With one real exception, organizations shouldn’t have any legal issues to worry about when opting for open source.

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Spam King pleads guilty to Facebook hack, email scheme

Sanford Wallace, the so-called Spam King, has pleaded guilty to fraud and criminal contempt in connection with misusing email, the U.S. Department of Justice says.

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Alleged Va. shooter uses social media to post video of killings

The man who allegedly shot and killed two journalists in Virginia while they were doing an on-air interview, posted video he took of the murders to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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TSMC wins case in trade secret battle with Samsung

Taiwan's Supreme Court ruled in favor of TSMC in its lawsuit against Liang Mong-song, an executive who left the company back in 2009, and allegedly gave trade secrets to Samsung.

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Massachusetts boarding school sued over Wi-Fi sickness

The parents of an anonymous student at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass. allege that the Wi-Fi at the institution is making their child sick, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month.

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Wyndham vs. FTC: Corporate security pros need to lawyer up about data breach protection, experts say

Corporate security executives need to meet with their legal teams to find out if the way they protect customer data will keep them out of trouble with the Federal Trade Commission if it should be compromised in a data breach.

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Ashley Madison hauled to court in class action suits over data breach

Legal pressure on Ashley Madison and its parent company is picking up with more class-action lawsuits filed this week against the extramarital hookup site in the U.S., alleging negligence by the site in protecting confidential user...

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Legal teams keep bending old laws to fit cybercrimes

Cybercrime laws lag behind the crimes themselves, leaving lawyers faced with creative use of criminal laws that were written before the Internet even existed.

Investment group settles US complaint in Yahoo takeover attempt

Three investment companies have settled a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that they failed to disclose their larger intentions while acquiring Yahoo stock.

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Court: FTC can bring down the hammer on companies with sloppy cybersecurity

A U.S. appeals court has turned down hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide's challenge of the Federal Trade Commission's authority to enforce cybersecurity practices.

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