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Appeals court rejects man's claim he owns half of Facebook

A U.S. appeals court sided with a lower court's decision against Paul Ceglia

Uber must face charges it discriminates against blind passengers

A judge has ruled Uber does have to answer complaints it contravened several laws


FCC faces seventh net neutrality lawsuit

CenturyLink becomes the latest organization to challenge the agency's Feb. 26 rules

French Senate wants Google to promote its search competitors

Senators are concerned at the powerthat search engine algorithms have to influence the French economy

Uber lawsuit over alleged India rape heading to mediation

Both sides have agreed to try to settle the claim without a trial

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With EU challenging Google, this time 'stakes are high'

With the European Commission leveling antitrust charges against Google, the company should be bracing itself for a big – and potentially costly – fight over its dominant search business.

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IT worker's lawsuit accuses Tata of discrimination

An IT worker is accusing Tata Consultancy Services of discriminating against American workers and favoring "South Asians" in hiring and promotion. It's backing up its complaint, in part, with numbers.

Six net neutrality lawsuits: What are the complaints about?

The lawsuits from two ISPs and four trade groups focus on violations of administrative process, constitutional questions

Proving Google's abuse could be difficult for the EU

A multibillion dollar fine imposed on Google is unlikely, one antitrust expert said

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Your drone flight might be illegal

Drone flying laws in the US won't be defined until 2017, which means that some commercial drone flights might be illegal.

Europe reportedly ready to file antitrust charges against Google

Google could face fines of roughly US$6 billion

Three new lawsuits challenge FCC's net neutrality rules

The agency is now facing five legal challenges from four trade groups and one ISP

FCC net neutrality rules published to Federal Register

The publication is expected to trigger lawsuits from broadband providers

UK government's spying practices challenged at European human rights court

Disclosing secret policies that govern mass surveillance practices is not enough to make them legal, human rights groups said

Indian outsourcer Satyam's founder guilty of accounting fraud, court rules

B. Ramalinga Raju confessed in 2009 that the company had overstated its revenue and profit for several years

Google ordered by German authority to change privacy practices

Google loses yet another round in its regulatory fight over privacy policy changes in Europe

DEA sued for snooping on international phone calls

A bulk phone record collection program run by the DEA for decades violates U.S. fundamental rights, Human Rights Watch claims

Uber seeks to dismiss India rape lawsuit

Uber says its US unit had nothing to do with alleged assault and it's outside the reach of US courts

Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube over hostage photo

Turkey's prime minster reportedly called the sites tools of propaganda

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, April 6

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