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United States Cannot Circumvent Foreign Privacy Laws, Microsoft Says

United States Cannot Circumvent Foreign Privacy Laws, Microsoft Says Summary: Although the United States served a warrant on Microsoft in 2013, asking for data to be turned over, the company has argued that it does not have to provide the information. According to The Register, Microsoft’s general counsel and…>read more

No Comment April 10, 2015

Revenge Porn May Soon be Stopped

Revenge Porn May Soon be Stopped Summary: A new ruling by the FTC aims to better protect consumers from revenge porn tactics. Many men and women have suffered humiliation after their exes have used their private images or videos to seek revenge after going through a…>read more

No Comment February 4, 2015

Zapproved Offers New Technological Legal Services

Zapproved Offers New Technological Legal Services Summary: Zapproved, with a $20 million investment and the acquisition of eCloud Collect, will be offering new software services to its clients. Zapproved, a Hillsboro, Oregon based legal services firm, announced a new product at a legal trade show in…>read more

No Comment February 2, 2015

Federal Judge Steps Down from Panel over Evidence Rules

Federal Judge Steps Down from Panel over Evidence Rules Summary: Judge Jed Rakoff has resigned from an advisory committee after the Justice Department determined it could not examine the nature of evidence used in a trial. According to the Wall Street Journal, a federal judge has resigned from a…>read more

No Comment January 30, 2015

Web Could be Reclassified as Utility, Tech Group Finds

Web Could be Reclassified as Utility, Tech Group Finds Summary: An Internet advocacy group has stated that the Federal Communications Commission would legally be able to reclassify the Internet as a utility. According to The Hill, a trade group that represents large technology companies stated that the Federal Communications…>read more

No Comment January 7, 2015

Uber Battle Spreads to Philadelphia

Uber Battle Spreads to Philadelphia Summary: Dozens of Philadelphia cab companies have filed suit against Uber, alleging unfair competition and false advertising. The legal trouble for ride-sharing service Uber continues. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 45 Philadelphia taxi companies have filed a federal lawsuit against…>read more

No Comment December 26, 2014

Court Ruling: Chimpanzees Are Not Legal Persons

Court Ruling: Chimpanzees Are Not Legal Persons Summary: A New York appeals court has ruled that a chimpanzee should not have legal “personhood.” According to LiveScience.com, yesterday, a New York appeals court ruled that a pet chimp who goes by “Tommy” does not have the same legal…>read more

No Comment December 5, 2014

Zillow Accused of Behaving Like ‘Adult Frat House’ in Sexual Harassment Suit

Zillow Accused of Behaving Like ‘Adult Frat House’ in Sexual Harassment Suit Summary: A former Zillow employee has filed a sexual harassment suit against the company, accusing her supervisors of making numerous vulgar advances to her. Real estate database startup Zillow has been sued by a former employee for sexual harassment, LAist.com…>read more

No Comment December 4, 2014

Apple Fined 20 Million for Patent Infringement

Apple Fined 20 Million for Patent Infringement Summary: Apple has been fined $20 million for infringing upon patents from the 1990s. The Guardian reports that Apple was fined over $20 million in a Texas court after it was found that Apple’s iPhone infringes patents on pager technology from…>read more

No Comment November 19, 2014

FTC Files Suit against AT&T for Slowing Data Speed

FTC Files Suit against AT&T for Slowing Data Speed Summary: After millions of customers complained, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against AT&T for slowing down the data speeds of those with unlimited data plans. On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it was filing a lawsuit…>read more

No Comment October 30, 2014

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