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Remember those stickers that will void your warranty if they were removed? Yes, you expected them whenever you purchased a new device, but there's some new information regarding them. The FTC has now made those warranty notices illegal. The...
It appears that Uber executives are in trouble because France can bring criminal charges against them for operating an illegal taxi service, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled. The decision has come from events in 2015,...
We learned last week that the US government seized the classified website Backpage.com, shut it down completely, and replaced the front page with a disclaimer where it posted the announcement. Backpage cofounders have been the subject of law enforcement...
It appears the federal agencies have seized control of Backpage.com, according to the notice posted late Friday on the infamous adult classifieds website. The notice didn't give a reason as to why it was seized, only saying that it...
The relationship between Facebook and Brazilian authorities has been contentious for quite some time, and because of that, its WhatsApp messenger has seen service bans in the country due to failure of cooperation. It appears that this type of...
Initial Coin Offering (ICO) have received a lot of scrutiny due to the alarming number of fraudulent activities that could and have taken place. The SEC has been investigating fraudulent activities and has now charged two individuals for what...
While Tempe Police are still investigating the fatal crash where Uber's autonomous SUV struck and killed a pedestrian, the ride-hailing company has one aspect of the case resolved. Reuters reports that Uber has agreement to a settled with the...
Previously, news broke out that Facebook Messenger and Lite were scrapping call logs and text history from Android devices, the company said that it didn't do it in secret and with an ulterior motive. The social network got access...
There have been several private lawsuits are already hitting both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and now you can add a state lawsuit to that pile. Illinois' Cook County has filed a lawsuit against the two companies where they accuse...
While federal, state and other legislative officials from both US and UK are seeking answers from Facebook regarding the data sharing with Cambridge Analytica, it appears some aren't going to wait around to see what is found. Per Bloomberg,...
Match Group, the company that owns Tinder, Match.com and OKCupid, recently filed a lawsuit against Bumble, alleging that the rival company is in violation on two of its patents. Now, Bumble has shot back against Match Group. Bumble published an...
The lawsuits just don't stop coming, do they? It appears that Uber is being accused of its drivers denying rides to a Texas woman with cerebral palsy on "approximately 25 separate occasions" across 2016 and 2017, according to a...
Yesterday, we learned that Uber was halting all of its self-driving tests after one of the company's self-driving cars struck a pedestrian in Tempe, AZ, on Sunday. The pedestrian later died at the hospital from injuries sustained in the...
It appears that both former and current officials at the FTC are worried about Facebook's sharing of personal data. In the recent revelation of Facebook's data sharing with Cambridge Analytica and how it might have violated the FTC consent...
This week, California proposed a bill to preserve net neutrality rules in the state, this was apparently part of a more comprehensive effort around the nation. The bill is also moving beyond the protections that FCC recently rolled back,...
Previous FCC leadership took some aggressive actions to deal with robocalls, but a new decision by the court just scaled back a rule that helped fight robocalls. A DC Circuit appeals court has decided to shoot down an FCC...
Match Group, an online dating company that has services like Tinder and Match.com under its belt, has been wanting to buy Bumble for a while now. Bumble is another dating app that lets women make the first move. But...
The SEC is charging Theranos, Elizabeth and Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani with fraud related to the startup's fundraising activities. CEO Holmes and former president Balwani to have allegedly raised more than $700 million from investors through "an elaborate, years-long fraud." Through...
According to a report from Reuters, it appears that over a six-year period, Microsoft upheld only one of the 118 gender discrimination complaints they received from their female employees, per court filings. In total, between 2010 and 2016, Microsoft...
Criminal just reform advocates have been fighting for nearly two decades to fix a persistent and egregious flaw in the US prison system: the huge cost related to inmate phone calls, which can generally run up to $17 for...

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