Judge dismisses Google’s request to throw out class action suit

It looks like Google has to face the music in a class action suit brought against them after a judge denied the Alphabet Inc’s request to have the case thrown out. The class action alleges that Google misleads their customers who chose to turn on Incognito mode in Chrome as their data and personal information […]

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Judge Rules Google Must Face Lawsuit Alleging Chrome Tracks Users in Incognito Mode

A judge in California has ruled that Google must face a class action lawsuit alleging that it secretly tracks the online activity of Chrome users even when they’re using the browser in its privacy-oriented Incognito mode (via Bloomberg). The lawsuit was filed in June by three plaintiffs alleging that Google hoovers up user data through […]

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Apple Accuses Former Employee of Stealing Trade Secrets and Leaking Them to Media

Apple today filed a lawsuit against Simon Lancaster, a former employee who allegedly used his position within the company to steal “sensitive trade secret information” from Apple that was then leaked to a journalist and published in rumor articles. Lancaster worked at Apple for more than a decade, using his seniority to attend internal meetings […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Over Apple Providing Refurbished Replacement Devices Proceeding to Trial in August

Initially filed in 2016, a class action lawsuit that accuses Apple of violating the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act, Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, and other U.S. laws by providing customers with refurbished replacement devices is set to proceed to trial August 16, according to a notice this week from law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP. Apple’s […]

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Apple Demanded Sales Information on 30,000+ Games From Steam in Ongoing Lawsuit With Epic Games

Apple has subpoenaed Valve in its ongoing lawsuit with Epic Games, demanding it provides huge amounts of commercial data about Steam sales and operations dating back several years, court filings have revealed (via PC Gamer). The subpoena was initiated by Apple in November 2020 under the argument that information about Valve’s digital distribution service, Steam, […]

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Apple Loses Copyright Claims in Lawsuit Against Corellium

Corellium, a mobile device company that supports iOS, this week won a significant victory in its legal battle against Apple. Apple last year sued Corellium for copyright infringement because the Corellium software is designed to replicate iOS to allow security researchers to locate bugs and security flaws. According to The Washington Post, a Florida judge […]

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Unauthorized App Store Cydia Sues Apple for Anticompetitive Behavior

Back in 2008, Jay Freeman first released Cydia as an app store designed for the iPhone, offering apps a few months before Apple had its own App Store. Since then, Cydia has served as an app repository for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, making it easy to install unauthorized software on compatible devices. Now Cydia is […]

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Consumer Group Sues Apple in Belgium and Spain Over iPhone Throttling

An EU consumer advocacy group has filed class-action lawsuits against Apple in both Belgium and Spain for “unfair and misleading commercial practices” related to the iPhone performance management system it introduced in iOS 10.2.1 without informing customers. Brought by Euroconsumers, which describes itself as the “world’s leading consumer cluster organization,” the suits allege that the […]

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US DoJ hits Google with antitrust lawsuit, search giant explains

Google is facing another major challenge. No, the new Pixel phones don’t have new issues (none yet) but the US Justice Department has recently slapped the tech giant with an antitrust lawsuit. It’s been long-expected since there have been talks of antitrust behaviors. The allegations include behaviors of anticompetitive advertising and search monopoly. The department […]

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Google responds to monopoly accusation by Congress Democrats

Times are changing. This means some rules and policies need to change especially when it comes to technologies. Gadgets, platforms, and all kinds of tech come and go. For some markets, these products and services need some form of regulation when necessary. When it comes to the use of the Internet, the World Wide Web, […]

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Fortnite Dispute Between Apple and Epic Games Won’t Have Jury Trial

Apple and Epic Games do not want to have a jury trial in their ongoing legal dispute over Fortnite and Apple’s App Store policies, according to a filing submitted to the Northern California court handling the case today. The two companies said they have met and have agreed that both Epic’s claims and Apple’s counterclaims […]

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9th Circuit Rules Apple Owes Retail Workers for Time Spent in Security Screenings

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday said Apple must pay over 12,000 retail workers in California for the time spent waiting for compulsory bag searches at the end of their shifts (via Reuters). A unanimous three-judge panel reversed a judge who had tossed the case and ordered him to enter summary judgment […]

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TikTok officially sues U.S government over imminent ban

Chinese-owned social media giant TikTok has been under immense pressure the past few months as the Trump administration continues to accuse it of collaborating with the Chinese government. President Donald Trump himself signed an executive order last August 6 that would ban the app from the U.S by mid-September, which they eventually extended to November […]

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Apple Faces Another Class-Action MacBook Pro ‘Flexgate’ Lawsuit

Another class-action complaint has been lodged against Apple, which claims that the company was aware of a MacBook Pro design flaw that caused some devices to have backlight display issues (via Apple Insider). The so-called “flexgate” problem was present in some ‌MacBook Pro‌ models manufactured between 2016 and 2017. The problem appears as dark patches […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Investigating Whether Apple Infringed on Maxell Patents

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today announced that it is launching an investigation to determine whether Apple’s mobile devices and Macs violate patents owned by Japanese consumer electronics company Maxell. [PDF] Maxell filed a complaint with the USITC on July 17, alleging that Apple’s mobile devices, tablets, smartwatches, and laptop computers violate patents […]

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Apple Ordered to Pay PanOptis $506 Million for Violating LTE Patents

Apple needs to pay PanOptis $506 million for willfully infringing on a handful of patents related to 4G LTE technology, a Texas federal jury ruled today (via Law360). The jury said that Apple did not prove that PanOptis’ patent claims were invalid, resulting in the order to pay $506 million in royalties. PanOptis first levied […]

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Google+ class-action lawsuit settlement notices being sent

Google Plus was formally discontinued last year. It was officially dead since April 2019. Those who were part of the platform before its end are said to be receiving an email update about a class-action lawsuit. Google has already settled the issue so don’t be surprised about any notice you may be receiving. The class-action […]

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$5B class suit filed against Google for violation of privacy laws

When you browse the internet using the Incognito mode, do you really believe that Google is not tracking what you’re seeing? Well, apparently there are “millions” of Google users that do not believe that and are in fact wanting to hold the tech giant accountable for violating privacy laws. A class-action lawsuit has been filed […]

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