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ACLU sues US government for info on social media surveillance

ACLU sues US government for info on social media surveillance

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued multiple US government agencies in a bid to learn more about its social media surveillance practices. The lawsuit follows a string of Freedom of Information Act requests that sought info on the surveillance, requests that ultimately went nowhere. The ACLU sued a total of seven government agencies, including the FBI, which had responded to the FOIA request with a general "can neither confirm nor deny" statement.

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Huawei could face US indictment for trade theft

Huawei could face US indictment for trade theft

It may not be spying for the Chinese government but it could be spying on other companies for its own gain. No sooner had Huawei’s CEO gone public with his praise of US President Trump and the company’s commitment to customers’ data privacy than a new report pops up claiming that the US is training more guns on the Chinese OEM. This time, however, the US Department of Justice’ investigation isn’t focusing on some grand national security threat but on the Huawei’s repeated theft of trade secrets from US companies.

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Apple wins against Qualcomm in second German patent lawsuit

Apple wins against Qualcomm in second German patent lawsuit

You win some, you lose some, as they say. Though in the court of law, even a single loss can be devastating. But Apple can breathe a bit easier now that at least the regional court in Mannheim, Germany has verbally declared that it doesn’t infringe on the patents that Qualcomm insists it does. While that doesn’t immediately affect an earlier ban imposed in Munich, it could at least give Apple some legal leverage to have that decision reversed soon.

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Qualcomm may have cheated in German win against Apple

Qualcomm may have cheated in German win against Apple

Qualcomm may have scored another big win against Apple, this time in Germany, but it probably shouldn’t celebrate just yet. Because if Internet sleuths are correct, the chip maker might find itself in even deeper trouble than before. According to those following the patent infringement case from the sidelines, Qualcomm effectively blocked key evidence from being presented in the German court, the same key evidence that led a US court to rule that Apple did not infringe on the said patent.

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Apple updates iOS on banned iPhones, not enough, says Qualcomm

Apple updates iOS on banned iPhones, not enough, says Qualcomm

Apple may have found a way to keep its older iPhones in the Chinese market but it’s not going to fly if Qualcomm is to be asked. Following a preliminary court order that banned iPhone models starting from the 6s to last year’s X, Apple pushed an iOS 12.12 update that supposedly addresses the Qualcomm patents it was accused to have infringed on. Unsurprisingly, Qualcomm says Apple’s response is insufficient and it should comply with the Chinese court’s orders to cease sales and imports of affected iPhones immediately.

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Johnson & Johnson reportedly knew about asbestos in baby powder

Johnson & Johnson reportedly knew about asbestos in baby powder

A new report alleges that Johnson & Johnson knew about instances of its talc powder testing positive for asbestos, but failed to disclose the information. The claims was reportedly sourced from various legal documents, as well as trial testimony and depositions, revealing that J&J may have known about the alleged existence of asbestos in some of its talc products since at least 1971.

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Apple warns dire consequences of iPhone China ban

Apple warns dire consequences of iPhone China ban

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is heating up and both sides are taking hits. The biggest blow this week, however, struck Apple when China rules to ban majority of its iPhones in one of the world's largest smartphone market and one that Apple has been wooing for years. Naturally, the tech giant isn't taking things sitting down. In its response to the ruling, Apple emphasized the chilling effects the ban would have on the entire mobile industry as well as China's smartphone market.

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Fortnite maker Epic Games sued over 2 Milly dance move

Fortnite maker Epic Games sued over 2 Milly dance move

It may be hard to accept or even understand but Fortnite has become not just the most popular game in recent months but also one of the most profitable. It has definitely given game development giant Epic Games a lot of confidence to call the shots as far as its Android port goes. It may, however, have also made a bit careless in its rush to capitalize on its popularity. At least one artist is testing the legal waters by suing Epic Games over the misappropriation of his popular dance move, the Milly Rock.

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Nintendo shakes pirate ROM sites for $12m in lawsuit

Nintendo shakes pirate ROM sites for $12m in lawsuit

Back in July, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against the owners of two popular ROM sites: LoveROMs.com and LoveRETRO.co. Almost immediately, those sites were taken down as Nintendo sought damages that could have potentially totaled as much as $100 million. The two parties in the lawsuit have reached a settlement, and though Nintendo won't be taking home as much as it was originally seeking, it's still receiving a not-insignificant amount of money.

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Facebook sues BlackBerry over alleged voice messaging patent infringement

Facebook sues BlackBerry over alleged voice messaging patent infringement

Facebook has slapped BlackBerry with a lawsuit accusing it of patent infringement. The legal spat follows BlackBerry's own lawsuit against Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over allegations of "mobile messaging intellectual property" infringement, an issue that has boiled over into Facebook's own complaint. In it, the social media company claims BlackBerry has violated some of its voice messaging patents, among other things.

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Madden tournament shooting victim files suit against EA and venue

Madden tournament shooting victim files suit against EA and venue

Last week's mass shooting tragedy in Jacksonville, Florida at a bar hosting a tournament for the Madden 19 video game left three people dead and 11 others wounded. Now, one of the victims that was shot twice and survived has filed a lawsuit against EA, the developer/publisher of the football game, and the venue that hosted the tournament. The suit alleges that the game company "failed to provide a safe and secure environment" for the event.

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The adorable Mahindra Roxor just ran into Jeep’s furious legal team

The adorable Mahindra Roxor just ran into Jeep’s furious legal team

Mahindra's Roxor may have charmed Jeep Wrangler purists with its boxy design and off-road promise, but Fiat Chrysler's legal team isn't so impressed. The American automaker has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, arguing that the Roxor is infringing on intellectual property around the Jeep brand and design. Indeed, FCA won't settle for anything less than Roxor being completely barred from the US.

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