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Elon Musk heads to court today in $2.6bn Tesla SolarCity lawsuit

Elon Musk heads to court today in $2.6bn Tesla SolarCity lawsuit

Elon Musk is in court today, as the Tesla chief exec testifies in a SolarCity lawsuit brought by shareholders upset with just how much the electric car company spent on the solar panel business. Tesla acquired SolarCity for $2.6 billion back in 2016, though the case alleges Musk applied undue pressure in an attempt to drive through the deal before the solar firm ran out of cash.

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Samsung reportedly goes after leaks with copyright claims

Samsung reportedly goes after leaks with copyright claims

Product leaks have almost become a fact of life in the tech news industry, but that wasn't always the case. Some will probably remember those ugly "anti-leak" cases for smartphone prototypes years back, but "anonymous sources" have become bolder in recent times. It seems, however, that the biggest smartphone makers are no longer taking the status quo sitting down. Following Apple's lead, Samsung is reportedly issuing copyright strikes against leakers, forcing some to take down previously leaked content.

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Google sued by US states over alleged Google Play Store monopoly

Google sued by US states over alleged Google Play Store monopoly

Even while the row between Apple and Epic Games remains unresolved, the other big app store will soon get its time under the legal spotlight. It's really no surprise that Google would eventually be the target of an antitrust lawsuit but the bigger question is if it will be able to stick. As many as 36 states in the US have finally filed a complaint alleging that Google used its position to impose a 30% tax from developers on Google Play Store.

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Apple sued by medical device maker over Apple Watch Series 6 pulse oximetry

Apple sued by medical device maker over Apple Watch Series 6 pulse oximetry

Sometimes it seems like every time we turn around, someone is suing Apple. The latest lawsuit against Apple comes from a medical device manufacturer called Masimo. Masimo is a large manufacturer of medical-grade pulse oximeters used in the hospital and other medical settings. A pulse oximeter is a device that shows how much oxygen is in the blood of the user, which has value for numerous medical reasons.

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TikTok and WeChat are safe in the US but still under scrutiny

TikTok and WeChat are safe in the US but still under scrutiny

Before 2020 ended, TikTok's fate in the US hung in the balance of a few court orders and the results of the elections. It was able to get a slight reprieve when the Biden administration took over, raising hopes it would finally be let off the hook. Part of that did come true when President Biden signed a new Executive Order that drops the bans on TikTok, WeChat, and AliPay. That said, they're still not out of hot water as they will still be investigated on their alleged ties to the Chinese government.

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DOJ to give ransomware attack investigations priority similar to terrorism

DOJ to give ransomware attack investigations priority similar to terrorism

Companies and individual users all around the world are facing an increasing threat posed by ransomware. Ransomware is software installed on computers that typically encrypts disk contents that can only be recovered if the user pays the group or individual who installed it a ransom to remove it. One of the most recent high-profile ransomware attacks happened against the Colonial Pipeline, significantly disrupting fuel supplies around the United States.

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US court blocks all DoD restrictions VS Xiaomi

US court blocks all DoD restrictions VS Xiaomi

Today Xiaomi announced that they'd received word from the United States Department of Defense that they're no longer considered a CCMC. A CCMC is a Communist Chinese Military Company. Along with the removal of this designation comes restrictions on business dealings inside the United States and with U.S. persons' ability to purchase or hold securities of the company. Those restrictions have been lifted.

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Google was given one day to delete banned content in Russia

Google was given one day to delete banned content in Russia

Roskomnadzor is a regulating body in Russia, and on Monday, it gave search giant Google only 24 hours to remove prohibited content or face sanctions within the country. According to the regulator, the sanctions would be levied against Google for what it called "insufficient filtering." Among the sanctions that Google potentially faces are the slowdown of its online traffic within Russia and possible monetary fines.

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Xiaomi will be removed from a US blacklist according to court documents

Xiaomi will be removed from a US blacklist according to court documents

A new report has surfaced that Xiaomi Corp. and the US government have come to an agreement that will remove the Chinese company from a blacklist it was placed on by President Trump. By being on that blacklist, Xiaomi was banned from any American investment and was unable to procure any hardware designed in the US. Earlier this year, the Chinese smartphone maker sued the US government after the US Department of Defense issued an order designating the firm as a Communist Chinese Military Company.

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Damning report says broadband industry behind huge Net Neutrality astroturfing

Damning report says broadband industry behind huge Net Neutrality astroturfing

Around 1 in 5 of the 22 million comments submitted to the FTC about ending Net Neutrality were real, a multi-year investigation has concluded, intended to give the false impression that the public supported the idea. A newly-published report by the New York Attorney General's Office blames the broadband industry for funding fake letters and impersonating real - and sometimes dead - Americans, in the hope of faking a wave of popular support.

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How Epic vs. Apple took us screaming into the future with Zoom

How Epic vs. Apple took us screaming into the future with Zoom

This morning a vast number of listeners were able to take part in the court case of the moment: Epic Games vs Apple. Because of a user error at the start of the audio broadcast of this court case, listeners were treated to a mass of sounds - yelling, screaming, music, and nonsense. This was because the call opened to all participants.

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Apple faces App Store EU antitrust charges and potentially huge fines

Apple faces App Store EU antitrust charges and potentially huge fines

The European Commission has accused Apple of antitrust, alleging that its App Store rules rely on its "dominant position" to squeeze streaming music rivals like Spotify. The charges claim Apple's policies - in particular the 30-percent cut it takes on in-app subscriptions to competing streaming services - have led to an increase in prices paid by users in Europe. If found guilty of antitrust behaviors, Apple faces the potential of billions of dollars in fines.

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