HPE, HP Sued for Elbowing Out Older Employees

HPE and HP are facing a potential class action lawsuit brought earlier this month by four former employees. The companies engaged in widespread age discrimination during a restructuring of the legacy computer and printer manufacturer, according to their complaint. HP from 2012 to 2015 made a series of discriminatory job cuts involving tens of thousands of workers, the suit alleges. Cuts made late last year, when the company split into two separate units, reflected a well-publicized effort to become “younger,” according to the complaint.

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Valve to Close the Spigot on Gambling Operations

Valve last week announced it would take action against third-party sites that run illegal gambling operations. A number of gambling sites have been leveraging the Steam gaming platform — in particular, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game — to create massive operations that convert virtual skins into cash, Valve said. Valve denied allegations that it has in any way profited from those illegal sites or had any kind of wink-and-nod business dealings with them.

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Steam Punks: Valve moves to crack down on Steam gambling sites

Valve is finally taking some action against third-party websites that drive gambling on CS:Go skins, but its actions don’t amount to much.

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CPAC organizers slam Facebook's content bias probe, question conference coverage

The organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) have slammed Facebook’s investigation into allegations of political bias related to its Trending Topics section – saying there are still unanswered questions about the handling of stories from CPAC 2016.

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FBI Director Comey calls 'emotion' surrounding Apple case unproductive, says encryption needs legislative resolution

Article Image Two weeks after the Federal Bureau of Investigation withdrew its legal action against Apple, agency director James Comey on Tuesday said the issue of squaring national security policies with consumer privacy rights was the most difficult of his government career.

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DOJ will continue to push Apple to unlock iPhone 5s at center of Brooklyn drug case

Article Image The U.S. Justice Department plans to continue seeking legal action against Apple, in an effort to force the company to create a way to unlock an iPhone that is said to be a crucial part of a drug investigation.

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DOJ confirms successful iPhone data extraction, withdraws encryption case against Apple

Article Image The Department of Justice on Monday filed to withdraw a legal action compelling Apple’s assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to last year’s San Bernardino shootings, saying it successfully gained access to, and extracted data from, the target device.

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Apple slapped with class action suit over Touch ID-related 'Error 53' code

Article Image Seattle-based law firm PCVA has decided to move forward with a class action lawsuit related to Apple’s hardware repair practices, specifically targeting the “Error 53” code issue that renders iPhone unusable following an unauthorized Touch ID fingerprint sensor install.

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Lawfirm considers suit over iPhone's Touch ID-connected 'Error 53'

Article Image A Seattle-based lawfirm is considering a class action lawsuit against Apple, following reports of an “Error 53” message some iPhone owners have seen after having unofficial repairs done on their Touch ID sensor.

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GoPro to cut 7% of workforce on poor sales as entertainment chief departs

Article Image It was a bleak day for action cam maker GoPro, as the company said it planned to axe about 7 percent of its workforce on lower than expected fourth quarter sales, an announcement that sent shares tumbling.

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Lawyer filing class action case against Apple called "manifestly incompetent" by federal judge

Article Image A class action lawsuit claiming that AppleCare service plans were a “fraudulent and unlawful scheme” has been rejected by U.S. District Judge William Orrick, who portrayed the case as a contrived invention “for the purpose of initiating this lawsuit.”

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Class action lawsuit claims Fitbit's heart rate monitoring isn't accurate enough

Article Image A new class action lawsuit is accusing Fitbit of misleading shoppers about the heart rate sensors in two of its flagship fitness trackers, the Charge HR and the Surge.

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Lawsuit seeks more than $5M from Apple for slowing older iPhones with iOS 9 upgrade

Article Image A class action lawsuit lodged with a New York district court on Tuesday dredges up claims that Apple engages in planned obsolescence, saying the company knew of potential compatibility issues when it foisted its latest iOS 9 software update on iPhone 4s owners.

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New lawsuit demands $150M from Spotify for failing to pay license holders

Article Image In an escalation of the battle over streaming royalties, a new class action lawsuit is asking for at least $150 million in damages from Spotify for allegedly streaming songs without proper licensing.

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US Postal Service says it won't carry hoverboards by plane due to fire risk

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the latest organization taking action to avoid getting its fingers burned when it comes to hoverboards.

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GoPro shares surge more than 10% after Apple acquisition speculation

Article Image Shares of action cam maker GoPro jumped 16% on Thursday after market analysts speculated that the company may be an acquisition target for Apple.

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Apple hit with second class action lawsuit over Wi-Fi Assist data overages

Article Image Apple was hit with another class action lawsuit over iOS 9’s new Wi-Fi Assist feature on Friday, with plaintiffs seeking a jury trial for damages in excess of $5 million.

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Judge dismisses Apple Store employee 'bag check' class action lawsuit

Article Image A California federal judge on Saturday tossed out a class action lawsuit brought against Apple by employees claiming the company’s anti-theft measures, specifically “demeaning” bag checks instituted in 2009, resulted in lost wages.

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