Facebook, Google, Twitter sued by family of American killed in Nice terror attack

The complaint, filed in the northern district of California, argues that the three Silicon Valley-based companies “have knowingly and recklessly provided the terrorist group ISIS with accounts to use its social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds, and attracting new recruits.”

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Lawsuit blames Google, Facebook, Twitter for Istanbul nightclub terror attack

A lawsuit filed Thursday in a California federal court blames Google, Facebook and Twitter for helping cause the New Year’s Eve terror attack by ISIS at an Istanbul nightclub that left 39 dead.

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Electronics store RadioShack files for bankruptcy for second time in 2 years

Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years.

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Intel patents a 3D camera baby monitor that could detect breathing patterns

A new patent filed on Thursday for a 3D-camera system for infant monitoring explains how a proposed device could use a “depth-sensing camera to detect abdomen rise and fall during an infant sleep period, or lack thereof.”

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Snap Seizes the Moment

Snap Inc. last week filed for a $3 billion initial public offering. The company’s private market valuation is $17.8 billion, but investors reportedly have valued it at between $20 billion and $25 billion. “Twenty-five billion dollars is just nuts, but that’s the market we’re in,” remarked Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group. “This could provide an opportunity for the big gambler investors, but better to watch for the high and then short the stock,” he suggested, because Snap’s prospectus “suggests profit will never arrive.”

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Zuckerberg files lawsuit against native Hawaiians to force land sales

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has filed a lawsuit against Hawaiian families in an effort to sell their land in order for the billionaire and his family to have more privacy.

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Google Cites Amazon Competition in Response to EU

Google last week filed a response in a 6-year-old antitrust battle with the EU, which has charged that its search ads unfairly promoted its own shopping service and blocked rivals. The response addresses a supplementary statement of objections the European Commission sent to Google this summer. The commission’s original statement of objections narrowly defined online shopping services to exclude services like Amazon, and it failed to take into account the broader dynamics of online shopping, which is “robustly competitive,” Google noted.

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Samsung Bows Under Note7 Fallout

Three owners of Galaxy Note7 smartphones this week filed a complaint in a federal court in New Jersey that could become a class action lawsuit against Samsung. “Plaintiffs and the Class have suffered injury in fact, incurred millions of dollars in fees, and have otherwise been harmed by Samsung’s conduct,” the complaint states. Samsung recalled the phones and stopped producing them after faulty batteries caused a number of the original products and their replacements to smoke and ignite.

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Apple claims more than 90 percent of ‘genuine’ Apple chargers sold on Amazon are fake

Apple has filed suit against a company it accuses of falsely representing that its products are genuine Apple cables and adapters when they absolutely aren’t. Up to 90% of the “genuine” Apple cables and adapters sold on Amazon are estimated to be fake.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237918-apple-claims-more-than-90-percent-of-genuine-apple-chargers-sold-on-amazon-are-fake?source=Computing

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Gawker Founder Sets Personal Bankruptcy Wheels in Motion

Gawker founder Nick Denton earlier this week said that he filed for personal bankruptcy protection after exhausting his appeals to stave off collection of damages resulting from a defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuit brought by professional wrestling icon Hulk Hogan. The filing followed a Florida court’s rejection of Denton’s appeal to block Hogan from collecting $140 million a jury awarded to him earlier this year. The case stemmed from Gawker’s publication of a tape of Hogan having sex with the wife of his friend.

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Hyperloop One row intensifies as startup files $250 million countersuit against co-founder

Futuristic transportation startup Hyperloop One has filed a $250 million countersuit against four former employees who alleged mismanagement, nepotism and threatening behavior at the high-tech firm.

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Lawsuit alleges mismanagement, nepotism and threatening behavior at Hyperloop One

The former CTO of futuristic transportation startup Hyperloop One has filed an explosive lawsuit against the company, alleging mismanagement, nepotism and threatening behavior at the firm.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/13/lawsuit-alleges-mismanagement-nepotism-and-threatening-behavior-at-hyperloop-one.html

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Airbnb Fights City Hall Over San Francisco Registration Rule

Airbnb recently filed suit against San Francisco over a new rule governing short-term rentals, which the city’s Board of Supervisors approved last month. An Airbnb-supported law adopted earlier this year requires short-term rental hosts to register with the city, but it’s estimated that only about 20 percent of them have done so. The new rule requires short-term rental listing services like Airbnb to enforce the law by ensuring that hosts advertising on their websites have registered with the city before posting ads online.

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Snapchat faces lawsuit over explicit material from third-party companies

A lawsuit filed at a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Thursday alleges that Snapchat doesn’t do enough to warn its young users and parents about the sexual content on its app.

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Google Challenges Right to Be Forgotten in French High Court

Google on Thursday filed an appeal with France’s supreme administrative court over an order from a privacy regulator requiring it to scrub certain search results around the world under a law called “the right to be forgotten.” The March order from the CNIL requires Google and other search engines to delist the information of Europeans that shows up in searches for their name, even if the link points to truthful information and lawfully published websites referencing newspaper articles or government websites, according to Google.

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EFF Sues DoJ Over Secret Data Decryption Requests

The EFF has filed suit against the Justice Department seeking to learn whether the federal government secretly ordered technology companies to decrypt the private communications of their customers. Such orders could place millions of customers in harm’s way, the complaint says. The suit seeks the release of records originally requested last fall under the Freedom of Information Act. The EFF asked for records on applications made to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court regarding requests for technical assistance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83404.html?rss=1

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European Commission files antitrust charges against Google over Android

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The European Commission has finally filed antitrust charges against Android, but Google was ready for this with a rebuttal. Now for years and years of legal wrangling.

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Microsoft Sues DoJ Over Spying Gag Orders

Microsoft on Thursday filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice challenging the gag orders that accompany requests to access customers’ private emails and other data. The orders prevent the company from notifying affected customers about the government’s demands. The case is the fourth public lawsuit it has filed against the Justice Department in three years, including a lawsuit challenging a search warrant for a customer’s emails in Ireland. The orders violate customers’ privacy rights, the company has maintained.

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