Judge dismisses suit claiming Twitter liable for killing of Americans by ISIS

A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State (ISIS) group.

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District judge says evidence in 'StingRay' case can be suppressed

A United States District Judge in New York has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Agency’s use of a device that provided authorities with the location of a man’s cell phone— and thus his apartment— was an unreasonable search.

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Journalist Gets 2-Years in Prison for Aiding Anonymous Prank

A U.S. District Court judge last week sentenced Matthew Keys to two years in prison after he was found guilty of conspiring with the hacker group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times’ website and modify a news story. Keys had been site administrator for KTXL Fox 40, which was owned by Tribune, the same company that owned the Times. He was charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller ordered Keys to surrender June 15 to begin serving his sentence.

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Apple wants judge to reject DOJ appeal in Brooklyn drug case

Apple said Friday it wants a New York judge to uphold a magistrate’s ruling that the government has no authority to compel the company’s help to get data from a locked iPhone in a federal drug case.

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Judge Delays Encryption Hearing After FBI Says It May Not Need Apple's Help

A federal magistrate judge on Monday granted the Department of Justice’s request to delay a much-anticipated court hearing that had been scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Riverside, Calif. The court granted an indefinite stay, after the DoJ said it had found a possible method of accessing the encrypted iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorist without the help of Apple. The Justice Department said it would issue an update on April 5.

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FBI may have found way to unlock San Bernardino attacker's iPhone

A federal judge canceled a hearing Tuesday in the legal battle to force Apple to break into an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernadino attackers, after federal officials said in a court filing they may have found another way to access the device.

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Federal judge rules Apple cannot be forced to aid in NY iPhone unlocking, cites 'unreasonable burden'

Article Image Apple was handed a crucial win in its fight for encryption on Monday, as a New York federal judge denied a government All Writs Act-based motion to compel Apple’s assistance in bypassing the encryption safeguards of an iPhone linked to a years-old drug case.

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Judge orders Apple to access iPhone belonging to San Bernadino shooter

Article Image A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Apple to comply with FBI requests for specialized software that will allow law enforcement officials to extract data from an iPhone owned by one of the shooters involved in December’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif.

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Court dismisses scaled-back lawsuit over texts misdirected by Apple's iMessage

Article Image A U.S. federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple over the company’s iMessage system, which can misdirect texts once iPhone owners switch over to Android, a report said on Wednesday.

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WhatsApp Brouhaha Breaks Out in Brazil

A Brazilian judge on Thursday lifted the ban a different judge had imposed on WhatsApp hours earlier, according to reports. It did not seem reasonable to affect millions of users to penalize Facebook, WhatsApp’s owner, for failing to cooperate with judicial rulings, the judge reportedly said, suggesting that the imposition of a larger fine would have been more appropriate. The ruling reversed the decision of a judge in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who on Wednesday had ordered the 48-hour suspension of WhatsApp services starting at midnight.

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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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Nvidia infringement claims against Samsung, Qualcomm tossed

A judge has thrown out Nvidia’s ITC case against Qualcomm and Samsung, ruling that the two companies do not infringe on any of Nvidia’s valid patents.

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Judge looks to jumpstart public encryption debate with Apple iPhone unlocking case

Article Image A U.S. federal judge is asking Apple to comment on whether a sought-after government order to unlock a customer’s iPhone would be “unduly burdensome.”

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Judge denies Apple a retrial in Smartflash suit, but upholds decision to toss $533M damages against Apple

A Texas federal judge has refused to grant Apple a new trial in its fight against a Smartflash patent infringement lawsuit, but simultaneously declined to reconsider a decision to toss $532.9 million in damages that were originally awarded to Smartflash.

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Judge approves $415M settlement in Silicon Valley anti-poaching lawsuit

A federal court judge has green-lit a joint $415 million settlement in an anti-poaching lawsuit involving Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe, officially bringing the years-long case to a close.

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Trouble for Uber after 'driver status' lawsuit gets class-action go-ahead

A federal judge in California has granted class-action status to a lawsuit aimed at getting Uber to recognize its drivers as full-fledged employees and not simply as independent contractors, as the company currently sees them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/02/trouble-for-uber-after-driver-status-lawsuit-gets-class-action-go-ahead/

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