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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Microsoft sues US government, asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional

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Microsoft filed suit today against the Department of Justice over the latter’s use of gag orders and surveillance demands. The company asked the District Court to declare a key piece of surveillance legislation unconstitutional on the grounds that it infringed on the First and Fourth Amendments.

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Apple faces $55M antitrust lawsuit in France over aggressive mobile carrier contracts

Article Image A French antitrust body this week filed suit against Apple for allegedly forcing regional wireless carriers into “unbalanced” contracts, a violation of consumer laws that could see the company pay out 48.5 million euros (about $55.3 million) in damages and fines.

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Apple faces $55M antitrust lawsuit in France over aggressive mobile carrier contracts

Article Image A French antitrust body this week filed suit against Apple for allegedly forcing regional wireless carriers into “unbalanced” contracts, a violation of consumer laws that could see the company pay out 48.5 million euros (about $55.3 million) in damages and fines.

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Austrian High Court to Rule on Class Action Status in Facebook Privacy Case


The Austrian Supreme Court will consider whether a suit against Facebook Ireland can proceed as a class action. Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems brought the suit to challenge the transfer of private data to Facebook’s European subsidiary in Ireland. The Vienna Court of Appeals previously had ruled that the suit could be filed locally, as Schrems’ claim fell under local privacy laws there. However, the court also ruled that the case could not be filed as a class action. Now both sides in the action have filed appeals.

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Lawsuit accuses Apple's iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist of burning through $5M+ in data

Article Image Apple was slapped with a class-action suit on Friday, claiming that the company failed to properly warn users that the new Wi-Fi Assist feature in iOS 9 will use data from their cellular plan.

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Former Stanford professor makes $1.7M as Apple University faculty, court filings reveal

Fallout related to a civil suit against the dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business this week reveals former professor James Phills was hired away by Apple University in 2012, where he earns more than $1.7 million per year as a full time faculty member.

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OpenTV sues Apple over iTunes content streaming technology

Interactive digital television firm OpenTV on Tuesday filed suit against Apple for alleged infringement of five patents relating to storing and delivering digital content to personal electronic devices.



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Lawyers Pull Out Stops in Pao Trial Closing Arguments


Attorneys on Wednesday advanced their closing arguments in the $16 million sex discrimination suit brought by Ellen Pao against her former employer, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Final arguments in the trial, which has been ongoing in the Superior Court in San Francisco for about a month, began Tuesday with Pao’s attorney, Alan Exelrod, laying out his client’s case to a jury of six men and six women. Exelrod argued that Pao’s firing from KPCB in 2012 was rooted in gender bias.

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Wikipedia is suing the NSA for its mass surveillance program

The Wikimedia Foundation filed suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) earlier today, announcing the lawsuit on

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Apple sues Ericsson to trim wireless patent royalty rates

Apple has filed suit against Ericsson for charging excessive royalty rates on certain wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, and argues that the Swedish company’s patents are not essential to overarching industry standards.



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Rumor: Apple to remove Bose headphones & speakers from its stores amid patent suit, NFL spat

As a patent infringement suit filed by Bose against Beats looms, the longstanding retail partnership between Apple and Bose may be coming to an end, with a new report claiming that the premium audio products will be removed from Apple’s retail locations.



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Apple's Beats sues Steven Lamar for claiming 'cofounder' status to sell new headphones

In a recent court filing, Apple-owned Beats brought suit against Steven Lamar for false advertisements and unfair competition after the audio equipment entrepreneur allegedly misreported his affiliation with the Beats brand in order to boost a new audio enterprise.



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Beats sues Chinese counterfeiters for billions as Apple sale nears completion

Headphone maker Beats has filed suit against a number of Chinese counterfeiters, alleging trademark infringement and seeking damages that could run into the billions of dollars just weeks before the company officially becomes an Apple subsidiary.



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FTC Goes After Amazon for Fleecing Kids


The FTC has filed suit against Amazon over billing kids for unauthorized in-app purchases that in many cases they did not know they had made. The suit accuses Amazon of violating Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, which prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce. The FTC is seeking a court order requiring Amazon to refund victims for the unauthorized charges, and permanently banning it from billing parents and other account holders for in-app charges without their consent.

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