cryptocurrency
50 Cent No Longer Bragging About a Bitcoin Fortune Now That the US Government Is Interested

It’s been a month since 50 Cent was part of the best feel-good story of the cryptocurrency boom. Following reports that the hip-hop star had earned about $7.8 million (£5.5 million) worth of bitcoin from sales of an otherwise forgotten album, he seemed to confirm the news on Instagram. But when pressed in bankruptcy court, Fiddy acknowledged that wasn’t the case. Read More >>

privacy
Ominous ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Case With Global Consequences Heads to Europe’s Highest Court

Following the laws of individual nations becomes a hell of a conundrum when your business fundamentally has no borders. But recent court cases are threatening to make the situation even more difficult by demanding that a country’s laws be honored by companies like Google all around the world. On Wednesday, an ongoing case with terrifying implications was kicked up to the European Union’s highest court. Read More >>

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Facebook Struggles in Legal Fight to Keep the Oculus Rift on Shelves

Facebook was back in federal court yesterday to plead with a judge to reject ZeniMax’s request to halt sales of the Oculus Rift headset. The argument by Facebook’s lawyers could work, but it sure doesn’t make the company’s defence against the original suit look any stronger. Read More >>

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Amazon is Suing 1,000 Fake Five-Star Reviewers

As well as promising the entire world in a cardboard box, Amazon also trades on the quality of its reviews. So it’s actually not that surprising that the company is taking 1,114 unknown reviewers to court. Read More >>

crime
Silk Road Drug Kingpin Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ross Ulbricht, the California hippie convicted for founding notorious online drug market Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison. Read More >>

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Using Fitbit Data in Court is Simply a Bad Idea

Canadian Lawyers representing a woman trying to win a personal injury claim are going to use her Fitbit data in court to try to prove that she has not been active. This is incredibly stupid. Read More >>

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Woman Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass While Driving Judged Innocent

Remember the woman who got a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving? Well, her citation's been dismissed by a San Diego court commissioner, who said he found no proof the device was operating at the time. Read More >>

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“Almost Everyone” At Apple Works on iPhone Development

Apple employs some 16,000 people at its Cupertino headquarters, and despite being the makers of tablets, computers, media players and set-top boxes, almost all of its Silicon Valley workers have to devote some time to iPhone development. Read More >>

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crime
John McAfee Now Embroiled in Murdered Neighbour and Dead Dogs Lawsuit

John McAfee, the computer security luminary now better known for the batshit-crazy life he's lived in recent years, is back in the news after the family of a neighbour found murdered have sued him, implicating McAfee in the shooting. Read More >>

patents
Apple Wins Against Samsung Once More: ITC Bans Some Samsung Phones

Word is trickling in through the wire that Apple just scored another court victory over Samsung. What does that mean? For now it looks like the United States International Trade Commission has ordered Samsung to stop selling and distributing devices that infringe on two Apple patents. Read More >>

wtf
Did Florida Accidentally Ban All Computers and Smartphones?

Because Florida was hastily attached to America to be the butt of her jokes, this latest piece of ridiculousness should come as no surprise: Florida might have accidentally banned all computers and smart phones. How? It all stems from a poorly worded bill that banned Internet cafes and slot machines. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook: Likes Must Have Free-Speech Protection

In a court room in Virginia, Facebook's lawyers are busy arguing that the social network's "Like" feature needs to be recognised with free-speech protection. Yes, just a simple like. Read More >>

google
German Court “Inclined” to Ban Google Maps

A German trial, which is seeing Google and Motorola battle Microsoft, appears to be going badly for the search giant. So badly, in fact, that a German judge has stated that he's "inclined" to ban Google Maps in the country. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Is Being Sued By a Dead Man

Dutch programmer Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer is suing Facebook over its 'Like' button. Companies get sued all the time! Why do we care? Well, aside from having an A+ name, van Der Meer is actually... dead. He passed away in 2004, just as Facebook was beginning to take over the world. Why is he suing now? Read More >>

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Judge Rules That Samsung Did Not Willfully Infringe on Apple’s Patents

Because the court system is an inescapable never ending maze of appeals and paperwork, a ruling doesn't seem to mark the end of anything. Even when the court said Samsung had to pay a billion dollars to Apple back in August, it can rule something differently tomorrow. Or at least, tweak and overturn something. Last night, Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung's infringement of the Apple patents were not 'willful' which means Samsung might be able to get a voucher on the billion it owes Apple. Maybe. Read More >>