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Lawsuit: VR Company Had a ‘Kink Room,’ Pressured Female Employees to ‘Microdose’

The founders of Silicon Valley startup UploadVR landed on Forbes’ coveted 30 under 30 list this year. And now, they’ve reached another tech world milestone—being sued for rampant sexual harassment. The details of the lawsuit describe a company that seems to have looked at other startup’s workplace environments and decided they just weren’t hostile enough. Read More >>

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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Guru Takes a Backseat Amidst Ongoing Lawsuit Over Stolen Tech

Travis Kalanick’s “brother from another mother,” Anthony Levandowski, has officially stepped down from leading Uber’s self-driving division. Levandowski is a key player in a lawsuit filed by his former employer, Google, that claims he stole tech that Uber is incorporating into its cars. This isn’t a minor legal proceeding. It could prove to be fatal for the ride-sharing startup. Read More >>

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Uber Is Trying to Keep Its Court Battle With Google Out of the Public Eye

Last month Google filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that the ridesharing company colluded with a former Google engineer to steal trade secrets and proprietary designs from the Waymo self-driving car unit. Today, Uber’s lawyers filed a motion to move the case into the dark hole of arbitration. Read More >>

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Smart Sex Toy Maker Agrees to Pay Customers £8.2K Each For Violating Privacy

Smart sex toys have a single core idea: take one of the most personal and private parts of a someone’s life and hook it up to a network designed for blasting information out for all the world to see. Back in August, it came to light that one wired-up Canadian dildo maker had violated its user’s privacy and now it has to pay up, big time. Read More >>

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Magic Leap Ensnared in Lawsuit That Accuses Company of Sexism and Misleading Marketing

Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality company with no actual product, continues to self-destruct. A new lawsuit filed today in Southern Florida District Court accuses the company of creating a hostile workplace for women and of using misleading marketing materials to depict the product’s capabilities. Read More >>

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The Hyperloop Lawsuit Shitshow Just Got More Insane

The Hyperloop One boys are at it again. This time, the company is reportedly countersuing its co-founder and chief technology office Brogan BamBrogan for $250 million, claiming that he and three others tried to stage a hostile takeover and conspired to start their own company. Read More >>

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Google Accused of Stealing Project Loon Idea

Believe it or not, there really is more than one company using balloons to cover the world with Wi-Fi. Space Data Corp has sued Google, claiming that it stole the idea for Project Loon during a 2007 meeting. Read More >>

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Amazon Starts Suing Its Own Sellers Over Fake Reviews

In its escalating fight against fake product reviews, Amazon has for the first time started suing its own sellers instead of just going after other websites that promise to write five-star recommendations for cash. It’s another sign that the internet giant is increasingly serious about eliminating incentives for fake reviews that erode trust, even if it means targeting the third-party retailers that hawk their wares through Amazon’s platform and who, unlike the fake-review sites, are a source of revenue. Read More >>

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World’s Angriest Kanye Fan Sues Over Being Tricked Into Using Tidal

So, the grand experiment that is Tidal continues to be a rousing success. A Kanye West fan is now suing the artist and the service for using what he alleges are deceptive marketing practices to trick people into using Tidal. Read More >>

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This is Why Season 2 of ‘The Walking Dead’ Was So Boring

The second season of The Walking Dead wasn’t terrible, but it definitely doesn't measure up with the rest of the show, and former showrunner Frank Darabont has shed a little light on why. He’s currently locked in a legal battle with AMC, and his deposition reveals that much of the drama we’d have loved to see on-screen was actually taking place behind the scenes. Read More >>

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Employees are Suing Sony Pictures for Not Protecting Their Data 

Sony's ex-employees are suing the company over for failing to secure its computer system and exposing their information. Read More >>

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Facebook Sued Over Private Message Snooping Allegations

Your Facebook "Private" messages may not be all that private after all, with an investigation into Facebook's chat-monitoring habits leading to the social network facing a class action lawsuit. Read More >>

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Samsung Legal Win Could Halt US iPhone 4 Sales

Samsung has, to some surprise, won a patent battle against Apple that could see the iPhone 4 and 3G iPad 2 banned from sale in the US. Read More >>

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Apple to Pay Out £35 Million Over iPhone Water Damage Warranty Issues

Apple has agreed to pay out a weighty $53 (£35) million to settle a lawsuit which saw the company accused of not correctly honoring warranties of iPhone and iPod Touches, reports Wired. Read More >>

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Google Revenge-Sues BT for “Meritless” Claims and “Arming Patent Trolls”

Back in 2011 we first heard of BT's attempt to sue Google over its use a broad series of tech patents supposedly under BT's ownership. Now Google's striking back in what looks like little more than a revenge attack to gain some bargaining chips. Read More >>