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Amazon and Netflix Are Suing a Shady Streaming Service for $150,000 Per Copyright Violation

Amazon, Netflix, and several major Hollywood studios are all suing Set TV, a seemingly too-good-to-be-true streaming service that offers 500 channels for $20 per month. The copyright suit seeks $150,000 per work infringed, and it sure looks like they have a case against the cord-cutting company. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Goes After Snapchat in Saddest Patent Lawsuit Ever

BlackBerry is gradually feeling out its new niche as a veritable patent troll. Following a complaint it filed against Facebook last month, the company has filed fresh litigation against Snap, creator of Snapchat, for allegedly infringing its messaging patents. Read More >>

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Starbucks Must Tell Customers Its Coffee Contains a Cancer-Causing Ingredient, But Don’t Panic

Earlier today, a California Superior Court judge issued a ruling that’s bound to stress out lots of java drinkers—even if it probably shouldn’t. Companies like Starbucks will have to tell customers that their coffee can potentially cause cancer. Read More >>

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Pepe the Frog Creator Files Lawsuit Against Infowars

Matt Furie, the creator of Pepe the Frog, is continuing his copyright war against the alt-right by targeting Alex Jones’ Infowars in his latest lawsuit. The purveyors of conspiracy theories have been selling a poster that incorporates the cartoon frog into a collage of notable cartoon figures from the Infowars cast of characters. Read More >>

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Blackberry Accuses Facebook of Patent Infringement, Seeks Injunction That Could Shut It Down

After allegedly trying to hold discussions with Facebook for the past “several years,” BlackBerry finally decided to take Facebook to court today, filing a patent infringement lawsuit against the social media giant. Read More >>

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A Judge Denied Facebook’s Attempt to Kill a Privacy Suit Over Biometric Face Prints

In 2o15 and 2016, a rush of US class-action lawsuits were filed by people in Illinois against tech companies. The impetus was an unusual law in the Prairie State. In 2008, the state passed the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, making it, along with Texas, one of only two states at the time with laws on the books governing the use of biometric data. (Last year, Washington became a third.) The Illinois law included in its purview “faceprints,” which is what companies like Facebook and Google use to identify you in photos. They create faceprints by analysing your face in the many tagged photos of you that have already been uploaded to their servers. Class-action lawsuits were filed against Google, Facebook, Snapchat, and Shutterfly alleging this practice violated biometric privacy laws because the companies did not acquire user consent to use their data. The law has proved a persistent thorn in tech companies’ sides ever since. Read More >>

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Amazon is Being Sued for Alleged Cruel Discrimination Against Transgender Employee 

According to a recently filed lawsuit, a married couple faced persistent, cruel, and grotesque abuse at an Amazon shipping facility, and human resources did nothing to help. Read More >>

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iPhone 4S Owner Sues Apple After ‘Defective’ Battery Allegedly Starts House Fire

A woman from Wisconsin and insurance company State Farm are suing Apple for $75,000, claiming the tech giant sold her a “defective” iPhone 4S that caused a fire in her home—not unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. Read More >>

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Vizio’s Tolerance for LeEco’s Bullshit Has Come to an End

By many accounts, LeEco was set to be the next major player in the US tech market. But its bank accounts indicate that this won’t be the case. Everything is going south for the Chinese startup and in the latest blow, Vizio is suing the company for $60 million (£46.4 million). Vizio claims that LeEco executives misrepresented its finances in a failed acquisition deal. Read More >>

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Uber Has Been Sued Over Mishandling the Medical File of a Woman Who Was Raped by Uber Driver

A woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India is suing the company after reports that several senior executives obtained her medical files and used them to sow doubt about her account of the crime. Read More >>

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Apple Busted Misleading Customers in Sting Operation, Lawsuit Claims

Apple really doesn’t like its customers having the right to repair their own devices, and while Apple fights it out in the US, it’s being accused of sneakily trying to get around Australian law. The Guardian has obtained court documents that detail a sting operation by Australia’s consumer watchdog that showed Apple willfully misled customers about their rights. Read More >>

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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 >>