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Facebook Must Face Class Action Over Facial Recognition: US Judge

A US federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission. The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks, since it was disclosed that the personal information of millions of users was harvested by the political… Read More »

Twitter ‘Free Speech’ Case Sees Judge Suggest Trump Should Mute, Not Block

HIGHLIGHTS Seven people had filed the lawsuit after Trump blocked them Trump’s tweets are seen by millions and draw thousands of comments It was not clear whether Trump himself would agree to the suggestion A New York judge sought to avoid a testy tech-age free-speech showdown between Donald Trump and people blocked from his Twitter account Thursday, proposing the president just mute… Read More »

Apple Lawsuits Against Qualcomm Can Proceed, US Judge Rules

Apple’s 11 foreign lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed while the company’s dispute plays out in the United States, a US federal judge in San Diego ruled September 7. Qualcomm and Apple are facing off in federal court over Qualcomm’s licensing for modem chips, which provide mobile data connectivity to devices like the iPhone. Because those chips have become a standard across… Read More »

Apple Lawsuits Against Qualcomm Can Proceed, US Judge Rules

Apple’s 11 foreign lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed while the company’s dispute plays out in the United States, a US federal judge in San Diego ruled September 7. Qualcomm and Apple are facing off in federal court over Qualcomm’s licensing for modem chips, which provide mobile data connectivity to devices like the iPhone. Because those chips have become a standard across… Read More »

Judge rejects US administration’s request to clarify order halting travel ban

  Demonstrators protest outside the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) against Trump’s revised travel ban on March 16, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.(AFP Photo) A federal judge on Sunday rejected the US government’s request to clarify his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. US District Judge Derrick Watson said nothing was unclear about his… Read More »

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over ISIS Rhetoric

Twitter Inc won a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan which accused the social media company of giving voice to ISIS, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick in San Francisco ruled that Twitter cannot be held liable for ISIS rhetoric, but gave the… Read More »

US Judge in Boston Ordered Apple to Help Law Enforcement Examine iPhone

A US magistrate judge in Boston ordered Apple Inc to assist law enforcement officers in examining the iPhone of an alleged gang member, according to a February 1 court filing unsealed on Friday that is no longer binding. “Reasonable technical assistance consists of, to the extent possible, extracting data from the device, copying the data from the device… Read More »