Tag: legal

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Meta hit with $413 million fine in EU for breaking GDPR rules

January 4, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

The Irish Data Protection Commission announced Wednesday that it would fine Meta Ireland a total of $413 million for breaches of the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) related to the company’s handling of personal information on Facebook and Instagram. […]

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There’s a wonky number at the core of Elon Musk’s case against Twitter

August 24, 2022

Via: The Verge

Listening to the lawyers representing Elon Musk and Twitter argue over which documents need to be provided as part of legal discovery today, I began to wonder if it is possible to measure anything at all. The arguments centered on […]

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Irish regulators support Facebook’s ‘consent bypass’ legal maneuver, suggest $42 million fine for GDPR violations

October 13, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Regulators in Ireland have proposed up to $42 million in fines for Facebook after the company was accused of violating the GDPR through deceptive data collection policies. Privacy expert Max Schrems and his advocacy group nyob — which submitted the […]

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Apple allegedly threatens legal action on Chinese tipsters leaking info about unreleased devices

June 24, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

In many ways, leaks are a double-edged sword. They excite consumers who always are looking to find out what new features and specs might be coming to a device that they are interested in. But even though leaks might bring […]

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10 things in tech you need to know today

December 30, 2020

Via: Business Insider

Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching “Business Insider” in your flash briefing settings. Mitch McConnell ties stimulus checks to tech legislation. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill linking $2,000 stimulus checks to […]

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BlackBerry takes all of Facebook’s instant messaging apps to court

March 7, 2018

Via: Boy Genius

Like seeing that tiny number that adorns an instant messaging app on your iPhone or Android to tell you that you’ve got incoming messages? How about muting annoying groups that you can’t just leave without everyone else noticing? Love the […]

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4 Apple contractors are accusing Qualcomm of antitrust violations

July 19, 2017

Via: Bussinessinsider

iPhone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc faces a fresh set of antitrust allegations from a group of four companies that assemble the iPhone and other products on behalf of Apple Inc. Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Wistron Corp, Compal Electronics Inc and […]

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Apple Pay accused of violating patents after inventor held discussions with Visa, pitched Apple

May 23, 2017

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple has been accused of violating the patents of a Boston-based company through its launch of Apple Pay. Universal Secure Registry CEO Kenneth Weiss says he ‘was the first in the space, and the secure payment technology that he developed goes right to […]

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iPhone 8 could be banned from the US if Qualcomm gets its way

May 4, 2017

Via: Tech Radar

Apple and Qualcomm are currently in a bitter dispute over licensing payments that the former has stopped paying to the latter, and now the out-of-pocket chip maker may be about to take things to the next level with reports suggesting […]

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Qualcomm slashes profit forecasts as Apple stops royalty payments pending legal ruling

April 28, 2017

Via: 9to5Mac

Qualcomm has substantially cut both revenue and profit forecasts as it revealed that Apple has ceased all royalty payments to the company pending the outcome of lawsuits between the two companies. Qualcomm’s general counsel Don Rosenberg described the move as a […]

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Apple Bites Back At EU’s $14.5 Billion Tax Bill

August 31, 2016

Via: InformationWeek

The European Commission ruled Tuesday that Apple owes more than 13 billion euros, or about $14.5 billion, in back taxes because Ireland granted unfair and illegal tax breaks to the tech giant — a charge the company’s CEOTim Cook denied […]

Android Phone

Companies Can’t Legally Void the Warranty for Jailbreaking or Rooting Your Phone

August 18, 2016

Via: Motherboard

After I published an article about how electronics manufacturers including Microsoft and Sony illegally void the warranties of consumers who open their devices, I got a flood of emails from people wondering whether federal law protects their right to jailbreak […]


Ericsson Is Suing to Block Sales of iPhones in the U.S.

February 27, 2015

Via: Jamie Condliffe

Ericsson has announced that it’s filing seven new lawsuits in a U.S. court against Apple for infringing its patents—and it’s asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block iPhones from sale, too. Read more… Read More