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Selfie-snapping monkey loses copyright infringement case (again)

The copyright battle over who owns that famous toothy selfie taken by a macaque monkey in Indonesia apparently didn’t end when the parties involved reached a settlement last year. On Monday, an appeals court has affirmed the lower court’s decision th…

Why is a celebrity personal finance guru suing Facebook?

Martin Lewis is a British journalist, TV presenter and Ralph Nader-esque campaigner who has announced that he will sue Facebook for defamation. The consumer champion has seen his face co-opted by nefarious types who use his name (and brand) to…

Amazon, Netflix and studios sue subscription service over piracy

Hollywood studios usually fight piracy by chasing after software add-ons and free streaming services, with the occasional device thrown in. A paid service, however? That’s relatively rare… or at least, it has been. Amazon, Netflix and multiple H…

AT&T sued for pilfering news-streaming technology

My24hournews.com filed suit against AT&T for skipping out on a $100 million deal to use the former company’s news-streaming technology and hampering that’s company’s launch.

DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over 2016 hack

While Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election continues, the Democratic National Committee has decided to take action of its own. According to the Washington Post, the DNC this morning filed a multi-mill…

German court says ad-blocking is legal

Germany’s supreme court has dismissed a landmark case brought by a publisher looking to destroy ad-blocking services in the country. European behemoth Axel Springer was defeated in its years-long battle with Eyeo, the firm that owns AdBlock Plus. Spr…

Judge mostly dismisses Uber lawsuit over its Hell program

Last year, reports surfaced that between 2014 and 2016 Uber had used a program called Hell that let it track Lyft drivers through their unique numbered IDs. With the program, Uber was also reportedly able to identify those who drove for both i…

Facebook class action lawsuit over facial recognition OK'd by judge

Facebook has been trying to get a lawsuit claiming its facial recognition tech violates an Illinois privacy act dismissed for years. Well, that’s not going to happen anytime soon, because San Francisco federal judge James Donato — the same judge who…

Apple ordered to pay $500 million in iMessage patent suit

A federal jury in Eastern Texas has just ordered Apple to pay VirnetX, a company widely regarded as a patent troll, $502.6 million in damages. It’s the latest development in a legal battle that started way back in 2010 when VirnetX filed a lawsuit ag…

Apple faces patent lawsuit over Watch's heart rate sensor

Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor is built on stolen tech — that’s what a lawsuit filed against the company is claiming, at least. A Michigan-based health startup called Omni MedSci is accusing Cupertino of using technology on the Watch that infringes…

BlackBerry sues Snap over map and messaging patents

Facebook isn’t the only company facing a patent lawsuit filed by BlackBerry: the Canadian mobilemaker has also sued Snap for patent infringement. BlackBerry is accusing Snap of infringing on six of its patents issued between 2012 and 2014, two of whi…

Niantic settles 'Pokémon Go' festival lawsuit for $1.5 million

Niantic has already refunded the ticket costs for attendees of 2017’s disastrous Pokémon Go Fest, but it’s now poised to pay more. The company is settling a class action lawsuit over the festival to the tune of $1.57 million, with an official…

Lindsay Lohan's ‘Grand Theft Auto’ suit is on the road to nowhere

Lindsay Lohan has lost the appeal for her lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, which alleged that the company’s studio Rockstar Games used her likeness without permission for a character in Grand Theft Auto V. The case was originally dismissed back…

Bumble sues Tinder's owners for stealing company secrets

Bumble isn’t done swiping left on Tinder’s parent company Match Group. After publishing an open letter excoriating Match, the women-focused dating app has filed a lawsuit against Tinder’s owner, accusing it of stealing trade secrets, among other thin…

Facebook sued for collecting call logs and text histories

After news broke that Facebook Messenger and Lite scraped call logs and text history from Android devices, the social network stressed that it didn’t do so in secret and with an ulterior motive. It got access to those data due to Android’s wonky perm…

Uber agrees to pay $10 million in discrimination lawsuit settlement

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that Uber has agreed to a $10 million settlement in a class action lawsuit that claimed it discriminated against minorities and women who worked for the company. The lawsuit was filed in October and re…

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica hit with first state lawsuit

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are already dealing with numerous private lawsuits over non-consensual data sharing, but they now have to grapple with a state-level lawsuit. Illinois’ Cook County has filed a lawsuit against both companies accusing t…

Facebook already hit with four lawsuits over Cambridge Analytica

It has been a week since the bombshell reports on Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook user data dropped and already the social media giant is facing at least four lawsuits. Along with a class action suit filed earlier this week on behalf of Faceboo…

Bumble ‘swipes left’ on Match Group’s lawsuit allegations

Match Group, which owns Tinder, Match.com and OKCupid, recently filed a lawsuit against Bumble, claiming that its rival violated two of its patents. Now Bumble has clapped back. In an open letter published on its website, Bumble says in no unc…

Uber faces lawsuit for denying rides to woman with service animal

Uber is facing still more legal trouble over its accessibility issues. Texas resident D’Edra Steele has sued the ridesharing company for allegedly denying her 25 rides due to the service dog she needs for her cerebral palsy. Reportedly, drivers would…

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