Showing posts with category "lawsuit"

Google’s Pichai, Meta’s Zuckerberg Backed Alleged Ad Price-Fixing Scheme, Unsealed Court Docs Claim

Meta’s Zuckerberg Backed Alleged Ad Price-Fixing Scheme— When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton first spearheaded a blockbuster multistate antitrust case against Google towards the end of 2020, it included some (heavily redacted) allegations of a secret agreement with Facebook that let the duo squash fellow competitors in the advertising space and lord over the lion’s […]

January 14, 2022
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Facebook faces $3.2 Billion UK class action Lawsuit over market dominance

UK class action Lawsuit — Social media giant Facebook (FB.O), now known as Meta Platforms, faces a 2.3 billion pound plus ($3.2 billion plus) class action in Britain over allegations it abused its market dominance by exploiting the personal data of 44 million users. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, a senior adviser to Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority […]

January 14, 2022
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Elizabeth Holmes sentencing hearing set for September 26

Elizabeth Holmes sentencing hearing — Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of Theranos who was convicted earlier this month on four out of 11 federal fraud and conspiracy charges, will not be sentenced until September 26, according to a new filing. The prosecution and defense had proposed September 12 for a sentencing hearing in a court […]

January 13, 2022
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France fines Google and Facebook over €200 million over tracking consent

France fines Google and Facebook — French regulators on Thursday fined Google and Facebook a total of more than 200 million euros ($226 million) for not making it as easy for people to opt out of online tracking as it is for them to accept it. The CNIL data privacy watchdog said its investigations found […]

January 7, 2022
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TikTok moderator is suing the company, over Mental Health concerns

Mental Health concerns — A former TikTok moderator is suing the company, claiming it failed to protect her mental health after “constant” exposure to traumatic video content. Candie Frazier says she reviewed videos that featured “extreme and graphic violence” for up to 12 hours a day. She says she suffers from “significant psychological trauma”, including […]

December 29, 2021
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Riot Games agrees to pay $100 million settlement in a gender discrimination lawsuit

Gender Discrimination Lawsuit — Tencent Holdings’ Riot Games on Monday said it has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a 2018 gender-based discrimination class-action lawsuit with California state agencies and current and former women employees. The company said it will pay $80 million to the members of the class-action suit, comprising all current and […]

December 28, 2021
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Russia fines Google $98.4 million over prohibited information

Russia fines Google — A justice of the peace court in Moscow fined Google 7.2 bln rubles ($98.4 mln) because of the systemic failure to remove prohibited information, the press service of the Tagansky District Court of Moscow told TASS. “Google LLC was recognized liable for committal of an administrative offense stipulated by Part 5, […]

December 26, 2021
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Norway fines dating app Grindr $7.16M over privacy breach

Norway fines dating app Grindr — Norway’s data privacy watchdog on Wednesday fined gay dating app Grindr 65 million kroner ($7.16 million) for sending sensitive personal data to hundreds of potential advertising partners without users’ consent — a breach of strict European Union privacy rules. The Norwegian Data Protection Authority said it imposed its highest […]

December 16, 2021
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Apple takes Russia to court over App Store ruling

Apple takes Russia to court over App Store ruling — Apple is still fighting Russia over alleged App Store abuse. Both 9to5Mac and RT report Apple is asking for a judicial review of a Federal Antimonopoly Service warning from August that allows developers to mention alternatives to the App Store’s in-app payment system. FAS gave […]

December 5, 2021
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Italy fines Google and Apple €10 million each over data usage

Italy fines Google and Apple — Italy’s competition regulator has fined Alphabet’s Google and iPhone maker Apple €10m each for “aggressive practices” linked to the commercial use of user data. The authority said in a statement the two tech groups did not provide “clear and immediate information” on how they collect and use the data […]

November 26, 2021
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Uber faces legal action in UK over racial discrimination claims

Uber faces legal action in UK – Uber is facing legal action over its use of facial recognition software that allegedly discriminates against people of color. Three former workers have launched employment tribunal claims in the United Kingdom against Uber, accusing the company of unfair dismissal after its facial recognition system failed to identify them. […]

October 11, 2021
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Netflix SUED Over Popularity of South Korean Squid Game Traffic Surge

South Korean Squid Game Traffic Surge – Squid Game is Netflix’s hit survival drama currently topping the streaming giants’ charts in the UK, USA, South Korea, and beyond. Following a debt-ridden Seong Gi-hun (played by Jung-jae Lee), fans witness over the course of nine episodes how he and hundreds of other desperate members of the […]

October 4, 2021
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