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Facebook Agreed to Pay $725 million to settle Cambridge Analytica Case
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Facebook Agreed to Pay $725 million to settle Cambridge Analytica Case

California, 25th Dec, 2022: World's leading social media platform Facebook has agreed to pay $725 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that facebook allowed sharing of millions of its users' personal information to Cambridge Analytica. Terms of the settlement reached by Meta Platforms, the holding company for Facebook and Instagram, were disclosed in court documents filed late Thursday. It will still need to be approved by a judge in a San Francisco federal court hearing set for March. The case sprang from 2018 revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a firm with ties to Trump political strategist Steve Bannon, had paid a Facebook app developer for access to the personal information of about 87 million users of the platform. That data was then used to target U.S. Voters during the 2016...
Zoom to Pay $85M for Privacy Violation
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Zoom to Pay $85M for Privacy Violation

California, Aug 3, 2021: Video Conferencing platform Zoom will pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that weak privacy controls open the personal information of users for outsiders to disrupt video meetings during the start of the pandemic. Millions of people in the U.S. who have used Zoom since March 31, 2020, could be eligible for a slice of the settlement that was reached over the weekend. The payment amounts are expected to average $34 or $35 for those who subscribed to Zoom's paid version, and $11 or $12 for the overwhelming majority who used the free version, based on estimates in court documents. Zoom was bedeviled by security issues early last year after stay-at-home orders transformed the company's videoconferencing service from a niche product into a cultural phenom...
Mastercard may have to pay $18.5 billion in a Lawsuit
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Mastercard may have to pay $18.5 billion in a Lawsuit

London, Dec 15, 2020 (AP): Mastercard could have to pay U.K. consumers as much as 14 billion pounds (USD 18.5 billion) after the country's Supreme Court allowed a class-action lawsuit against the credit card company to move forward. The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a competition tribunal to reconsider its decision to block a lawsuit alleging that Mastercard overcharged businesses that accepted the company''s credit and debit cards. These fees were then passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices, the suit claims. Mastercard does not accept that merchants passed on all or any part of any overcharge to their customers. The Competition Appeal Tribunal must now reconsider its refusal to certify the lawsuit as a “collective proceeding.” Certification is required before mass...
Chinese Company Files $1.4 Billion Lawsuit Against Apple
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Chinese Company Files $1.4 Billion Lawsuit Against Apple

Shanghai, 3rd Aug 2020: Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co, Ltd, also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc, alleging it has infringed on its patents. The company is calling for 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion)in damages and demands that Apple cease "manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing" products that infringe on the patent, it said in a social media post. Xiao-i argued that Apple's voice-recognition technology Siri infringes on a patent that it applied for in 2004 and was granted in 2009. Apple did not respond to a request for comment. Reuters was not immediately available to find a copy of the court filing. The lawsuit marks the continuation of a row that has been ongoing for n...
Top 5 Reasons Why Every Business Needs Insurance
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Top 5 Reasons Why Every Business Needs Insurance

Running a business comes with a number of inherent risks; an employee could be injured whilst on the job, your property could be hit by a fire or a natural disaster, or a client could file a lawsuit, for example. For these reasons amongst many others, it’s important to make sure that your business assets are protected. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that your company is adequately insured. We’ve put together some of the top reasons why your business needs insurance. It’s Illegal Not To: First of all, it’s actually the law to insure your business if you are hiring employees. Legally, employers need to be covered with certain types of insurance including worker’s compensation, unemployment, and disability, depending on your state. Failing to get these legally requir...
eBay Files a Lawsuit Against the Largest E-commerce Player
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eBay Files a Lawsuit Against the Largest E-commerce Player

The e-commerce player eBay has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Amazon stating that the online retail giant used eBay's messaging system to steal its sellers. In the following lawsuit, eBay said Amazon representatives signed up for eBay accounts and messaged sellers to get them to sell their goods on Amazon.com. This violated its user agreement. As far as the complaint is concerned, Amazon representatives spelled out their email addresses and asked eBay sellers to talk on the phone in order to evade detection. eBay called it an “orchestrated, coordinated, worldwide campaign'' to “illegally lure eBay sellers to sell on Amazon.'' US-based retailer Amazon refused to comment on the lawsuit. Both e-commerce platforms eBay and Amazon depend on independent sellers to boost their rev...
Know Why Spotify Is Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit
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Know Why Spotify Is Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit

Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without a license and compensation to the music publisher. Wixen, an exclusive licensee of songs such as “Free Fallin” by Tom Petty, “Light My Fire” by the Doors, (Girl We Got a) Good Thing by Weezer and works of singers such as Stevie Nicks, is seeking damages worth at least $1.6 billion along with injunctive relief. Spotify failed to get a direct or a compulsory license from Wixen that would allow it to reproduce and distribute the songs, Wixen said in the lawsuit, filed in a California federal court. Wixen also alleged that Spotify outsourced its work to a third party, licensing and royalty services prov...
Apple Faces Lawsuits After Saying It Slows Down Aging iPhones
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Apple Faces Lawsuits After Saying It Slows Down Aging iPhones

Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change. The tweak may have led iPhone owners to misguided attempts to resolve issues over the last year, the lawsuits contend. All the lawsuits - filed in U.S. District Courts in California, New York and Illinois - seek class-action to represent potentially millions of iPhone owners nationwide.  A similar case was lodged in an Israeli court on Monday, the newspaper Haaretz reported. Apple did not respond to an email seeking comment on the filings. The company acknowledged last week for the first time in detail that operating system updates...
Apple Hit With Trademark Lawsuit Over iPhone X “Animoji” Feature
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Apple Hit With Trademark Lawsuit Over iPhone X “Animoji” Feature

A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X. Tokyo-based Emonster kk sued Apple on Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, saying it holds the U.S. trademark on the term animoji and that Apple’s use of the word is a “textbook case” of deliberate infringement. An Apple spokesman declined to comment. Apple’s animoji feature allow users to animate the facial expressions of emojis using facial recognition technology. It will be included on the iPhone X which is scheduled for release in November. Phil Schiller, Apple’s chief marketing officer, touted the animoji feature during the iPhone X launch event on Sept. 12, calling it a “g...
Uber Appeals On Legal Decision To Revoke Its London Licence
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Uber Appeals On Legal Decision To Revoke Its London Licence

Uber lodged a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating licence in its most important European market, the first stop on what is set to be a long legal road. Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm last month by deeming it unfit to run a taxi service and refusing to renew its licence, citing its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers. The appeal marks the beginning of months of legal wrangling in a battle that had pitched one of the world’s richest cities against a Silicon Valley giant known for forays into new markets across the globe that have stoked competition for established cab companies. Uber, whose backers include Goldman Sachs and Bl...