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Facebook will have to face a class action lawsuit that accuses the company of violating its users’ privacy. The lawsuit states that Facebook has been scanning the content of users’ messages sent to other users for advertising purposes. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California denied Facebook’s bid to dismiss the lawsuit, stating that it has “not offered a sufficient explanation of how the challenged practice falls within the ordinary course of its business.” The company had argued that an exception under the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act covered its alleged scanning of users’ messages as an interception by the service provider occurring during... Read more...
If this whole software and hardware business doesn't pan out for Microsoft, the Redmond outfit might have a future in used car sales. Need proof? Just wait until you see Microsoft's pitch on why altering its various Terms of Service agreements to forbid class action lawsuits is a good thing...for you! "When a customer in the United States has a dispute about a Microsoft product or service, many of our new user agreements will require that, if we can’t informally resolve the dispute, the customer bring the claim in small claims court or arbitration, but not as part of a class action lawsuit," Microsoft explains. "Many companies have adopted this approach, which the U.S. Supreme Court permitted... Read more...
Apple and AT&T can't seem to catch a break in the court of public opinion lately, and now the two will have to defend themselves in a real court. That's because a federal judge has ruled that a monopoly lawsuit against Apple and AT&T over alleged violations to antitrust law can proceed as a class action, according to reports. The all-encompassing lawsuit represents a whole bunch of individual suits filed by iPhone buyers dating back to 2007 shortly after the original iPhone came to market. In short, the lawsuit takes issue with Apple's decision to lock iPhones so that they can only work on AT&T's network, and also charges Apple with secretly making AT&T its exclusive iPhone partner... Read more...
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