Congress Urges FCC Action on SIM Swapping Scams

Congress implored the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 9 to act on SIM swapping scams. SIM swapping is “a particularly invasive form of fraud that involves tricking a target’s mobile carrier into transferring someone’s wireless service to a device they control.” While the FCC...

Department of Labor Locks Down Reporting of Employment Stats

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the Department of Labor, announced changes to the way that the release of...

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Trial Ends

A group of states filed a joint suit to prevent the T-Mobile and Sprint merger in July. New York and California Attorney...

Twitter Apologizes After Ad Targeting Revelations

In the latest in a years-long debate over the relationship between social media, advertising, and free speech, Twitter has apologized for letting...

Tech Giants

Twitter Apologizes After Ad Targeting Revelations

In the latest in a years-long debate over the relationship between social media, advertising, and free speech, Twitter has apologized for letting...

Chrome to Drop Tracking Cookies by 2022

On January 14, Google announced that it would be dropping third-party cookies on its platform by 2022. The plan will bring Google...

Amicus Briefs Filed in Years-Long Oracle/Google Dispute

Nearly a decade ago, Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement. The case has since been appealed multiple times and is now waiting...

Lessig Sues NYT for Defamation

On January 13, Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig filed a complaint in Massachusetts District Court against The New York Times Company, alleging defamation. Lessig...

Alphabet’s top Lawyer Exits After 18 Years

David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer for Alphabet, announced his departure from the tech giant at the end of this month.  His 18-year stint...

Facebook Set to Remove Deepfake Videos Ahead of 2020 Election

Facebook is set to remove deepfake and manipulated videos if the content is edited, but it will keep parody or satire content, as well...

Emerging Tech

Study Shows Dating Apps Share Personal Data with Advertisers

A study conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) found that “10 apps collect sensitive information including a user’s exact location, sexual orientation, religious and political beliefs, drug use and other information and then transmit the personal...

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Trial Ends

A group of states filed a joint suit to prevent the T-Mobile and Sprint merger in July. New York and California Attorney...

Twitter Apologizes After Ad Targeting Revelations

In the latest in a years-long debate over the relationship between social media, advertising, and free speech, Twitter has apologized for letting...

IBM Joins Anti-Troll LOT Network

On January 14, IBM announced it was joining the LOT Network, a non-profit group of companies creating protective measures for its members against patent assertion...

Chrome to Drop Tracking Cookies by 2022

On January 14, Google announced that it would be dropping third-party cookies on its platform by 2022. The plan will bring Google...

Around Law Street

Senators ask FTC to look into Amazon for Capital One Hack

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass.) have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Amazon.com, Inc. to see if the...

Google Set To Offer Checking Account Service

On November 13, Google announced that it will offer personal checking accounts in 2020 through its Google Pay app; the project is code-named Cache....

NSO Employees Sue Facebook for Deleting Accounts

Late in October, WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned social media company, sued NSO Group, an Israeli technology firm, for abusing a flaw in WhatsApp’s...

FBI Warns Consumers About Smart TV Security Risks

The Oregon branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a press release warning of the potential dangers of smart TVs in the lead...

Spotify Will Suspend Political Ads in 2020

On December 27, Spotify announced that it would stop selling political ads on the ad-supported version of its platform beginning in early...

easyGroup Sues Airline Easyfly and Third-Party Ticket Promoters For Trademark Infringement

easyGroup, a British corporation, filed a complaint on January 7 in the Southern District of Florida for trademark infringement, counterfeiting of trademark, false designation...

Former Twitter Employees Accused of Espionage

Ahmad Abouammo was arrested on November 5 for obstruction of justice and acting as an agent of a foreign government without the...

FCC to Auction C-Band Spectrum; Satellite Industry Reacts

On November 18, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it will have a public auction for rights to electromagnetic spectrum in...

Pro Music Rights Sues Spotify For Failed Royalty Payment

On November 25, plaintiff Pro Music Rights filed a complaint against Defendant, Spotify (Pro Music Rights, LLC and Sosa Entertainment LLC v. Spotify AB,...

Intellectual Property

IBM Joins Anti-Troll LOT Network

On January 14, IBM announced it was joining the LOT Network, a non-profit group of companies creating protective measures for its members against patent assertion...

Amicus Briefs Filed in Years-Long Oracle/Google Dispute

Nearly a decade ago, Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement. The case has since been appealed multiple times and is now waiting...

Apple TV+ sued for Copyright Infringement for Series

A copyright infringement complaint has been filed against Apple, producer M. Night Shyamalan, and other individuals and corporations for the Apple TV+ series Servant. The...

Policy

Department of Labor Locks Down Reporting of Employment Stats

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the Department of Labor, announced changes to the way that the release of...

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Trial Ends

A group of states filed a joint suit to prevent the T-Mobile and Sprint merger in July. New York and California Attorney...

Senators Move to Subsidize Huawei Competitors for 5G

Six Senators crossing party lines introduced a bill Wednesday that would set aside $1.25 billion over the next decade for investment in...

Cybersecurity

DoJ, Apple Encryption Backdoor Battle Renewed

A renewed skirmish over iPhone encryption is heating up between Apple and the Department of Justice this week. On Monday...

Senators Move to Subsidize Huawei Competitors for 5G

Six Senators crossing party lines introduced a bill Wednesday that would set aside $1.25 billion over the next decade for investment in...

Congress Urges FCC Action on SIM Swapping Scams

Congress implored the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 9 to act on SIM swapping scams. SIM swapping is “a particularly invasive...