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...

Facebook Sued for Shutting Out Competition

On January 16, plaintiffs Reveal Chat Holdco LLC, et al filed a class action complaint against defendant Facebook alleging antitrust violations. Plaintiffs are represented by...

Nets Point Guard to Launch Investment Service

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets launched an investment service on January 13. Dinwiddie’s investment service is in partnership with Securitize, a...

Legal Services Corp. President Jim Sandman Steps Down After Nine Years

Photo courtesy of Legal Services Corporation. Jim Sandman announced in an e-mail this morning that he will step down as...

Tech Giants

Facebook Sued for Shutting Out Competition

On January 16, plaintiffs Reveal Chat Holdco LLC, et al filed a class action complaint against defendant Facebook alleging antitrust violations. Plaintiffs are represented by...

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...

Emerging Tech

Nets Point Guard to Launch Investment Service

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets launched an investment service on January 13. Dinwiddie’s investment service is in partnership with Securitize, a security token platform. The service was first announced in October when Dinwiddie said he planned...

Nets Point Guard to Launch Investment Service

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets launched an investment service on January 13. Dinwiddie’s investment service is in partnership with Securitize, a...

Legal Services Corp. President Jim Sandman Steps Down After Nine Years

Photo courtesy of Legal Services Corporation. Jim Sandman announced in an e-mail this morning that he will step down as...

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...

Around Law Street

Facebook’s Libra Announces Board Despite Exits

Facebook’s ambitious Libra cryptocurrency announced the creation of its 21-member association Tuesday.  The announcement was made in the wake of reports earlier this week...

WeWork Faces Shareholder Suit

On November 4, WeWork shareholder Natalie Sojka filed a class action complaint against Adam Neumann and others (Natalie Sojka v. Adam Neumann et al....

Taking A Hint From Twitter, Google Will Restrict Political Ads Too

On November 20, Google announced it would limit political ads targeting specific audiences based on political affiliation or public voter records. Additionally,...

Fitbit Sued by Investor for its Proposed Sale to Alphabet

On December 6, plaintiff John Thompson filed a class action complaint against defendants Fitbit, Inc., et al (John Thompson v. Fitbit, Inc.,...

Twitch Sued in Russia over Pirated Sports Content

On December 17, Amazon’s Twitch, a social streaming platform and gaming community, was nearly blocked in Russia for piracy allegations. A Russian...

In Response to California’s AB-5, Uber Ends Upfront Ride Pricing Among Other Changes

On January 8, Uber announced to California customers that it would begin showing price estimates instead of fixed prices in response to...

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...

Federal Trade Commission Targets Stalking Apps

On October 22, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it is prohibiting developers of three ‘stalking’ apps from selling apps that track mobile devices...

Federal Circuit Issues Nearly Earth-Shattering Ruling for PTAB

On October 31, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the case Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew,...

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...