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Uber ends policy of forced arbitration for individual sexual assault clams – TechCrunch

Uber ends policy of forced arbitration for individual sexual assault clams – TechCrunch In a major policy change, Uber has announced it’s ending mandatary arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber drivers, riders or employees. It is also ending the requirement that victims sign a …

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Apple hit with lawsuit over the “completely reinvented” Macbook keyboard it rolled out back in 2015 – TechCrunch

Apple hit with lawsuit over the “completely reinvented” Macbook keyboard it rolled out back in 2015 – TechCrunch A little more than three years ago, Apple just announced a new MacBook with a “butterfly” keyboard that was 40 percent thinner than its predecessor, and ostensibly four times more stable than the previous …

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UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to give up data in US voter test case – TechCrunch

UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to give up data in US voter test case – TechCrunch Another big development in the personal data misuse saga attached to the controversial Trump campaign-linked UK-based political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica — which could lead to fresh light being shed on how the company and its …

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Facebook denied a stay to Schrems II privacy referral – TechCrunch

Facebook denied a stay to Schrems II privacy referral – TechCrunch Facebook’s attempt to block a series of legal questions relating to a long-running EU privacy case from being referred to Europe’s top court has been throw out by Ireland’s High Court. Earlier this week the company’s lawyers had asked the …

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Facebook is trying to block Schrems II privacy referral to EU top court – TechCrunch

Facebook is trying to block Schrems II privacy referral to EU top court – TechCrunch Facebook’s lawyers are attempting to block a High Court decision in Ireland, where its international business is headquartered, to refer a long-running legal challenge to the bloc’s top court. The social media giant’s lawyers asked …

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UK mass surveillance regime dealt another blow in court – TechCrunch

UK mass surveillance regime dealt another blow in court – TechCrunch The UK government has suffered yet another defeat in the courts over a surveillance regime that critics have dubbed a ‘Snooper’s charter’. Today the UK High Court agreed with digital and civil rights group Liberty’s crowdfunded legal challenge to …

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How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free – TechCrunch

How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free – TechCrunch In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft’s bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense, Eric Lundgren will spend 15 months in prison for selling discs that let people reinstall …

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Facebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake ads – TechCrunch

Facebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake ads – TechCrunch In an interesting twist, Facebook is being sued in the UK for defamation by consumer advice personality, Martin Lewis, who says his face and name have been repeatedly used on fake adverts distributed on the social media giant’s platform. Lewis, who …

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