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German court tosses Qualcomm’s latest iPhone patent suit – TechCrunch

German court tosses Qualcomm’s latest iPhone patent suit – TechCrunch Qualcomm has had a patent lawsuit against Apple dismissed by a court in Mannheim, Germany, as groundless (via Reuters). The chipmaker had argued Intel -powered iPhones infringed a transistor switch patent it holds. But in an initial verbal decision the …

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Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch

Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow …

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Amazon Dash buttons judged to breach consumer rules in Germany – TechCrunch

Amazon Dash buttons judged to breach consumer rules in Germany – TechCrunch Amazon’s Dash buttons have been found to breach consumer ecommerce rules in Germany. The push-to-order gizmos were debuted by Amazon in 2015, in an attempt by the ecommerce giant to shave friction off of the online shopping process by …

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Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts – TechCrunch

Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts – TechCrunch Months after an earth-shattering New York Times investigation exposed Google parent company Alphabet’s $90 million payout to Android co-founder Andy Rubin, despite the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him, a Google shareholder is suing …

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Advisor to Europe’s top court favors regional limit to ‘right to be forgotten’ – TechCrunch

Advisor to Europe’s top court favors regional limit to ‘right to be forgotten’ – TechCrunch Google will be cheered by the view of an influential advisor to Europe’s top court vis-a-vis the territorial scope of the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten’. Since a 2014 Court of Justice decision, search engines …

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Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law – TechCrunch Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined £15,000 in a UK court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the national data protection watchdog, the Guardian reports. While the fine itself …

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Singapore activist found guilty of hosting ‘illegal assembly’ via Skype – TechCrunch

Singapore activist found guilty of hosting ‘illegal assembly’ via Skype – TechCrunch An ongoing case in Singapore is testing the legal boundaries of virtual conferences. A court in the Southeast Asian city-state this week convicted human rights activist Jolovan Wham of organizing a public assembly via Skype without a permit …

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