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Court Dismisses Group Lawsuit Over iMessage Text Hijacking

In a lawsuit filed last May, disgruntled iPhone user Adrienne Moore said that switching from iPhone (and iMessage) to Android made it impossible for anyone with an iPhone to text her. iMessage had essentially hijacked her phone number. A little more than a year later, the court disagrees.


What If Everybody James Woods Talked Crap About On Twitter Sued Him?

James Woods has filed a $US10 million lawsuit against a semi-anonymous Twitter user who tweeted that the actor was a cocaine addict. Many people are holding up this case as the perfect example of the Streisand Effect, where more attention is drawn to the accusations by suing rather than ignoring the trolls.


DEA Agent Who Stole Bitcoin During Silk Road Investigation Pleads Guilty

One of the two US government officials charged with some shady dealings during the investigation of Silk Road pleaded guilty today. Carl Force used to work for the DEA and during the course of his investigation was doing things that might even make the darknet blush.


Apple Will Pay $US450 Million For Conspiring To Fix Ebook Pricing 

Apple violated federal antitrust law in a conspiracy with five book publishers to fix ebook prices, according to the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ended a long-running legal battle with a big blow to Apple, calling its ebooks price-fixing scheme “the supreme evil of antitrust”.


BlackBerry Settles Lawsuit Over Ryan Seacrest's Garbage Typo Keyboard

The Typo is dead, huzzah! BlackBerry has settled its lawsuit against the makers of the the terrible Ryan Seacret-backed snap-on physical keyboard for iPhones.


Cybersecurity Firm May Have Hacked Its Own Clients To Extort Them

When you hire a firm to take care of your cybersecurity, you’re hiring a team of experts whom you assume you can trust. But one such firm allegedly used the trust of its clients to straight-up extort them with made-up “data breaches”.


Apple Must Face Lawsuit Over Disappearing iMessages After All

When Adrienne Moore switched from an iPhone 4 to a Samsung Galaxy S5, her messages from Apple users started going missing. This isn’t unusual; iMessage purgatory became such an issue that Apple recently released a quiet fix. But Apple wasn’t quick enough: A judge decided this week that Apple must face Moore’s lawsuit.


Twitter Is Suing For The Right To Show How Many Fed Requests It Gets

In the past, companies like Facebook and Microsoft have released so-called transparency reports about the government surveillance requests they have received — but, per government restrictions, the numbers have been relatively vague. Today, Twitter just filed a lawsuit to lift the restrictions on what they’re allowed to disclose. In other words, actual transparency.


HP And Chubby Checker Finish Fight Over 'Chubby Checker' Penis-Size App

Chubby Checker, the “Twist”-singing denim enthusiast, has made legal peace with Hewlitt-Packard and Palm following a trademark infringement lawsuit over Chubby Checker, a penis measurement webOS app.


Apple And Google Agree To Stop Suing Each Other Into Oblivion

According to breaking reports from the Wall Street Journal, consumer electronics titans Google and Apple have just agreed to drop pending lawsuits against one another and work together to reform patent law. Wonder Twin powers activate!


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