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We've become accustomed to seeing high-profile class action lawsuits result in paltry payouts for plaintiffs, but this is ridiculous. Today, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments over a privacy case that Google settled in 2013. The search giant agreed to pay out millions, but that money largely went to the plaintiffs' attorneys and those attorneys' alma maters.

Users who purchased a Lenovo PC between September 2014 and January 2015 got an extra special surprise in the form of adware that left them wide open to malicious attacks. After two and a half years of legal wrangling, the US Federal Trade Commission settled its lawsuit against the company, and it's hard to imagine that executives learned their lesson.