New York sues Amazon over claims it failed to protect workers from pandemic | Amazon

New York is suing Amazon, claiming the company failed to provide workers with a safe environment at two warehouses in the state as Covid-19 infections surged nationwide. The suit from Letitia James, New York’s attorney general, landed just days after Amazon preemptively sued to block the suit over its coronavirus Continue Reading

Fortnite maker Epic Games sues Apple in Australia for App Store ban | Technology

The company behind the popular online video game Fortnite is suing Apple in Australia for allegedly misusing its market power by taking a slice of all revenue earned by apps on iPhones, iPads and Macs. Fortnite is a big money maker for Epic, with millions of daily users logging billions Continue Reading

Former employee sues China Southern, alleging discrimination One airline flight attendant discrimination Contract- Tempemail

A former flight attendant is suing China Southern Airlines for suspending him after his sexual orientation was made public without his consent last year, in a rare legal maneuver that pits him against the country’s largest airline A video showing the man kissing another man was leaked on Chinese social Continue Reading

ACCC sues Google for collecting Australian users’ data without informed consent | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Australia’s consumer rights watchdog has launched legal action against Google for collecting the “potentially sensitive and private” browsing history of its users, allegedly without people’s informed consent. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges that Google misled consumers by not properly informing them about technology that tracked a user’s internet Continue Reading

Google sues Sonos, escalating wireless speaker battle – Software- Tempemail

Google filed a lawsuit accusing home speaker maker Sonos of infringing five of its patents, escalating tensions between the partners that have already led to a US International Trade Commission probe. In a complaint filed on Thursday in San Francisco federal court, Google accused Sonos of using “substantial volumes” of its Continue Reading

Ripple sues YouTube over cryptocurrency scams – Finance- Tempemail

Blockchain firm Ripple sued YouTube on Tuesday, alleging the video-sharing platform failed to protect consumers from cryptocurrency “giveaway” scams that use fake social media profiles to dupe victims into sending money. The company says scammers on YouTube have been impersonating Ripple and its CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, to bait viewers into Continue Reading

WeWork sues SoftBank after US$3 billion tender offer falls through – Finance- Tempemail

WeWork’s owner, The We Company, has sued SoftBank, challenging its largest shareholder’s decision to terminate a US$3 billion tender offer for shares in the office-space sharing firm. An independent two-member special committee of The We Company’s board filed the lawsuit, saying that SoftBank had breached its contractual obligations by abandoning Continue Reading

Vermont sues Clearview AI for violating state privacy laws

In context: Clearview AI has a facial recognition database containing over 3 billion images with linked personally identifiable information. Chances are that if you have a social media account that is not completely locked down, you are in it. This cache is accessible by law enforcement and companies that use Continue Reading

Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal – Security- Tempemail

Australia’s privacy watchdog is pursuing Facebook in the federal court over privacy breaches relating to the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner began proceedings against the social media giant on Monday, alleging “serious and/or repeated interferences” with privacy law. It comes almost two years Continue Reading

Huawei sues Verizon over alleged patent infringement – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

China’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker will square off in court against the number one US wireless carrier over whether Verizon Communications should pay Huawei Technologies for patent infringement. Late Thursday, Huwaei sued Verizon in two US District courts in Texas, alleging the company used 12 Huawei patents without authorisation in Continue Reading