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

Australian who helped Peter Thiel bankrupt Gawker sues ex-business partner | Australia news

The Australian man who helped tech billionaire Peter Thiel bankrupt the news website Gawker by funding a defamation case brought by pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has launched legal action against his former business partner. Aron D’Souza, who was dubbed “Mr A” in media coverage of the Gawker case, is suing Continue Reading

Masimo sues Apple for stealing patents to develop Apple Watch health features

In brief: While Apple is busy suing Nuvia for stealing its trade secrets, a medical company focusing on noninvasive monitoring tech is accusing Apple of poaching employees and implementing patented features in the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch is surprisingly good at detecting heart conditions, at least according to a Continue Reading

ACLU sues Homeland Security over ‘stingray’ phone surveillance

Cutting corners: Stingrays are nothing new, but their use by law enforcement is still shrouded in secrecy, even after numerous attempts to regulate them. Civil right advocates have long called for more transparency on the matter, but after seeing how difficult it is to get access to public records pertaining Continue Reading

Apple sues former chip designer for breach of contract, working on chip startup Nuvia

A hot potato: Apple is suing former high-level chip designer Gerard Williams, who was in charge of A-series processors used in iPhones and iPads. Williams allegedly violated his contract and is exploiting Apple technology in his new venture. At the same time, the lawsuit reveals the Cupertino company illegally monitors Continue Reading

Facebook sues Hong Kong company that used “celeb baiting” to hijack accounts

In brief: Facebook has sued a Hong Kong-based company that it claims enticed people into clicking on celebrities’ photos in ads, which in turn installed malware that compromised their accounts. The social network writes that it filed suit in California yesterday against ILikeAd Media International Company Ltd. and two men Continue Reading