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  • Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Online Censorship Executive Order

    Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Online Censorship Executive Order

    President Trump has won a small court victory in his ongoing attempt at Section 230 reform. Section 230 protects social media companies from liability when they remove offensive content. Despite the win, however, it appears that President Trump will not have been able to make significant changes to Section 230 during his term. The Trump […]

  • State Attorneys General File New Lawsuit Against Google Over Advertising Tactics

    State Attorneys General File New Lawsuit Against Google Over Advertising Tactics

    Attorneys general from ten states, led by Texas, filed suit against Google this week over its digital advertising tactics. It’s the second major lawsuit filed against Google in recent months challenging the tech giant’s alleged monopoly power. The first, filed by the Justice Department, alleges that Google maintains its role as the dominant search engine by […]

  • 2021 May Bring Pro-Labor and Unionization Movement in Tech

    2021 May Bring Pro-Labor and Unionization Movement in Tech

    There are several reasons to expect a bigger worker push to unionize in 2021, particularly in the tech industry. For one, the new Biden administration is expected to promote more labor-friendly policies, including a shift in the National Labor Relations Board. Secondly, the forced work-from-home policies that continue to dominate the workplace have made it […]

  • Revisiting the Legality of Password Sharing as Netflix Begins to Crack Down

    Revisiting the Legality of Password Sharing as Netflix Begins to Crack Down

    According to Comcast’s recently released 2020 network data, streaming video remains – by far – the largest use of the internet in the home. This is true despite more people than ever using video conferencing technology while working from home. On the other hand, there’s not that much to do anymore after work but see […]

  • Zoom Will Pay Out $85 Million in Settlement Over User Privacy

    Zoom Will Pay Out $85 Million in Settlement Over User Privacy

    Over the weekend, Zoom Video Communications agreed to pay $85 million and increase its security measures to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit—although Zoom still denies any wrongdoing. It’s no surprise that Zoom saw a huge increase in business during the pandemic—more than four times as much—but that spike didn’t come without some growing pains. The company […]

  • Epic Appeals Decision in Fortnite Battle Royale With Apple

    Epic Appeals Decision in Fortnite Battle Royale With Apple

    Editor’s Note: This post was updated on September 22, 2021, with information regarding Fortnite’s removal from the Apple Store. Online “battle royale” survival video game, Fortnite, has captured global attention since its release in 2017 by software developer Epic Games, Inc. Boasting over 350 million registered accounts, Fortnite has a dedicated base of players across […]

  • Jury Finds Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Guilty on Four of Eleven Criminal Charges

    Jury Finds Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Guilty on Four of Eleven Criminal Charges

    After more than 50 hours of deliberation, a jury in California convicted Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes of four criminal fraud charges on Monday, January 3rd. Holmes, a longtime name in Silicon Valley, founded Theranos on the promise of revolutionary blood-testing technology. But it seems that despite warnings from her own employees that the […]

  • Texas Sues Meta for Violating State Biometric Privacy Law

    Texas Sues Meta for Violating State Biometric Privacy Law

    Biometrics are a quick and easy way to determine identification, which is why fingerprints, faceprints, and even vocal cadence have become a popular way to provide an additional level of security both online and in secure facilities. But while biometric data can be useful for unlocking your smartphone or providing additional security at company headquarters, it is […]

  • Texas Sues Meta for Violating State Biometric Privacy Law

    Texas Sues Meta for Violating State Biometric Privacy Law

    Biometrics are a quick and easy way to determine identification, which is why fingerprints, faceprints, and even vocal cadence have become a popular way to provide an additional level of security both online and in secure facilities. But while biometric data can be useful for unlocking your smartphone or providing additional security at company headquarters, it is […]

  • Tesla’s Elon Musk Accuses SEC of Harassment, Broken Promises, and Chilling Free Speech

    Tesla’s Elon Musk Accuses SEC of Harassment, Broken Promises, and Chilling Free Speech

    Tesla’s founder and CEO Elon Musk is known for his controversial tweets, ranging from criticism to gender pronouns to predicting close to zero new coronavirus cases in the United States by April 2020. Most of his tweets do not generate repercussions beyond heated online debates—but there was one tweet in 2018 that cost him and his company $40 […]