data scraping

No Trespassing: Facebook Sues for Data Scraping

On June 18, Facebook filed a civil lawsuit in a federal court in San Francisco against online mobile platform Massroot8 for “scraping” data about Facebook users in violation of both Facebook’s Terms ...
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Facebook privacy

Facebook Privacy Tracking Lawsuit Can Continue, Court Says

Everyone knows that when you use a social media site such as Facebook, the website is collecting information about you. I’m not sure whether, even with privacy settings set, that people know ...
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First Amendment

Maine Suit Challenges Privacy Regulation on First Amendment Grounds

When it comes to First Amendment free speech rights, the Supreme Court has sided mostly with consumers. Will that change with a Maine case? In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down ...
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SIM swap

SIM Swap Crypto Lawsuit Goes Forward in Los Angeles

Can AT&T be held liable for identity theft resulting from SIM swapping? In June 2017, Michael Terpin, a prominent cryptocurrency trader from Puerto Rico, turned on his cell phone and found it ...
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Facebook privacy

CCPA Class Action Likely Not Too Classy

One of the most significant aspects of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the fact that consumers in California now have the right to sue companies for their losses resulting from ...
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Good Samaritan clause

Can Antivirus Companies Use ‘Good Samaritan’ Defense to Block Rival Software?

Is the Good Samaritan clause, intended to protect against harmful materials, too broad and ripe for abuse? The essence of information security is to allow “good” things in and keep “bad” things ...
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Lawsuit alleges TikTok sends user videos to Chinese servers for surveillance

Lawsuit alleges TikTok sends user videos to Chinese servers for surveillance

A college student from Palo Alto, California is suing video-sharing service TikTok for allegedly using surveillance software designed to harvest personally identifiable information, including biometric data, and send it to China for ...
personal data

Should GitHub Be Liable for the Capital One Hack?

Probably the dumbest questions you can ask a lawyer—particularly in the wake of a massive data breach—is, “Can I sue?” The answer is almost always, “Yes.” And what would you sue for? ...
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Equifax sued by the state of Indiana over 2017 breach

Equifax sued by the state of Indiana over 2017 breach

Almost two years after suffering a massive hacker attack, Equifax is still picking up the pieces, paying penalties through its nose. The latest act of retribution comes from the U.S. state of ...
Yahoo agrees to pay $50 million to customers affected by biggest security breach in history

Yahoo agrees to pay $50 million to customers affected by biggest security breach in history

The now-defunct Yahoo has reached a $50 million settlement with 200 million U.S. residents whose personal data was stolen in the biggest known data breach in history. Customers will also get two ...