Samsung demands to see next iPhone, iPad

In the latest round of an ongoing patent and trademark battle, Samsung on Friday asked a federal judge to make Apple provide the Korean electronics giant with samples of its next-generation iPhone and

Published on: May 31st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Google pays out 'dollar of vindication' for trespassing

By Juan Carlos Perez After a legal battle that lasted two-and-a-half years, Google has been found guilty of trespassing on a Pennsylvania family's property to take photos of their property for its Maps

Published on: December 6th, 2010 IDG News Service

Google hit with class action lawsuit over secret WiFi sniffing

Google's secret Wi-Fi sniffing has prompted a class-action lawsuit that could force the company to pay up to $10,000 for each time it snatched data from unprotected hotspots, court documents show.The lawsuit, which

Published on: May 25th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Facebook will fork out $9.5 million to fund privacy projects

A federal judge has approved a proposed settlement byFacebook in a class-action lawsuit involving its now defunct Beacon behavioral tracking service.Under the settlement, Facebook will pay $9.5 million to set up a privacy

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Bank sues customer hit by $800,000 cyber theft

A Texas bank is suing a customer hit by an $800,000 cybertheft incident in a case that could test the extent to which customers should be held responsible for protecting their online accounts

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Dell, HP back Microsoft’s appeal against Word ban

Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's two largest computer makers, have sided with Microsoft in its appeal of a ban that would block Word sales in the U.S. The two companies warned

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Workaround could help Microsoft sidestep injunction in patent case

Microsoft Corp. can likely use an "easy technical work-around" to sidestep a recent injunction by a Texas federal judge that bars the company from selling Word, a patent attorney said today.The ruing against

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Heartland pounded with lawsuits over data breach

In an indication of the legal troubles companies can find themselves in over data breaches these days, several banks and credit unions have begun suing Heartland Payment Systems over its recently disclosed data

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

How Microsoft’s

Microsoft would have to come up with as much as $8.5 billion to settle accounts with the customers affected by its 2006 "Vista Capable" marketing program, according to documents unsealed by a federal

Published on: January 26th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

E-Discovery lapse could decimate a small business, experts say

While newspapers highlight stories of large corporations embroiled in legal disasters for failing to provide courts crucial digital evidence, technology experts and attorneys say small organizations are no less vulnerable to electronic discovery

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Nestor Arellano