Russia lodges lawsuit against 5 social media platforms for not deleting violent protest posts

In a significant development that spells fresh bout of legal trouble for social media companies, Russian authorities are suing have launched a complaint against five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests. Russian authorities have filed cases against Facebook, Twitter, Google, Telegram and Tiktok for…

Apple’s latest operating system non-compliant with EU privacy requirements: France Digitale

On Tuesday, France Digitale, the country’s leading startup lobby is preparing to file a complaint against Apple with French data privacy watchdog CNIL alleging that the iPhone maker breached European Union rules. France Digitale’s seven page complaint against Apple, is backed by most French digital entrepreneurs and venture capitalists; the complaint alleges that Apple’s latest…

U.S. International Trade Commission probing select devices made by Lenovo Group Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

In a statement the U.S. International Trade Commission stated, it was probing certain LTE-compliant cellular devices made by China’s Lenovo Group Ltd owned Motorola Mobility and by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, following a complaint. On February 1, 2021, an investigation was launched following a complaint filed by Austin, Texas-based Evolved Wireless LLC alleging infringement of…

General Motors and SAIC Motor Corp file joint anti-monopoly complaint against Tencent

On Tuesday, Chinese smart vehicle supplier Shanghai PATEO stated along with General Motors Co’s local venture with SAIC Motor Corp it has filed a joint complaint against Chinese tech giant Tencent to China’s market regulator. In a statement, PATEO said Tencent abused its dominant messaging app’s market position to restrict sales of its products which…

Tesla’s alleged unintended acceleration petition filed by short seller

In a statement, Tesla Inc responded to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statement saying there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles. The development comes in the wake of the U.S. regulator saying it would review a petition and release a redacted version of a complaint which alleged that 500,000 “Tesla vehicles experience…

Amazon.com Inc’s lawsuit names Donald Trump for loss of Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract

In a complaint filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Amazon Inc has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of having a bias and exerting “improper pressure” in the awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to its rival, Microsoft Corp. Amazon’s complaint states, Trump had launched a “repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks to…

Spotify drags Apple to court over abuse of its in-app purchase system

Apple’s unfair business practices had led Spotify to lodge a complaint with the EU’s antitrust regulators. In a potentially significant development, Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Apple saying Cupertino unfair business practices limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service. According to Spotify’s complaint, “Apple’s control of its App…

Facebook staring at potential class-action lawsuit in Australia

The likelihood of the class-action lawsuit will depend on the findings of the Australian Information Commissioner which is probing Facebook’s improper handling of 311,000 Australian users’ data. On Tuesday, IMF Bentham Ltd, a litigation funding provider, disclosed it was funding a representative who has complained against Facebook Inc’s alleged breaches of Australia’s Privacy Principles. IMF…