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…

TikTok’s owner ByteDance agrees to settle $92M class-action lawsuit

According to a document filed in the U.S. District Court in Illinois, China’s ByteDance has agreed to settle a $92 million class-action lawsuit from U.S. TikTok users who had alleged data privacy concerns. ByteDance, TikToko’s owner, has agreed to the settlement after more than a year of litigation. “While we disagree with the assertions, rather…

Italy’s data authority scrutinizes WhatsApp’s updated privacy disclaimer

In a statement Italy’s data protection authority said, Facebook Inc has not clearly communicated its new privacy policy for its messenger app WhatsApp to users. On January 4, 2021, in an update WhatsApp said it reserved the right to share some data, including location and phone numbers, with Facebook and its units including Messenger and…

Class action lawsuit filed against Amazon.com over ebook pricing

A class-action lawsuit has been filed accusing Amazon.com Inc of inflating ebook prices in collusion with some publishers. The class action lawsuit alleges that the e-commerce giant along with the five largest U.S. publishers, collectively called the ‘Big Five’, agreed to price restraints that cause consumers to overpay for eBooks purchased from them through a…

Florida security startup Corellium LLC wins lawsuit against Apple

A federal judge has dismissed Apple Inc’s copyright infringement claims against a Florida startup which makes software to help security researchers find vulnerabilities in Apple products, including in its iPhone. U.S. District Judge Rodney Smith ruled in favor of Corellium LLC saying its software which emulates Apple’s iOS operating system that runs iPads and iPhones,…

Delaware court rules in investment bank Mirae Asset Daewoo Co’s favour, Anbang Insurance Group to pay $3.685 million in costs

On Tuesday, South Korean investment bank Mirae Asset Daewoo Co Ltd stated, it has won a U.S. lawsuit against China’s Anbang Insurance Group. The development comes in the wake of Mirae Asset affiliates scrapping a $5.8 billion deal to buy 15 U.S. hotels from Anbang, which then had filed a lawsuit against the South Korean…

ByteDance weaponizes legal system through endless negotiations, revised filings

According to a court filing, the Trump administration has granted TikTok’s owner ByteDance a new seven-day extension to an existing order directing the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app. Earlier the the Trump administration had granted ByteDance a 15-day extension which was set to expire on Friday. On August 14, U.S. President…

Daimler signs licensing agreement with Sharp Corp after losing patent lawsuit

On Wednesday, in a statement Sharp Corp said, German automaker Daimler has signed a licensing agreement with it following a settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning in-vehicle mobile communications technology. In a court ruling last month, Sharp won the patent dispute with a German court allowing Sharp to enforce a sales ban against Daimler…