News tagged with federal courts

US government sues Kansas bitcoin business

A company that offered bitcoin-generating computers is being sued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which said it bilked more than 20,000 consumers out of as much as $50 million.

Sep 24, 2014
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High court rejects Google appeal in snooping case

The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google's appeal of a ruling that it pried into people's online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project.

Jun 30, 2014
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Gossip site wins appeal of cheerleader's lawsuit

An appeals court has found that an Arizona-based gossip website is immune from being sued by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader over online posts that said she was promiscuous and had sexually transmitted ...

Jun 16, 2014
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Jury verdict gives Facebook victory in patent case

(AP)—Facebook successfully defended itself against a lawsuit that claimed the social media company infringed on patents held by a Dutch programmer who launched a website called "Surfbook" more than a decade ago.

Jun 13, 2014
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