Lawsuits

WhatsApp Allowed to Sue Spyware Maker NSO Group, Says Judge

WhatsApp received the all-clear from the U.S. Supreme Court to seek a lawsuit against Israel's NSO Group over allegations that the latter exploited a bug in the WhatsApp app to install its "Pegasus" spyware on 1,400 devices, including ones owned by journalists, human rights activists, and more (via Reuters). Pegasus is a suite of spyware...

Seattle Public Schools Sue Instagram, TikTok, and More for ‘Exploiting’ Youth

[caption id="attachment_387204" align="aligncenter" width="989"] Image: Center for Countering Digital Hate[/caption] Seattle Public Schools on Friday filed a lawsuit against Tiktok, YouTube, Facebook, Snap, Instagram, and their respective parent companies, alleging that these platforms have "successfully exploited the vulnerable brains of youth" for their own profit — reports GeekWire. The public school district, which is the...

How A Lawsuit Inspired Apple’s Most Iconic Sounds [VIDEO]

Sound designer Jim Reekes, who worked as a programmer at Apple for over 12 years, is responsible for creating the company’s most iconic sounds we get to hear every day. From the start-up sound to the camera click, Reekes is the guy behind them all. In a YouTube video published by CNBC, Reekes shares how he created these iconic...

Google Faces iPhone Privacy Lawsuit in U.K. Seeking $3.9 Billion

A group of iPhone users known as 'Google You Owe Us’ has filed a lawsuit against Google in the U.K. seeking as much as 3.2 billion pounds ($3.9 billion) in damages over data-collection claims, according to documents filed with the court in 2018, Bloomberg is reporting. The lawsuit, that has recently been given the go-ahead by London appeals...

SEC Files Lawsuit Against Former Apple Executive for Insider Trading

Apple’s former senior director of corporate law and corporate secretary, Gene Levoff, has been charged with insider trading by the SEC, CNBC News reports. According to the lawsuit filing, Levoff "traded on material nonpublic information about Apple's earnings three times during 2015 and 2016”. The complaint notes that Levoff, who has a previous history of insider...

Fitbit Faces Lawsuit from its Biggest Competitor Jawbone Ahead of IPO

According to a report by The New York Times, Fitbit has been sued by its biggest competitor Jawbone, who alleges that the former has been stealing information and confidential data by hiring its workers. The maker of wearable health trackers, including the latest Charge, Charge HR and the Surge, earlier this month filed for an initial public offering (IPO) to apparently...

Steve Jobs Being Sued by One of Apple’s Shareholders

A court filing has today revealed that the estate of Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is being sued by one of the company's shareholders, claiming that Apple misled investors and damaged the value of the company by "striking a controversial hiring agreement with other corporations”. As Patently Apple reports, court papers show that Apple violated...

Apple Patches up its Relationship with Court-Appointed Monitor

Apple appears to have patched up its relationship with court-appointed antitrust monitor, as the company revises its policies to prevent antitrust violations, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. For those who aren’t aware, Apple has been consistently appealing against the compliance monitor Michael Bromwich, who was appointed by Judge Denise Cote last fall after she found Apple guilty...