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Yahoo Secretly Scanned Email Accounts for the Government

Yahoo Secretly Scanned Email Accounts for the Government

Summary: Yahoo allegedly scanned millions of its email accounts to provide information for the federal government. In recent years, having a Yahoo email account was about as cool as having a Myspace. But after this week’s bombshell that the company secretly scanned accounts for the U.S. government, Yahoo’s cool factor is the least of its […]

Google Indonesia May Have Avoided $400 Million in Taxes

Google Indonesia May Have Avoided $400 Million in Taxes

Summary: Indonesia believes Google has avoided paying full taxes to the country in the amount of over $400 million just for 2015. Alphabet Inc’s Google is having their taxes for the past five years investigated by Indonesia. The country feels the search giant owes them over $400 million for just 2015 in avoided tax payments, […]

Mozilla Joins Fight Against Justice Department

Mozilla Joins Fight Against Justice Department

Summary: Mozilla is the latest company to join in support of Microsoft in their lawsuit against the Department of Justice imposing gag orders on companies. Microsoft is getting support from several companies such as Apple, Google, and now Mozilla in their lawsuit against the Justice Department. The tech companies joined together to file an amicus […]

Google Saved from $9 Billion Payout

Google Saved from $9 Billion Payout

Summary: The lawsuit brought by Oracle against Google seeking $9 billion in damages was thrown out again by a California judge, but the ruling could be appealed again. It has been a good day for Google. The major court battle between Google and software giant Oracle was thrown out by a California District Federal court […]

Hollywood Stars Threaten to Boycott Georgia if Alleged Anti-Gay Bill Passes

Hollywood Stars Threaten to Boycott Georgia if Alleged Anti-Gay Bill Passes

Summary: Georgia is facing outside pressure to can its latest legislation that would allow religious groups to exclude those with opposing beliefs.  Georgia may lose billions of dollars in revenue if a new religious freedom law is allowed to pass. Independent Journal Review reports that dozens of Hollywood actors and directors have signed their name […]

Email Hacker Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nude Photos of Celebs

Email Hacker Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nude Photos of Celebs

Summary: In a different case involving stolen nude photos of celebrities, an Oregon man pleaded guilty to hacking email accounts. Celebgate is still at large. Celebrities all over are celebrating. The Oregon man that tricked users into handing over passwords to break into accounts to reveal their private, and often nude, photos has pleaded guilty. […]

Google Sued for Scanning Emails

Google Sued for Scanning Emails

Summary: Two years after admitting that emails were scanned through the Google’s Apps for Education, four UC Berkeley students and alumni are suing the company for violating their privacy. Nearly two years ago Google was caught scanning emails through Apps for Education. Now four UC Berkeley students and alumni are suing Google Inc. for the […]

How Much Do In-House Attorneys Get Paid?

How Much Do In-House Attorneys Get Paid?

Summary: LawCrossing released data about the salaries for in-house attorneys and what kind of counsel receives the best pay rates. There are many reasons to take an in-house counsel position—lifestyle and future career mobility being the main attractions. While in-house attorney jobs are desirable for those reasons, they often pay less than their law firm […]

What Would You Do to Save 90 Percent of Your Income?

What Would You Do to Save 90 Percent of Your Income?

Summary: Lawyers and other professionals are taking extreme measures to cut their living expenses and commute times.  A lot of biglaw associates have joked they ought to just move into their offices instead of paying rent. Well, one Google has done something close to that. He recently converted this truck into a living space and has […]

Google Books Is Legal

Google Books Is Legal

Summary: A court has ruled against a group of authors, determining that Google may scan and make books partially available in its online library.  Google can move forward with scanning books into its giant, online library–a process it started in 2005. On Friday, a three-judge panel on the Second Circuit rendered an expansive ruling for the software giant against […]

Obama Lightens Up on Encrypted Data Law

Obama Lightens Up on Encrypted Data Law

Summary: The Obama administration has relented in its efforts to gain access to user smartphones, but many think the debate isn’t over yet. Those in favor of technology privacy are praising President Obama for the administration’s decision not to seek new legislation that guarantees government access to encrypted information on computers, mobile phones, and other […]

Justice Department Wants Apple’s iMessage Chats

Justice Department Wants Apple’s iMessage Chats

Summary: The Justice Department is hitting roadblocks from the leading tech companies as they pursue access to private information between suspects. The Justice Department has sought a court order against Apple for access to their iMessage communications between suspects that use an iPhone. Apple has one slight issue with this request; they can’t. The iMessage […]

Google Creates New Holding Company Alphabet

Google Creates New Holding Company Alphabet

Summary: Google is set to keep growing, creating a new company that will help them do that by organizing and clearly showing their ventures. Google Inc. created a new company called Alphabet Inc. The holding company will allow Google to see how their investments into things such as driverless cars, health-related technologies, and high-speed Internet […]

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