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Spam King pleads guilty to Facebook hack, email scheme

Sanford Wallace, the so-called Spam King, has pleaded guilty to fraud and criminal contempt in connection with misusing email, the U.S. Department of Justice says.

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TSMC wins case in trade secret battle with Samsung

Taiwan's Supreme Court ruled in favor of TSMC in its lawsuit against Liang Mong-song, an executive who left the company back in 2009, and allegedly gave trade secrets to Samsung.

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Ashley Madison hauled to court in class action suits over data breach

Legal pressure on Ashley Madison and its parent company is picking up with more class-action lawsuits filed this week against the extramarital hookup site in the U.S., alleging negligence by the site in protecting confidential user data.

Investment group settles US complaint in Yahoo takeover attempt

Three investment companies have settled a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that they failed to disclose their larger intentions while acquiring Yahoo stock.

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Court: FTC can bring down the hammer on companies with sloppy cybersecurity

A U.S. appeals court has turned down hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide's challenge of the Federal Trade Commission's authority to enforce cybersecurity practices.

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Microsoft sues InterDigital over licensing practices

Microsoft has filed an antitrust lawsuit alleging that patent holding company InterDigital engages in "abusive licensing practices."

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U.S. senator to push proposal for mandatory drone geofencing

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is to introduce a proposal that aims to make geofencing of drones mandatory soon, following a number of reports of close shaves between the unmanned aircraft and regular planes.

Uber failed to screen out criminals from its drivers, prosecutors say

Uber has failed to screen out criminals from its drivers, prosecutors allege, including 25 drivers who had been convicted of crimes including murder, sex offenses, kidnapping, and assault.

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Samsung to appeal Apple patent loss to Supreme Court

Samsung Electronics plans a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for infringing Apple patents, but the chances of success don't appear high.

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Another Uber driver sues, claiming unpaid wages

A California man who drives for Uber has sued the company in federal court, claiming he's owed unpaid wages under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.


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Former SAP exec pleads guilty to bribery charge

The ex-VP admits he bribed Panamanian government officials for a multimillion-dollar contract

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Most allegations against Julian Assange are dropped, but rape investigation remains

The Swedish prosecution is still working on setting up an interview at the Ecuadorian embassy in London

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SEC charges 32 in press release hacking, stock trading scheme

The agency's move comes in addition to charges against nine defendants brought by the DOJ

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Nine charged in press release breaches, stock trading scheme

The defendants allegedly hacked into the networks of three press release sites and traded on nonpublic information

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MacKeeper customers can file a claim to get their money back

A proposed class-action suit settlement will put $2 million into a reimbursement fund.