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Uber’s ‘robo-firing’ of drivers targeted in latest European lawsuit

Uber’s ‘robo-firing’ of drivers targeted in latest European lawsuit Uber is facing another legal challenge in Europe related to algorithmic decision making. The App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) filed a case, yesterday, with a court in the Netherlands seeking to challenge the ride hailing company’s practice of ‘robo-firing’ — aka the use of automated […]

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Standing by developers through Google v. Oracle

Standing by developers through Google v. Oracle Mike Linksvayer Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Linksvayer is Head of Developer Policy at GitHub, leading the company’s efforts to advocate for developers globally. The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow in Google v. Oracle. This case raises a fundamental question for software developers and the open-source community: Whether […]

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Facebook sues two companies engaged in data scraping operations

Facebook sues two companies engaged in data scraping operations Facebook today says it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against two companies that had engaged in an international “data scraping” operation. The operation extended across Facebook properties, including both Facebook and Instagram, as well as other large websites and services, including Twitter, Amazon, LinkedIn […]

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Uber wins latest London licence appeal

Uber wins latest London licence appeal Uber has won its appeal against having its licence to operate withdrawn in London. In today’s judgement the court decided it was satisfied with process improvements made by the ride-hailing company, including around its communication with the city’s transport regulator. The new licence comes with 21 conditions, jointly suggested […]

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Europe’s top court says net neutrality rules bar ‘zero rating’

Europe’s top court says net neutrality rules bar ‘zero rating’ The European Union’s top court has handed down its first decision on the bloc’s net neutrality rules — interpreting the law as precluding the use of commercial ‘zero rating’ by Internet services providers. ‘Zero rating’ refers to the practice of ISPs offering certain apps/services ‘tariff […]

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YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking $3BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data

YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data Another class action style lawsuit has been lodged against a tech giant in the UK alleging violations of privacy and seeking major damages. The latest representative action, filed against Google-owned YouTube, accuses the platform of routinely breaking UK and […]

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Facebook seeks fresh legal delay to block order to suspend its transatlantic data transfers

Facebook seeks fresh legal delay to block order to suspend its transatlantic data transfers Facebook is firing up its lawyers to try to block EU regulators from forcing it to suspend transatlantic data transfers in the wake of a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court this summer. The tech giant has applied to judges in […]

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Instacart faces lawsuit from DC Attorney General over ‘deceptive’ service fees

Instacart faces lawsuit from DC Attorney General over ‘deceptive’ service fees Instacart is facing a lawsuit from Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine that alleges the company charged customers millions of dollars in “deceptive service fees” and failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of sales tax. The suit seeks restitution for […]

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Apple contends Epic’s ban was a ‘self-inflicted’ prelude to gaming the App Store

Apple contends Epic’s ban was a ‘self-inflicted’ prelude to gaming the App Store Apple has filed legal documents opposing Epic’s attempt to have itself reinstated in the iOS App Store, after having been kicked out last week for flouting its rules. Apple characterizes the entire thing as a “carefully orchestrated, multi-faceted campaign” aimed at circumventing […]

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UK class action style claim filed over Marriott data breach

UK class action style claim filed over Marriott data breach A class action style suit has been filed in the UK against hotel group Marriott International over a massive data breach that exposed the information of some 500 million guests around the world, including around 30 million residents of the European Union, between July 2014 […]

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