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Yahoo! Sued For Spying Over Emails And Privacy Violation

A judge in California made a ruling against Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), and opened up a path for lawsuits against the company on the grounds of …

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Stupid Criminal: Burglar Nabbed After Watching Movies on Victim’s Netflix Account!

A Netflix binge landed a boneheaded burglar behind bars.

A California woman says that a thief broke into her home, making off with her television, Blu-ray player and other electronics.

A few days later, she noticed that the Netflix account linked to the electronics was being used to watch movies.

Police traced the IP address to the home of 20-year-old Bobby Alexander, where they allegedly found the stolen items.

Alexander has been charged with burglary and is being held on $75,000 bail.

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Police officer suspended after setting up facebook acct. to get child porn!

CYPRUS: A 35-year-old drug squad (YKAN) officer has been suspended on orders from the police chief while criminal and disciplinary offences against him are investigated involving a teenage girl who was a minor at the time, deputy police spokesperson Nicoletta Tyrimou has said.

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Police fighting to keep cellphone trackers secret

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The Chicago Police Department is fighting to keep a lid on how, when and where officers have used covert cellphone tracking systems — with an outside law firm billing the city more than $120,000 to battle a lawsuit that seeks those secret details.

Since 2005, the department has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on cell-site simulators manufactured by the Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Florida, records show. The devices — with names like StingRay and KingFish — capture cellphone signals.

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Another Rent-Stablized Tenant Sued for Using Airbnb

A rent-stabilized tenant at 784 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side could be evicted because she illegally rented her apartment through Airbnb. Landlord Jacob Chetrit sued to evict Stacie Poole for renting her studio for $190/night on the short term rental website, reports the Post.

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Judge OKs $10 million settlement in Target data breach

A Minnesota judge has endorsed a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson granted preliminary approval of the settlement after a hearing Thursday in St. Paul, Minnesota. The move will allow people to begin filing claims ahead of another hearing for final approval, which was scheduled for Nov. 10.

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Facebook gets sued for Sex and Race Discrimination!

As the Ellen Pao sex discrimination trial continues to captivate Silicon Valley, the law firm representing Ms. Pao has filed a bias case on behalf of another woman against an even bigger target: Facebook.

Chia Hong, who worked for Facebook from 2010 to 2013, said that she faced discrimination, harassment and retaliation — and was eventually fired — because she is a woman and of Taiwanese descent, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in state court in San Mateo County, where the company is based.

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THE FREE RIDE IS OVER! Uber and Lyft Sued in Memphis!

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Adding to a growing number of lawsuits around the country, a Memphis taxi company has filed a class action against Uber and Lyft for unlawfully interfering with its business. The plaintiffs, Southern Transportation, Inc. and George Abraham, claim Uber and Lyft have gained an unfair competitive advantage over traditional taxi services by ignoring costly state statutes and city ordinances regulating for-hire transportation companies.

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Wikipedia to file lawsuit challenging mass surveillance by NSA

The lawsuit alleges that the NSA’s mass surveillance of internet traffic, often called “upstream” surveillance, violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects freedom of speech and association, and the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure.

The NSA’s upstream surveillance program captures communications with “non-U.S. persons” in order to acquire foreign intelligence information.

“This kind of dragnet surveillance constitutes a massive invasion of privacy, and it undermines the freedoms of expression and inquiry as well,” ACLU Staff Attorney Patrick Toomey said in a statement.

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