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Parents May Be Held Accountable for Kids' Facebook Activity, Court Rules
Liability Claims

Parents May Be Held Accountable for Kids' Facebook Activity, Court Rules

A Georgia appellate court ruled that the parents of a seventh-grader who created a fake and defamatory Facebook account for a classmate may be liable for emotional damages by a jury.
Laura Entis
Appeals Court Rules That Yelp's Ad Sales Tactics Aren't Extortion, Just 'Hard Bargaining'
Yelp

Appeals Court Rules That Yelp's Ad Sales Tactics Aren't Extortion, Just 'Hard Bargaining'

Businesses don't have the right to pre-existing good reviews, the court said.
Laura Entis
Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal
Uber

Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

The decision hinged upon a differentiation between traditional taxicab meters and the smartphone technology by which Uber charges passengers.
Geoff Weiss
People Have a 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Top EU Court Tells Google
Privacy Policies

People Have a 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Top EU Court Tells Google

Google will have to delete 'inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant' links on request, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled today.
Laura Entis
Aereo Faces Off Against Broadcast Giants in Supreme Court Today
Cloud computing

Aereo Faces Off Against Broadcast Giants in Supreme Court Today

The controversial streaming TV startup has battled broadcast goliaths before -- and won both times. Will it prevail again? Either way, Aereo's fate could forever change the way we watch TV.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment

The bad-boy founder of the Bitcoin Foundation and BitInstant is back at his mom and dad's place and he's in big trouble for allegedly funneling $1 million into shady Silk Road dealings.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Aereo Founder: If We Lose, 'We Have No Plan B'
Innovators

Aereo Founder: If We Lose, 'We Have No Plan B'

Chet Kanojia, network TV's Enemy No. 1, is looking to expand his controversial business even as he heads to the Supreme Court to defend it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow