Fox News settles a slew of discrimination lawsuits for around $10 million

Fox News Fox News reportedly reached a $ 10 million settlement for several discrimination lawsuits filed by 18 current and former employees. The ranged from claims of racial, gender, and pregnancy discrimination. The settlement would force the plaintiffs to drop their claims and find employment elsewhere, never to return to Fox News’s parent company, 21st […]

Cambridge Analytica breach results in lawsuits filed by angry Facebook users

Enlarge (credit: Sergei Konkov / TASS / Getty Images) In the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook has now been sued in federal court in San Francisco and San Jose. These new cases claim violations of federal securities laws, unfair competition, and negligence, among other allegations. The pair of cases stem from recent […]

32 lawsuits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws

Enlarge / This may become the new default imagery for Spectre and Meltdown around Intel. (credit: Brian Turner / Flickr) In its annual SEC filing, Intel has revealed that it’s facing 32 lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on its processors. While the Spectre problem is a near-universal issue faced by modern processors, the […]

Intel faces class action lawsuits regarding Meltdown and Spectre

Enlarge / An Intel CPU. (credit: Mark Walton) Three class action complaints have been filed against Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws that were discovered by researchers earlier this year and widely publicized earlier this week. The three lawsuits—filed in California, Indiana, and Oregon (PDF)—cite not just the security vulnerabilities and their […]

Intel faces multiple lawsuits over chip security vulnerabilities

Intel is already facing multiple lawsuits over the chip security flaws revealed earlier this week. Gizmodo reports that three have been filed so far — in California, Oregon and Indiana. All three are class action complaints and note Intel’s delay in disclosing the vulnerabilities — it new about them for months — as well as […]

Lawsuits, lies, and Colombian prisons: The downfall of two wildly successful tech entrepreneurs

Getty Images Prominent tech entrepreneurs Omar Amanat and Kaleil Isaza Tuzman were found guilty on numerous accounts of fraudulent charges in their dealings with former video management company KIT digital.  Both Amanat and Tuzman have led successful but controversial entrepreneurial careers — and their guilty verdict marks a striking fall from prominence.    For the past […]

Days after iPhone battery fiasco, lawsuits against Apple begin to mount

Enlarge / An iPhone 6’s battery, courtesy of iFixit. (credit: iFixit) Since news broke that Apple deliberately slows down the processor speed of iPhones as they age, the company has now been sued three times in various federal courts nationwide. These proposed class-action lawsuits allege largely the same thing: that over time certain iPhones exhibited […]

Apple faces two lawsuits over intentional iPhone slowdowns

Well that was quick. Just two days after Apple admitted that it intentionally slowed down older iPhones with older batteries (to prevent sudden unexpected shutdowns), the company is being sued. Both suits claim that Apple does this to force customers into a shortened upgrade cycle. The Atlas Consumer Law group in Chicago claims that Apple […]

Europe is seeing more collective lawsuits from shareholders

LIKE the ghosts that haunted Ebenezer Scrooge, the scandals of years past—summoned up by angry shareholders—will not let companies rest. In Britain this year, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) paid £900m ($ 1.2bn) to settle a long-running investor lawsuit related to the bank’s behaviour at the time of the financial crisis of 2007-08. Also […]