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NSO Ordered To Hand Over Spyware Code To WhatsApp

US Judge orders spyware firm NSO Group to hand over Pegasus code to Meta's WhatsApp as part of the ongoing…

20 hours ago

Judge Signals Elon Musk May Lose Lawsuit Against Non-profit

Elon Musk's high profile lawsuit against a hate speech non-profit may be in trouble, after judge sounds sceptical note over…

23 hours ago

OpenAI Sued For Unauthorised Use Of Journalist Content, Again

Three US online news outlets sue OpenAI, alleging the AI pioneer used thousands of their articles to train its chatbots

2 days ago

Microsoft Investment In Mistral AI Prompts EU Scrutiny Calls

European lawmakers call for investigation after Microsoft this week made small investment in French startup Mistral AI

2 days ago

Google Hit With $2.3bn Lawsuit Over Digital Ad Losses

European publishers sue Google for billions, over alleged financial losses due to Google's digital advertising practices

2 days ago

Lawyer For Bankman-Fried Urges Judge Not To Impose 100-Year Sentence

Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyer asks US judge to reject 100-year recommended prison sentence for disgraced FTX co-founder

3 days ago

Terra’s Do Kwon To Miss Start Of SEC Trial In US

US lawyer for disgraced cryptocurrency tycoon Do Kwon admits his client will likely miss start of SEC fraud trial

4 days ago

Terra’s Do Kwon Should Be Extradited to US, Montenegro Court Rules

Court in Montenegro rules disgraced cryptocurrency tycoon Do Kwon should be extradited to US, not South Korea

1 week ago

United States Suspends Exports To China’s Top Chipmaker SMIC – Report

After SMIC produced sophisticated chip for Huawei's Mate 60 Pro phone, US suspends export permissions to the firm

1 week ago

Open Letter Urges AI Deepfake Regulation

AI godfather and others sign open letter warning of risk to society from AI deepfakes, and urge more regulation

1 week ago

London Tribunal Approves £3bn Facebook Lawsuit

Competition Appeal Tribunal approves mass lawsuit against Facebook parent Meta worth up to £3bn over 'unfair' compensation for users' data

2 weeks ago

X ‘Takes Payments’ From Sanctioned Groups

Under Elon Musk X, formerly Twitter, has granted paid blue checkmarks to groups under US and UK sanctions, says watchdog

2 weeks ago

Australian Parliament Calls For Return Of Julian Assange

Call for the UK and US to return Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who remains in Belmarsh prison amid US extradition…

2 weeks ago

New York City Sues Social Media Firms Over Youth Mental Health

Cash grab or genuine? Social media firms face lawsuit from New York over a mental health crisis among young people

2 weeks ago

Musk Confirms SpaceX Incorporation Moved From Delaware To Texas

After Delaware judge vetoed Elon Musk's $56 billion pay package, billionaire moves SpaceX incorporation to Texas

2 weeks ago

Hewlett-Packard Tells Court It Lost $4 Billion From Autonomy Acquisition

HP tells London court that it is seeking $4 billion in damages from former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and ex-CFO…

3 weeks ago

Russian Court Orders Arrest Of Meta Spokesman

Empty threat? Court in Moscow orders arrest in absentia of Meta spokesman Andy Stone, over terrorism-related charges

3 weeks ago

French Prosecutors Raid Huawei Office

Huawei says it is fully co-operating, after its French offices were searched last week as part of probe by financial…

3 weeks ago

Elon Musk Ordered To Testify In SEC Twitter Takeover Probe

SEC doubles down and orders Elon Musk to testify again, for investigation of his $44 billion Twitter purchase

3 weeks ago

Elon Musk Continues Disney Feud, Funds Mandalorian Lawsuit

Lawsuit by Gina Carano against Disney over her firing from 'The Mandalorian', is supported with funding from Elon Musk's X

3 weeks ago

Google To Pay $350m To Settle Google Plus Privacy Lawsuit

Google settles shareholder lawsuit over its 2018 decision not to reveal data breach with its now defunct Google+ social network

3 weeks ago

Taylor Swift Threatens To Sue Student Who Clashed With Elon Musk

Florida student Jack Sweeney threatened with legal action by Taylor Swift, over location tracking of her private jet

3 weeks ago

Tesla To Settle California’s Hazardous Waste Lawsuit

Elon Musk's Tesla will pay $1.5 million as it settles a lawsuit filed this week in California over mishandling hazardous…

4 weeks ago

Tesla Sued By Californian Counties Amid Hazardous Waste Allegations

Twenty five out of 58 California counties allege Elon Musk's Tesla mishandled hazardous waste at its facilities

4 weeks ago

UK Police Holding Bitcoin Worth £1.4 Billion – Report

One of the world’s largest asset seizures saw British police in 2018 seize four devices containing more than 61,000 bitcoin

4 weeks ago

Shareholders To Vote On Tesla Move To Texas, After Delaware Ruling

Elon Musk to hold Tesla shareholder vote to incorporate in Texas, after Delaware judge rules against Musk's pay package

4 weeks ago

Elon Musk $56 Billion Tesla Pay Package Vetoed By Judge

Judge rules against the $56 billion pay package for Elon Musk, after siding with legal challenge by Tesla investor

1 month ago

Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao Refused Permission To Leave US, Again

US judge refuses to allow Binance founder Zhao to travel to UAE, despite pledge of $4.5 billion equity stake in…

1 month ago

Spotify To Begin In-App Purchases On iPhone

As new EU law nears, Spotify says it will update iPhone app to allow users in-app to buy subscriptions, audiobooks

1 month ago