Posts Tagged ‘lawsuit’

Twitter Sues Twitter Spam Tool Providers

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Here’s an interesting approach to dealing with spam; if it works, this type of strategy will probably make Twitter users very happy.

Twitter in its current form is abused by spammers, usually with the help of automated tools that support multiple profiles, auto following and posting, custom messages and a lot of other goodies that put Twitter use on autorun. Reasons for spamming Twitter differ, from pushing out mass advertisements over SEO purposes to distributing malware and other malicious content.


Have Tech-Company Intellectual Property Policies Gone Too Far?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I had no idea that one could sue a hacker; the tricky part is probably finding the hacker in order to sue them.

Sony have announced that they’re suing the hackers who uncovered the security codes for the PlayStation 3, that the console uses to determine that software is genuine.  This means that anybody who has access to this code can use it in non-approved (and even pirated), software to get that to run happily on the console.


Nokia’s Patent Row with Apple Escalates

Friday, December 17th, 2010

This could get very, very ugly …

Finnish manufacturer files 13 fresh complaints in latest escalation of smartphone patent warfare

Nokia has opened up a new front in its patent war with Apple, launching 13 fresh complaints in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.


T-Mobile Sued For Offering Limited Unlimited Service – User files suit over 10 GB limit buried in fine print

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Ten Gigs is a lot of data … but there’s still a big difference between “ten gigs” and “infinity” …

For years wireless carriers have had played fast and loose with the word “unlimited,” advertising their services as such but then quietly imposing caps (usually 5 GB) or other restrictions. While Verizon Wireless had their wrist slapped back in 2007 for the practice by New York’s Attorney General, that still didn’t stop many carriers from continuing the practice. Now T-Mobile is being sued in California for inaccurately advertising their limited (10 GB) data services for smartphones as unlimited. Complains the suit:


How a stolen capacitor formula ended up costing Dell $300m

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I hope this is all sorted out by now … I’m in the market for a new PC!

Though the American company had nothing to do with the industrial espionage in China in 2002 that led to faulty components, it paid the price with millions of faulty PCs