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Google's social media platform Google Plus had a bug that allowed app developers to see users' personal data, the company acknowledged. It will close the platform in April. (AP)

Google Admits New Bug Exposed Info For 52.5 Million Users

Google admitted on Monday the second data leak in three months on its social media site Google Plus — this time affecting about 52.5 million users — and announced plans to shut down the platform earlier than planned.

  • House Committee Slams Equifax Over 'Preventable' Breach

    The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday bashed Equifax for what the lawmakers called an "entirely preventable" data breach last year that compromised more than 148 million consumers' personal information, saying that the credit reporting giant had allowed hundreds of security certificates to expire and was woefully unprepared to handle the incident.

  • Trump Campaign, WikiLeaks Seek To Kill DNC Hacking Suit

    The Trump campaign and WikiLeaks asked a New York federal court to toss the Democratic National Committee’s suit over a pre-election email hack, saying Friday that the suit runs counter to the First Amendment and doesn’t sufficiently allege they violated privacy and intellectual property laws.

  • Alsup Probes Patent Trial Jury Pool On UFOs, Telekinesis

    U.S. District Judge William Alsup questioned prospective jurors about their beliefs in aliens, telekinesis and UFOs on Monday at the start of a trial over Finjan Inc.'s allegations that Juniper Network Inc.'s malware detection products infringe its security patent, saying it's "interesting" to see which party "knocks off" jurors with scientific backgrounds.

  • Thomas Says Politics Tainted Planned Parenthood Rejections

    Justice Clarence Thomas, backed by two of his right-leaning colleagues, accused the rest of the U.S. Supreme Court of putting politics over the law by refusing Monday to hear two cases questioning the rights of Medicaid recipients to challenge qualified providers solely because the suits were against Planned Parenthood affiliates.

  • Olympus Pleads Guilty, Fined $85M In Tainted Scope Suits

    Olympus Corp. and a former executive pled guilty in New Jersey federal court Monday to distributing medical scopes in the United States without disclosing known risks of infection, which will cost the company $85 million in fines and forfeitures, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

  • Scotts To Pay Up To $85M Over Pesticide-Tainted Bird Seed

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. reached a deal Friday in California federal court with a class of consumers who accused the lawn company of knowingly selling bird food laced with toxic pesticides in which it will pay up to $85 million, depending on how many class members come forward.

  • Apple Faces Partial IPhone Ban In China After Qualcomm Win

    A Chinese court has ordered Apple to stop selling several different iPhone models in the country, saying the phones infringed two patents held by Qualcomm, the chip supplier announced Monday.

  • John Gibbons, Former 3rd Circ. Chief Judge, Dies At 94

    John J. Gibbons, a Gibbons PC name partner and former Third Circuit chief judge known as a champion of civil liberties, staunch constitutionalist and fierce critic of the death penalty, died Sunday at the age of 94, the law firm said.

  • Supreme Court Agrees To Reconsider 'Auer' Deference

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider a key precedent of administrative law that tells judges to defer to an agency's interpretation of its own ambiguous regulation, taking up a challenge to so-called Auer or Seminole Rock deference, which has been criticized by several conservative justices on the court.

  • UK's May Delays Brexit Vote After Rebellion In Own Ranks

    Theresa May postponed a key parliamentary Brexit vote on Monday to stave off a potentially crippling defeat, as the prime minister succumbed to pressure from inside her own Conservative Party to press the European Union for a better deal.

  • ECJ Rules UK Can Unilaterally Cancel Brexit Process

    The European Court of Justice ruled on Monday that Britain can unilaterally reverse the process of leaving the European Union, boosting a campaign to stop Brexit with a second referendum if Parliament remains deadlocked over the withdrawal agreement now on offer.

  • Attys Get $503M In Fees For Syngenta GMO Corn Settlement

    A Kansas federal judge gave final approval Friday to Syngenta AG's $1.5 billion deal to resolve claims filed on behalf of 650,000 corn producers over the agricultural giant's genetically modified corn seed, a deal that handed class counsel a $503 million cut.