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  • March 23, 2018

    Saudi Arabi, Booz Allen Pen Deal To Boost Cyber Workforce

    Saudi Arabia's top cybersecurity body on Thursday inked an agreement with Booz Allen Hamilton and several others to help boost the development of the skills needed to expand the country's cybersecurity workforce. 

  • March 23, 2018

    Feds Say Phone Ban Necessary To Stop Serial Robo-Caller

    The Federal Trade Commission said Friday that an alleged repeat robo-caller who has expanded to unauthorized credit inquiries since his last sanction will only desist if a Massachusetts judge bans the businessman and his company from telemarketing altogether.

  • March 23, 2018

    VW Says Owners Who Sold Pre-Scandal Haven't Shown Harm

    Volkswagen AG’s U.S. subsidiaries have pressed their bid to dismiss claims from a proposed class of drivers who sold their Volkswagen vehicles before the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal broke, telling a California federal judge that these drivers still haven’t shown an injury that would give them standing.

  • March 23, 2018

    Yelp Says Taping Sales Reps Doesn’t Hurt Customer Privacy

    Yelp asked a San Francisco judge Friday to throw out a class action alleging it illegally recorded sales calls to potential advertisers, saying none of the named plaintiff’s phone conversations were recorded and that when Yelp does monitor sales calls without warning the customer, it only records the representative’s side of the conversation.

  • March 23, 2018

    Travelport Reaches Deal To Duck Ticket Buyers' Antitrust Row

    Travelport Worldwide Ltd. has agreed to settle a putative antitrust class action accusing it of colluding with other ticket distribution giants to negotiate advantageous contracts with major airlines that triggered higher airfares, according to a Friday filing in New York federal court.

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