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Uber Technologies Inc. was sued Thursday in California federal court by a Minnesota woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver, the latest suit to allege the company’s purportedly lax background check measures compromised the safety of its female passengers.
Microsoft Corp. and a proposed class of consumers who allege the company’s physical store receipts displayed too many digits of their credit card numbers submitted details of a $1.2 million deal to end the suit to a Florida federal court on Friday.
Wireless communications trade group CTIA has doubled down on its argument that text messages don’t deserve protection under the Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet Order, as Twilio and others have argued, because doing so would eliminate measures that protect consumers from a bombardment of unwanted texts.
A Massachusetts man is accusing Sprint of violating his privacy by placing an automated advertising phone call to his cell phone despite his number being listed on the national “do not call” list, a practice the mobile phone company has already been punished for in the past, he said.
Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. was hit with at least three putative class actions in Georgia federal court Thursday and Friday for allegedly lax data security measures over point-of-sale systems that exposed the chain to a four-month-long data breach, according to court filings.