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  • May 28, 2020

    Ex-Cafe Worker Must Fix $3.2M Deal In Biometric Data Case

    An Illinois federal judge on Thursday rejected a former cafe employee's proposed $3.2 million settlement she'd hoped would end her proposed class action alleging Corner Bakery Cafe misused its employees' biometric data, ruling that it wrongly limits class members' ability to object to the deal or appeal.

  • May 28, 2020

    NSA Warns On Russian Military Launching New Cyberattacks

    The same Russian military unit that U.S. officials say hacked Democratic National Committee servers to interfere with the 2016 presidential election is actively attacking vulnerable email servers across the globe, the U.S. National Security Agency warned Thursday in a rare public alert.

  • May 28, 2020

    Pa. Hospital Must Hand Over Reports In Patient Death Suit

    A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday ordered a hospital to produce about two years' worth of incident reports in a suit over an emergency room patient's death, saying the hospital could protect any privileged patient information and thus had no grounds to object.

  • May 28, 2020

    Ripple Securities Suits Consolidated In Calif. Federal Court

    Two cases against Ripple Labs Inc. that allege the company engaged in an unregistered securities offering of the digital currency XRP were consolidated Thursday by a California federal judge aiming to avoid inconsistencies addressing the "novel and nuanced" questions at play.

  • May 28, 2020

    House Dems Ask FTC To Probe TikTok Over Kids' Privacy Deal

    More than a dozen U.S. House Democrats are pushing the Federal Trade Commission to look into allegations that TikTok blatantly disregarded a deal with the agency that required it to bolster its privacy protections for children, joining a chorus of advocacy groups and other lawmakers who have raised questions about the popular video-sharing app's collection and use of personal data. 

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