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Lawyers Claim Google Wi-Fi Sniffing ‘Is Not an Accident’ [Google]

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Lawyers suing Google claimed Thursday they have discovered evidence in a patent application that Google deliberately programmed its Street View cars to collect private data from open Wi-Fi networks, despite claims to the contrary. More

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Woman Suing Google Over Walking Directions That Got Her Hit By a Car [Badjudgment]

by on May.29, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Badjudgment, bd, BlackBerry, Bp, Bt, car, cat, clear, color, Companies, de, directions, Display, Dj, driving, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Engine, Et, fall, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gm, good, Google, GoogleMaps, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, J3, kin, La, Labels, Lawsuits, Maps, Men, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, sea, search, Search engines, sense, serve, Style, suing, Tag, tech, things, TI, TV, Ui, Us, V, Vw, Walking directions, woman, X1, z1

I trust Google with a lot of things, but when in doubt I always fall back on good-old common sense. Lauren Rosenberg did not.

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Google Sued Over Street View Wi-Fi Issue [Google]

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As expected, the quiet brouhaha over Google accidentally collecting personal Wi-Fi network details when cruising in the Street View cars has turned into a lawsuit, with two Oregon citizens suing them for potentially millions. More

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Workers Suing iPhone Screen Supplier Wintek Over Poisonings [Health]

by on May.15, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Ads, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Av, Bp, cat, China, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Emi, emp, Employees, Et, Factory, ff, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, Hd, Health, hexane, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Illegal, Im, In, Iphone, iphones, iPod, iPods, Ir, ISO, Isp, La, Labels, Lawsuits, Legal, Les, Make, Mic, mid, Mod, N-hexane poisoning, Nes, Nhexane, nin, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ouch, phone, Phones, PI, plan, Play, Poisoning, Q, quant, Rc, Red, rom, RSS, Rv, screen, Screens, serve, Style, Sue, suing, tech, ted, TI, Touch, touchscreen, Touchscreens, TV, Ui, Up, Us, wintek, wired, work, Workers, XP

Since last August, 62 workers at Wintek, who supplies Apple with touchscreens for iPhones and iPods, have been treated for N-hexane poisoning, one of whom died from exposure to the illegal screen-cleaning chemical. Now, 44 of the workers from the Wintek factory in Suzhou, China, are planning to sue the company. [ Wired ] More

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Apple Patent Shows Concert Ticket Scheme For Replacing Paper Tickets [Apple]

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This is a great idea, but it’s kind of been done before, Apple. Linux Hosting . Already ticket retailers are issuing QR barcodes via SMS, to be scanned when entering gigs—though Apple does show nifty iTunes integration in its patent. WordPress Themes . Android Alchemy Cheat Codes . More

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iPod Shuffle Owner Files Lawsuit Against Apple For Not Being Sweat-Resistant [Apple]

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Imagine being so angry at your $59 iPod Shuffle conking out, that you’d file a lawsuit against Apple. He must have a serious lack of shame too, as his reason for the Shuffle breaking? It was immune to his sweat.

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iPod Shuffle Owner Files Lawsuit Against Apple For Not Being Sweat-Resistant [Apple]

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Dell Files Lawsuit Against Five Tech Companies For Alleged Price-Fixing [Dell]

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News just in—X tech company sues Y tech company! Except it’s not that simple. roofing . florida web design . roofing and siding . Dell’s actually filed a lawsuit against five manufacturers—Sharp, Hitachi, Toshiba, Seiko Epson and HannStar, for supposed price-fixing of LCD monitors. More

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Apple Warned the Industry Before Suing HTC? [Patents]

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According to Oppenheimer’s Yair Reiner, Apple’s lawsuit against HTC didn’t come out of left field as most of us thought. Really, Apple had warned handset manufacturers that they were going to be stricter about enforcing their patents .

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The Mobile Patent Mexican Standoff [Mobile]

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Apple’s patent theft accusations against HTC got a lot of press this week, as they should! But it’s just the most recent case in a gun-slinging mobile landscape riddled with patent lawsuits. This’ll end about as well as Reservoir Dogs .

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The Mobile Patent Mexican Standoff [Mobile]

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How Will Apple and HTC’s Little Spat Affect the Cellphone Market? [Legal]

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Apple’s suing HTC for infringing on 20 iPhone patents, but what will this mean to the cellphone market? According to Eric Von Hippel, a professor of technological innovation at MIT, it’ll be bad news for consumers in the end: It’s a bad scene right now. The social value of patents was supposed to be to encourage innovation – that’s what society gets out of it.

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How Will Apple and HTC’s Little Spat Affect the Cellphone Market? [Legal]

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