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Big companies like Target aren’t the only ones leaving customer information vulnerable to thieves

A week can’t pass without a company revealing that information about millions of consumers’ credit cards, email addresses, and other personal data has been stolen. Some data breaches are more high-profile than others — Target’s and Home Depot’s hackings come to mind — but new thefts are being disclosed on a near-constant basis. Large companies aren’t the only [...]

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Justice Department settles with woman whose images were used to create a fake Facebook page

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a woman whose personal images were used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to create a Facebook profile made with “hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.” DEA officials gained access to the woman’s photos, some of which featured her wearing nothing more than her [...]

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Justice Department settles with woman whose images were used to create a fake Facebook page

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a woman whose personal images were used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to create a Facebook profile made with “hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.” DEA officials gained access to the woman’s photos, some of which featured her wearing nothing more than her [...]

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Uber could face US lawsuit over alleged rape by driver in Delhi

Uber’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year could be about to get even worse. Call it karma for the company that has proudly flouted regulations, passenger safety, and the concerns of its drivers (err, contractors, err partners). According to a new report by the Guardian, the female victim of an alleged rape by a [...]

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Uber’s current legal battles could lock it out of nearly half the world’s GDP

If you look at a map of the regions in which Uber is fighting operating bans, one thing becomes clear: Uber’s entire business and certainly the veracity of its valuation are at stake. It’s not hyperbole to say that Uber is in battles in nearly all of its most important global markets. Whether you rank countries by [...]

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Google CEO Larry Page sued by man whose eyes bled while painting his yacht

Courthouse News Service reports that a man hired to help repaint a yacht owned by Larry Page has sued the Google CEO. Why? Because despite vomiting and bleeding from the eyes, ears, and anus, James Grupinksi claims in court he was told by a supervisor to “stop being a baby” and to get back to work on Page’s yacht. [...]

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This ruling may convince retailers like Target to take data breaches more seriously

The data breach said to have affected 110 million consumers who shopped at Target in the tail-end of 2013 might become even more expensive for the beleaguered retailer. According to Reuters, a judge says consumers whose credit cards were compromised via the breach will be allowed to sue the company because the plaintiffs “plausibly allege that they [...]

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Report: Peter Max staring down $1M lawsuit over Corvette collection sale

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Auctions, Government/Legal, Chevrolet, Ownership Pop artist Peter Max recently sold off his collection of 36 vintage Chevrolet Corvettes – one each from 1953 to 1989 ­- for an undisclosed amount. The new owners have already announced plans to restore some of them and auction the models off sometime soon. Up [...]

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Followup: Lamborghini Miura owner sues garage over million-dollar car-b-que [w/video]

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Government/Legal, Videos, Supercars, Lamborghini, UK Remember about a year and a half ago when a rare, classic Lamborghini Miura SV went up in flames in London? Its owner sure does. And he’s not willing to write it off, pointing fingers squarely at the Lamborghini dealership in London for causing the fire. [...]

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Uber faces a class action lawsuit over use of credit reports during background checks

Uber’s legal problems are piling up. The company is fighting for regulatory clearance to operate in numerous jurisdictions, including, most recently, Nevada. At the same time, it’s being sued by the National Federation of the Blind for discrimination against blind people and service dogs. Another lawsuit accuses the company of charging bogus surcharges and tolls [...]

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Report: Arizona suing GM for $3 billion over recalls

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, GM General Motors is facing even more legal trouble after recalling roughly 26.6 million vehicles in the US this year. The latest case comes from the Arizona Attorney General and alleges that GM executives knew about the problems with its models but avoided disclosing them to the public. At its maximum, [...]

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Four groups sue EPA over LA anti-smog plan

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Green Culture, Legislation and Policy The air in Los Angeles is better than it has been in the past, but that isn’t stopping four environmental and health groups from suing the EPA to do a better job. Two national groups (the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council) are filing the [...]

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Ultra Music Festival faces $10 million lawsuit from trampled security guard

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Seven months ago, security officer Erica Mack was sent to the hospital in critical condition after a group of unruly partygoers trampled her while attempting to force a fence down in effort to sneak into the opening day of Ultra Music Festival. Though thankfully, the 29-year old guard survived, [...]

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TX guardrail manufacturer found guilty of defrauding federal government

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety The ongoing safety fight over a specific type of guardrail end terminals (not necessarily pictured above) has reached its first of perhaps many verdicts. Trinity Industries, makers of the ET-Plus, has been found guilty of defrauding the federal government under the False Claims Act. Specifically, the company was accused of making [...]

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Bose drops lawsuit against Beats

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Back in July, Bose filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Beats, arguing that its competitor had unlawfully stolen ideas pertaining to noise cancellation technology – best found in Bose’s QuietComfort headphones. At the time, Bose attempted to block imports of Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones [...]

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