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Supreme Court Turns Down Cases Testing Hacking Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sidestepped a growing controversy over who can give permission to access a computer, a debate that goes to the core of what constitutes hacking in this era of widespread use of the internet and …

Workers Injured at Facebook Construction Site in California

Authorities say work has halted at a Facebook building under construction after an equipment failure caused part of the structure to collapse, injuring two workers. KNTV reported two construction workers were injured after they fell about 40 feet while assembling …

Facebook Takes Search Warrant Challenge to New York’s Top Court

Facebook and Manhattan prosecutors went to New York state’s highest court Tuesday to settle a legal dispute over search warrants for users’ accounts, a closely watched case with big implications for online privacy. An attorney for Facebook told the judges …

Twitter, Google, Facebook Sued by Orlando Shooting Victims’ Families

The families of three men killed at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub have sued Twitter Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. in federal court, accusing the companies of providing “material support” to the self-radicalized gunman. The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, …

Feds go after Silicon Valley Firm over Alleged Hiring Bias

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants. Palantir Technologies was co-founded by prominent tech financier Peter Thiel, with backing from an investment arm of …

Deleted Social Media Comments Trigger Suit Against Indianapolis Suburb

An Indianapolis suburb removed social media pages for the city and its police department after a lawsuit accused it of violating residents’ First Amendment rights by removing posted comments. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit last …

Hawaii Lawmakers Consider Ban on Bosses from Workers’ Personal Accounts

Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to ban employers from accessing employees’ personal social media accounts. So far, more than 20 states have banned employers from snooping in employees’ personal accounts. About a dozen others are considering similar bills this …

Hackers Find New Battleground in Space, Targeting Satellites in ‘Trophy Attacks’

Space, the ‘final frontier’, is rapidly becoming an extra-terrestrial battleground for corporate espionage and other types of cyber attack as hackers seek to gain commercial advantage from rival networks operating in the $330-billion space economy. At the same time, a …

California Agents Get Creative to Sell Rideshare Endorsement

Kathy Lamm, an insurance agent in Costa Mesa, Calif., over the past month has been busy selling a ridesharing endorsement that Farmers Insurance Group introduced in California in late May. Lamm started spreading the word soon after the product became …

Mobile App Data Flaw Leaves ‘Billions’ of Records at Risk: Security Researchers

Security researchers have uncovered a flaw in the way thousands of popular mobile applications store data online, leaving users’ personal information, including passwords, addresses, door codes and location data, vulnerable to hackers. The team of German researchers found 56 million …