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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, …

Corporations Have ‘Alarmingly High’ Failure Rate with Their Cyber Defenses: Accenture

About one-third of targeted attempts to breach corporations’ cyber defenses succeed but three-quarters of executives remain unaccountably confident in their security strategies, Accenture Plc. reported Wednesday in a survey of 2,000 security officers representing large enterprises worldwide. The “alarmingly high” …

Big Data Gathered by Twitter Monitoring Could Cut Premiums – and Erode Privacy

When people take to Twitter to comment on the great evening they enjoyed with good food and wonderful friends, reducing their monthly insurance bill is probably the last thing on their mind. But such tweets could help insurers to price …

Insurer to Give Away $1.5M in Twitter Contest

Direct car insurance provider Esurance is giving consumers a chance to win $1.5 million in a Twitter sweepstakes. Actor John Krasinski announced Esurance’s Twitter sweepstakes in a television commercial that aired on Fox TV at the conclusion of Sunday’s Super …

‘SharkNado’ Impact on Los Angeles $100B!

It was a doozy. Flying, biting killer sharks literally whipped into a frenzy by freak tornadoes wreaked havoc on Los Angelenos. The catastrophe played out on the Syfy Channel on Thursday night, lighting up Twitter as the top trend all …

Silicon Valley At Front Line Of Global Cyber War

Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state’s Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas …

Oklahoma Mom Sues Over Twitter Picture of Unclothed Daughter

The mother of a Booker T. Washington High School girls basketball player is seeking more than $75,000 in damages from Tulsa Public Schools, Twitter and others after a picture of her daughter in her underwear was circulated online following a …

Twitter to Limit Use of Patents in Lawsuits

Twitter said on Tuesday that it would structure its patents so they could not be used for offensive litigation purposes without permission from the people who developed them. Twitter said the move would give inventors more control over their creations …

Judge Allows South Carolina Company’s Twitter Lawsuit Against Employee

A South Carolina company’s lawsuit accusing a former employee of costing it hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost business when he took Twitter followers can go forward, a federal judge has ruled. On Monday, San Francisco-based U.S. Magistrate Judge …

South Carolina Company Sues Ex-Worker Over Twitter Followers

An Internet company in South Carolina has sued one of its former employees, saying the worker cost the company thousands of dollars in lost business when he took 17,000 Twitter followers with him when he left the firm. PhoneDog LLC …