Articles by Gerrit De Vynck and Rebecca Kern

Senators Want to Reconsider Lawsuit Immunity for Google and Internet Giants

U.S. senators used a Congressional hearing on Tuesday to push the idea of overhauling a law that protects YouTube, Facebook and other internet services from being sued for the content users post. The Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, led by Senator …

Los Angeles Sues IBM’s Weather Channel for Use of Location Tracking

The city of Los Angeles is suing International Business Machines Corp.’s Weather Channel unit, accusing the company of misleading consumers about how their location data was being used. In a complaint filed Thursday [Jan. 3] in California state court, the …

IBM Being Sued for Age Discrimination

Shannon Liss-Riordan has been compared to “a pit bull with a Chihuahua in its mouth.” In a career spanning almost 20 years, the Boston-based lawyer has gone after corporations that have either harmed consumers or their own employees. She’s represented …

Big High Tech Is Big on Reimagining Health Care

Apple Inc.’s new watch is the latest proof: Big Tech is trying to remake health care in its own image. The device, introduced at a splashy launch event this week, can call for help after a fall. It can monitor …

Airbnb Sues New York City to Block User-Data Bill Over Privacy

Home-rental providers Airbnb Inc. and HomeAway are suing New York City over a recently passed law that allows the collection of data on the websites’ hosts, claiming the ordinance violates users’ constitutional rights. Airbnb is hoping to avoid millions in …

Canada Health Startup Uses App to Connect Employees with Services

League Inc., a Canadian health-insurance startup, is raising $25 million in a funding round backed by Omers Ventures, Royal Bank of Canada and Manulife Financial Corp. Toronto-based League lets employees find and pay for services such as therapy, dental work …

Previous Telecom Efforts Flopped But Google, Apple See Future for Telemedicine

Google and Apple Inc. have some bright ideas about the future of health care. Not so long ago, AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. had similar ideas: a networked world of devices and services that would revolutionize how medicine is …

AIG, Axis Insure Adultery Website AshleyMadison: Report

American International Group Inc. and Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. are among insurers for the company that owns AshleyMadison.com, the adultery website hacked in a breach that exposed more than 37 million users, people familiar with the policies said. AIG provided …