Beach warfare over who owns the word 'lifeguard'

Jun 23, 2011
On Australia's popular beaches, the word "lifeguard" is everywhere -- on t-shirts, swimsuits, and actual lifesaving equipment -- and now a group of lifeguards says it controls the trademark rights to the word.
Posted In: Law

F.B.I. takes some servers

Jun 22, 2011
Tuesday, several Web sites, including a real estate blog and a blog about restaurants were knocked offline because the F.B.I. raided a data center...
Posted In: FBI, Law

Kodak battles smartphones over camera technology

Jun 22, 2011
The International Trade Commission is set to rule on a big patent infringement case tomorrow. Camera-maker Kodak claims that BlackBerry and Apple are using Kodak camera technology without paying for it, which could mean billions in costs for both sides.
Posted In: Law

Lawmakers to discuss cyber attacks

Jun 21, 2011
Leigh Williams, president of BITS, a division of the Financial Services Roundtable, discusses the banking industry's increased cyber security and today's hearing on Capitol Hill.
Posted In: Law

SCOTUS throws out gender-bias suit against Walmart

Jun 20, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a class-action effort against Wal-Mart Stores could not go forward.
Posted In: Law

Connecticut AG concerned about Facialrecognitionbook

Jun 17, 2011
George Jepsen is the Attorney General for Connecticut and he's seeking a meeting with Facebook to discuss the company's use of facial recognition...
Posted In: Facebook, facial recognition, Law, markey, privacy

Bono Mack to introduce hacking transparency bill

Jun 14, 2011
In light of all the attacks on corporate sites in recent months, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R - Calif.) is circulating a draft of bill that would require...
Posted In: Congress, hacking, House, Law, security

Apple in the courtroom (please don't freak, the door is locked just you and me)

Jun 14, 2011
Apple has settled a lawsuit with Nokia wherein the struggling Finnish company was suing Apple for copyright infringement related to iPhones. Under...
Posted In: apple, icloud, Law, nokia

Federal agency sues Boeing on behalf of unionized workers

Jun 14, 2011
Boeing goes before the National Labor Relations Board today to face accusations it built a new plant in South Carolina intentionally to harm its unions in Washington state.
Posted In: Law

Computer programs errors released violent people from prison

May 27, 2011
Because of computer errors, prison officials in California released 450 inmates with a "high risk of violence" by mistake. These inmates were...
Posted In: Law, prison