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Facebook Faces Massive Damages in Cambridge Analytica Suit

Facebook Inc. users suing over the social network’s worst-ever privacy scandal gained leverage to pry into its internal records to back up their claims that it failed to safeguard their personal data, exposing the company to potentially billions of dollars …

Victims of Child Abuse Expected to Launch Wave of Lawsuits in New York

NEW YORK — More than a thousand people are expected to file civil lawsuits in New York courts beginning today over sexual abuse they say they suffered as children during a special one-year window for state suits over decades-old allegations. …

Facebook Must Face Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition

Facebook Inc. failed to undo a ruling that allows millions of its users to band together in a lawsuit accusing the social network of gathering and storing biometric data without consent, potentially exposing the company to billions of dollars in …

Wall Street’s Top Watchdog Seeks Help to Muzzle a Mystery Troll

Elon Musk mocked it as the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission.” Billionaire Mark Cuban said it’s “useless.” Hedge fund legend Leon Cooperman called it “abusive.” For the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, such attacks come with the territory. But brushing them off …

Facebook Isn’t Responsible as Terrorist Platform, Court Says

Facebook Inc. doesn’t have to face a lawsuit by victims of Hamas attacks and their relatives who claimed that the social network unlawfully assisted the terror group, a federal appeals court ruled. In a 66-page ruling issued Wednesday, a divided …

Gamers Fight for Rights as Billion-Dollar Esports Market Matures

About the photo: Lights illuminate the arena during the League of Legends World Championship Finals hosted by Riot Games Inc. in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. League of Legends is the world’s most popular video game in …

Missouri’s Freshman Senator Taking on Candy Crush

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is taking on the tech industry, including apps and tools aimed at children. Hawley last week introduced legislation that would ban “pay-to-win” apps like Candy Crush that he said are targeted …

Smartphones May Tempt, but May Also Prevent Selfie Deaths

Smartphones might ironically be the answer to selfie-related deaths, two wilderness medicine specialists say. Hundreds of people have lost their lives in pursuit of daring selfies to impress their social media followers. But smartphone technology that uses global positioning system …

2nd Circuit Uphold’s Defeat of Harassment Suit Against Gay Dating App

A U.S. federal appeals court refused to hold Grindr liable to a New York man who said his former boyfriend used the gay dating app to post fake profiles, in a harassment campaign that caused more than 1,000 men to …

No Panic in Hawaii After False Alarm about Missile Attack

Newswise — When Hawaiians received a false alarm text message that said “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” in January 2018, the result was not panic, according to new research from the …