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NY suspects Verizon, TWC, and Cablevision of slowing Internet traffic

(credit: Aurich Lawson) The New York state attorney general’s office has sent letters to Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and Cablevision suggesting that the Internet speeds they deliver to consumers don’t match what the companies are promising. The letters, sent Friday by Senior Enforcement Counsel Tim Wu, say the AG’s office “is concerned that, for reasons substantially […]

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24 states sue to overturn centerpiece of Obama’s climate-change initiative

(credit: CJS*64 A man with a camera) That didn’t take long. The same day that a key feature in President Barack Obama’s climate-change initiative became law, 24 states and other concerned energy entities sued Friday to block the new regulations that are designed to cut US carbon emissions from hundreds of power plants. The regulations demand a […]

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Judge: Losing in Game of War’s virtual casino isn’t a real-world problem

(credit: YouTube) Losing your hard-earned cash playing Game of War’s virtual spinning wheel isn’t a real-world problem. That’s what a federal judge is ruling in dismissing a proposed class-action suit against the game’s maker, Machine Zone of Palo Alto, California. The popular Android and iOS game is free to play, but players may purchase virtual […]

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Judge tosses Wikimedia’s anti-NSA lawsuit because Wikipedia isn’t big enough

(credit: Wikimedia Commons) On Friday, a federal judge dismissed an anti-surveillance lawsuit brought by Wikimedia, ruling in favor of the National Security Agency. In his 30 page ruling, US District Judge Richard D. Bennett found that Wikimedia and the other plaintiffs had no standing, and could not prove that it had been surveilled, largely echoing the […]

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Judge: Pinterest can’t force Pintrips to change names

(credit: bunchesandbits) After its launch in 2010, Pinterest, a service that allows users to create a kind of online scrapbook, quickly became one of the Valley’s hottest startups. In 2013, Pinterest sued a much smaller company called Pintrips, whose travel-planning program monitors flight prices, saying it infringed Pinterest’s trademark. In its complaint (PDF), Pinterest sought unspecified damages […]