Couple Calls Cops Over Airbnb Hidden Camera. And It’s Not The First Time.

The host has been charged with video voyeurism. A couple who stayed in a Florida Airbnb found hidden cameras that they reported to the police, leading to their host being charged with voyeurism. Derek Starnes and his wife, who was not named in media reports, were visiting Longboat Key just over a month ago when […] Read more »

Oracle settles with ex-worker over alleged fiddling of cloud accounts

Oracle has informed a federal court that it is settling a lawsuit in which a former employee had charged that she had been terminated from her job for refusing to go along with accounting principles that she did not consider lawful. In a joint submission Wednesday to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District […] Read more »

Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret US data requests in question

Microsoft’s lawsuit objecting to the indiscriminate use by U.S. law enforcement of orders that demand user data without the opportunity to inform the customer may run into questions about the software giant’s standing to raise the issue on behalf of its customers. A government motion to dismiss Microsoft’s complaint comes up for oral arguments Monday […] Read more »

EU prepares to raise Privacy Shield over data transfers to US

European Union officials are set to give final approval to a new EU-U.S. data transfer agreement early next week, after member states gave their approval to an updated text on Friday. Privacy Shield is intended to replace the Safe Harbor Agreement as a means to legalize the transfer of EU citizens’ personal information to the […] Read more »

Microsoft sues U.S. government over data gag orders

Microsoft today asked a federal court to invalidate part of a 1986 law that it alleged has been abused by the government when authorities demand the company hand over customers’ data, including documents, emails and other information stored in the cloud. In a lawsuit targeting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Loretta […] Read more »

Asus settles charges over insecure routers and cloud services

Critical security flaws in routers and cloud computing services offered by Asus put hundreds of thousands of customers at risk, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged. Taiwan-based Asus has agreed to settle an FTC complaint that it failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software on its routers, the agency said Tuesday.  In addition […] Read more »

Microsoft, US face off again over emails stored in Ireland

A dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government over turning over emails stored in a data center in Ireland comes up for oral arguments in an appeals court in New York on Wednesday. Microsoft holds that an outcome against it could affect the trust of its cloud customers abroad as well as affect relationships between […] Read more »

Facebook prevails in shareholder lawsuit over IPO

An appeals court has ruled that shareholders cannot sue Facebook or Mark Zuckerberg in a case that accused the company of withholding key financial information from the public until after its IPO. The shareholders alleged that Facebook had failed to share its projections for mobile ad sales prior to the offering, disclosing them only to […] Read more »