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Woman Wins $10K From Microsoft For Automatic Windows 10 Upgrade

By Mary Beth Quirk Consumerist June 28, 2016     The chorus of complaints from PC users over how pushy Microsoft has been with its Windows 10 upgrades reached a new level recently, after a woman won a $10,000 judgment against the company for an automatic installation gone wrong that she said seriously mucked up […]

Woman Wins $10K From Microsoft For Automatic Windows 10 Upgrade

YouTube Threatens Legal Action Against Service That Lets You Download Videos

YouTube Threatens Legal Action Against Service That Lets You Download Videos

By Chris Morran Consumerist May 31, 2016   YouTube Threatens Legal Action Against Service That Lets You Download Videos     Most of us are perfectly happy with going to YouTube and streaming that clip of Pookie being exhorted — in language that is not safe for work — to lay waste to his place […]


Microsoft Sues for Right to Tell You When Feds Access Your Email

Microsoft Sues for Right to Tell You When Feds Access Your Email

By Nika Knight Common Dreams April 15, 2016   Microsoft Sues for Right to Tell You When Feds Access Your Email ‘The urgency for action is clear and growing’     Microsoft is suing the U.S. Department of Justice for the government’s “unconstitutional” gag orders that prevent the corporation from informing customers when federal agents access user […]


FBI Targeted Snowden Through Lavabit Email Service, Unredacted Doc Confirms

By Nika Knight Common Dreams March 18, 2016   FBI Targeted Snowden Through Lavabit Email Service, Unredacted Doc Confirms The secure email service Lavabit was shut down in 2013, its creator citing government interference and saying that he refused to become ‘complicit in crimes against the American people’     The FBI was trying to spy […]

FBI Targeted Snowden Through Lavabit Email Service, Unredacted Doc Confirms

Apple Accuses DOJ Of “Smear” Campaign In Fight Over Unlocking Shooter’s iPhone

Apple Accuses DOJ Of “Smear” Campaign In Fight Over Unlocking Shooter’s iPhone

By Chris Morran Consumerist March 11, 2016   Apple Accuses DOJ Of “Smear” Campaign In Fight Over Unlocking Shooter’s iPhone   (Adam Fagen)   The legal tug-of-war over whether or not Apple can be forced to unlock a secure iPhone continued last night, with the U.S. Justice Department filing a sharp rebuke to Apple’s claims […]


Bill Aims To Restore Consumers’ Legal Rights Stripped Away By Supreme Court Rulings

By Chris Morran Consumerist February 5, 2016   Bill Aims To Restore Consumers’ Legal Rights Stripped Away By Supreme Court Rulings     In recent years, a narrow majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly sided against consumers’ access to the justice system, concluding that a 90-year-old law gives companies the authority to effectively […]

Bill Aims To Restore Consumers’ Legal Rights Stripped Away By Supreme Court Rulings

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Debt Collectors Can Sue You, But Court Might Not Let You Sue Debt Collector Back

By Chris Morran Consumerist December 23, 2015   Debt Collectors Can Sue You, But Court Might Not Let You Sue Debt Collector Back     A new report claims that a growing number of debt collectors are trying to exploit a legal loophole that allows them to bring potentially frivolous lawsuits against alleged debtors, but […]


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When Nullification Works, and When it Doesn’t

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 14, 2015   When Nullification Works, and When it Doesn’t   Although leftists often like to condemn nullification as right-wing kookery, the left is quite good at employing the tactic. Certainly, the most successful nullification trend going on right now is in state refusals to enforce federal drug laws. Four […]


Facebook forced to allow users to opt out of adverts

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk By Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor Facebook forced to allow users to opt out of adverts Facebook has been forced to allow users to opt out of their names being used in ‘sponsored stories’ as part of a legal settlement with five angry members of the network. The legal case against Facebook began […]


Lawyers for Ron Paul take over campaign

Source: http://www.digitaljournal.com By Mindy Allan Op-Ed: Lawyers for Ron Paul take over campaign Lawyers for Ron Paul are now formally running the Ron Paul campaign to continue the fight for the freedom of the American people. They refuse to bow down to the threats to quit so Romney can have the nomination. “Lawyers for Ron […]


Nevada GOP leaders reject legal advice

Source: http://www.lvrj.com By Laura Myers SPARKS – Nevada GOP leaders on Friday dismissed legal advice from the Republican National Committee, which threatened not to seat the state’s delegates at the national convention if too many Ron Paul supporters are elected. The decision was made during a meeting of the Nevada Republican Party’s executive committee ahead […]