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Vizio Settles With The FTC Over TV Tracking Issues

02/08/2017, When you’re watching your TV shows, when you flip channels, and so on, those are important pieces of data that companies can use to identify your watching habits, which in turn allows marketers to create ads that can target you better. Obviously this...

European Commission Investigating Valve Over Steam’s Geo-Blocking

02/03/2017, There is a good reason why region-locking games/consoles is starting to become a thing of the past. Even Nintendo who has been known to region-lock their consoles and games have done away with that practice with the upcoming Switch console. However on the...

Lawsuit Alleges Apple ‘Broke’ FaceTime On iOS 6 On Purpose

02/03/2017, FaceTime is Apple’s answer to video calls made between Mac and iOS devices. However it seems that this is a feature that has landed Apple into some legal trouble as the company is being sued over it. According to the lawsuit, they allege that Apple...

Oculus Loses Lawsuit To ZeniMax, Ordered To Pay $500 Million

02/01/2017, When the Oculus Rift burst onto the scene, many were enthralled by it and the potential it held, but it did not take long for the headset to land itself in some controversy. This came in the form of an accusation by ZeniMax who alleged that Oculus had...

Valve Wants To Crack Down On Team Fortress 2 Gambling

01/29/2017, Following the scandal last year that involved Counter-Strike: GO gambling, it seems that Valve has turned their attention to their other games, such as Team Fortress 2. Given that gambling platforms and gamblers no longer see CS: GO as being that...

US ISPs Will Stop Sending Users Copyright Alerts

01/29/2017, If you’ve ever downloaded a torrent in the past few years, you might have received a warning message from your ISP informing you that you might have infringed upon a copyright, and that repeated offenses would result in penalties such as throttling of...

Tostitos New Party Bag Knows When You’ve Been Drinking

01/25/2017, We can only assume that everyone knows that drinking and driving is a bad thing, especially if you’ve had one too many. This applies to your friends as well in which if you know someone who has drank too much, getting them to leave their keys behind and...

Apple Has Filed Another Lawsuit Against Qualcomm In China

01/25/2017, Last week Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging that Qualcomm had abused its position in the market to “extort” the company. However it seems that’s not the end of it because according to a report from Reuters, Apple has since...

Qualcomm Reportedly Considering A Countersuit Against Apple

01/23/2017, Last week Apple announced that they would be suing Qualcomm. The company alleges that Qualcomm attempted to “extort” them by withholding payments as a form of “punishment” for Apple’s cooperation with Korea’s FTC. Qualcomm later denied those...

‘Right To Repair’ Bill Introduced In Five States

01/23/2017, If you’re looking to repair your electronic gadget, taking it back to the place you bought it is usually a good idea. This is because the repair work is mostly guaranteed, plus with the company making the product, they should be more familiar with how...

China Has Made Using Unauthorized VPNs Illegal

01/23/2017, There are a good number of reasons why people use VPNs. Whether it be to mask their location or to access content that is blocked locally either due to local censorship laws or due copyright/availability, there are many reasons why people choose to use...

Apple Sues Qualcomm, Claims Payment Was Withheld As ‘Extortion’

01/20/2017, Earlier this week the FTC filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm in which they alleged that the company had “forced” Apple to use their chips in exchange for lowering licensing fees, which is along the lines of monopolistic behavior and clearly a big no-no...

Lawsuit Against Apple Wants A Lock-Out System While Driving

01/18/2017, We all know that driving while using our phones is a bad idea and it has potentially dangerous consequences. However some people despite knowing that still do it anyway. Now it seems that a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple in which they...