Category: National

Equifax to pay up to $650 million in data breach settlement

“This company’s ineptitude, negligence, and lax security standards endangered the identities of half the U.S. population,” said the New York Attorney General in a statement reported by NBC news. Reuters reports, “The largest-ever settlement for a data breach… Read More

Court rebukes President Trump for blocking followers on Twitter

How the First Amendment functions in the social media age gained further clarity this week when a federal appeals court ruled that President Trump violated the Constitution by blocking people from following his Twitter account. “Because Mr. Trump… Read More

Multibillion-dollar insurance corporation sued for data breach

Insurance giant First American Financial faces a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, claiming the company “left more than 885 million sensitive documents dating as far back as 2003 exposed online,” Forbes.com reported on May 28. “Now the company is facing a… Read More

Apple Supreme Court ruling opens doors for more legal action against tech giants

The Supreme Court ruled today that consumers could proceed with a large antitrust class action lawsuit against Apple. The New York Times reports that the justices decided “that the plaintiffs should be allowed to try to prove that the technology… Read More

HUD brings charges of housing discrimination against Facebook

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a charge against Facebook, alleging the tech giant violated the Fair Housing Act “by encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform.” In a recent… Read More