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FTC Report Urges Security by Design for Consumer Internet of Things

As the internet of things (IoT) affects more consumers, businesses must build security into the devices at the outset rather than as an afterthought, a report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff recommends. The…more

Weight Loss Claims for Green Coffee Bean Extract Were Deceptive

Lindsey Duncan, a purported expert on health foods and nutrition, who touted on the Dr. Oz Show a green coffee bean weight loss supplement, which he sold without credible studies supporting the claims, has agreed to pay a $9…more

DISH’s Technologies Not Infringing But Do Breach Fox’s Contract

DISH Network’s DVR technologies do not infringe on Fox Broadcasting Company’s copyrights, but provisions in a 2002 contract prohibit some of DISH’s activities, a federal district court found in ruling on cross-motions for…more

FAA Seeks Local Law Enforcement Help to Control Unauthorized Drone Use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reached out to local law enforcement to help pursue operators of unauthorized commercial drones. Current FAA regulations prohibit the commercial use of drones, formally known as…more

Jury Should Decide if Heinz Dip & Squeeze Container Is Novel

The question of who came up with the idea for Heinz Ketchup’s “Dip & Squeeze” packaging will be left to a jury, a Pennsylvania U.S. District Court judge said. The court denied H. J. Heinz Company’s motion for summary…more

Revenge Porn Becomes Illegal in Illinois

Revenge porn will be illegal in Illinois as a result of a bill signed into law by out-going Governor Pat Quinn. Revenge porn occurs when one person posts or otherwise disseminates intimate images of a former partner without the…more

Source of 'Leak' to Reporter Not Relevant to Murder Trial

How and from whom a reporter obtained information, including police and toxicology reports, is not relevant to a murder trial, so it was error for the trial court to require that the sources be disclosed, an Illinois Appellate…more

Employers Must Allow Email Use for Organizational Activities

In a reversal of previous practice, employees may use their employer’s email system for labor organizing, the National Labor Relations Board ruled. The new case involved the right of employees to “communicate with one another…more

No Replay for High School Quarterfinal Football Game

There’s no replay—instant or several weeks later—in Oklahoma high school football, an Oklahoma district court judge ruled. The judge was asked to order the replay of the last 1:04 of a quarterfinal playoff game or order a…more

FTC Exposes Certification Flaws with TRUSTe Seals

TRUSTe, Inc.’s online certifications are not always trustworthy according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC found, and TRUSTe agreed, that the company misled consumers in two respects. First, TRUSTe failed to…more

Americans Don't Believe They Control Their Personal Information

Americans overwhelmingly have no confidence that they have control over their personal information, regardless of whether the information is collected by the government or corporations, a new Pew Research Center report found…more

Sirius Can't Enforce Arbitration Agreement Against Vehicle Owner

A satellite radio provider cannot force arbitration of a dispute over unsolicited telephone calls because a buyer of a new vehicle cannot be expected to understand that purchasing a new vehicle would bind him to the radio…more

FTC Hits Patent Troll and Its law Firm for Deceptive Practices

A patent troll company, its sole owner, and its law firm agreed that they engaged in deceptive practices according to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after they sent out to thousands of small businesses…more

WWE May Seize Goods from Unnamed Counterfeiters at its Events

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) may seize unauthorized merchandise sold around its live events without giving to the court in advance the names of those making the illicit sales. Whether the seizures may actually be…more

Faculty Member’s Criticism of Community College Is Protected Speech

The president of a community college’s adjunct faculty union, who was fired after she sent a letter critical of the college, stated a cause of action for retaliatory discharge, the Seventh Circuit found. Robin Meade sent a…more
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