A new class-action lawsuit has been filed against Sony that claims the company has been negligent with online security, leading to multiple hostile attacks and the loss of customers' private data. The suit claims that personal information—including credit card numbers and expiration dates—were taken from Sony's servers, and cites a number of confidential witnesses who claimed Sony's security was inadequate. Perhaps most damning is the claim that Sony laid off employees working in security before the attacks. … [Read more...] about Lawsuit: Sony laid off security staff, unprepared for PS3 hacks
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"The federal government should've acted after the Foodora case, it should've stepped in and said this exploitation has to end, but it has sat on its hands. And its left us in a position where there is no alternative but to continue to fight this on a case-by-case basis," TWU national secretary Michael Kaine said at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. … [Read more...] about Deliveroo faces lawsuit for allegedly underpaying food delivery riders
Both Amazon and Expedia are also preparing statements that demonstrate the order’s negative impact on their business. In an email to employees, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote that the company’s legal team "has prepared a declaration of support for the Washington State Attorney General who will be filing suit against the order." They are considering other legal options, as well. Expedia hasn’t publicly released its statement but Ferguson cited the company’s help in a press release. … [Read more...] about Microsoft joins Amazon in lawsuit over Trump’s immigration ban
The class-action lawsuit pitting angry gamers against the producers of critical stinker Aliens: Colonial Marines nearly reached a conclusion last month, when game producer Sega of America tentatively agreed to a $1.25 million settlement. However, on Wednesday, over a month after game developer Gearbox filed a motion distancing itself from any financial obligation—namely, to avoid paying $750,000 to bring the settlement's grand total to $2 million—Sega responded with its own motion insisting that Gearbox was just as responsible for any payout responsibility. Ars obtained a copy of the motion, filed by Sega's lawyers in the Northern District of California Court. It included copies of e-mails, contracts, and correspondence that reinforced a particular sticking point in the case: that Gearbox was just as responsible for the game's promotional efforts—which were tagged as "misleading" in the class-action suit—as Sega was. Many of the dozen-plus letters … [Read more...] about Sega accuses Gearbox founder of “doing whatever the f–k he likes”
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