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News briefs: The latest on Sony, Android, Backoff malware and more.

News briefs: The latest on Sony, Android, Backoff malware and more.

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This month's news briefs cover a preliminary settlement Sony will bear for the exposure of 77 million customers, and more.

Community Health Systems faces lawsuit related to data breach

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The suit claims the hospital operator failed to meet security standards to protect the personal information belonging to patients.

Tennessee company sues its bank for cyberheist losses

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TEC Industrial, a Tennessee-based electrical company, has sued TriSummit Bank following a cyberheist that stole $327,804 from the firm.

Schnucks reaches data breach settlement

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A court has approved a plan for Schnucks to reimburse shoppers affected by a 2013 data breach.

Apple hit with privacy class-action over iPhone location service

Apple hit with privacy class-action over iPhone location service

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A woman claims she did not realize the company was using location services to track her and accuses the company of giving the data to third parties.

Unfair competition:  Proactive preemption can save you from litigation

Unfair competition: Proactive preemption can save you from litigation

With each job change, the risk that the new hire will bring confidential information or trade secrets with him or her to the new company grows.

Text message spammer settles charges filed by FTC

Text message spammer settles charges filed by FTC

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Rishab Verma and his company agreed to settle charges filed by the FTC that Verma sent millions of spam text messages that deceitfully promised free merchandise.

Sony to shell out $15M in PSN breach settlement

Sony to shell out $15M in PSN breach settlement

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The 2011 hack exposed the personal information of roughly 77 million users registered with PlayStation Network and Qriocity.

eBay faces class-action suit over breach

eBay faces class-action suit over breach

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A suit filed in a federal court in Louisiana charges the company with failing to protect personal information and seeks damages on multiple counts.

$4 billion breach suit against Sutter Health dismissed

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The ruling comes nearly three years after a computer theft occurred at the organization.

Amazon hit with FTC suit over in-app purchases

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After Amazon refused to a settlement, the FTC filed suit to force the online company to make restitution and change practices in its app store.

Target asks court to stay discovery

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Target has asked a Minnesota court to stay discovery until motions to dismiss the claims have been addressed.

P.F. Chang's hit with class-action lawsuit following breach

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The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that the restaurant chain failed to protect their personal financial data.

Supreme Court gives merit to Street View privacy concerns

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For years, Google has battled accusations that it violated WireTap Act for its use of Street View.

House committee says 'inaccurate' info prompted FTC's LabMD complaint

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Under investigation is FTC's relationship with security firm Tiversa, which provided the agency evidence in an ongoing data security case.

Class-action filed against payroll company Paytime over massive data breach

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On Friday, a class-action complaint was filed against Paytime over a massive breach the payroll company experienced in April and announced in May.

Firm suing to recover losses from cyber heist loses again on appeal

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A recent court decision sided with a bank over a firm controlling escrow accounts.

Florida judge sides with ACLU, testimony unsealed on police use of 'stingray' devices

Florida judge sides with ACLU, testimony unsealed on police use of 'stingray' devices

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A Florida judge sided with the ACLU on Tuesday and ordered that a testimony on the police use of "stingray" devices be unsealed.

Over 140 Target breach lawsuits consolidated in Minn.

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It is still unclear whether the lawsuits will gain class-action status, putting potential claimants in the millions.

Judge tosses bulk of breach claims against DoD, Tricare

Judge tosses bulk of breach claims against DoD, Tricare

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The lawsuit stems from a 2011 breach that impacted patients at military treatment facilities in Texas.

Administrative trial against LabMD to begin next week

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A federal district court judge has ruled not to dismiss the administrative trial proceedings regarding the ongoing court battle between the FTC and LabMD.

Court ruling allows gov't to collect Microsoft data stored on foreign servers

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After the tech giant challenged a law enforcement request for a user's information located on a server in Dublin, a judge ruled against it.

Google tweaks its terms of service for clarity on Gmail scanning

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The company is currently dealing with a lawsuit that challenges its email scanning practices.

Judge denies Wyndham motion challenging FTC authority

Judge denies Wyndham motion challenging FTC authority

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The court battle began when the FTC filed a 2012 complaint against hotelier Wyndham, accusing it of deceptive and unfair practices against consumers following data breaches.

Lawsuit over Symantec, Digital River sales practices granted class-action status

Lawsuit over Symantec, Digital River sales practices granted class-action status

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Symantec and a company it contracted, Digital River, are accused of misleading consumers who paid for antivirus download insurance.

Former Microsoft employee accused of leaking software pleads guilty

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A former Microsoft employee has pleaded guilty to charges related to sharing software code for looming company products.

Google wants Supreme Court to rule on Street View privacy case

Google wants Supreme Court to rule on Street View privacy case

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Google continues to fight a court ruling that its interception of Wi-Fi traffic, using Street View, may have been unlawful.

LinkedIn identifies company that used bots to scrape profile data

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HiringSolved, a start-up recruiting company, was named in an amended complaint, as well as its founder. The social networking service claims they violated its terms of agreement, as well as copyright and hacking laws.

In LinkedIn breach suit, judge denies company's motion to dismiss

In LinkedIn breach suit, judge denies company's motion to dismiss

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A plaintiff says she would have viewed her premium LinkedIn subscription as "less valuable" had the company disclosed "lax security practices," before its 2012 password breach.

Trustwave responds to Target breach lawsuit, bank drops out

Trustwave responds to Target breach lawsuit, bank drops out

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Trustmark National Bank has dropped its claims related to the class-action lawsuit filed last week against the retail giant and the security firm.

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