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Sony begins accepting claims in proposed PSN settlement

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PlayStation Network (PSN), Qriocity, or Sony Online Entertainment accountholders affected by a 2011 Sony hack could qualify for benefits from a class action settlement.

Judge gives Home Depot till July to respond to class-action lawsuit allegations

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A Georgia judge ordered Home Depot respond to class-action lawsuit allegations surrounding the retailer's major data breach this past summer by July 2015.

DOJ settles fake Facebook page case, awards plaintiff $134K

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A woman accused a federal agent of using her cellphone data to create a fake Facebook page.

Judge caps Schnucks's liability to payment-processing partners in breach case

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First Data Management Services Corp. and Citicorp Payment Services Inc. have been ordered to return any funds held in excess of $500,000 to the supermarket chain.

Lawyers request to consolidate suits of former Sony employees

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A motion was filed to consolidate seven proposed class actions against SPE.

Justice Dept. asks court to dismiss bulk of Twitter suit

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The Justice Department said the federal government has not violated Twitter's First Amendment rights by limiting disclosure of user data requests.

Federal judge approves use of fake Instagram account to obtain case evidence

Federal judge approves use of fake Instagram account to obtain case evidence

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A federal judge in New Jersey has approved of law enforcement's use of a fake Instagram account to collect evidence on a man suspected of stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry.

California nonprofit sues San Diego Police Department over stingray documents

California nonprofit sues San Diego Police Department over stingray documents

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The First Amendment Coalition is suing the San Diego Police Department and the city of San Diego in an effort to get public records released on the force's stingray use.

Former employees sue Sony, theaters drop 'The Interview'

Former employees sue Sony, theaters drop 'The Interview'

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Four former Sony workers have filed two class-action suits claiming the company failed to plug security holes and protect their personal data.

Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod copyright management

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Apple won a class-action lawsuit that alleged they had used a software update to ensure iPod owners could only play songs sold in the iTunes Store or downloaded from CDs.

As leaks continue, Sony's legal team tells media to destroy 'stolen info'

As leaks continue, Sony's legal team tells media to destroy 'stolen info'

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Sony Pictures's attorney David Boies is demanding that news outlets destroy "stolen information" involved in the leaks.

Court hears oral arguments for appeal in Smith v. Obama

Court hears oral arguments for appeal in Smith v. Obama

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Peter Smith, the husband and lawyer of plaintiff Anna Smith, argued that her Fourth Amendment rights were violated in dragnet surveillance by the NSA.

Former Apple exec receives one year in prison, $4.5M fine, for leaking information

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Paul Shin Devine, the company's former global supply manager, admitted to being a part of a scheme where he received kickbacks from suppliers for providing them with product forecasts.

Experts take inventory of Sony Pictures data leak, potential costs

Experts take inventory of Sony Pictures data leak, potential costs

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Information exposed in the breach reportedly ranges from thousands of Social Security numbers to sensitive HR and proprietary data.

Judge says negligence case against Target can move forward

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The case, which alleges negligence, failture to provide adequate security and claims a violation of Minnesota's Plastic Security Act, has been given the green light to move forward.

Home Depot faces 44 lawsuits post-breach

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The company disclosed the lawsuits as part of its quarterly earnings report.

FTC shuts down operations of computer repair scammers

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Two telemarketing operations conned thousands of customers by tricking them into buying into tech support services for computer problems that didn't exist.

Postal workers union files charges following USPS breach

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The American Postal Workers Union filed charges to the National Labor Relations Board against the Postal Service for failing to notify them earlier about the recent breach.

FilmOn accuses DoubleVerify of distributing malware

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In readying a libel suit against DoubleVerify, FilmOn says it discovered that the firm deliberately distributed malware.

Second class action suit filed against CHS

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A class action suit filed in a New Mexico court accused the health system of failing to follow appropriate security measures.

Canadian launches $500m class action against Home Depot

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A Canadian is leading a $500 million class-action lawsuit against Home Depot following its data breach in which up to 56 million US and Canadian credit cards were stolen.

AT&T to pay $150M to settle cramming case, covers $80M in refunds

AT&T to pay $150M to settle cramming case, covers $80M in refunds

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The settlement marks the largest FCC enforcement action to date, and also involved the FTC and state attorneys general.

iCloud hacker releases new series of celebrity nude images

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Another wave of celebrity nude images hit the internet on Sunday just days after Google took action to remove some of the previously leaked photos.

Four men charged with stealing Microsoft and U.S. Army trade secrets

Four men charged with stealing Microsoft and U.S. Army trade secrets

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The young men allegedly used SQL injection and stolen logins to gain access to systems at various companies and steal their intellectual property.

Cyber espionage insurance

Cyber espionage insurance

A cyber liability policy covers first-party liability (property and theft) and third-party liability (privacy and data security).

Facebook privacy lawsuit moves forward

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The social media company is arguing that it should be able to opt out of searching users' accounts when it feels it is being done illegally.

Home Depot breach leads to fraudulent transactions, class-action lawsuits

Home Depot breach leads to fraudulent transactions, class-action lawsuits

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The retailer's massive breach has spawned multiple lawsuits and reports of fraudulent transactions.

Yelp and TinyCo settle with FTC over COPPA Rule violations

Yelp and TinyCo settle with FTC over COPPA Rule violations

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Yelp will pay $450,000, and TinyCo will pay $300,000 to settle charges that their mobile apps collected information from children under the age of 13.

Home Depot is sued following payment card breach

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An Illinois resident sued the home improvement retailer and claimed the company failed to comply with security standards.

Target tells court its not liable in bank class-action suit

Target tells court its not liable in bank class-action suit

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In a filing in U.S. District Court, Target said merchants and banks "have no direct dealings" in payment transactions.

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