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July 8, 2010 FindLaw.com Modern Practice Newsletter

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FEATURED ARTICLES

  • FTC Settles Twitter Privacy Charges
  • EU looking carefully at Google allegations
  • Germany takes legal steps against Facebook
  • 'Climategate' inquiry mostly vindicates scientists
  • 2nd judge rescinds newspaper story purge orders
  • NC Legislature passes ban on Internet sweepstakes

STRICTLY GADGETS

  • Curing the iPhone 'Death Grip': Your LiveStrong Bracelet?
  • Lawsuit seeks arbitration in Microsoft case
  • CNN fires Middle Eastern editor over tweet
  • LaHood criticizes driver distraction lobbying push
  • NH gov signs bill on emergency phone warnings
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FTC SETTLES TWITTER PRIVACY CHARGES
(Eric Sinrod) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled with Twitter with respect to charges that during the first half of 2009 a hacker used an automated password-guessing tool to gain administrative control of Twitter, enabling the sending of phony tweets. Read more...

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EU LOOKING CAREFULLY AT GOOGLE ALLEGATIONS
(AP) - The European Union's antitrust chief said Wednesday he is looking "very carefully" at allegations that Google Inc. unfairly demotes rivals' sites in search results. Read more...

GERMANY TAKES LEGAL STEPS AGAINST FACEBOOK
(AP) - A German data protection official said Wednesday he launched legal proceedings against Facebook, which he accused of illegally accessing and saving personal data of people who don't use the social networking site. Read more...

'CLIMATEGATE' INQUIRY MOSTLY VINDICATES SCIENTISTS
(AP) - An independent report into the leak of hundreds of e-mails from one of the world's leading climate research centers on Wednesday largely vindicated the scientists involved, saying they acted honestly and that their research was reliable. Read more...

2ND JUDGE RESCINDS NEWSPAPER STORY PURGE ORDERS
(AP) - A second central Pennsylvania judge has rescinded court orders directing two newspapers to delete archived stories and other information about defendants, instances that raised concern over the potential for media censorship. Read more...

NC LEGISLATURE PASSES BAN ON INTERNET SWEEPSTAKES
(AP) - The North Carolina Legislature voted Wednesday to attempt to make clear again that a 2006 ban on video poker also applies to computer-based sweepstakes games found at businesses inside strip malls and old storefronts statewide. Read more...



STRICTLY GADGETS:

CURING THE IPHONE 'DEATH GRIP': YOUR LIVESTRONG BRACELET?
(FindLaw's Technologist) - The reception and antenna problems with the iPhone 4 have already been blowing up the news. Lawsuits have been filed, techies are up in arms and iPhone enthusiasts have been stuck ordering $30 cases to keep their calls from dropping. Read more...

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iPhone 4 Antenna Issues Lead to Class Action Lawsuits (FindLaw's Common Law)


LAWSUIT SEEKS ARBITRATION IN MICROSOFT CASE
(AP) - Attorneys representing 23 states involved in a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. have filed a lawsuit over attorney fees against the Iowa lawyer who spearheaded a $179.5 million settlement with the software company. Read more...


CNN FIRES MIDDLE EASTERN EDITOR OVER TWEET
(AP) - CNN has fired an editor responsible for Middle Eastern coverage after she posted a note on Twitter expressing admiration for a late Lebanese cleric considered an inspiration for the Hezbollah militant movement. Read more...


LAHOOD CRITICIZES DRIVER DISTRACTION LOBBYING PUSH
(AP) - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood criticized a fledgling lobbying campaign on Wednesday which he said would undermine his work to limit drivers' use of cell phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel. Read more...


NH GOV SIGNS BILL ON EMERGENCY PHONE WARNINGS
(AP) - Gov. John Lynch has signed a law that would allow the state to send New Hampshire residents automated phone messages about pending emergencies. Read more...


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