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July 13, 2010 FindLaw.com Tools of the Trade Newsletters

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CYBERLAW NEWS

  • State Sales Taxes For Online Sales?
  • FTC Settles Twitter Privacy Charges
  • Feds disable movie piracy websites in raids
  • Google changes China access after Beijing objects
  • Lawsuit seeks arbitration in Microsoft case
  • Germany takes legal steps against Facebook
  • EU looking carefully at Google allegations

TECH TIPS

  • Curing the iPhone 'Death Grip': Your LiveStrong Bracelet?
  • iPhone 4 Antenna Issues Lead to Class Action Lawsuits
  • Cisco Cius: iPad-Like Tablet for Businesses Coming Soon
  • How to Use Google Alerts to Monitor Changing Laws
  • Google Voice Now Available to All: What It Means for Your Firm
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CYBERLAW NEWS:

STATE SALES TAXES FOR ONLINE SALES?
(Eric Sinrod) - A new effort is being made in Congress to impose state sales taxes on online sales. H.R. 5660, aka the Main Street Fairness Act, was introduced earlier this month by Rep. Bill Delahunt (D. MA.). Read more...

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More by Eric Sinrod

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...

FEDS DISABLE MOVIE PIRACY WEBSITES IN RAIDS
(AP) - U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a major crackdown on movie piracy that involved disabling nine websites that were offering downloads of pirated movies in some cases hours after they appeared in theaters. Read more...

GOOGLE CHANGES CHINA ACCESS AFTER BEIJING OBJECTS
(AP) - Google Inc. said Tuesday it will stop automatically routing users in China to its Hong Kong site after Beijing threatened the company with the loss of its Internet license in their latest skirmish over censorship. Read more...

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Google says China partially blocks search service (AP)

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...

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...

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...



TECH TIPS:

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 enthuistists have been stuck ordering $30 cases to keep their calls from dropping. Read more...


IPHONE 4 ANTENNA ISSUES LEAD TO CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS
(FindLaw's Common Law) - Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Apple and AT&T in California, Maryland and Texas. Bloomberg News is also reporting of two additional class action suits filed against Apple in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Read more...


CISCO CIUS: IPAD-LIKE TABLET FOR BUSINESSES COMING SOON
(FindLaw's Technologist) - After the massive success of the Apple iPad, Cisco is releasing the Cius in 2011, a tablet designed for business use that runs on Android software. The device (pronounced "see us") is set up with virtual desktop integration, meaning that the device will provide the same experience as the office computer. Read more...


HOW TO USE GOOGLE ALERTS TO MONITOR CHANGING LAWS
(FindLaw's Strategist) - As a small firm owner, how do you monitor news related to changing laws, without breaking the bank on a bunch of staff you can't afford? Read more...


GOOGLE VOICE NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR FIRM
(FindLaw's Technologist) - Google Voice is a Google application that has been getting a lot of attention from attorneys for quite some time. Read more...


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