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United States: CAFC Upholds No Same-Party Or New Issue Joinder For IPRs At The PTAB - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

In Facebook, Inc. v. Windy City Innovations, LLC, the Federal Circuit denied Appellant's petition for rehearing en banc but granted their petition for panel rehearing in order to withdraw and replace the original March 18, 2020 opinion.
Tags: News, United States, Facebook Inc, Appellant, Federal Circuit, Dunner LLP, PTAB Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett


United States: Court Upholds No Same-Party Or New Issue Joinder For IPRs At The PTAB - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

In Facebook, Inc. v. Windy City Innovations, LLC, No. 2018-1400 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 4, 2020), the Federal Circuit denied Appellant's petition for rehearing en banc but granted their petition ...
Tags: News, United States, Facebook Inc, Appellant, Federal Circuit, Fed Cir, Dunner LLP, PTAB Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett


Court Denies TRO Seeking to Remove Facebook’s “Russia State-Controlled Media” Label–Maffick v. Facebook

Maffick publishes millennial-friendly videos on Facebook pages titled “In the Now,” “Waste-Ed” and “Soapbox.” See this CNN article for some background. Facebook added its new “Russia State-Controlled Media” label to their pages (see today’s screenshot on the right; I added the highlights). Maffick responded with a lawsuit alleging defamation and related claims, and it sought a TRO against the label. The court rejects it. The court sidesteps the question of whether the label constitutes non-acti...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Russia, Court, Cnn, United States, Moscow, Kremlin, Garcia, Facebook Inc, Ninth Circuit, RT, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, U S Director of National Intelligence, Ruptly


Facebook removes pages of right-wing group Patriot Prayer after Portland unrest

Facebook Inc on Friday removed the pages of U.S. right-wing group Patriot Prayer and its founder Joey Gibson, a company spokesman told Reuters. Patriot Prayer has hosted dozens of pro-gun, pro-Trump rallies. Attendees have repeatedly clashed with left-wing groups around Portland, Oregon, where one group supporter was killed this week.
Tags: Facebook, News, Portland, Portland Oregon, Trump, Facebook Inc, Joey Gibson, Patriot Prayer, Reuters Patriot Prayer


Facebook sues developers who violated terms to collect user data, sell fake ‘likes’

Facebook announced today it’s suing multiple developers in the U.S. and, for the first time, in the U.K., for violations of its policies. In the U.K., both Facebook Inc. and Facebook Ireland are suing MobiBurn, parent company OakSmart Technologies, and its founder Faith Haltas, in the High Court of Justice for failing to comply with Facebook’s audit request, after security researchers flagged the company’s technology had been collecting data from Facebook users through its malicious software. Se...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, San Francisco, Tech, Sdk, U K, Facebook Inc, High Court of Justice, Cambridge Analytica, Instagram Inc, Facebook Ireland, New Zealand Instagram, Mobiburn, OakSmart Technologies, Faith Haltas


Facebook claims new iPhone update disrupts online advertising business

Facebook Inc. undefined on Wednesday said privacy updates to Apple Inc.'s undefined latest operating system have hindered the...
Tags: Facebook, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc


Facebook Braces Itself for Trump to Cast Doubt on Election Results

The world’s biggest social network is working out what steps to take should President Trump use its platform to dispute the vote.
Tags: Twitter, News, Social Media, Zuckerberg, Online Advertising, Trump, Facebook Inc, Political advertising, Computers and the Internet, Donald J, Mark E, Rumors and Misinformation, YouTube.com, Presidential Election of 2020, Absentee Voting, Facebook Braces Itself for Trump


Mark Zuckerberg Questioned Under Oath in F.T.C. Antitrust Inquiry

It was the first known time that regulators directly interviewed a chief executive of one of the tech companies being scrutinized for potential antitrust violations.
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, News, Social Media, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Start-ups, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Mark E


Kamala Harris's Big Tech Connections

Silicon Valley has enthusiastically backed Ms. Harris since she first ran for state attorney general in California a decade ago.
Tags: News, Privacy, California, Silicon Valley, Biden, Campaign Finance, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Joseph R Jr, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles, Presidential Election of 2020


Facebook Removes 790 QAnon Groups to Fight Conspiracy Theory

The social network also said it was restricting another 1,950 groups, 440 pages on Facebook and more than 10,000 accounts on Instagram related to the conspiracy group.
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, Facebook Inc, United States Politics and Government, Rumors and Misinformation, Fringe Groups and Movements, Instagram Inc, QAnon


Apple Reaches $2 Trillion, Punctuating Big Tech’s Grip

Apple is the first U.S. company to hit that value, a staggering ascent that began in the pandemic.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Cook, News, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Stocks and Bonds, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Amazon.com Inc, Timothy D, Stock Buybacks, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


QAnon Groups Removed by Facebook

The social network also said it was restricting another 1,950 groups, 440 pages on Facebook and more than 10,000 accounts on Instagram related to the conspiracy group.
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Rumors and Misinformation, Fringe Groups and Movements, Instagram Inc, QAnon


Apple Is Worth $2 Trillion, Punctuating Big Tech’s Grip

Apple is the first U.S. company to reach $2 trillion in value, capping a staggering ascent that began in the pandemic.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Cook, News, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Stocks and Bonds, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Amazon.com Inc, Timothy D, Stock Buybacks, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV




Manhattan Vacancy Rate Climbs, and Rents Drop 10%

There were more than 67,300 units available in July across the city as it tries to rebound from the coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: News, New York City, Manhattan, Landlords, Miller, Facebook Inc, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Economic Conditions and Trends, StreetEasy, Recession and Depression, Amazon.com Inc, Renting and Leasing (Real Estate, Real Estate Brokers, Miller Samuel Inc, Modern Spaces, Jonathan J


What Is QAnon, the Viral Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theory?

Explaining the “big tent conspiracy theory” that falsely claims that President Trump is facing down a shadowy cabal of Democratic pedophiles.
Tags: News, 4chan, Social Media, Trump, Facebook Inc, Greene, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Wayfair Inc, Cyberharassment, Rumors and Misinformation, Fringe Groups and Movements, 8chan, QAnon, 8kun




Trump’s Attacks on TikTok and WeChat Could Further Fracture the Internet

The president’s restrictions on Chinese tech may be part of an eye-for-an-eye logic called reciprocity. The price could be a global patchwork of online fiefs.
Tags: News, China, Social Media, United States, Trump, Google Inc, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Donald J, United States International Relations, Protectionism (Trade, WeChat (Mobile App, Tiktok, TikTok (ByteDance


Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation

Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Social Media, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Medicine and Health, Cyberharassment, Rumors and Misinformation, YouTube.com, Emergency Medical Treatment, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Hydroxychloroquine (Drug


QAnon Was a Theory on a Message Board. Now It’s Headed to Congress.

A supporter of the dangerous conspiracy theory won a primary runoff on Tuesday. The social media platforms have some soul-searching to do.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, Social Media, Georgia, House Of Representatives, Zuckerberg, Trump, Facebook Inc, Greene, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mark E, Fringe Groups and Movements, QAnon, Marjorie Taylor (1974-


The Week QAnon Went Mainstream

A supporter of the dangerous conspiracy theory is most likely headed to Congress. The social media platforms have some soul-searching to do.
Tags: Twitter, Elections, News, Congress, 4chan, Social Media, United States, House Of Representatives, Zuckerberg, Trump, Facebook Inc, Greene, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mark E


#Saudi Wealth Fund Ditches Blue-Chip Stocks, Adds ETFs - Bloomberg

Saudi Wealth Fund Ditches Blue-Chip Stocks, Adds ETFs - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia’s $325 billion sovereign-wealth fund continued buying U.S. stocks as it hunted for opportunities in the economic wreckage of the coronavirus crisis, but largely exited the blue-chip positions it bought in the first quarter.The Public Investment Fund, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, disclosed stakes worth $10.1 billion at the end of the second quarter, according to a regulatory filing. This included holdin...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Mohammed bin Salman, Suncor Energy Inc, Facebook Inc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund, Carnival Corp PIF, BP Plc Boeing Co Citigroup Inc


Debunking 3 Viral Falsehoods About Kamala Harris

False and misleading information about Ms. Harris has surged in the days since she joined the Biden ticket.
Tags: Twitter, News, Social Media, Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Rumors and Misinformation, Presidential Election of 2020, Kamala D


Kamala Harris and Disinformation: Debunking 3 Viral Falsehoods

False and misleading information about Ms. Harris has surged in the days since she joined the Biden ticket.
Tags: Twitter, News, Social Media, Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Rumors and Misinformation, Presidential Election of 2020, Kamala D


Facebook Will Urge Voting by Mail as Trump Attacks Method

The voter information hub, on Facebook and Instagram, will feature prompts to vote and reminders of key election deadlines.
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Social Media, Trump, Facebook Inc, Donald J, Voter Registration and Requirements, Presidential Election of 2020, Instagram Inc, Absentee Voting, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Trump Attacks Method




Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Douez v. Facebook, Inc., 2018 BCCA 186 (CanLII) [1] This is an appeal from an order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia certifying a claim as a class proceeding. The claim arises out of a practice undertaken by Facebook, under which advertisements displayed to a Facebook member’s “f...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Court, Saddleback, Alberta, Facebook Inc, R, Bouvier, Tessier, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, Vavilov, Douez, Bisaillon




We Tested Instagram Reels, the TikTok Clone. What a Dud.

TikTok might not be winning over President Trump, but it sure beats its Instagram copycat for making and sharing short videos.
Tags: Music, News, Social Media, Millennial Generation, Instant Messaging, Trump, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Instagram Inc, TikTok (ByteDance, Content Type: Service


Big Tech Makes Inroads With the Biden Campaign

While Joe Biden has criticized the largest tech companies, his campaign and transition teams have welcomed allies of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple onto its staff and policy groups.
Tags: Apple, News, Joe Biden, Biden, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Facebook Google Amazon, United States Politics and Government, Amazon.com Inc, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020