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Supreme Court dismisses warrant case against Microsoft after CLOUD Act renders it moot

A long-running legal battle between the U.S. government and Microsoft has been dismissed by the Supreme Court after the crux of the conflict was mooted by recent legislation. The company will now be f

Congress should close the loophole allowing warrantless digital car searches

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ECJ to rule on whether Facebook needs to hunt for hate speech

Austria's Supreme Court is referring a legal challenge over the extent of Facebook's responsibility to remove hate speech postings to Europe's top court for an opinion. The case has clear implications

Apple, Salesforce and PayPal join LGBT cause in Supreme Court wedding cake case

A handful of tech companies have signed onto a friend of the court brief in the case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. TechCrunch has confirmed that so fa

Privacy advocates advise Supreme Court to protect phone location data under the 4th Amendment

Among the Supreme Court's many upcoming cases is Carpenter v. United States, which will settle the question of whether your location and movements, as determined by the ordinary interactions of your p

Patent trolls take it on the chin in new Supreme Court ruling

Sad! Patent trolls, who've benefited from a 30-year-old legal standard that made it possible for patent holders to sue companies in almost any U.S. jurisdiction -- including a federal district in east

With tech ready to go to bat, Supreme Court puts off transgender rights case

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would vacate a lower court’s ruling in the case of Gavin Grimm, sending what was to be a landmark case on transgender rights back to the drawing board.

For trans people in tech, it’s complicated when the industry suddenly cares

When Yelp added a way for its trans and gender non-conforming users to find safe restrooms, it felt like a mixed blessing for a community that’s used to being ignored. Over time, Yelp’s

As the smartphone wars reheat, the threat of chilling innovation looms

Bill Gates recently penned an open letter to the 2016 presidential candidates, imploring them to support something he hopes “every candidate will agree on in November: America’s unparalleled capac

Net neutrality withstands legal challenge

Net neutrality won yet another legal victory today when a federal appeals court upheld Federal Communications Commission rules that prohibit data throttling online. But the fight for net neutrality is

Supreme Court rejects Google appeal in class action lawsuit from advertisers

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Google to throw out a class action lawsuit from California advertisers. Those advertisers are alleging that by not informing them that ads pu

Supreme Court moves to expand FBI’s hacking authority

The Supreme Court approved hotly contested amendments to federal criminal procedure today that, if accepted by Congress, will expand the FBI’s ability to hack into computer networks. The rule a

Pressure In Congress Grows For GPS Tracking Reform After Supreme Court Passes On Cell Phone Case

Senators and House representatives this week are calling on Congress to act on bills that would limit location tracking and phone surveillance after the Supreme Court decided not to hear a cell phone

After Losing In The Supreme Court, Aereo Turns Its Sights To Congress

When the Supreme Court ruled Aereo was illegal last week, many thought it was the final nail in the coffin for the nascent cloud-based antenna service. But it seems even though CEO Chet Kenojia sai

Aereo Faced With Few Options After Supreme Court Loss

Aereo, the company known for not having a plan B, now has to find one after its loss at the Supreme Court this morning. But none of its options are looking very good. One of its top investors, Barr

Cell Phone Search Requires A Warrant, Supreme Court Rules

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled this morning that police need warrants to search cellphones of people they arrest. Before this ruling, police can search a person under arrest and t

Aereo Launches ProtectMyAntenna.org To Explain Its Position Vs. Broadcasters

Aereo is about to present its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, but first it wants to present its case to you. Today, the startup launched ProtectMyAntenna.org, a website designed to inform its users ab

Aereo Says “Bring It On” As Broadcasters Push Case Into The Supreme Court

Aereo, a TV streaming service backed by Barry Diller, is in the middle of a fierce legal battle. The company uses remote, miniature antennas to pull free over-the-air signals from broadcast networks l

The Supreme Court Punts On Business Method Patents

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/punter.jpg"> Amazon and other holders of business method patents can breathe easy for now. (One of the most famous business method patents i

We're doomed: The U.S. Supreme Court doesn't know the difference between text messages and pagers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ussc.jpg" />So this is either great or dumb, and I'll leave it to you to make up your own mind. The Supreme Court is currently hearing a
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