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Square sued by professor who claims he invented card reader

A lawsuit has been filed against the founders of mobile payment operator Square, Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey. The suit alleges patent infringement, as well as breach of fiduciary duty. Filed by a professor in St. Louis, it’s not the first time Square has heard this argument.

Facebook scans messages, uses info for targeted advertising, suit alleges

Facebook has been sued in a California court by two users, claiming the popular social media platform reads private messages for targeted advertising. The suit alleges that Facebook scans private messages, then uses the info gained to serve up ads that highlight interests. Such actions would violate the Electronics Communications Privacy Act and some California privacy and unfair competition laws, the suit argues.

Google bites back, practically calls Rockstar a patent troll

Just in time to become a rather strange Christmas present, Google has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar, a company that has sued Google and its Android OEM partners over a variety of patents owned by the now bankrupt Nortel Networks. Aside from the legalese saying how its Nexus devices do not infringe on those patents, Google is calling out Rockstar for what it really is: a patent troll.
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