Tag: Legal

Who Is Really A Socialist?

Yves here. Although this post does a very helpful job of parsing out the critical ideas that travelers under the “socialist” banner may hold, a shortcoming is how Rosser treats the idea of “ownership” of production. The original Marxist construct developed when businessmen owned mills and workshops directly, as in […]

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Google’s Android antitrust troubles reportedly spread to India

Looks like Google might be in some hot water again on the international stage, this time in India. Reuters reported that four sources claimed that the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the country’s antitrust watchdog, is investigating accusations against the tech giant that allege that it is abusing Android’s dominance in that market to crush […]

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“Reverse Location Search Warrant”: A New Personal Data Hoovering Exercise Brought to You by Google

Despite the Snowden revelations of the extent of official data gathering and storage on individuals, the overwhelming majority of citizens have not only resigned themselves to electronic surveillance but are putting themselves in a position to have their habits examined microscopically by bringing eavesdropping digital assistants into their home and […]

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President Trump expected to sign executive order banning Chinese network equipment

Huawei has been in hot water lately — governments around the world are banning its network equipment, it allegedly tried to steal technology for ‘diamond glass’ screens, and its CFO has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy. A report from Politico claims that the White House is preparing to sign an executive order that […]

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Cisco Joins Other Tech Giants in Calling for a Federal Privacy Law

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Cisco yesterday “issued a call to governments and citizens around the world to establish privacy as a fundamental human right in the digital economy,” according to a […]

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Huawei and its CFO Wanzhou Ming charged with financial crimes by US Justice Department

Things have gone from bad to worse for Huawei after its CFO was detained by Canadian authorities in December. US authorities have unsealed a 13-count indictment charging Huawei, two subsidiaries, and CFO Wanzhou Meng with an array of financial crimes including wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to the Justice Department, the charges […]

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7th Circuit Rules Age Discrimination Law Does Not Include Job Applicants

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided in Kleber v. CareFusion Corporation last Wednesday that disparate impact liability under the Age Discrimination in Employment […]

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Marshall Auerback: In Antitrust, Size Isn’t Everything

By Marshall Auerback, a market analyst and commentator. Produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute When it comes to businesses in need of reform, the saying “size isn’t everything” should apply. Unfortunately, this isn’t the thinking in the realm of antitrust, where size is seen […]

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Are Federal Workers Being Forced Into Involuntary Servitude?

Yves here. Welcome to the world of workers as capitalist cannon fodder. By Michael H. LeRoy, Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Originally published at The Conversation Many federal employees are being ordered by the federal government to work without pay until a spending bill […]

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[Update: Petition filed] Google plans to fight Oracle’s copyright lawsuit against Android in the Supreme Court

Oracle’s copyright suit against Google for using Java APIs in Android has been an ongoing feud since 2010, and the stakes are only about to get higher. The Federal Circuit denied Google’s appeal Tuesday of a March decision that found Google’s use of Oracle’s Java APIs was not fair use. Now, Google has stated it […]

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CalPERS’ Story About Sudden “Resignation” of Star Hire Elisabeth Bourqui Falls Apart as Bourqui Comes to Board Meeting With Heavyweight Employment Lawyer;

On Tuesday, we learned that CalPERS’ former Chief Operating Investment Officer, Elisabeth Bourqui, who resigned suddenly in early January, attended the CalPERS offsite in Napa, with heavyweight employment lawyer Elisa Stewart of Stewart & Musell at her side in the morning (Bourqui’s husband joined her in the afternoon). Bourqui declined […]

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Marcie Frost’s Reign of Error: Second Star CalPERS Employee Fired in a Month; Ouster Backfires as We Publicize Complaint

Two CalPERS insiders informed us that Justin Harwell, then the manager heading CalPERS’ Information Security Office, was fired last Friday, or as one put it, “was walked out Friday afternoon.” Consistent with his bio on LinkedIn, Harwell, who joined CalPERS in late 2017, was seen as having a strong background. […]

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U.S. Congress and White House working on plans to ban equipment from ZTE and Huawei

Huawei and ZTE, two multi-national telecommunications companies based in China, are under fire by the United States and other governments over the companies’ ties to the Chinese government. ZTE nearly shut down last year over an import ban, and now it and Huawei may be prevented from selling telecommunications equipment to the United States. According […]

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EU planning yet another Google antitrust fine, this time targeting AdSense

Google just can’t catch a break in Europe. The US company has been fined $7.6 billion in the last few years over Android and Search practices, and now the EU is preparing a new penalty regarding what it views as anticompetitive AdSense contracts. It’s not yet clear when the new action will be formally announced, […]

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Google is testing stripped-down news results that comply with imminent new EU copyright law

In September 2018, the European Parliament approved new copyright legislation that could change the way the internet works forever. One aspect of the new directive would force websites to pay for snippets they use from an external source, and Google is wisely already testing a stripped-down version of its news search results in anticipation of the […]

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US prosecutors are seeking criminal charges against Huawei for technology theft

According to a report out of The Wall Street Journal this afternoon, US federal prosecutors are seeking to file criminal charges against Huawei for theft of trade secrets from several of the company’s American business partners in recent years. The most well-known example under consideration by the Department of Justice, according to the Journal, is […]

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