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Accused of using algorithms to fix rental prices, RealPage goes on offensive

RealPage says it isn’t doing anything wrong by suggesting to landlords how much rent they could charge. In a move to reclaim its own narrative, the property management software company published a microsite and a digital booklet it’s calling “The…

Meta tells court it won’t sue over Facebook feed-killing tool—yet

This week, Meta asked a US district court in California to toss a lawsuit filed by a professor, Ethan Zuckerman, who fears that Meta will sue him if he releases a tool that would give Facebook users an automated way…

After breach, senators ask why AT&T stores call records on “AI Data Cloud”

US senators want AT&T to explain why it stores massive amounts of call and text message records on a third-party analytics platform that bills itself as an “AI Data Cloud.” AT&T revealed last week that “customer data was illegally downloaded…

Google’s $500M effort to wreck Microsoft EU cloud deal failed, report says

Google tried to derail a Microsoft antitrust settlement over anticompetitive software licensing in the European Union by offering a $500 million alternative deal to the group of cloud providers behind the EU complaint, Bloomberg reported. According to Bloomberg, Google’s offer…

Craig Wright’s claim of inventing bitcoin may get him arrested for perjury

Enlarge / Dr. Craig Wright arrives at the Rolls Building, part of the Royal Courts of Justice, on February 6, 2024, in London, England. A British judge is referring self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)…

Record labels sue Verizon for not disconnecting pirates’ Internet service

Getty Images | Smith Collection/Gado Major record labels sued Verizon on Friday, alleging that the Internet service provider violated copyright law by continuing to serve customers accused of pirating music. Verizon “knowingly provides its high-speed service to a massive community…

Dirty diaper resold on Amazon ruined a family business, report says

A feces-encrusted swim diaper tanked a family business after Amazon re-sold it as new, Bloomberg reported, triggering a bad review that quickly turned a million-dollar mom-and-pop shop into a $600,000 pile of debt. Paul and Rachelle Baron, owners of Beau…

Oregon county seeks to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for extreme heat

Enlarge / People and their pets rest at the Oregon Convention Center cooling station in Portland as the city is hit with extreme temperatures caused by a heat dome on June 28, 2021 Northwest Oregon had never seen anything like…

Report: Z-Library admins on the lam ahead of US extradition; officials shocked

Two Russian citizens arrested for running the pirate e-book site Z-Library have reportedly escaped house arrest in Argentina and vanished after a court approved their extradition to the United States. Accused by the US of criminal copyright infringement, wire fraud,…

Users must prove Amazon ripped them off to revive Buy Box rigging suit

A court has dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging that Amazon’s Buy Box was rigged to rip off customers seeking the best deals on the platform. The suit followed 2022 antitrust probes in the European Union and United Kingdom that…