Neowin News Feed for: Violation Neowin News Feed for: Violation en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Facebook bans NYU Ad Observatory's accounts for unauthorized data scraping <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The NYU Ad Observatory project studies political ads on Facebook. Its access to the platform has now been shut down because it breached user privacy by scraping data, despite repeated warnings. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 04 Aug 2021 06:32:01 +0000 Apple reverses stance about popular Mac app being named after a drug <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple recently stated that the Amphetamine app for Mac would be removed from the App Store for being named after a drug and featuring a pill icon. Now, the company has reversed its stance. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 03 Jan 2021 06:14:02 +0000 Twitter cracks down on QAnon conspiracy group, bans 7,000 accounts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter announced a crackdown on QAnon, the conspiracy theory movement, by banning 7,000 accounts, and taking additional measures to prevent the spread of content violating the platform&#039;s rules. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:12:01 +0000 Lyrics website alleges that Google steals its content <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Popular lyrics website Genius has alleged that Google steals content from its website and shows it directly in search results, which consequently means less viewership for the website. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:46:01 +0000 Spotify is being sued for gender discrimination and equal pay violation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A former employee at Spotify has filed a legal complaint against the music streaming company for giving a higher pay to male staffers and for other violations such as gender discrimination. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ruel Revales) Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:32:01 +0000 Facebook bans Myanmar's top military chief and dozens of pages from its services <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following a UN Human Rights Council report which found evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, Facebook has banned dozens of accounts and pages, including that of the country&#039;s top military chief. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:32:54 +0000 The state of Washington sues Facebook and Google for not keeping track of election ads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The state capital of the United States is filing a lawsuit against the two conglomerates for allegedly violating campaign finance law. The state seeks penalties and an injuction on the two companies. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gurkaran Singh) Tue, 05 Jun 2018 10:24:01 +0000 Qualcomm fined over $850 million for antitrust violations <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Qualcomm has been fined over $850 million in South Korea for violating antitrust laws. The company has publicly complained against the decision and aims to file an official appeal soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:16:01 +0000 Microsoft stresses that Windows 10 does not breach your privacy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Terry Myerson has offered a statement on the privacy concerns faced by some users in Windows 10, claiming that &quot;unlike some other platforms&quot;, Microsoft does not collect personal data. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:50:01 +0000 YouTube porn filters versus Irish Gaelic; luck of the Irish wins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>One user discovered a loophole in YouTube&#039;s automatic word filtering for unsavoury content and promptly uploaded around twenty pornographic videos *cue canned laughter* <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:44:01 +0000 Google quietly removes Amazon's app from the Play Store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon&#039;s official app has been removed from Google Play due to a store hidden internally within the main app, which violated Google&#039;s Developer Distribution Agreement. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:10:01 +0000 Google removes Pirate Bay related apps from the Play Store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google continues its efforts to eradicate piracy after facing harsh criticism. The latest includes removing Pirate Bay related apps from the store, much to the dismay of the respective developers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:30:01 +0000 Microsoft accused of patent violation in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A small Chinese high-tech firm is suing Microsoft Corp because it says the software giant has stolen its creation that allows Internet users to type Chinese characters, but Microsoft countered the claim on Friday. Zhongyi... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 18 Jan 2008 14:31:11 +0000 Apple faces iPod, iTunes patent violation claims <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has found itself facing a pair of intellectual property challenges that separately claim its FairPlay DRM system and its iPod music player contain technologies to which the Mac maker does not have a right.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 07 Mar 2005 22:24:07 +0000 Microsoft to face patent violation claims today <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft will find itself in dock (again) today when the patent infringement case brought against it by little-known, privately owned technology developer Eolas comes to the US District Court for Eastern Illinois. At... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 08 Jul 2003 10:07:58 +0000