The video streaming service Hulu has prevailed against a legal challenge claiming that it violated its users’ privacy by sharing what they watched on Facebook. A federal judge ruled that the company did not “knowingly” send information to Facebook to pair up with users’ profiles and distribute online.
More than three dozen technology-industry executives issued a joint statement urging lawmakers to enact legislation protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination, responding to controversial religious-freedom measures in states such as Indiana and Arkansas.The statement, organized by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and released on the website of the Human Rights Campaign, was signed by executives such as Salesforce.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff, Twitter Inc. CEO Dick Costolo, EBay Inc. CEO John Donahoe and Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz.
China’s bank technology restrictions and a draft anti-terrorism law may run counter to the country’s international trade commitments, the U.S. Trade Representative said in a report. The U.S. trade office’s regular review of telecommunications trade continued the pressure over initiatives that have upset U.S. industry groups and that the Obama administration has also raised at the highest level with Chinese counterparts.
Europe’s competition regulator is preparing to move against Google Inc. in the next few weeks, a person familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for charges against the U.S. Internet-search giant in a five-year-old investigation that has stalled three times and sparked a political firestorm. The European Commission, the European Union’s top antitrust authority, has been asking companies that filed complaints against Google for permission to publish some information they previously submitted confidentially, according to several people familiar with the requests.
Uber has filed complaints with Brussels against Spain and Germany over their bans on the mobile phone taxi-hailing service, ramping up the U.S. company’s battle against legal challenges across Europe. The European Commission confirmed it had received a complaint against a German ban on Uber offering its unlicensed services.