What started out as a PR problem for Apple has turned into a multi-million dollar legal dispute. We are talking about Wi-Fi Assist, a function activated by default on iOS 9, that automatically switches the iPhone's connect form Wi-Fi- to cellular when there is poor Wi-Fi connectivity.
The founder and former CEO of big data firm Autonomy, Mike Lynch, has filed a $150 million lawsuit against HP for what he alleges is a public smear campaign against him and the Autonomy management team after HP's acquisition of his software firm in 2011.
AT&T has filed a lawsuit against former employees for installing malware on its computer systems in order to unlock smartphones so they could be used on other networks.
Some customers affected by the massive data breach of the adultery site Ashley Madison are filing lawsuits against Amazon Web Services, GoDaddy and a number of other websites that hosted searchable databases of customer information, according to the complaint obtained by the DataBreaches.net website.
Samsung is facing a lawsuit in China for preinstalling too many apps on its smartphones, a practice known as bloatware.
Home Depot is asking a federal court to dismiss lawsuits by consumers who claim they suffered financial harm as a result of last year's massive data breach at the home improvement retailer.
On Monday, BlackBerry announced a settlement with Typo which Typo agreed not to sell keyboard for devices with screen sizes of less than 7.9 inches, in effect all iPhones, in exchange for BlackBerry dropping its lawsuit. Typo can continue to sell keyboards for devices with a screen size of 7.9 inches or larger, that is iPads.
As widely reported, two Florida residents filed a lawsuit in California alleging that their 16GB iPhones, iPads and iPods had less usable space than Apple promised and that the usable space was reduced further by upgrading to iOS 8. Such allegations are unlikely to help Apple in its effort to gain enterprise market share from Android devices, which are by far the most popular among smartphone users.
A lawsuit by a number of banks against Target for the data breach that resulted in the theft of 40 million credit and debit card accounts can proceed, a federal court judge ruled this week, the Star Tribune reports.
BYOD programs bring plenty of focus on data security and employee privacy issues. But what about legal challenges, such as electronic discovery?