Major League Baseball takes a swing at the FCC's fast lane internet proposal

Do you know who's not a fan of the Federal Communication Commission's proposal to let internet service providers offer different speeds to online services? Major League Baseball. In a letter to the FCC last week, the league's digital group argued that the most recent open internet proposal could do more harm than good to consumers and upstart businesses, and likened the move to "rolling the...

HP and musician Chubby Checker settle lawsuit over penis-measurement app

A lawsuit filed against Hewlett-Packard and Palm over a webOS app that would estimate the size of male genitals has been settled. Last February, rock-and-roll legend Chubby Checker sued the companies, asking for $500,000 while claiming the third-party app called the Chubby Checker "adversely affects Chubby Checker's brand and value." The app itself, which was first released in 2006, would estimate penis length from whatever shoe size was inputted.

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The TSA wants you to help fix airport security lines

The TSA's PreCheck program is doing a decent job of moving travelers along at many airports. But as more frequent flyers sign up to take advantage of expedited security screenings, officials are working to head off potential traffic jams at busy terminals. They've quickly come to realize that some airports are ill prepared to handle the diverging traffic that PreCheck has created. 400,000 applicants have been cleared to join the program since December, Fast Company reports, and that's not...


Hackers accessed over 1,000 StubHub accounts and used them to buy tickets

Thieves accessed more than 1,000 customer accounts on StubHub and used them to purchase tickets to popular events, from Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concerts to Yankees baseball games, the New York County District Attorney said today, announcing the arrest and indictment of six individuals in connection with the crimes.

As Reuters and the Associated Press originally reported, the thieves acquired StubHub user account details from breaches on...

Employee lawsuit targeting Apple for unpaid wages gets class action status

A three-year-old lawsuit targeting Apple by former employees at its retail and corporate locations has been certified by the California Superior Court, and given class-action status. Filed in 2011 by Brandon Felczer — who spent about a year working for Apple — (along with three others), the complaint accuses the company of violating California labor codes by not providing time for employees to eat, rest, see itemized wage statements, or get...

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