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These days, some of tech’s most important decisions are being made inside courtrooms. Google and Facebook are fending off antitrust accusations, while patent suits determine how much control of their own products they can have. The slow fight over Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act threatens platforms like Twitter and YouTube with untold liability suits for the content they host. Gig economy companies like Uber and Airbnb are fighting for their very existence as their workers push for the protections of full-time employees. In each case, judges and juries are setting the rules about exactly how far tech companies can push the envelope and exactly how much protection everyday people have. This is where we keep track of those legal fights and the broader principles behind them. When you move fast and break things, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise when you end up in court.

Federal court blocks Texas law banning ‘viewpoint discrimination’ on social media

Shopify has a ‘textbook pirate’ problem, publishers allege

Elizabeth Holmes admits that she was CEO of Theranos, the company she founded

‘The buck stops with you?’

Elizabeth Holmes says Theranos’ former president abused her

Roblox sues YouTuber for temporarily shutting down conference with fake terrorist threat

Elizabeth Holmes admitted to a key part of the case against her

Holmes confesses to a passion for graphic design

Elizabeth Holmes tells the jury that at least some of Theranos was real

"A success was that we had successfully achieved the objectives of the program."

In her Theranos fraud case, Elizabeth Holmes is speaking for herself

In a surprise move, Elizabeth Holmes is testifying at the Theranos fraud trial

Today, jurors got to hear Elizabeth Holmes’ lies for themselves

In her own voice

Theranos drained $96 million from an experienced investor — plus some blood

In their meetings, Elizabeth Holmes did most of the talking

Elizabeth Holmes will take your $1.2 million but not your phone calls

We met an investor who won’t take a hint — or even a command

Russian “King of Fraud” sentenced to 10 years in prison for Methbot digital ad scheme

Uber discriminates against people with disabilities, new DOJ lawsuit alleges

Google loses key appeal against €2.4 billion EU shopping antitrust case

Elizabeth Holmes hired a bunch of experts so she could ignore them

It seems like the doctors were just at Theranos for show

Jack in the Box suing crypto exchange FTX, says it ‘brazenly’ copied its Jack mascot

Facebook sued by defunct photo app Phhhoto on antitrust grounds

US government offers $10 million bounty for information on Colonial Pipeline hackers

Google outlines plans for first alternative in-app payments in South Korea

Google News to relaunch in Spain after mandatory payments to newspapers scrapped

Clearview AI ordered to delete all facial recognition data belonging to Australians

Happy Halloween! Theranos showed up in a Pfizer costume

With a logo on a memo and a little bit of language trickery, Theranos snookered rich investors

Theranos FOMO kept the DeVos family from doing its investment homework

Lyft’s first-ever safety report reveals over 4,000 assaults between 2017-2019

Trump’s social network has 30 days to stop breaking the rules of its software license

Mark Zuckerberg has been added to a DC lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Activision Blizzard says 20 employees ‘exited’ as part of harassment investigations

Boeing chief technical pilot couldn’t ‘Jedi mind trick’ his way out of a federal indictment

US Department of Justice creates cryptocurrency enforcement unit

Google files document production demand against one of its biggest public critics

Facebook runs the coward’s playbook to smear the whistleblower

The Big Tobacco playbook is underway. Also: where’s Zuck?