Checking In: Apple Inc.'s iPhones and Google Inc.'s Android smartphones transmit data back to Apple and Google as the companies build databases to pinpoint user location via their cellphones, The Wall Street Journal reports. The location data collection is stirring debate over privacy.
Reversed: A federal appeals court reversed an attorneys fee award worth about $500,000 to the defendants in a government contractor whistleblower suit, The National Law Journal reports.
Retrial: MGA Entertainment Inc. won $88.5 million in a federal suit in California over trade secret theft involving "Bratz" dolls. The National Law Journal said the jury rejected Mattel Inc.'s claims that MGA stole the idea for the doll. California's The Recorder has coverage here.
Killer Profile: The New York Times profiles the unknown serial killer in Long Island, where the police have found as many 10 sets of human remains. The man is known only in law enforcement jargon as "Unsub," or unknown subject. The Times talks with serial-killer experts and criminologists to build a profile of a killer.
Sheen's Escort: Charlie "I'm an F-18, bro" Sheen's police escort in the District of Columbia is under review, The Washington Post reports. City police escorted Sheen on Tuesday evening to his performance at DAR Constitution Hall. “Citizens of the District don’t want to see their police force used to escort private citizens and that Charlie Sheen, of all people, is getting a personal escort,” D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson said.