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Supreme Court Won’t Review Security Software Makers’ Rift (1)

Oct. 13, 2020, 1:54 PMUpdated: Oct. 13, 2020, 4:08 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t step into a rift between two security software makers in a case testing the application of an online liability shield.

The court denied a request to review an appeals court decision that let Enigma Software Group USA Inc. sue competitor Malwarebytes Inc. over a filtering tool that flagged Enigma’s products as a potential threat.

Malwarebytes told the Supreme Court that allowing the suit from Enigma threatens a provision in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that protects tech companies from lawsuits over tools that let consumers block or filter content online. Enigma has argued ...