The Age (Australia): Melbourne brothel owner sues Google over bad reviews

The Age (Australia): Melbourne brothel owner sues Google over bad reviews. “A South Melbourne brothel owner is taking legal action to force Google to reveal who wrote its bad online reviews, some of which direct customers to a nearby competitor. The Boardroom of Melbourne, which bills itself as one of the city’s top brothels, wants the Federal Court to force Google to hand over the IP addresses linked with the negative reviews after the search engine giant refused to reveal the identities behind them and take them down.”

Japan Times: South Korean research institute to build comprehensive database for documents about ‘comfort women’

Japan Times: South Korean research institute to build comprehensive database for documents about ‘comfort women’. “According to the report, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family Affairs in 2012, during the administration of then-President Lee Myung-bak, commissioned the Korean History Research Institute of Korea University to set up the database covering domestic and foreign official documents, news articles and records of the victims, among various other items. Work on the project has entered the final stage, with the completed database slated to be made available on a website in 2019. It marks the first time for records related to women forced to work in Japan’s military brothels before and during World War II to be integrated into a database and disclosed to the public.”