Bloomberg: Google Could Face $4.3 Billion Claim in U.K. IPhone Privacy Case

Bloomberg: Google Could Face $4.3 Billion Claim in U.K. IPhone Privacy Case. “IPhone users suing Google over data-collection claims may be seeking as much as 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion), the search giant said in a court filing. The group representing iPhone users, known as Google You Owe Us, now includes 4.4 million people, according to documents filed with the court at a hearing Monday. The group says the Alphabet Inc. unit unlawfully collected people’s personal information by bypassing Apple Inc.’s iPhone default privacy settings.”

The Guardian: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica face class action lawsuit

The Guardian: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica face class action lawsuit. “British and US lawyers have launched a joint class action against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and two other companies for allegedly misusing the personal data of more than 71 million people. The lawsuit claims the firms obtained users’ private information from the social media network to develop ‘political propaganda campaigns’ in the UK and the US.”

BusinessWire: Hagens Berman Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Six Major Hotel Chains for Antitrust Scheme (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Hagens Berman Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Six Major Hotel Chains for Antitrust Scheme (PRESS RELEASE). “The lawsuit states that each hotel defendant agreed to refrain from using certain online advertising methods to compete for consumers. The agreement prevents competitors from bidding for online advertising that uses competitors’ brand names. For example, Hilton Hotel declined to bid on keywords that would allow its ads to appear in response to internet searches for Hyatt. This makes it more difficult for consumers to get information about competing hotels, and to compare and contrast competitive information, such as price and quality, between the two hotels.”

Ex-stream action: YouTube slays Zombie horde in AdSense battle (The Register)

The Register: Ex-stream action: YouTube slays Zombie horde in AdSense battle. “Google has had a class-action lawsuit in the US over last year’s changes to its AdSense advertising system thrown out of court. Judge Edward Chen of the California Northern District Court dismissed (PDF) with prejudice (meaning the case may not be re-filed) the complaint brought by Zombie Go Boom, a YouTube broadcaster that had accused Google and YouTube of unfair practices and breach of contract.”

Channel News: Google Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective Pixel Microphone

Channel News: Google Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective Pixel Microphone. “Google has found itself if in a class action lawsuit with two separate plaintiffs suing the search engine giant claiming they knew the Pixel and Pixel XL had speaker and microphone issues when they shipped the devices out. Patricia Weeks and Waleed Anbar have been named in the lawsuit as the plaintiffs with Gerard Gibbs as the attorney.”

TechCrunch: Google faces revised gender-pay lawsuit

TechCrunch: Google faces revised gender-pay lawsuit. “Google is facing a revised gender-pay class-action lawsuit that alleges Google underpaid women in comparison with their male counterparts and asked new hires about their prior salaries, The Guardian first reported. The revised lawsuit also adds a fourth complainant, Heidi Lamar, who was a teacher at Google’s Children Center in Palo Alto for four years.”

The Verge: Apple faces multiple lawsuits after admitting to slowing down iPhones as their batteries age

The Verge: Apple faces multiple lawsuits after admitting to slowing down iPhones as their batteries age. “iPhone owners aren’t happy with Apple, and they’re letting the company know with lawsuits. Five iPhone users filed a lawsuit in New York yesterday and are seeking class-action status over Apple intentionally slowing down their phones as the devices’ batteries aged. USA Today first reported the lawsuit, which follows others filed over the past week.”