Mashable: Facebook just lost a court battle to cover up possible privacy abuses

Mashable: Facebook just lost a court battle to cover up possible privacy abuses. “The social media giant lost a major court battle today that has the potential to pull back the curtain on thousands of as yet unknown privacy scandals. According to The Washington Post, a Massachusetts judge ordered Facebook to hand over data regarding scores of third-party apps suspended from the platform following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.”

Chicago Tribune: Jussie Smollett investigation: Judge orders Google to turn over a full year of the actor’s data as part of special prosecutor probe

Chicago Tribune: Jussie Smollett investigation: Judge orders Google to turn over a full year of the actor’s data as part of special prosecutor probe. “A Cook County judge has ordered Google to turn over Jussie Smollett’s emails, photos, location data and private messages for an entire year as part of the special prosecutor’s investigation into the purported attack on the actor.”

Harvard Law Today: Shedding light on fraudulent takedown notices

Harvard Law Today: Shedding light on fraudulent takedown notices. “Every day, companies like Google remove links to online content in response to court orders, influencing the Internet search results we see. But what happens if bad actors deliberately falsify and submit court documents requesting the removal of content? Research using the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Lumen database shows the problem is larger than previously understood.”

CBS News: CBS News investigation finds fraudulent court orders used to change Google search results

CBS News: CBS News investigation finds fraudulent court orders used to change Google search results. “A Google search can reveal negative information about anyone or any company. Since it’s difficult to change those results, many small businesses are paying thousands to so-called reputation management companies to make negative web pages disappear. Much of the work is legitimate, but a CBS News investigation into online reputation management found some companies hired to clean up Google searches appear to be engaging in criminal activity.”

Ottawa Sun: Ottawa lawyers file proposed $80-million class-action lawsuit against Google

Ottawa Sun: Ottawa lawyers file proposed $80-million class-action lawsuit against Google. “Two Ottawa lawyers have filed a proposed $80-million class-action lawsuit, alleging that Google’s search engine allows Internet users to discover names that are supposed to be shielded by court-ordered publication bans.”

The Register: Sci-Hub domains inactive following court order

The Register: Sci-Hub domains inactive following court order. “Several domains of the controversial academic paper filesharing site Sci-Hub have been made inactive following a court order earlier this month. According to Whois records, sci-hub.io, sci-hub.ac and sci-hub.cc have their domain set to ‘serverHold’, an ICANN code meaning the ‘domain is not activated in the DNS’. Records for sci-hub.io and sci-hub.ac were last updated November 17 and sci-hub.cc on November 21.”

Hindustan Times: Court directs Google India to remove videos on Sikh Gurus

Hindustan Times: Court directs Google India to remove videos on Sikh Gurus. “A Delhi court on Thursday directed the Google India Pvt Ltd to remove within a week certain videos and articles allegedly containing hate speeches and derogatory remarks against Sikh religion and its gurus on YouTube, Facebook and other websites.”