The Register: Dying! Yahoo! loses! fight! to! lock! dead! man’s! dead! account!

The Register: Dying! Yahoo! loses! fight! to! lock! dead! man’s! dead! account! . “Yahoo! may be compelled to hand over the contents of a dead man’s email account to his surviving family, Massachusetts’s top court has ruled. On Monday, the US state’s supreme struck down an earlier ruling in the Purple Palace’s favor in a case regarding the estate of John Ajemian, who was killed at the age of 43 in a bike accident in 2006.”

Ars Technica: Supreme Court refuses to hear case questioning Google’s trademark

Ars Technica: Supreme Court refuses to hear case questioning Google’s trademark. “The Supreme Court declined Monday to review a petition asserting that the term ‘google’ has become too generic and therefore unqualified for trademark protection. Without comment, the justices set aside a legal challenge claiming that Google had fallen victim to “genericide” and should no longer be trademarked.”

Ars Technica: Dutch privacy regulator says Windows 10 breaks the law

Ars Technica: Dutch privacy regulator says Windows 10 breaks the law. “The lack of clear information about what Microsoft does with the data that Windows 10 collects prevents consumers from giving their informed consent, says the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA). As such, the regulator says that the operating system is breaking the law.”

MediaPost: Google Hit With New Privacy Suit For Sharing Data With App Developers

Wandering by Santa Clara Law Digital Commons (as you do) and came across what looks like a class-action lawsuit filed against Google, one with which I was not familiar. The 72-page filing is available here, but MediaPost also has a writeup: Google Hit With New Privacy Suit For Sharing Data With App Developers. “Google is facing a new lawsuit over allegations that it shared the names and other personally identifiable information of people who purchased apps with developers. This latest complaint was brought by Minnesota resident Adam Gurno, who alleges that he purchased nine apps totaling more than $26 from the Google Play Store between 2012 and 2014. Gurno alleges that Google transmitted his name, email address and ZIP code to the developers without his consent.”

The Guardian: UK government considers classifying Google and Facebook as publishers

The Guardian: UK government considers classifying Google and Facebook as publishers. “Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, has said the government is considering changing the legal status of Google, Facebook and other internet companies amid growing concerns about copyright infringement and the spread of extremist material online. The internet groups are considered conduits of information rather than publishers under UK law, meaning they have limited responsibility for what appears on their sites.”

Daily Collegian: Man sues city for arresting him over parody Facebook page

Daily Collegian: Man sues city for arresting him over parody Facebook page. “A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech. Anthony Novak filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Parma and three officers.”

Gizmodo: Judge Orders Limitations on Sweeping DreamHost Warrant Seeking Info on Anti-Trump Site

Gizmodo: Judge Orders Limitations on Sweeping DreamHost Warrant Seeking Info on Anti-Trump Site. “A judge ordered the web hosting company DreamHost to redact identifying information about visitors to a website used to coordinate a protest during President Trump’s inauguration, imposing further limits on an extensive warrant obtained by the Justice Department that initially aimed to collect visitors’ IP addresses.”