‘You Probably Want to Know Less’: The Influence of Social Media on Labor Law (Legaltech News)

Legaltech News: ‘You Probably Want to Know Less’: The Influence of Social Media on Labor Law. “The influence of social media in hiring is among the emerging issues that are presenting new questions for employers. Labor and employment attorneys on Wednesday discussed the pitfalls, benefits and gray areas stemming from technology and social media use by workers. ‘Technology is racing way ahead of legal developments and the law is trying to keep up,’ said Charles Fournier, a partner at Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud in New York.”

CNET: Facebook accused of misleading advertisers, then trying to hide it

CNET: Facebook accused of misleading advertisers, then trying to hide it. “Facebook knew it was misleading advertisers about the average time users spent watching videos long before admitting it. And it tried to shift attention from the error, a lawsuit says. The social network revealed in September 2016 that it artificially inflated the metric for two years because it only counted videos as viewed if they had been watched for three or more seconds — failing to taking shorter views into account — and possibly misleading advertisers.”

CNET: Facebook breach hit 3 million in EU, putting new privacy law to test

CNET: Facebook breach hit 3 million in EU, putting new privacy law to test. “Facebook may have a run-in with Europe’s new privacy law. The Irish Data Protection Commission said Tuesday that roughly 3 million Facebook users living in Europe were affected by a data breach at the social network in September, according to CNBC.”

Internet Archive: The Music Modernization Act is now law which means some pre-1972 music goes public

Internet Archive: The Music Modernization Act is now law which means some pre-1972 music goes public. “One portion of the MMA makes older sound recordings published before 1972 more available to the public. It expands an obscure provision of the library exception to US Copyright Law, Section 108(h), to apply to all pre-72 recordings. Unfortunately 108(h) is notoriously hard to implement. But, as we understand it, the MMA means that libraries can make some of these older recordings freely available to the public as long as we do a reasonable search to determine that they are not commercially available.”

Exclusive: Vietnam cyber law set for tough enforcement despite Google, Facebook pleas (Reuters)

Reuters: Exclusive: Vietnam cyber law set for tough enforcement despite Google, Facebook pleas. “Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data locally despite pleas from Facebook, Google and other firms, a government document showed.”

Ars Technica: Google+ users, upset over data leak, sue Google

From Ars Technica, and to absolutely nobody’s surprise: Google+ users, upset over data leak, sue Google. “It was only a matter of time—the same day that Google announced it was shutting down Google+ in the wake of a data leak, two users filed a proposed class-action lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco, saying that their privacy had been violated.”