Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court (Reuters)

Reuters: Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court. “A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people’s privacy rights.”

The Verge: An internal Google email shows how the company cracks down on leaks

The Verge: An internal Google email shows how the company cracks down on leaks. “Google is facing a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that the company has fostered a culture of secrecy and fear. Leaks to the media are forbidden, and employees are encouraged to monitor their colleagues for leaks, according to the suit, which was filed in December by an anonymous ex-employee who claims they were unjustly fired.”

Revealed: Google tried to block media coverage of gender discrimination case (The Guardian)

UGH. The Guardian: Revealed: Google tried to block media coverage of gender discrimination case. “Google has tried to restrict reporting on a high-stakes gender discrimination case brought by the US government and fought to have the case thrown out of court because of a federal attorney’s comments to a reporter. Court documents reveal that Google unsuccessfully argued that a judge should dismiss a lawsuit filed by the US Department of Labor (DoL), claiming that a government attorney may have violated ethics rules by doing an interview with the Guardian on 7 April.”

Techdirt: Judge Dumps Two Lawsuits Attempting To Hold Facebook Responsible For Acts Of Terrorism

Techdirt: Judge Dumps Two Lawsuits Attempting To Hold Facebook Responsible For Acts Of Terrorism. “Two lawsuits filed by victims of terrorist attacks against Facebook have been dismissed. Both suits alleged Facebook was complicit in acts of terrorism simply because it (subjectively) didn’t do enough to discourage use of the platform by alleged terrorists.”

TorrentFreak: Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen

Oh for crying out loud. From TorrentFreak: Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen. “‘Pirate’ sites Sci-Hub and LibGen face millions of dollars in damages in a lawsuit filed by Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers. Elsevier has requested a default judgment of $15 million against the defendants for their ‘truly egregious conduct’ and ‘staggering’ infringement.”

Politico: Feds fight suit over web takedown of animal abuse data

Politico: Feds fight suit over web takedown of animal abuse data. “The Justice Department is mounting a legal defense of one of the most-publicized counter-transparency moves of the new Trump administration: the Agriculture Department’s decision to take offline a massive set of records on enforcement of laws against animal abuse.”