Neowin: Microsoft sued over Windows 10 ‘destroying user data and damaging PCs’

Neowin: Microsoft sued over Windows 10 ‘destroying user data and damaging PCs’. “The case has been certified as a class-action lawsuit filed in Chicago’s US District Court on behalf of every user who upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The attorneys of the trio claim that their clients were affected by the aforementioned issues within 30 days after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and that similar issues plague ‘hundreds of thousands’ of users.”

Inc: Google Makes Employees Sign Away Right to Sue Over Pornography (and Lots of Other Rights, Too)

Inc: Google Makes Employees Sign Away Right to Sue Over Pornography (and Lots of Other Rights, Too). “Google would rather you didn’t know about this because the company doesn’t want you to know anything at all about what it’s like to work at Google other than information the company itself has released. That, ironically, is the subject of a lawsuit that made the I-won’t-sue-for-pornography waiver public as part of a court filing. Here it is…”

Techdirt: Facebook Sued In Israel For Blocking All Links To Site Critical Of Facebook & Suggesting Site Was ‘Unsafe’

Techdirt: Facebook Sued In Israel For Blocking All Links To Site Critical Of Facebook & Suggesting Site Was ‘Unsafe’. “Mizbala is an Israeli marketing/creative agency that runs a news site as well, commenting on issues related to internet marketing and advertising. The site has been quite critical of Facebook, including a few recent posts where it mocked Facebook for its aggressive/arbitrary blocking of users and content…”

Engadget: Alphabet asks court to halt Uber’s self-driving car project

Engadget: Alphabet asks court to halt Uber’s self-driving car project. “Alphabet’s self-driving car division Waymo seeks to completely block Uber’s autonomous vehicle operations, according to new documents filed in federal court Friday. The documents are part of Waymo’s lawsuit filed against Uber last month and the company is seeking a preliminary injunction which could prohibit Uber’s self-driving vehicle tests while the case is ongoing.”

New York Times: Selfie With Merkel by Refugee Became a Legal Case, but Facebook Won in German Court

New York Times: Selfie With Merkel by Refugee Became a Legal Case, but Facebook Won in German Court. “A Syrian refugee whose image showed up in fake news reports linking him to terrorism lost a closely watched case in Germany on Tuesday that sought to prevent Facebook from allowing users to repost the picture.”

Ars Technica: Dad who live-streamed his son’s birth on Facebook loses in court

Ars Technica: Dad who live-streamed his son’s birth on Facebook loses in court. “A father who live-streamed his son’s birth on Facebook and proceeded to sue for copyright infringement several media outlets that used the clips has lost his case. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled yesterday that the lawsuit filed by Kali Kanongataa must be thrown out, after the American Broadcasting Company and other defendants filed motions arguing that their use of the clips was covered by ‘fair use.'”

More Legal Action Taken Against USDA (PRESS RELEASE)

More legal action has been filed against the USDA (PRESS RELEASE). “Beagle Freedom Project (BFP), the renowned non-profit national, animal rescue and advocacy organization, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). BFP, along with five other animal advocacy groups, are challenging the USDA-APHIS to restore the Animal Abuse Registry, an online database of records related to puppy mills, laboratories, roadside zoos, traveling animal shows, and other enterprises that use and exploit helpless animals. “