TorrentFreak: Facebook Sued For Refusing to Remove Copyrighted Photo

TorrentFreak: Facebook Sued For Refusing to Remove Copyrighted Photo. “Photographer Kristen Pierson Reilly has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for failing to respond properly to a DMCA notice. The social network refused to remove a copy of her photo, stating that it wasn’t clear whether its use was infringing. In a complaint filed in a federal court in New York, Pierson now demands compensation for the damage she suffered.”

Gizmodo: ACLU is Suing the Federal Government for Information About Social Media Surveillance Practices

Gizmodo: ACLU Is Suing the Federal Government for Information About Social Media Surveillance Practices. “The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the federal government on Thursday over its social media surveillance practices, specifically relating to the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy known as ‘extreme vetting.'”

Sydney Morning Herald: Google board sued for hushing up misconduct claims about ‘father of Android’

Sydney Morning Herald: Google board sued for hushing up misconduct claims about ‘father of Android’. “Alphabet Inc.’s board of directors was sued by a shareholder for ‘quietly’ approving a $US90 million ($125 million) exit payment to the father of Android, Andy Rubin, and protecting other executives accused of sexual harassment.”

The Verge: The Weather Channel app unlawfully obtained user location data, says prosecutor

The Verge: The Weather Channel app unlawfully obtained user location data, says prosecutor. “The Weather Channel app misled millions of users into allowing it to access their personal location data, profiting off of the data for commercial purposes, the city attorney of Los Angeles alleged in a lawsuit filed on Thursday.”

CNET: Judge dismisses lawsuits against Facebook, Google, Twitter over San Bernardino shooting

CNET: Judge dismisses lawsuits against Facebook, Google, Twitter over San Bernardino shooting. “A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits that alleged Facebook, Google and Twitter were liable for a mass shooting that took place in San Bernardino, California in December 2015. In a decision Monday, Judge Laurel Beeler of the District Court for the Northern District of California said the attack wasn’t a direct result of social media and internet companies allegedly letting the Islamic State use their platforms.”

Reuters: U.S. judge dismisses suit versus Google over facial recognition software

Reuters: U.S. judge dismisses suit versus Google over facial recognition software. “A lawsuit filed against Google by consumers who claimed the search engine’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy was dismissed on Saturday by a U.S. judge who cited a lack of ‘concrete injuries.'”

Search Marketing Daily: Google Presses Court To Throw Out ‘Vanity Searchers’ Privacy Suit

Search Marketing Daily: Google Presses Court To Throw Out ‘Vanity Searchers’ Privacy Suit. “Google is pressing the Supreme Court to rule that ‘vanity searchers’ — people who enter their own names into the search query box — can’t sue the company for allegedly leaking the names to outside sites. Google argues in papers filed late last week that people who sued the company over the alleged data leaks ‘cannot plausibly demonstrate concrete harm.'”