Bangkok Post: Singapore PM’s defamation suit against blogger begins

Bangkok Post: Singapore PM’s defamation suit against blogger begins. “Singapore’s prime minister testified in court Tuesday at the start of his defamation suit against a blogger who shared an article on Facebook linking the leader to a corruption scandal. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong accuses Leong Sze Hian of spreading false claims about him over the article relating to the money-laundering scandal at state fund 1MDB in neighbouring Malaysia.”

NPR: Judge Orders Twitter To Unmask FBI Impersonator Who Set Off Seth Rich Conspiracy

NPR: Judge Orders Twitter To Unmask FBI Impersonator Who Set Off Seth Rich Conspiracy. “A federal judge in California has ordered that Twitter reveal the identity of an anonymous user who allegedly fabricated an FBI document to spread a conspiracy theory about the killing of Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staffer who died in 2016.”

WTHR: Hoosiers can claim Equifax data breach money using new website

WTHR: Hoosiers can claim Equifax data breach money using new website. “The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is out with a new website where Hoosiers impacted by the Equifax data breach can claim their money. The data breach in 2017 compromised the info of about 147 million Americans, including roughly 3.9 million Indiana residents. Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, driver’s license numbers and credit card information were compromised.”

BloombergQuint: Google to Cite Rivals and Privacy in U.S. Lawsuit Defense

BloombergQuint: Google to Cite Rivals and Privacy in U.S. Lawsuit Defense. “Google is expected in the coming days to be hit with the biggest U.S. antitrust lawsuit since the government went to battle with Microsoft Corp. two decades ago. Officially, the company hasn’t laid out its legal arguments yet. But piecing together submissions to other antitrust authorities, executive blog posts, and congressional testimony gives a picture of Google’s strategy.”

CNBC: Google contractors allege company prevents them from whistleblowing, writing Silicon Valley novels

CNBC: Google contractors allege company prevents them from whistleblowing, writing Silicon Valley novels. “Google contract employees are alleging the company’s confidentiality agreements prevent them from a range of legal rights from whistleblowing to telling their parents how much they make, according to a recent court filing. A California appeals court recently discussed a lawsuit accusing Alphabet’s Google and one of its staffing firms, Adecco, of violating a number of California labor laws, including free speech, by requiring workers to sign extensive confidentiality agreements.”

New York Times: Alphabet Settles Shareholder Suits Over Sexual Harassment Claims

New York Times: Alphabet Settles Shareholder Suits Over Sexual Harassment Claims. “Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has settled a series of shareholder lawsuits over its handling of sexual harassment claims, agreeing to greater oversight by its board of directors in future cases of sexual misconduct and committing to spend $310 million over the next decade on corporate diversity programs.”

Reuters: U.S. expected to sue Google next week as DOJ seeks support from states

Reuters: U.S. expected to sue Google next week as DOJ seeks support from states. “The U.S. Justice Department is expected to sue Alphabet’s Google as soon as next week, and is currently urging state attorneys general to sign onto the lawsuit, according to three sources familiar with the process.”

Engadget: Sonos sues Google for infringing on five more speaker patents

Engadget: Sonos sues Google for infringing on five more speaker patents. “Just one day before Google’s Pixel 5 reveal, Sonos has filed a new lawsuit against the search giant, alleging it has infringed five more patents. The patents cover technologies that form the basis of some of Sonos’ best-known features, including its Trueplay tuning tool.”

CNET: Twitter faces class-action privacy lawsuit for sharing security info with advertisers

CNET: Twitter faces class-action privacy lawsuit for sharing security info with advertisers. “Twitter faces a class-action lawsuit for providing advertisers access to people’s phone numbers without consent. The complaint, filed [September 21] in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, seeks $5,000 in damages for every person in the state affected by Twitter’s privacy misstep.”

ABC 7 Chicago: Illinois Facebook users can now file claims for up to $400 as part of class action lawsuit settlement

ABC 7 Chicago: Illinois Facebook users can now file claims for up to $400 as part of class action lawsuit settlement. “Facebook users in Illinois can now apply to collect from a settlement stemming from a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed over Facebook’s collection and storing of biometric data of Illinois users without proper consent. As part of the $650 million settlement, claimants may be eligible for payments of between $200-$400, depending on the number of valid claims filed.”

ABC 7: Facebook hit with lawsuit over Kenosha protest deaths

ABC 7: Facebook hit with lawsuit over Kenosha protest deaths. “The suit, filed in the federal court of the Eastern District of Wisconsin on Tuesday, alleges Facebook failed to delete two pages on its platform that the lawsuit says encouraged violence against protesters. It claims this may have ultimately led 17-year-old Rittenhouse to allegedly kill two people and injure a third.”

Ischgl: Austria sued over Tyrol ski resort’s Covid-19 outbreak (BBC)

BBC: Ischgl: Austria sued over Tyrol ski resort’s Covid-19 outbreak. “A consumer rights group is taking legal action against the Austrian government over Covid-19 outbreaks at ski resorts in the western Tyrol region this year. The group has filed four civil suits for now, but said it hoped to bring at least one class action lawsuit next year on behalf of thousands of people.”

Washington Post: A Google employee is suing for discrimination. He wants to know if Google can use his data against him.

Washington Post: A Google employee is suing for discrimination. He wants to know if Google can use his data against him.. “Attorneys representing a Google employee suing the company want to know whether the search engine giant thinks it is allowed to view his digital communication, a case that has renewed questions about the extent of Google’s power to surveil.”

Bloomberg: Facebook Accused of Watching Instagram Users Through Cameras

Bloomberg: Facebook Accused of Watching Instagram Users Through Cameras. “Facebook Inc. is again being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users, this time through the unauthorized use of their mobile phone cameras. The lawsuit springs from media reports in July that the photo-sharing app appeared to be accessing iPhone cameras even when they weren’t actively being used. Facebook denied the reports and blamed a bug, which it said it was correcting, for triggering what it described as false notifications that Instagram was accessing iPhone cameras.”