CNBC: Supreme Court rules in Google’s favor in copyright dispute with Oracle over Android software

CNBC: Supreme Court rules in Google’s favor in copyright dispute with Oracle over Android software. “The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Google against Oracle in a long-running copyright dispute over the software used in Android, the mobile operating system. The court’s decision was 6-2. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was not yet confirmed by the Senate when the case was argued in October, did not participate in the case.”

CNN: Facebook accused of failing to provide a ‘safe’ environment for users

CNN: Facebook accused of failing to provide a ‘safe’ environment for users. “Reporters Without Borders has filed a lawsuit against Facebook in France, accusing the platform of failing to provide a ‘safe’ environment for users in violation of its own terms and conditions. The media advocacy group, which is considering filing similar lawsuits in other countries, said France’s consumer law is especially well suited to the issue. Misleading consumers is illegal under French law and companies face fines of up to 10% of their annual sales if found in violation.”

Ars Technica: One company wants to sell the feds location data from every car on Earth

Ars Technica: One company wants to sell the feds location data from every car on Earth. “There is a strange sort of symmetry in the world of personal data this week: one new report has identified a company that wants to sell the US government granular car location data from basically every vehicle in the world, while a group of privacy advocates is suing another company for providing customer data to the feds.”

Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Sentinel sues Florida Department of Health to force release of COVID variant data

Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Sentinel sues Florida Department of Health to force release of COVID variant data. “The Orlando Sentinel filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Florida Department of Health for allegedly violating the state’s public records law by refusing to release detailed information on the location of mutated strains of COVID-19, even as such cases rapidly multiplied.”

BNN Bloomberg: Google Makes Bid to Move Texas Monopoly Case to California

BNN Bloomberg: Google Makes Bid to Move Texas Monopoly Case to California. “A Google lawyer told U.S. District Judge Sean Jordan on Thursday during a hearing in Plano, Texas, that the case has no special connection to Texas and mirrors claims in lawsuits already filed in California. The company is battling three government claims of abuse of monopoly power. Google’s search business was targeted in separate lawsuits filed by the U.S. Justice Department and a group of states. The complaint in Texas focuses on digital advertising.”

Citizens for Ethics: Judge stops ICE from destroying records of abuse

Citizens for Ethics: Judge stops ICE from destroying records of abuse. “ICE cannot destroy records of sexual abuse and assault, death reviews, detainee segregation files and other records it planned to dispose of, a federal judge ordered today in a case brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, American Historical Association and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.”

BloombergQuint: Google Must Face Suit Over Snooping on ‘Incognito’ Browsing

BloombergQuint: Google Must Face Suit Over Snooping on ‘Incognito’ Browsing. “The consumers who filed the case as a class action alleged that even when even they turn off data collection in Chrome, other Google tools used by websites end up amassing their personal information. A federal judge on Friday denied the Alphabet Inc. unit’s initial request to throw out the case.”

My San Antonio: Texas AG is threatening to sue Austin heath officials for enforcing face masks

My San Antonio: Texas AG is threatening to sue Austin heath officials for enforcing face masks. “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is threatening to sue Austin health officials for its face mask order. On Tuesday, Austin and Travis County public health leaders announced they will continue requiring residents wear masks in public. The order operates as a public health mandate under the recommendations of Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott.”

Texas Tribune: Twitter sues Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, asks court to halt his investigation of the social media company

Texas Tribune: Twitter sues Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, asks court to halt his investigation of the social media company. “Beleaguered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who attended the pro-Donald Trump rally that preceded the U.S. Capitol siege, issued civil investigative demands to Twitter after the company banned the former president from its platform.”

Reuters: Russia sues Google, Facebook, Twitter for not deleting protest content – Ifax

Reuters: Russia sues Google, Facebook, Twitter for not deleting protest content – Ifax. “Russian authorities are suing five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests, the Interfax news agency cited a Moscow court as saying on Tuesday. Twitter, Google, Facebook each have three cases against them, with each violation punishable by a fine of up to 4 million roubles (around $54,000), and cases have also been filed against Tiktok and Telegram, the report said.”

KTVB: Idaho lawmakers drop coronavirus lawsuit against Legislature

KTVB: Idaho lawmakers drop coronavirus lawsuit against Legislature. “Two Idaho lawmakers have dropped their lawsuit against the Republican-led state Legislature and legislative leadership that alleged lax coronavirus protocols at the Statehouse. Democratic state Reps. Sue Chew and Muffy Davis notified a federal court Wednesday that they were dismissing the lawsuit. The court filing didn’t reveal why they dropped the case.”