Salt Lake Tribune: Union sues to block online access to Utah teacher discipline cases

Salt Lake Tribune: Union sues to block online access to Utah teacher discipline cases. “Utah’s largest teachers union is suing the state school board over a new website that allows the public to search a database of disciplinary actions taken against educators. The lawsuit was filed Friday in 3rd District Court by the Utah Education Association, but has not yet been formally served to the Utah Board of Education.”

TechCrunch: Waymo drops most patent claims in Uber self-driving car lawsuit

TechCrunch: Waymo drops most patent claims in Uber self-driving car lawsuit . “There were a few big breaks in the case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car technology today. As a result, the scope of the case is starting to come into focus as both companies prepare for a trial set to begin in October. First of all, Waymo has narrowed its case, dropping three out of four patent claims it originally made against Uber.”

The Guardian: Facebook can track your browsing even after you’ve logged out, judge says

The Guardian: Facebook can track your browsing even after you’ve logged out, judge says. “A judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Facebook of tracking users’ web browsing activity even after they logged out of the social networking site. The plaintiffs alleged that Facebook used the ‘like’ buttons found on other websites to track which sites they visited, meaning that the Menlo Park, California-headquartered company could build up detailed records of their browsing history. The plaintiffs argued that this violated federal and state privacy and wiretapping laws.”

TorrentFreak: New Lawsuit Demands ISP Blockades Against ‘Pirate’ Site Sci-Hub

TorrentFreak: New Lawsuit Demands ISP Blockades Against ‘Pirate’ Site Sci-Hub. “Shortly after Sci-Hub was ordered to pay $15 million in piracy damages to Elsevier, the American Chemical Society filed a lawsuit of its own against the ‘Pirate Bay for Science.’ The scientific society would also like to see a cut of the loot. In addition, it asks the court for a broad injunction which would require ISPs to block the site.”

Nature: US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

Nature: US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub. “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier, won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub, the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.”

The Guardian: Man fined by Swiss court for ‘liking’ defamatory comments on Facebook

The Guardian: Man fined by Swiss court for ‘liking’ defamatory comments on Facebook. “According to a statement from the Zurich district court, the 45-year-old defendant accused an animal rights activist, Erwin Kessler, of racism and antisemitism and hit the ‘like’ button under several comments from third parties about Kessler that were deemed inflammatory.”

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.”