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.'”

BuzzFeed News: Celebrities Are Being Sued For Posting Paparazzi Photos Of Themselves On Social Media

BuzzFeed News: Celebrities Are Being Sued For Posting Paparazzi Photos Of Themselves On Social Media. “More and more celebrities are finding out that being in a photo doesn’t necessarily mean they have the right to post it on social media. Photo agencies have started aggressively pursuing legal action against celebrities who use paparazzi images without permission, adding to the friction that already exists between stars and the relentless photographers who pursue them.”

CNET: Facebook sued by DC attorney general over alleged privacy violations

CNET: Facebook sued by DC attorney general over alleged privacy violations. “Facebook is being sued by the DC attorney general over allegations it failed to safeguard the personal data of its users. The company’s ‘lax oversight and misleading privacy settings’ allowed UK political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to gain access to the personal information of Facebook users without their permission, according to the attorney general’s office.”

Ars Technica: Bikini app maker draws another disgruntled developer to its Facebook fight

Ars Technica: Bikini app maker draws another disgruntled developer to its Facebook fight. “In recent weeks, a dust-up between the maker of a forgotten Facebook bikini app and the social media giant has been boosted by a high-profile fight involving the British Parliament. On Friday, both sides in the Six4Three v. Facebook lawsuit, which alleges breach of contract, appeared before a San Mateo County judge for the second time in a week in a hearing that dragged on for over three hours.”

Ars Technica: Judge slams bikini-app maker’s lawyers in legal clash with Facebook

Ars Technica: Judge slams bikini-app maker’s lawyers in legal clash with Facebook. “At the conclusion of a tense hearing that lasted over 3.5 hours, a San Mateo County judge ruled Friday that a top executive of an embattled and now-defunct bikini-related app company now must surrender his electronic devices for forensic inspection. San Mateo County Judge V. Raymond Swope ordered Six4Three’s managing director, Ted Kramer, to hand over his computer and mobile devices by 9pm PT on Friday evening.”

CNN: Internal documents Facebook has fought to keep private obtained by UK Parliament

CNN: Internal documents Facebook has fought to keep private obtained by UK Parliament. “The British Parliament has obtained a set of internal Facebook documents the social media giant has fought for months to stop from being made public, according to Facebook and a lawyer involved in a suit against the company.”