All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘law’

Facebook Sued over Alleged Sex, Race Discrimination and Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company, claiming she was discriminated against based on her sex, ethnicity, and country or origin – an subsequently fired without just cause. Chia Hong has filed suit against Facebook, a staffer named Anil Wilson and 50 other John Doe Facebook employees for discrimination, harassment, and undue retaliation. Hong says she was hired in …

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Marriage Equality Is Good for Business, Facebook, Apple, Google, and More Tell Supreme Court

Bans on same-sex marriage are bad for business. That’s the message of a new amicus brief filed in the US Supreme Court. The brief is signed by many major tech companies – as well as companies from industries all across the spectrum. It includes 379 supporters in all. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in multiple cases involving same-sex marriage …

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Sex Offender Wins £20,000 in Facebook Lawsuit

A convicted sex offender has won a lawsuit against Facebook and the creator of a page after he sued the company for privacy violations and harassment. A high court in Belfast recently found Facebook and the operator of a page called “keeping our kids safe from predators 2″ page liable for misuse of private information, and doled out £20,000 in …

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Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain?

Publishers aren’t fond of the idea of not having Google News to send them traffic, it would seem. Who knew? Last week, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain on December 16. The day is here, and as of the time of this writing, the site is operational, but it may be gone soon. The company’s hand …

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Yahoo Complains About ‘Unconstitutional’ Copyright Law

Yahoo has complained to Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court about a copyright law, which it says is unconstitutional. The law in question seeks to protect copyright of publishers, and is said to “amount to a tax on search engines.” Yahoo’s position in this is somewhat unique (compared to Google and Bing) as it is both a publisher and a search engine. …

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‘Google Tax’ Law Could Lead Google To Shut Down Google News In Spain

Spain reportedly passed a law last week that requires sites linking to articles published by those in the country’s newspaper association with snippets – as Google and other search engines do – to pay a tax. This is being referred to in the press as a “Google tax”. It’s a new development in an otherwise old story. Publishers (especially throughout …

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Juggalos Are Officially Gang Members

As a disclaimer, this article contains swear words and a video posted below that shows eventual nudity that may not be easy on your eyes (protrusions and all that jazz.) This article also contains the word “Juggalo” and its variants 51 times. Like a smarmy jester’s cat trying to rid itself of immortal fleas was the lengthy legal branding of …

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Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab

Facebook says that they are currently fighting a “set of sweeping search warrants” in an effort to protect their users’ information – and so far it’s a fight that they’ve been losing. “Since last summer, we’ve been fighting hard against a set of sweeping search warrants issued by a court in New York that demanded we turn over nearly all …

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“My Boobs Are More Important Than The Law” – Model

Sophie Dalzell is a 20-year-old topless model from Manchester, England, whom in which skipped a court date where she was charged of drunkenly assaulting two female police officers when flying to Belgium to get breast augmentation surgery back in January. “My boobs and my appearance are more important than the law,” Dalzell, whose job it is to appear on late …

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Suit Claims Google Fired Masseur After He Complained About Masturbating Engineer

A New Jersey massage therapist is suing Google, as well as a dozen unnamed parties, claiming the company wrongfully terminated his employment after he reported sexual harassment at the hands of another employee. Elvis Gardin began providing his massage services at Google in 2008, and was fired in May of 2011. He claims that he always performed his duties in …

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North Dakota Abortion Law Overturned by Judge

Last year, North Dakota’s Republican-led legislature and governor signed into law what abortion rights advocates called the most restrictive law against abortion in the United States. The law, referred to as the fetal heartbeat law, called for the outlaw of abortions in which the fetus’s heartbeat could be detected, limiting the deadline for abortions to as early as six weeks …

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