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Facebook Sued Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Page

A Texas woman has filed a hefty lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that the social network failed to act quickly enough to remove a page where her ex had set up shop, posting fake nudes depicting her in “sexual acts.” She is suing the company for $123 million, or as Texas Lawyer puts its, $0.10 per user – all 1.23 billion …

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Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack

In April of 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit with an “external intrusion,” prompting a massive shutdown amid concerns that personal information – possibly even credit card info – had been compromised. Those fears were eventually confirmed, as Sony admitted to a data breach. The PlayStation Network was down for nearly a month, slowly coming back online in mid-May. A …

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Goldman Sachs Wants Google to Delete an Accidental Email [UPDATED]

Update: Google has reportedly complied with Goldman Sachs’ request. “Google complied with our request that it block access to the email,” said a Goldman spokeswoman“It has also notified us that the email account had not been accessed from the time the email was sent to the time Google blocked access. No client information has been breached.” Original: There’s a pretty …

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City, Mayor Sued Over Arrest of Parody Tweeter

The ACLU has taken up the case of a Peoria, Illinois man who is suing the city and its Mayor for violation of his First and Fourth Amendment rights. 29-year-old Jon Daniel is suing Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis (shown above), the city manager, the assistant city manager, the city’s chief information officer, the former chief of police, and two detectives. …

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Hospital Leaked Patient’s Syphilis Diagnosis on Facebook, Claims Lawsuit

I’d imagine that being told you have an STD isn’t pleasant, but I’m pretty sure that it would be twice as awful if that news was made public – plastered all over Facebook, for instance. That’s what one Cincinnati woman is alleging in a new lawsuit. She claims that University of Cincinnati Medical Center employees posted a photo of her …

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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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$650 Million Settlement Reached in Pradaxa Lawsuit

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals this week agreed to a settlement in the multi-district litigation over the drug Pradaxa. The company has agreed to pay $650 million to settle the lawsuits. Much of that money will be used to compensate patients who claim they were injured by Pradaxa. Around 1,600 people had filed individual lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim over Pradaxa as of …

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Class Action Suit Seeks Payment For AdSense Publishers

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Google related to claims that the search giant is stealing money from publishers by shutting down their accounts before paying them. Last month, a person claiming to be a former Google employee accused the company of such in a very long and detailed explanation on Pastebin. This person claimed that the operation …

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Buffalo Bills Fans Sue Over Text Alert Snafu, Win Buffalo Bills Gift Cards

Thousands of Buffalo Bills fans will receive gift cards to purchase official Buffalo Bills merchandise after they received a few too many text alerts from the team’s now-disbanded automatic text service. Back in 2012, Bills fan Jerry Wojcik filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL organization, claiming that he received three-too-many texts from the Bills during a two-week period. The …

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Appendix Lawsuit: Doctor Forgot To Do The Obvious

You know, stress and busy schedules happen to us all. In the process of juggling day-to-day responsibilities, it’s highly likely that there are things that have been unintentionally forgotten at some point in our lives. However if the the claim behind this lawsuit is true, it may be the ultimate version of, “You had one job.” A New York investment …

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BlackBerry-Style iPhone Keyboard Sales Banned by Court

A U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California has issued a preliminary injunction against the Typo keyboard. The peripheral is a BlackBerry-style keyboard attachment for iPhone devices. According to a New York Times report the judge overseeing the case believes that BlackBerry’s copyright claims against the Typo product are likely to hold up in court. The injunction …

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School Will Pay for Violating Teen’s Rights over Facebook Posts

The ACLU is declaring victory in a lawsuit against the Minnewaska, Minnesota School District–one that could have implications in how schools construct privacy policies around students and their off-campus social media use. The story focuses on Riley Stratton, who the ACLU claimed had her First and Fourth Amendment rights violated on two separate occasions. In 2011, the then sixth-grader took …

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