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  1. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute, California's Unfair Competition Law, and others, including breach of contract and commercial misappropriation. Basically, they did not prove their information...

  2. Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

    As we have long said, Google Books is in compliance with copyright law and acts like a card catalog for the digital age, giving users the ability to find books to buy or borrow. The case, brought against Google by The Authors Guild, has been...

  3. Google Algorithm Tweak Tries to Squash Mug Shot Websites

    And although Google's latest algorithm update may not have been motivated by mug shot ethics, rather, a violation of Google law, the unfortunate consequence for these mug shot websites is being extracted from the search results, much to the...

  4. Yelp Sues Law Firm Over Supposedly Writing Fake Reviews

    ABC News reported that the review site is suing a small law firm in San Diego, California, for allegedly posting fake reviews on its site. In late August Yelp filed a lawsuit against McMillan Law Group, a bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law firm...

  5. SES San Francisco Keynote: Google's Matt Cutts & Patrick Thomas on Search Engine Censorship

    After all, one man's spam is another's great marketing strategy, just as one man's censorship is another's law, and one man's censorship is someone else's corporate policy. In Google's case, they have a cheat sheet of sorts, where they aim to...

  6. Google Still Taking a Beating Over Max Mosley S&M Party Search Results

    Google said in a French court this week that it had removed hundreds of pages for Mosley and stands ready to remove others he identifies, but that the law does not support his demand for the creation of "an unprecedented new Internet censorship...

  7. 5 New Website Vulnerabilities Straight from Black Hat & DEF CON

    Let's call it a version of Moore's law for "hacking". Not to get too technical, the RDI ("Reflected DOM Injection") in this case uses a set up website to host encrypted content, and a web utility which is provided by a well known website such as...

  8. Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

    MediaPost reported the recipients of the $8.5 million settlement would include the World Privacy Forum; Chicago-Kent's Center for Information, Society, and Policy; Harvard Law's Berkman Center for Internet and Society; and Stanford Law's Center...

  9. The Dirty Lawsuit Could be First of its Kind in Reputation Management

    How the CDA Law has protected The Dirty Before At least one lawsuit has been rejected due to the CDA Law. Why the CDA Law Didn't Apply to The Dirty This Time Juror Deborah Spencer told Fox News, "The hangup everybody couldn't get past was her...

  10. Opinion: Search Engines Not Responsible for Deleting Personal Data From Index

    In the ruling, Jääskinen said that Google and other search engines are not subject to privacy requirements under existing European data protection law. He explained that based on present law citizens don't have a right to be removed from search...