Related News: Celebs whose nude photos were stolen threaten Google with $100M lawsuit

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Celebrities who had their nude photos stolen last month are now threatening Google with a $100 million lawsuit unless the search giant does a better job of removing copies of the photos found on its various services, including YouTube and Blogger.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Lawsuit alleges unauthorized publication of personal genetics data

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On Tuesday, an Alaska man became the lead plaintiff in a proposed class-action lawsuit filed against the makers of Family Tree, a Texas-based DNA testing company.

In his suit, Michael Cole alleges that months after purchasing a Family Tree at-home genetics kit and joining a “project,” an online forum for people doing related research about their ancestors, “the results of his DNA tests were made publicly available on the Internet, and his sensitive information (including his full name, personal e-mail address, and unique DNA kit number) was also disclosed to third-party ancestry company RootsWeb (a subsidiary of Ancestry.com, a company that allows users to research their lineage).”

If approved as a class-action, the lawsuit would include Alaskans who had their DNA results shared by Family Tree without their consent. But it’s not clear exactly how many people that could potentially include. The filing charges Family Tree with being in violation of the Alaska Genetic Privacy Act and asks the court to award the plaintiffs $100,000 in damages plus attorney’s fees.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Parents fight cyberbullying with lawsuit

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. TODAY published an article titled Parents fight cyberbullying with lawsuit.

A Texas family is trying to fight cyberbullying in court.

Reymundo and Shellie Esquivel are filing a lawsuit this week against six of their teenage daughter’s schoolmates and their parents, alleging that the students created an Instagram account aimed at humiliating her and fellow classmates.

“When we opened up the web page on Instagram, we opened up Pandora’s box,” Shellie Esquivel told TODAY’s Janet Shamlian. “There was a picture of her and all these vulgar postings of her underneath the photograph.”

Source: TODAY

Related News: Lawsuit alleging Gmail ads are “wiretapping” gets judge’s OK

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It’s widely understood that the ads Google puts in Gmail are based on the content of e-mails. The millions of Gmail users presumably accept the company’s promise that “no humans read your e-mail.”

Despite that, a lawsuit claiming that Google’s practice violates pre-Internet anti-wiretapping laws will be going forward. Lawyers representing non-Gmail users of various stripes in a class-action lawsuit say their clients never agreed to have their e-mails intercepted and scanned by Google. They argue that Google’s “interception” of those e-mails violates federal anti-wiretapping laws and state privacy laws. And today, US District Judge Lucy Koh agreed with them, refusing to grant Google’s motion to dismiss the case.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Lawsuit: Nude photos of University of Alabama student posted by Geek Squad

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Lawsuit: Nude photos of University of Alabama student posted by Geek Squad.

A University of Alabama art student alleges in a federal lawsuit that she recently found out Geek Squad members published on the Internet nude photos of her they found while repairing her computer at the Best Buy in Tuscaloosa where she works.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Lawsuit blames Saban’s daughter for fight

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Lawsuit blames Saban’s daughter for fight.

The lawsuit says Grimes and Kristen Saban were playing a drinking game with friends in August 2010. It says they got into a fight after Kristen Saban posted something on Facebook saying no one liked Grimes.

Source: WSFA