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Twitter sues US federal agencies in attempt to remove the gag around surveillance

Twitter sues US federal agencies in attempt to remove the gag around surveillance

Twitter doesn't want its transparency report to be fuzzy to the point of meaninglessness, full of "broad, inexact ranges" about how many times the US government has shaken it down in its surveillance operations, it says – for example, by counting them to the nearest thousand.

Google responds to celebrity lawyer's $100m nude photo scandal lawsuit threat

Take down nudies or we'll sue you for $100m, celebs' lawyer warns Google

Google has responded to a letter written by a lawyer on behalf of a dozen celebrities whose nude photos were stolen and published online.

Tor Project is NOT getting sued for enabling revenge porn site PinkMeth

Tor Project is NOT getting sued for enabling revenge porn site PinkMeth

A Texas revenge-porn victim is suing the operators of revenge-porn site PinkMeth.com and was (until her lawyer figured out just what, exactly, the anonymising service Tor actually is) suing The Tor Project for helping PinkMeth to operate anonymously.

Medical centre staff post woman's STD diagnosis on Facebook

Medical centre staff post woman's syphilis diagnosis on Facebook

A woman whose medical record was posted to a Facebook group named "Team No Hoes" is suing the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, two employees and a former boyfriend who allegedly talked the healthcare workers into posting the screenshot.

"David vs Goliath & Godzilla" - Hollywood files lawsuit against Megaupload

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The Kim Dotcom/Megaupload mega-saga continues, with six mammoth movie studios filing suit against what they say is the former file-sharing site's mega-monster-mind-numbingly-massive copyright infringement.

Google sued for data-mining students' email

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The suit charges the company with surreptitiously building profiles of students by scanning their email in order to target advertising at them.

LinkedIn users sue over service's "hacking" of contacts and spammy ways

Four users have filed a class action lawsuit over the way LinkedIn harvests email addresses without permission and then sends them marketing blurb.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Blogger threatened with $1 billion suit for writing about allegedly predatory publisher

Blogger threatened with $1 billion suit for writing about allegedly predatory publisher

Jeffrey Beall, a US academic librarian who uses his Scholarly Open Access blog to write about scholarly publishers' dubious practices, is being threatened with a $1 billion lawsuit by an Indian publishing group.

Revenge-porn website victim files suit against ex and four porn sites

Revenge-porn website victim files suit against ex and four porn sites

Holly Jacobs suffered four years of stalking, internet trolls and having pornographic images sent to her bosses. Now, she's filed suit against the ex-boyfriend she says started it all, as well as four sites who spread her nude images, name and contact information without her permission.

$5 million class action lawsuit over LinkedIn data breach dismissed

LinkedIn let off the hook in $5M class action lawsuit over data breach

No real damage was done, a judge ruled, and besides, paying for premium membership isn't a guarantee that you'll get premium security.

Ouch! So much for promises made in privacy policies.

Facebook Class Action email - it looks like a phish but it's the real deal

A number of you have asked about a Facebook-related email that's doing the rounds lately.

It certainly has some of the hallmarks of a phish.

But is it? And how can you tell?

Windows tablets - easy, one-stop jailbreak now available for everyone. What should Microsoft do? [POLL]

Windows RT jailbreaking is now more-or-less a click away.

How should Microsoft react? Have your say in our poll...

Judge orders women in sexual harassment case to hand over Facebook logins

sexual_harassment: US judge orders sexual harassment claimants to hand over Facebook logins

Female employees suing their employer for sexual harassment are asked by Federal judge to hand over passwords to their Facebook, email and other social media accounts.

Papa John's pizza chain accused of SMS cheesiness, faces $250M class action

Papa John's pizza chain accused of SMS cheesiness, faces $250M class action lawsuit

US pizza chain Papa John's is in the firing line of a class action lawsuit over SMS marketing.

The lawyers are saying that this could be one of the largest awards of its sort, at over $250 million - that's 658 Spicy Buffalo Wings for every SMS.

Honda Canada loses 283,000+ records, now faces lawsuit

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Honda Canada disclosed a breach of their myHonda and myAcura websites that affected more than 283,000 Canadian Honda owners. Information stolen in the attack included names, addresses, Vehicle Identification Numbers and in some cases Honda Finance account numbers.

Buzz over Google's $8.5 million lawsuit settlement

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Google today took what it labelled the exceptional step of mass-mailing all Gmail users to announce a settlement in the Buzz lawsuit. According to Google, that lawsuit is now sorted out. But those who were hoping to pick up some personal largesse from Google's deep pockets will be disappointed.

October roundup - "90 Second News"

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Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in just 90 seconds! This month: international success for law enforcement; rumour of the month pimps Adobe's shares by 17%; Google's CEO puts his privacy foot in his mouth yet again; and Facebook does something good!

ISPs, Governments and Cybercrime

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In the past two weeks, all three arms of Australian government – the legislature, the executive and the judiciary – have been in the international IT spotlight. In a globally-watched lawsuit, the Australian movie industry took local ISP iiNet to Read more…