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Users Rail on Glassdoor for 'Breach of Trust'

Company review site seems to have attached real names to profiles without consent

(Newser) - Glassdoor was recently named one of the most innovative companies in the nation by Fast Company , but some users aren't too pleased these days with the employer review site. "Time to delete your Glassdoor account," one software professional named Monica wrote in a recent blog post, upset...

Hunter Biden Is Suing Rudy Giuliani
Hunter Biden
Is Suing
Rudy Giuliani

Hunter Biden Is Suing Rudy Giuliani

President's son says Giuliani broke the law by hacking computer data

(Newser) - First, Hunter Biden sued the IRS for breaching his privacy. Now he's going after Rudy Giuliani with the same accusation. The president's son, embroiled in serious legal trouble of his own, has filed suit against Guiliani and his former attorney for what he calls the "total annihilation"...

Hunter Biden Sues the IRS Over Tax Reveals

Complaint by president's son alleges 2 whistleblower agents violated his privacy

(Newser) - Just days after Hunter Biden was indicted on federal firearms charges, the president's son is pushing back on separate allegations about his taxes with a lawsuit against the IRS. The AP reports that Biden filed his complaint Monday, accusing two whistleblower IRS agents, Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, of...

NHL Coach Is Out Amid Player Privacy Controversy

Mike Babcock resigns before coaching a single game for Columbus Blue Jackets

(Newser) - A strange privacy scandal has ended Mike Babcock's time as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets almost as soon as it began. Babcock, 60, resigned Sunday, three days before the opening of training camp and before he'd even had a chance to coach a single hockey game...

On NYC's Labor Day Weekend, a 'Sci-Fi Inspired Scenario'

NYPD says it will deploy surveillance drones to check on too-large holiday gatherings

(Newser) - Americans across the nation are gearing up for their final summer weekend, but for residents of New York City, there may be what the AP calls "an uninvited guest looming over their festivities." The NYPD announced Thursday it will deploy surveillance drones throughout Labor Day weekend to check...

Prince Harry Makes Surprise Court Appearance

Royal is among several celebrities suing a group of British tabloids for invasion of privacy

(Newser) - Prince Harry had his day in court on Monday, appearing unexpectedly at London's High Court in his lawsuit against Associated Newspapers Limited that accuses the Daily Mail publisher of phone-tapping and invasion of privacy. As CNN reports, the Duke of Sussex is among several celebrities suing ANL, including Sadie...

Cops Sue Rapper Whose Home They Raided

Afroman put their images on merchandise

(Newser) - Rap artist Afroman says he was furious after police officers raided his Ohio home last August with guns drawn , finding no evidence of the kidnapping and drug trafficking they'd alleged in a search warrant. No charges were ever filed against Afroman, known for the 2000 hit "Because I...

Judge on Markle Lawsuit: a 'House of Cards' May Fall

Duchess of Sussex hits bump in complaint against Associated Newspapers Limited

(Newser) - Meghan Markle suffered an early loss this week in her lawsuit against a UK tabloid publisher. Variety reports that Associated Newspapers Limited, which puts out the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mail, can use as part of its legal defense material from a behind-the-scenes book that ADL insists Markle...

Official Guilty of Hiding Camera in DC Embassy Bathroom

Alfred Keating had been the highest ranking official at New Zealand's US embassy

(Newser) - A naval commodore who served as New Zealand's senior military attache to the United States was found guilty Thursday of planting a hidden camera in a bathroom at the country's embassy in Washington, DC, the AP reports. A jury in the Auckland District Court deliberated for 4 1/2...

Family's Airbnb Stay Turns Sour After Connecting to WiFi
Family's Airbnb Stay Turns 
Sour After Connecting to WiFi
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Family's Airbnb Stay Turns Sour After Connecting to WiFi

Nealie Barker and husband discover hidden camera livestreaming them, kids at Ireland property

(Newser) - It was not an April Fools' joke Nealie Barker posted on Facebook April 1. "PLEASE SHARE WIDELY," the New Zealand mom wrote about a recent experience she and her family had while on vacation in Ireland. Sky News and the New Zealand Herald report that Barker and her...

Man Gets Creepy 'Wake-Up Call' From His Security Camera
Man Gets Creepy
'Wake-Up Call'
From His
Security Camera
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Man Gets Creepy 'Wake-Up Call' From His Security Camera

Voice claiming to be 'white hat' hacker came out of Arizona man's Nest Cam IQ camera

(Newser) - When your security camera makes you feel less secure, there might be a problem. Especially when a voice emanating from the other end claims to be a "white hat hacker" from the "Anonymous Calgary Hivemind." That's what Andy Gregg tells the Arizona Republic happened a few...

Cyberstalking in Congress: 2 Former Staffers Charged

Private photos and videos surfaced last year

(Newser) - Almost exactly a year ago, in July 2016, a "playful" family video and a handful of private nude images shared between husband and wife were posted online by an anonymous user who encouraged people to distribute them widely, per Politico . But the content wasn't about just anybody, it...

Hollywood Icon Sues FX for 'False' Portrayal in Feud

Olivia de Havilland is fuming over how she was depicted in Davis/Crawford miniseries

(Newser) - Melanie Wilkes wasn't a "petty gossip," and neither was the actress who portrayed her on Gone With the Wind, per an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit filed involving FX's Feud: Bette and Joan miniseries. Olivia de Havilland, who turned 101 over the weekend, says in her complaint against FX...

NFL Player Sues ESPN Reporter After Losing Finger to Firework

The reporter tweeted a photo of his medical chart

(Newser) - An NFL player who blew off a chunk of his hand with a firework last Fourth of July is suing ESPN and one of its reporters who tweeted a photo of his medical chart, Courthouse News Service reports. "ESPN obtained medical charts that show Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul had...

Family Sues After Boy Is Expelled Over His DNA
Family Sues After Boy Is Expelled Over His DNA
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Family Sues After Boy Is Expelled Over His DNA

A trial could help establish exactly who can access one's genetic information

(Newser) - When Colman Chadam was born in 2000, he underwent extra medical tests after a congenital heart issue was discovered. Doctors learned that the infant carried genetic markers associated with cystic fibrosis, but he never went on to develop the disease. In fact, that test was the boy's only interaction...

California Kicks Paparazzi Drones to the Curb

Gov. Jerry Brown bans flying drones taking pics, recordings in private airspace

(Newser) - If you've been thinking of firing up the ol' Blade Chroma Quadcopter to take some snapshots of Sandra Bullock's supposed new baby , you'll have to wait until she leaves her California home. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday that effectively bans flying drones over private property...

No, Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn't 'Laugh It Off'

And don't tell her she should have expected it either, say columnists

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence is getting all kinds of advice from strangers on how to handle the leak of her private photos , and two unfortunate themes have emerged, observes Amanda Hess at Slate . Lawrence should "laugh it off," and she should stop taking nude photos of herself because what did...

'Attractive Convict' Sues Over Her Mugshot

Website using it without permission, says Meagan Simmons

(Newser) - Her name is Meagan Simmons, but she is better known far and wide across the Internet as "attractive inmate" or "hot convict" thanks to a relatively sultry police mugshot that followed her arrest on DUI charges in 2010. And while the Florida resident has embraced her newfound fame...

Actress Sues Tab for Hollande Affair Story

Julie Gayet wants $73K from 'Closer'

(Newser) - The French actress rumored to be having an affair with French President Francois Hollande is suing Closer, the French magazine that first reported the alleged affair . Julie Gayet wants more than $73,000 for invasion of privacy and legal fees, CNN reports, citing Closer. Hollande, too, has threatened to take...

'We're All Hypocrites' on Privacy
 'We're All 
 Hypocrites' 
 on Privacy 


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'We're All Hypocrites' on Privacy

Bill Keller: Where's the outrage over government, corporate invasions?

(Newser) - The public howled when a New York newspaper printed the names and addresses of locals with gun permits , and we'd probably be similarly incensed if a paper decided to publish legally-obtained lists of abortion clinic employees, food stamp recipients, and on and on. Yet we, for the most part,...

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