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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
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From His
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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 
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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,...

Blogger Posts Newspaper Staff Addresses Over 'Gun Map'

Adds map, photos of publisher's house

(Newser) - The interactive map of gun-owning homes published by Westchester's Journal News inspired more than outrage: Now a Connecticut lawyer has published the home addresses and phone numbers of the Journal News' publisher and 50 employees on his blog , reports Tech Crunch . “I don’t know whether the Journal’...

NY Newspaper in Firestorm Over Map of Gun Owners

Irate readers say map tells criminals which houses to rob

(Newser) - A New York newspaper has plopped itself squarely in the middle of America's gun control controversy by publishing an interactive map of homes with gun owners, reports Fox News . The Journal News in Westchester based the map on a FOIA request, and argues that some "residents would like...

France Grants Kate, William Injunction on Topless Photos

Court bans further publication, says 'Closer' owes $6.5K

(Newser) - Kate and William have exacted a little more revenge in the duchess' topless photo scandal , with a French court today banning any further publication of the images, Sky News reports. Closer magazine has 24 hours to give the pair all copies of the photos as well as more than $6,...

Student Won't Be Deported for Spying on Gay Roomie

Dharun Ravi's lack of criminal record makes the difference

(Newser) - Dharun Ravi won't be deported back to India for spying on his gay roommate with a webcam at Rutgers University two years ago, federal authorities say. The 20-year-old former student was convicted on 15 counts , including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, for watching Tyler Clementi kiss another man....

Cops: Man Hid Transmitter Under Wife's Bed

 Cops: Guy Hid 
 Transmitter Under 
 Wife's Bed 

Cops: Guy Hid Transmitter Under Wife's Bed

He allegedly wanted to spy on estranged spouse

(Newser) - The weird crime story of the week from Raccoon Township in Pennsylvania's Beaver County. It seems a woman called police to say she found a "transmitter device" under her bed and was pretty sure her estranged husband put it there, reports the Beaver County Times . When cops approached...

Girl, ACLU Sue School Over Facebook Flap

Suit alleges invasion of privacy after she has to hand over password

(Newser) - Maybe this kind of thing will start sounding familiar soon? A 12-year-old girl in Minnesota is suing her school with the help of the ACLU because she says administrators made her hand over her Facebook password and pored over her account, reports CNN . The move came after the girl got...

Clementi Trial Witness: What Roomie Texted After Suicide

Dharun Ravi's old classmate: He texted 'I guess it makes sense'

(Newser) - After Tyler Clementi killed himself, his roommate apparently sent a text saying that "he was quiet all the time and had no friends, so I guess it makes sense." A former classmate of roommate Dharun Ravi testified about the text in the Clementi trial today, and added that...

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