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Google Removes Naked Kids From London Street View

Toddlers identifiable in controversial Street View map feature

(Newser) - As mounting privacy concerns hit Google's new Street View service in the UK, the company has removed pictures of naked children playing outdoors in London. The British government is considering launching an investigation if officials determine that Google has made other images of naked children available to internet users, reports...

Joe the Plumber Sues Over Privacy Violations

Snooping part of pattern of hostility, claims Wurzelbacher

(Newser) - “Joe the Plumber” is suing former Ohio officials for violating his privacy, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Employees of the state’s family services department (since resigned) checked Samuel Wurzelbacher for unpaid child support obligations, after Sen. John McCain elevated him to prominence. “You shouldn't have to regret...

Madonna Wants $7.5M From UK Paper Over Wedding Pics

Mail on Sunday admits it broke privacy, copyright law, but calls sum 'fantasy'

(Newser) - Madonna wants $7.5 million in damages from a British newspaper that admitted to violating copyright and privacy laws in publishing photos from her wedding to Guy Ritchie, the Guardian reports today. Her lawyer says the photos were stolen, and the damages reflect their worth. “Their true commercial value...

Mosley Wins Privacy Suit over 'Nazi' S&M Orgy

Formula 1 boss wins $120,000 in damages against tabloid

(Newser) - Max Mosley has won his lawsuit against a British tabloid for exposing a sadomasochistic orgy he took part in and falsely claiming it had Nazi overtones, reports the Guardian. In a landmark decision, the head of world motorsport was awarded $120,000 in damages—thought to be a record in...

Woman Sues Spitzer Call Girl in ID Theft

Dupre 'showed driver's license closeup to get on Girls Gone Wild'

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Ashley Dupre—better known as Eliot Spitzer's high-priced call girl—and Girls Gone Wild for defamation and invasion of privacy for Dupre's use of the woman's lost driver's license on the raunchy program.

YouTube Divorcee Hubby Goes to Court

NY Theater mogul 'mortified' to see 'whole life' on Web

(Newser) - "I felt absolutely awful, I was humiliated, I was embarrassed, I was hurt," the husband of YouTube sensation Patricia Walsh-Smith said yesterday in a New York divorce court. "I felt violated in every sense of the word." Philip Smith was telling his side of the story—...

Ex-Army Doc to Get $5.8M in Anthrax Case

Feds settle with Hatfill, once named 'person of interest' in attacks

(Newser) - The Justice Department will pay nearly $6 million to an ex-Army scientist for naming him in an anthrax probe 7 years ago, the AP reports. The feds settled out of court today for calling Steven Hatfill a "person of interest" in the still-unsolved case, but continued to "deny...

Man Nabbed for Shooting 3,000 Rear Views

He took 3,000 pictures of women's behinds in Venice

(Newser) - A Venice man could be facing time behind bars after being caught sneakily snapping photos of women's bottoms—3,000 of them, the BBC reports. Cops busted the suspect after noticing him carrying a bulky bag and following women in short skirts, waiting for them to bend over. The rear-guard...

Couple Seeks $25K Over Google's 'Street View'

Privacy-seeking couple claims 'mental suffering' after home appears online

(Newser) - Google gave in to the Defense Department, but can it fight a couple in Pittsburgh? Aaron and Christine Boring are seeking more than $25,000 for invasion of privacy by Google's “Street View” feature, the Smoking Gun reports. The couple says that a “major component of their purchase...

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