A rumor has gone viral on Facebook this week that the social network’s status as a publicly traded company is putting users’ privacy at risk. However, Facebook affirms that nothing has changed and users do not need to be concerned with threats on privacy. Wall Street Journal relates:
“There is a ‘false rumor circulating to a small online population that Facebook is making a change related to users’ information or content they post to the site, a spokesman said in a statement.
"'To be clear — anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms ... ‘That is our policy, and it always has been.’”
Google scored a verdict for the defense on Wednesday in its smart phone battle with Oracle Corp. after a jury discarded all claims of patent infringement. The Recorder shared Google’s official statement:
“Today's jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle's patents was a victory not just for Google but the entire Android ecosystem..."
However, the trial judge, U.S. District Judge William Alsup, has said that he expects the case to reach the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regardless of its outcome in the District Court.
Yesterday, a large and diverse group of plaintiffs filed lawsuits in a dozen federal courts, challenging the administration's rule that requires many religious employers to provide coverage for contraception. Richard Garnett, of National Review's Bench Memos explains:
"These lawsuits, like the many others that had already been filed, are asking the courts to enforce the Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and to protect religious liberty and conscience from a regrettable and burdensome regulatory mandate, a mandate that would impose a serious and unnecessary burden on many religious institutions’ commitments, witness, and mission. The mandate purports to require many religious schools, health-care providers...