Whispers and Warnings For 09/10/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 09/10/2015
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SHE DOESN’T HAVE THE CASH SO THE JUDGE SAID TO SET ASIDE PROPERTY INSTEAD
‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Royalty Fraud: Texas Court Orders Ex-Publisher To Set Aside Over $10M
“A U.S. court ordered an Australian woman, a former publisher of the 2011 raunchy novel ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey,’ to set aside about $10.7 million Wednesday for a Texas woman, who the jury ruled was defrauded of royalties. Both women worked as partners in a small online firm in Australia, which initially published an e-book version of the famous erotic trilogy.”

ARE THE EMAILS A SMOKING GUN?
Ex-Ashley Madison CTO Threatens Libel Suit
“Last month, KrebsOnSecurity posted an exclusive story about emails leaked from AshleyMadison that suggested the company’s former chief technology officer Raja Bhatia hacked into a rival firm in 2012. Now, an attorney for the former executive is threatening a libel lawsuit against this author unless the story is retracted.”

WHEN ONE PUBLICATION SUES ANOTHER…FOR LIBEL
The Daily Mail has hit Gawker with a defamation lawsuit over a first-person piece Gawker published by a former Mail Online writer.
“The piece, published in March, was written by James King, and it slammed Mail Online for allegedly shoddy practices of journalism that amounted to little more than outright theft of other outlets’ content.”

THERE IS NO MORE PRIVACY…
Facebook Keeps Getting Sued Over Face-Recognition Software, And Privacy Groups Say We Should Be Paying More Attention
“Who owns your face? Believe it or not, the answer depends on which state you live in, and chances are, you live in one that hasn’t even weighed in yet.”

GOOD NEWS!
New state law gives power to revenge porn victims
“Following national outrage over the online posting of nude photos of more than two dozen Southeast Texas women without their consent, Texas today will enact a new ‘revenge porn’ law that is one of the nation’s toughest, the law’s author said…”