Google has agreed to settle a US lawsuit claiming it invaded the privacy of users by tracking them even when they were browsing in "private mode". The class action, which was filed by law firm Boies Schiller Flexner in 2020, claimed that Google had tracked users' activity even when they set the Google Chrome browser to "Incognito" mode and other browsers to "private mode". It said this had turned Google into an "unaccountable trove of information" on user preferences and "potentially embarrassing things".https://www.bbc.com/news/business-67838384
The lawsuit claims "millions" of articles published by the New York Times were used without its permission to make ChatGPT smarter, and claims the tool is now competing with the newspaper as a trustworthy information source. It alleges that when asked about current events, ChatGPT will sometimes generate "verbatim excerpts" from New York Times articles, which cannot be accessed without paying for a subscription.https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-67826601
A Canadian Superior Court judge has authorized a lawsuit brought forward by three parents who say their children would not sleep, eat, or shower because they were addicted to playing Fortnite.
The parents allege the game was deliberately made to be highly addictive and that it has had a lasting effect on their children.https://www.pcmag.com/news/canada-judge-authorizes-fortnite-addiction-lawsuit