Some high profile companies, including two technology giants, made headlines this week after former employees filed lawsuits against them alleging discrimination and harassment.  The case against Yahoo is likely to be particularly interesting, because the executive accused of harassment is alleging that she’s being defamed by false allegations. You can read more about each of these lawsuits below, and you can revisit one of our recent prior posts for more information on the same topic.  In other news from Silicon Valley, Google is making headlines this week for its work on Internet security. This week, Google announced the creation of an Internet defense security team to protect web tool users from hacking. Google is also working on a new security protocol that would eliminate the need for online passwords by using device-based authentication, such as a smartphone, to gain access to online accounts.

Technology and the Workplace
Former Twitter employee alleges age discrimination in lawsuit (LA Times)
Female Yahoo exec sued for sexual harassment (CNN)
Chris Kluwe plans to sue the Minnesota Vikings (The Washington Post)
Google uncloaks Project Zero security team set to defend the internet (The Guardian)
The Truth About Tech Company Perks (WSJ)

Technology and the Law
The Password Is Finally Dying. Here's Mine (WSJ)
Data Breaches in New York Hit Record High in 2013, State Attorney General Says (NYTimes)
China Declares the iPhone a National Security Threat (Yahoo)
Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege Via Facebook (Delaware Employment Law Blog)
Firm sues ex-client over Yelp review that claims firm will 'take everything you've got' (ABA Journal)

There's an App for That
A Redesigned Parking Sign So Simple That You'll Never Get Towed (WIRED)
Prototype Improves Mobile Typing by Ditching the Keyboard (Mashable)
Google partners with Novartis to create smart contact lenses (LA Times)
You can use a fake name on Google + now (LA Times)
How Much Time Do You Spend On Your Smartphone? Let's See (NPR)

Topics:  Attorney-Client Privilege, China, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Defamation, Discrimination, Facebook, Former Employee, Google, Harassment, Hiring & Firing, iPhone, Mobile Apps, Novartis, Passwords, Smartphones, Twitter, Yahoo!, Yelp

Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Labor & Employment Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

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