EU court rules against requirement to keep data of telecom users. "The European Union's highest court ruled on Tuesday that an EU directive requiring telecoms companies to store the communications data of EU citizens for up to two years was invalid," Reuters reports.
San Francisco cracks down on Airbnb rentals. "San Francisco's ban on short-term rentals is turning out to have teeth," reports the San Francisco Chronicle. People who rent out space on Airbnb, VRBO and other markets for temporary housing are facing fines by the City Planning Department and eviction on the grounds of illegally operating hotels."
Jerk.com scammed money to remove Facebook-scraped profiles, says FTC. "As of Monday, the FTC has charged the website Jerk.com with taking data from Facebook and using it to create millions of disparaging profiles that it would then charge $30 to remove or edit," reports Ars Technica. "The trick was that paying money didn't actually give access to anything, and Jerk appears to have been scamming its 'customers.'"