Daily Archives: March 8, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Jurors Hear Taped Interview with Rutgers Defendant

Yesterday, jurors heard a video admission from the defendant in the Rutgers University trial that he violated his roommate’s privacy when he secretly set up a Webcam, which caught his roommate engaged in intimate contact with another man. The taped police interview showed Dharun Ravi saying “Yes” when asked whether he thought he had violated his roommate’s privacy. However, Ravi added, “I didn’t realize it was something so private. It was my room, too.” In the nearly hour-long police interview, …

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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Keith Ecker  
California Clamps Down on Jurors Using Social Media

Jurors in California may want to leave their smartphones at home thanks to a new law passed earlier this year that bans jurors from accessing Twitter, Facebook or going online to receive or provide information about the trial. The new rule was enacted as a way to curb jurors from compromising a case. Legal experts say this rule was inevitable and will likely be adopted by other jurisdictions. “Non-sequestered jurors are exposed to more information in today’s world,” says Mitch …

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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
Smartphone Usage Increases Risk of Identity Theft

Ever use your phone to check email, browse Facebook or do your banking? Be careful. Careless use of smartphones is fueling a rise in identity theft and fraud, according to a new study. Identity fraud up 13 percent since 2010 People share too much on smartphones and don’t take steps to secure their information Even vetted apps can mine more data than they let on   Easy Pickings Identity theft is an ever-growing problem in the United States, claiming 12 …

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