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Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks Government Social Networks by Aaron Kase  
Texas May Soon Allow Subpoenas Served Via Facebook

Can’t find someone who needs to testify in court? Help might be on the way. A proposed bill in Texas would allow people to be served with subpoenas over social media like Facebook and Twitter in lieu of being delivered face-to-face or by mail. The law would allow for electronic subpoenas if certain criteria could be met: the defendant maintains a social media page the profile on the social media page is the profile of the defendant the defendant regularly …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Don’t Let Your Employer Hijack Your LinkedIn Account

While the Phonedog case is the one everyone thinks of when employer ownership of employees’ social media accounts comes up, another case indicates that it remains a very tricky issue. Linda Eagle’s lawsuit against her former employer, Edcomm, over its alleged hijacking of her LinkedIn account may not end well for her, but it serves as an important warning for employees who mingle their business with pleasure when it comes to social media.   ‘Hijacking’ Facts Linda Eagle founded and …

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Google Accused of Sharing Users’ Private Info

After all of the trouble Google has encountered in its attempts to monetize its users’ information, you would think the company had learned its lesson. Think again – consumer groups are angry that Google has reportedly been improperly sharing app purchasers’ info with third-party developers.   ‘Play’ For Keeps Third-party developers of applications made to run on Android phones and tablets sell their products through Google’s app store, Google Play. Google stores users’ purchasing information through its Wallet program, allowing …

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Juror’s Facebook Posts May Overturn Wrongful Death Verdict

Thanks to an overly-social jury foreman who chatted up his friends about the trial on his public Facebook page, a verdict in a wrongful death case may be overturned. During the 2009 Missouri medical malpractice trial, the foreman talks on Facebook about serving on the jury, showing up for duty, reveals that he was the foreman, brags about the speedy deliberations, and repeatedly laments the court’s lack of an open bar. “Yes, I was the jury forearm [sic]… Complete deliberations …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Editors Picks Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Cops Use Facebook to Track Illegal Weapons

Cops in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn are dealing with one of New York City’s most crime-infested areas by spending more time on Facebook. That’s where they’ve found plenty of evidence of illegal gun possession and are nabbing criminals who post pictures of themselves living la vida loca.   Stats Support Facebook Strategy Officers and detectives in the 73rd Precinct in Brownsville spend part of their shifts every week on Facebook, looking for pictures of weapons and evidence of gang …

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