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Posted 6 months ago in Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
California Beefs Up Online Privacy Laws

California passed amendments recently to strengthen its Online Privacy Protection Act, a move that will have implications for Internet sites hosted across the globe. The updates to the law pertain to what commercial websites and online services are required to disclose in their privacy policies. Specifically, sites must detail how they respond to “Do Not Track” settings in web browsers, and they must specify whether third parties can access any personal information they collect. Because the law applies to all …

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Posted 6 months ago in Crime Social Networks Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Facebook Threats Made Abroad Can Still Land You in US Jail

A Colorado man faces up to five years in prison and half a million dollars in fines because he thought it was legal to make violent threats on the Internet as long as he did it from a foreign country. Kenneth Royal Wheeler, 31, has a beef with the police in Grand Junction, Colo. related to his 2011 arrest for drunk driving and his 2009 arrest for marijuana possession. And when Wheeler traveled abroad to Rome, he thought it was …

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Facebook ‘Like’ is Speech Protected by First Amendment

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Sept. 23 that clicking “like” on Facebook can be protected speech for First Amendment purposes, reversing a lower court that had found in favor of a Virginia sheriff who was sued for retaliation when he fired several employees who had “liked” his opponent in an election.   Like This, Like That  A federal trial court in Virginia had ruled in 2012 that the employees’ suit for employment discrimination against Sheriff B. …

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Posted 7 months ago in The Internet & The Law Your Job & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Easy Steps to Secure Your Facebook Privacy [Infographic]

As reported in The New York Times, Facebook faces an Federal Trade Commission inquiry as to whether its latest privacy policies violate its 2011 settlement. The F.T.C.is looking into at whether the social media giant wrongly exposed users’ information in advertising. The controversy centers on the rights of the users’ privacy over their personal information. In addition to the problems with advertising, Facebook privacy lapses occur with users unwittingly sharing private information to the general public. As shown in a …

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Posted 7 months ago in Internet Law Social Networks by Sylvia Hsieh  
Courtney Love Digs Herself a Hole Over Social Media Rants

Courtney Love has once again been sued for defamation for her rants on social media. This is the third time Love’s overactive mouth has been the subject of a defamation lawsuit. Three years ago, fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir, aka “The Boudoir Queen,” accused Love of making false statements about her on Twitter and MySpace. The gist of the posts was that Simorangkir was a drug-pushing prostitute with a criminal history who had lost custody of her own child. Love settled …

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