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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Court Says No Privacy in Yahoo! Emails

If you thought your Gmail or Yahoo! mail accounts were safe from prying eyes, think again. The illusion of privacy in cyberspace took yet another hit on Oct. 10 when the South Carolina Supreme Court declared, in effect, that reading someone else’s Yahoo! emails doesn’t violate federal law. The Stored Communications Act is an archaic 1986 federal law that courts are still trying to apply to technologies that were never even imagined when the law was drafted. Judges are forced …

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Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning Social Networks by Lawyers.com Radio  
Podcast: Accessing Your Family Member’s Facebook Account after They Die

  What happens when your mom dies and the family wants to get access to her Facebook account? In today’s Lawyers.com broadcast, host Matt Plessner interviews Lawyers.com Editor in Chief Larry Bodine about gaining access to a family member’s Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account after the person has passed on. Following is a transcript of the podcast. Matt Plessner:  Welcome to Lawyers.com Radio; your legal solutions start right here. We’ll help you understand your legal issue, find a lawyer in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Sarah Palin’s Hacker Turned Down by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 1 declined to review the felony criminal conviction of the son of a Democratic Tennessee state legislator who hacked into the email account of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and posted her emails and login information on the Internet. David Kernell served a year and a day in federal prison in Kentucky and is currently on probation. Kernell’s case was “honored” on Oct. 3 as the biggest controversy in the history of …

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Posted 2 years ago in Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Facebook to Pay $20M to Settle ‘Sponsored Stories’ Suit

Facebook plans to settle a California class action over its use of users’ names and their profile pictures in its “Sponsored Stories” program for $20 million, after having the first settlement attempt rejected by a judge in August. The class – which could include up to 125 million Facebook users – accused the social networking site of using their names and/or likenesses without their permission to promote products and services in violation of California’s state laws against using names for …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment Social Networks by Larry Bodine  
[VIDEO] Can You Badmouth Your Boss Online?

You have the right to call your employer an obscenity on Facebook, thanks to the National Labor Relations Act, which has been protecting the rights of workers since 1935, according to Larry Bodine, Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com. “I think you’ll be surprised how extensive your rights are,” Bodine says. Get the free Labor & Employment Law Newsletter. Subscribe Today New decisions under the law say you can publicly call your boss a swear word on Facebook so long as …

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