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Facebook Can Affect Your Getting Hired [Infographic]

Although New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner provided an extraordinary example of how social media can affect a potential job, your future employment, too, could be derailed by what you post online. With approximately 889 million active monthly users, Facebook effectively shares information. But it’s problematic as to the potential loss of privacy. Lawyers.com has reported on multiple legal problems of Facebook users in divorces, in other litigation, on the job and even with the police. The WebpageFX infographic below …

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Louisiana Teen Booked for ‘Terrorizing’ With YouTube Video

A Louisiana high school student was arrested and charged with terrorizing and interference with the operation of a school after authorities discovered his online video depicting the simulated assassinations of his classmates. The 15-year-old H.L. Bourgeois High School student was questioned and arrested after worried parents saw the video on YouTube and contacted the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department. The video was created using a smartphone app called Real Strike, which combines a first-person shooter video game experience with the phone’s …

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Posted 7 months ago in Litigation The Internet & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Yelp Sues Law Firm for ‘Fake’ Good Reviews

In a twist on the typical bad-review-on-Yelp litigation, Yelp itself is suing a law firm for allegedly having its employees flood the site with good reviews.   Flood of Glowing Reviews After San Diego-based law firm McMillan Law Group received its first review on Yelp in 2010 — a very negative one — the site received a flood of positive reviews from employees of the firm. “McMillan Law Group employees pretend to be clients and review their own employer on …

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Posted 7 months ago in Internet Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Google Can Be Sued for Violating Wiretap Act, Court Rules

A class action lawsuit filed against Internet behemoth Google for secretly collecting data from Wi-Fi networks can move forward, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The lawsuit stems from information gleaned while the company had agents driving around to collect images for its Street View program between 2007 and 2010 in the United States as well as a number of foreign countries. Ostensibly, the tech giant was merely collecting Wi-Fi identification information in order to enhance its location-based …

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YouTube Confessor to Fatal DUI to Change Not Guilty Plea

A 22-year-old Ohio man admitted via online video that he killed another man in a drunk driving accident. And next week, he’ll admit as much to a judge. Matt Cordle’s stunning confession was delivered through a professionally produced video posted on a website called “because I said I would,” which claims to be “dedicated to bettering humanity through the power of a promise.” The video initially portrays Cordle with a blurred face and altered voice, but by the end, Cordle …

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