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Teen Sexting Criminalized by States

States continue to outlaw sexting by teens – to each other or to adults – even as it grows more popular among them.   The Problem of Permanence Guam and at least 20 states since 2009 have enacted bills that address sexting among minors, according to the National Conference on State Legislatures. Bills or resolutions criminalizing minors’ sending sexually explicit photos by cell phone were introduced in at least 13 states in 2012. Four states — Hawaii, New York, Pennsylvania …

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Posted 11 months ago in The Internet & The Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Google Says Your Emails Aren’t Private

People who use non-Gmail accounts to email with a Google user have no expectation of privacy when it comes to the content of their messages, the tech behemoth argued in a recent court filing. The company was responding to a class action suit that accused it of violating wiretap laws by using the contents of emails to send targeted ads to people. Google filed a motion to dismiss the suit, asserting that content that passes through a third party loses …

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Oversharing on Social Media Brings Trouble [KGO Radio]

(Hemera/Thinkstock) Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine appeared on San Francisco’s KGO (810 AM) all news radio with host Michael Finney. He discusses the legal dangers of over-sharing on social media. In a Lawyers.com survey of people who use social media, less than half were aware that what they post on social media could be used against them in court. Eight-one percent of divorce lawyers say they use social media postings in divorce cases. Facebook is the outlet that provides most of …

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Rapper’s Instagram Rant Against Babysitter Brings Lawsuit

After rapper “The Game” posted a photo of and a rant about his children’s former babysitter, she is fighting back with a defamation lawsuit against him.   Babysitter to the Stars Karen Monroe is a babysitter to the stars in Los Angeles, and The Game (birth name Jayceon Taylor) employed her up until last year to care for his three children. According to his Instagram rant, reported here, he dismissed her for “lying, stealing, screaming at [his] kids, mistreating others …

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Facebook and Twitter Play Big Roles in Divorces [Infographic]

Money may be the number one reason why couples divorce. But once the wheels start rolling to Splitsville, people are using social media more than ever in dissolving their marriages. The infographic below from Ruppert & Schaefer provides insightful statistics. For example, did you realize 81% of members in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers have used or encountered evidence taken from social media sites? Our Lawyers.com video shows you why it’s a bad idea to vent on Facebook or …

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