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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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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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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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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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