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NM Employers Can’t Ask for Applicants’ Facebook Passwords

Joining a handful of other states that limit employer access to social media accounts, New Mexico on Apr. 5 passed a law forbidding employers from demanding passwords from prospective employees.   Job Applicants Only Under the new law, employers are forbidden from requesting or requiring job applicants to provide access to their social media accounts. “Joining Maryland, Illinois, California, Michigan and Utah, New Mexico is now the sixth state to prohibit employers from mandating access to a job applicant’s password-protected …

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Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks Government Social Networks by Aaron Kase  
Texas May Soon Allow Subpoenas Served Via Facebook

Can’t find someone who needs to testify in court? Help might be on the way. A proposed bill in Texas would allow people to be served with subpoenas over social media like Facebook and Twitter in lieu of being delivered face-to-face or by mail. The law would allow for electronic subpoenas if certain criteria could be met: the defendant maintains a social media page the profile on the social media page is the profile of the defendant the defendant regularly …

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Posted 1 year ago in Child Custody and Support Editors Picks by Aaron Kase  
Facebook Rants Can Cost You Custody of Your Child

A New York woman lost custody of her child to her former husband after calling the child an asshole on Facebook. An appeals court this month upheld a 2010 family court decision giving sole legal custody to the child’s father after finding that the arrangement would be in the best interest of the child. The couple had joint custody of their three children following their 2006 separation, with the father as the primary caregiver. However, after the mother requested to …

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Juror’s Facebook Posts May Overturn Wrongful Death Verdict

Thanks to an overly-social jury foreman who chatted up his friends about the trial on his public Facebook page, a verdict in a wrongful death case may be overturned. During the 2009 Missouri medical malpractice trial, the foreman talks on Facebook about serving on the jury, showing up for duty, reveals that he was the foreman, brags about the speedy deliberations, and repeatedly laments the court’s lack of an open bar. “Yes, I was the jury forearm [sic]… Complete deliberations …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Editors Picks Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Cops Use Facebook to Track Illegal Weapons

Cops in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn are dealing with one of New York City’s most crime-infested areas by spending more time on Facebook. That’s where they’ve found plenty of evidence of illegal gun possession and are nabbing criminals who post pictures of themselves living la vida loca.   Stats Support Facebook Strategy Officers and detectives in the 73rd Precinct in Brownsville spend part of their shifts every week on Facebook, looking for pictures of weapons and evidence of gang …

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