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TV Mom Kate Gosselin Sues Ex for Computer Hacking

Maybe the next show will be called “Jon & Kate Plus 9,” to account for eight children and a lawsuit. Reality TV mom Kate Gosselin is suing her ex, Jon Gosselin as well as a tabloid reporter, alleging that the pair teamed up to hack into her personal accounts and steal a trove of data to use as sensationalist book fodder. In happier days, the pair’s parenting travails were made public on the TLC show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” …

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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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Posted 8 months ago in Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Walgreens Sued for Sharing Patient’s Private Medical Info

A jury ordered Walgreen Co. to pay $1.44 million to an Indiana woman after one of its pharmacists illegally accessed and shared her medical information. But according to conventional legal wisdom, that lawsuit should never have made it to trial. The suit was filed in response to a privacy breach committed by Walgreens pharmacist Audra Peterson, whose husband was the ex-boyfriend of Abigail Hinchy, a customer at the pharmacy. Peterson suspected Hinchy of giving her husband a sexually transmitted disease, …

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Posted 9 months ago in Crime Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
License Plate Readers Worry Privacy Advocates

Law enforcement as well as private security companies are using cameras to photograph license plates and are building a vast database of information about Americans – to the dismay of privacy advocates. Some states are even limiting their use, but the full extent of the how the readers will be used is not yet clear.   Smile: You’re on Candid Car Camera!  The American Civil Liberties Union wants to nip the potential for privacy abuses in the bud. The organization …

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Do You Feel Threatened by Governmental Spying? [Video]

(AP Photo/The Guardian)   Do you feel Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor? Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim takes that question to the streets in this video report. People join Lawyers.com in the national conversation about the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, and the appropriate balance between security and privacy. In addition to the lawsuits reported by Lawyers.com, this report shows people expressing a broad spectrum of diverse opinions. “I think that I have become more cautious, more …

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