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Posted 6 months ago in Crime Social Networks Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
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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Posted 6 months ago in The Internet & The Law Your Job & The Law by Betsy Kim  
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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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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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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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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