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On March 1, 2013 By Julie Latsko February 26, 2013
For most Americans, the Newtown tragedy served as a gut-wrenching reminder that life is precious. The massacre instantly brought communities together, prompting thousands of citizens to publicize condolences and donate to Newtown-related charities. However, according to three Congress members from Connecticut, many Facebook tribute pages have [...]Continue Reading →
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In recent years, the judicial system has struggled to strike the proper balance between free speech and a fair trial in a world where social media is ever-pervasive. In just the last year, John Craven noted that juror tweets have caused numerous mistrials, Marina Visan reported [...]
As an increasing number of employees use social media like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with their coworkers, the NLRB has recently issued a series of rulings and advisories that seek to protect employee rights in a social media context. Employers often seek to discourage employees from posting comments that reflect [...]Continue Reading →
When news broke mid-week—after an in-depth investigation by online sports website Deadspin.com—that Manti Te’o was allegedly the target of a cruel online hoax involving a fictitious girlfriend, the media pounced and has been abuzz ever since. What has become clear since the Deadspin investigation and public statements from Manti Te’o [...]Continue Reading →
If you’re not paying for it, you are not the customer; you are the product being sold.
This week, Facebook introduced its newest attempt to keep up with the big kids on the internet playground: Facebook Graph Search. While this won’t help you with your math homework, and it won’t replace [...]Continue Reading →
On January 16, 2013 By Amanda Nguyen January 16, 2013
Last Thursday, President Obama signed a bill allowing Facebook and other social media users to choose to automatically share the videos they have watched on sites like Netflix.
Facebookers could already share playlists, articles, and other web activities, but the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) banned the sharing of any [...]Continue Reading →
Obama signs bill to allow Netflix users to share videos via Facebook. Buffy vs. Edward youtube video removed, even though it is a perfect example of “fair use.” Court decisions show why copyright assignment provisions should be strictly worded. Judge approves Apple and Google’s purchase [...]Continue Reading →
Since the advent of social media, the specter of online censorship has loomed. Last week, Twitter dove headlong into the fray with a swift one-two punch that has some celebrating and others crying foul. Nine months ago Twitter unveiled plans that would allow the company to block access to certain Twitter accounts on [...]Continue Reading →
If you were one of the unfortunate many to participate in the Facebook IPO, here is your chance to (partially) recoup your loss. This week, Facebook agreed to a revised class-action settlement of $10 per “victim” of their sponsored stories. The original law suit claimed that Facebook neither sufficiently informed [...]Continue Reading →
Earlier this month, Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI, testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Among other issues of national security, Mueller stressed the crucial role cyber security plays in the FBI’s efforts to combat organized crime and terrorism. Mueller indicated that the FBI will continue its [...]Continue Reading →
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