With the advent of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, police have a new tool at their disposal to fight crime. Oftentimes, unsavvy criminals expose their guilt with a tweet or a status update. However,...more
People v. Kucharski, 2013 WL 1281844 (Ill. App. 2nd Dist. Mar. 29, 2013).
In this harassment through electronic communications case, the defendant allegedly posted lewd comments and offensive remarks on the victims...more
In October 2009, we published the first edition of this White Paper, focusing primarily on social media issues in the United States. The response was overwhelming and far beyond our expectation — clients, friends, press and...more
In This Issue:
Bureau Report; Operations Report; Beltway Report; Arbitration Report; Mortgage Report; Privacy Report; Preemption Report; and Plastics Report.
Excerpt from the Bureau Report:
The social network site, Myspace, agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it misrepresented its protection of users' personal information. See In re Myspace LLC, FTC File No. 102 3058 (proposed settlement...more
If you're like most individuals who frequent social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, you probably believe that adjusting your privacy setting to "private" means that nobody will have access to your webpage without...more
On May 26, a federal court issued an opinion in a discovery dispute that applies outmoded federal electronic privacy laws from the 1980s to Facebook and MySpace. The ruling could permanently change the way "social networking"...more
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