Tag Archives: privacy

Did you know that what you post on Facebook can be used as evidence in a lawsuit?

According to a non-peer-reviewed study of 721 million active Facebook users, released by Facebook in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Milano, on Facebook, there is only 4.74 degrees of separation rather than the familiar adage of “six degrees of…

No Detention? School Settles Lawsuit For Spying on Students

A Philadelphia school that issued laptops to their students, and then spied on them, has worked out settlements in two lawsuits. The school has agreed to pay $619,000 total to end the suits.  The school has said that it turned…

Hidden Camera? Judge Says Ok For Motorist to Tape Cop During Traffic Stop

A Maryland judge has dismissed wiretapping and other charges against a motorist who recorded his traffic stop via a video camera. The motorist was pulled over on his motorcycle for speeding, but taped his encounter with the state trooper via…

No Criminal Charges For School That Spied on Students

Federal investigators have indicated they will not file any criminal charges against a Pennsylvania school district that admitted to spying on students through their laptops. The school had admitted to taking pictures of students outside of school through the use…

Federal Judge Blocks Nebraska’s Abortion Law

A US District Court judge has blocked Nebraska’s new abortion law from going into effect, saying that the law would create "substantial, likely insurmountable" obstacles to women seeking abortions. The law requires doctors to do extensive screening of women prior…

Are New Internet Privacy Laws on the Horizon?

Post by Randall Ryder The House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet has completed a draft of legislation that would outline new parameters on internet privacy. Internet privacy is a hot topic right now, given the recent uproar surrounding Facebook’s…