All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘law’

Employers Asking For Facebook Passwords Should Be Illegal, Says One Senator

Should it be illegal for employers to ask prospective employees for their Facebook passwords? One U.S. Senator thinks so. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) says he’s drafting a bill to ban the practice, and that it should be ready “in the near future.” You might have heard about a rising trend within companies’ HR departments. It’s becoming common practice for some …

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Trayvon Martin Case Goes To Grand Jury

The Associated Press is reporting that a central Florida prosecutor has announced a grand jury will convene to look at the evidence surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. This comes a day after the U.S. Justice department also announced it would investigate the incident. Martin is the 17-year-old Floridian boy whose death has sparked protests across the nation, including …

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Mark Cuban Rants About Yahoo/Facebook Case

In perhaps one of the greatest examples of a need for a sarcasm font, Mark Cuban rants in his blog about the ridiculousness of the U.S. Patent system. To put it mildly, Cuban is fed up. He rails a system that he calls “anti-competitive” and “corrupt” while only serving to “impede creativity and innovation.” “When I read that Yahoo was …

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Oklahoma Man Arrested For Sexually Violating A Pig

I know that it’s hard to contain yourself around a prized show pig, but there are lines you just don’t cross. A man in Murray County, Oklahoma crossed that line. KFOR in Oklahoma City is reporting that 77-year-old Jimmy “Hawkeye” Jeter was caught on tape violating a show pig at the barn at the Davis Public Schools. This might get …

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Pinterest Uses Metatag To Help Copyright Fight

Pinterest has been under fire lately with accusations that their site is nothing more than a place for people to indiscriminately use copyrighted material for their own ends. The powers that be at Pinterest have said that they will address that in the future, but meanwhile, they have made a small overture to helping stem the flow of copyrighted material …

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Anonymous Hits Law Firm From Haditha Killings Defense

On Friday, Anonymous released documents (including 3GB worth of emails) from the law firm that defended marine Sgt. Frank Wuterich. Wuterich is allegedly responsible for leading the charge in the killings of unarmed civilians (including women and children) in Haditha, Iraq in 2005. Wuterich reportedly was not sentenced to any jail time because of a plea deal. Anonymous also posted …

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Fake Facebook Stock Sold By Oshkosh Woman, Amidst IPO Filing

An Oshkosh Wisconsin woman is in some scalding hot water recently for taking advantage of Facebook’s recent public stock offering. Marianne Oleson has been charged with 33 felony charges in the Winnebago County Court. The prosecutors say the woman claimed to own shares of Facebook stock and swindled at least 4 people in to buying the fake stock. One complaint …

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Officer’s Facebook Photo Shows Obama Shirt With Bullet Holes

It has been reported recently that the Presidential secret service is investigating an Arizona police sergeant who recently posted a rather disturbing photo to his facebook page. The photo depicts a number of young boys standing in a row, a few holding guns with one particular boy holding an Obama T-shirt nearly torn to shreds with bullet holes. The officer, …

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Illinois Legislation Asks Dating Websites To Post Background Check Information

Online dating has always been a risky business; you never know if you could be talking to Mr./Ms. Right or the Zodiac Killer. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, Legislation in Springfield, Illinois, if passed, could require any online dating service operating in the state, to post background check information.  Online safety has been an issue for some …

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Private Company Amassing Database of License Plate Data

Back in November, Josh Wolford opened quite a discussion about the rising prevalence of license plate readers in law enforcement. These scanning devices read license plates quickly and compile data to help track movements, reveal stolen vehicles, etc. Some have expressed concern that such ubiquitous tracking of license plates is a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution., …

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Paul Ceglia Ordered To Pay $5,000 For Contempt

Everybody’s favorite Facebook troll is back and this time, he’s the one paying. The Buffalo News is reporting that Paul Ceglia has been ordered by a judge to pay a $5,000 as he has been found in contempt. U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio ruled that Ceglia had to pay the fee and part of Facebook’s attorney fees and expenses …

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Bangladesh Seeks Punishment for Facebook Comment

An Australian professor, who is a native of Bangladesh, posted this message on Facebook: “Many die, why should not Sheikh Hasina Die?”. (image) Sheikh Hasina pictured above with Wen Jiabao This move by Khandaker may cost him his life. The Facebook status update has lead Bangladesh’s High Court to seek extradition of the professor from Australia back to Bangladesh where …

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