All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sex Offenders’

Sex Offender Wins £20,000 in Facebook Lawsuit

A convicted sex offender has won a lawsuit against Facebook and the creator of a page after he sued the company for privacy violations and harassment. A high court in Belfast recently found Facebook and the operator of a page called “keeping our kids safe from predators 2″ page liable for misuse of private information, and doled out £20,000 in …

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Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?

Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include new pop-ups aiming to deter those seeking out such content on Bing. Google, on the other hand, has reportedly elected …

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Sex Offenders Can’t Be Banned From Facebook Says Appeals Court

An Indiana law barring registered sex offenders from using any form of social media has been stuck down by a U.S. appeals court. The law was challenged last year by the ACLU, but upheld by an Indiana Judge. “The Court readily concedes that social networking is a prominent feature of modern-day society; however, communication does not begin with a ‘Facebook …

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Sex Offenders Win Right To Online Anonymity

A federal judge has blocked a California bill that would take away sex offenders’ ability to anonymously use email, social media, instant messaging and various other web sites and services. The bill, Proposition 35, was deemed by Judge Thelton Henderson, to be unconstitutional. Should sex offenders have the right to use the Internet without disclosing their user names to authorities? …

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New York Kicks Another 2,100 Sex Offenders Off Online Gaming

The State of New York is still going after online gamers who happen to be convicted sex offenders, as today the Attorney General’s office announced that they have successfully purged another couple thousand offenders from realm of internet gaming. It’s still part of Operation: Game Over, which the office announced back in April. The state enlisted the help of many …

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Facebook Must Remove Page Outing Sex Offenders, Says UK Judge

According to a UK High Court, Facebook is not allowed to host a page that publicly outs convicted sex offenders. A Judge has given Facebook 72 hours to remove a page called Keeping our kids safe from predators, which routinely posts personal information and photos of child predators in Northern Ireland. The decree stems from a suit brought by a …

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Internet Deemed a Human Right in Another Sex Offender/Internet Ban Case

There are those out there who believe that banning a criminal, no matter how serious the crime, from access to the internet is unconstitutional and borderline inhumane. That’s because they feel that the internet and reasonable access to it is necessary to function in our modern society. So integral to our daily lives, in fact, that it has risen to …

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Facebook Is Still No Country For Sex Offenders, Says Indiana Judge

“Sex offenders are deplorable and allowing them access to our children via Facebook is criminal.” How about “it’s a universal human right, protected by the constitution, to be able to access these forms of communication as they amount to free speech.” Those are the types of statements you’re likely to hear concerning sex offenders and social media. The problem is …

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New Louisiana Law Gives Sex Offenders A Scarlet Letter On Facebook

When it comes to registered sex offenders being allowed on social media sites like Facebook, maybe it’s more about open information and less about outright bans. Unsure of the constitutionality of an outright ban on sex offenders using social networks, Louisiana State Representative Jeff Thompson authored a bill that will at least keep everything out in the open. Signed into …

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Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook?

I am not a father. Because of this, I don’t possess the visceral, instinctual drive to protect my children at all costs. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’m insensitive to the challenges of protecting kids both online and offline, it simply means that safeguarding a kid’s experience in any activity that they pursue is not always my first consideration. …

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Sex Offenders Kicked Off Xbox LIVE, WoW, PlayStation Network

According to the office of the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, online gaming platforms are prime territory for sexual predators to target underage kids. Just this month, a 19-year-old man pled guilty to charges of sexual abuse after he met a 12-year-old boy on Xbox LIVE, got friendly online over the next three months, then invited the boy over …

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