Facebook Threats: Teens Claim They Were Just Joking

In this day and age, it doesn’t make sense to post threats on any social media sites, especially if you’re talking about murdering your classmates. Given the inexplicably large number of school shootings the world has experienced over the past…

Facebook Kill List Prompts School Expulsion, ACLU Lawsuit

The hyper-vigilance against bullying continues to produce situations where it is difficult to discern between legitimate threats or intimidation and dark but innocent adolescent humor. The latest entry into the pool: three eighth-graders in northwest Indiana have been expelled due…

ACLU: Marine Has 1st Amendment Right To Criticize President

Sgt. Gary Stein is in serious hot water. The now famous marine got into the proverbial hot water after he made comments that the President, his commander-in-chief, was an enemy of the state and said that he would refuse any…

Teenager Sues School Over Facebook Privacy Issue

A twelve-year-old Minnesota teenager is being punished by teachers at her Minnewaska Area Middle School for criticizing a Hall Monitor for “being mean” to her and for talking about sex with another student on her Facebook page. All of the…

ACLU Sues School Over Facebook

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Minnewaska, MN Area Schools and various Pope County officials Tuesday, citing that they violated a middle school student’s constitutional rights regarding two Facebook wall posts. The lawsuit was filed in U.S.…

Police Tracking Your Every Move With License Plate Readers

Privacy. It’s on everyone’s minds these days. A couple of months ago it was Apple and Google that were drawing the ire of consumers with the storing of location data. And of course, Facebook is always mentioned when people discuss…

ACLU Wants Wireless Carriers to Stop Tracking Customers

When the news of the iPhone’s location data storage hubbub hit, it brought the concept of user privacy to the front door of the wireless providers. While Apple has since addressed the location data issue with its iPhone devices, the…

Teens Post Sexy Pics On Myspace, Judge Says It’s OK

In the last year or so, we’ve seen multiple instances of minors being charged with crimes for sexting. Apparently, to some prosecutors, these racy pics constitute child pornography – even if the nude photos that the minors posses are photos…

ACLU Sues Government Over Border Laptop Searches

The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) policy allowing border agents to search laptops or other electronic devices at the border without reasonable suspicion.

Laptop-Searches The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.