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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…