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Social Media, Criminal Law, And Ethics

  • February 6th, 2014 by Olga
From criminal activity shared on Facebook to evidence on Twitter feeds, social media is increasingly becoming the perfect crime-solving partner for police departments all over the world, and not just to solve the prevailing cyber crimes. Over the past decade, this ever-growing medium has proved to be an invaluable source of information for both prosecutors and defense lawyers, significantly impacting… Read more

The NSA Collection Dredged Up Quite A Scare Concerning Social Networks

  • August 20th, 2013 by Erin Walsh
I don’t think people realized until the recent NSA data collection scare how much of their private information is exposed online. People also seem to have forgotten that Facebook, Google, YouTube, and other networks have been collecting personal information from people for years. Some people might notice if they at least skim over the headlines of the terms and conditions… Read more

Is an Online Lawsuit in Your Future?

  • July 27th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
The age of the Internet has meant many things, including more cases for savvy lawyers who are looking to cash in. It is no secret that many legal offices now have employees on the payroll specifically to look for and set online lawsuits in motion, given the potential financial awards that one can obtain. While the Internet and social media… Read more

What is Your Digital Footprint?

  • July 25th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Dear Big Brother, Forgive me for not Tweeting this, but this is going to be more than 140 characters. I know your spiders will eventually crawl the text on this blog, but I’ll post a link to it on Facebook just in case that takes more than a day or you don’t read the email I sent to my mother… Read more

Divorce Attorneys Using Social Networking Profiles As Evidence In Contested Divorce Cases

  • October 18th, 2010 by SEM Contributor
Social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are intended to act as online communities where people can publically share information about themselves and connect with others.  Many individuals choose to share photos or comment on their day-to-day activities but may not realize that information posted on social networking sites can be used as evidence against them in a… Read more

Social Media Bill of Rights on the Horizon

  • July 19th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
Facebook, Google and AT&T have had their share of privacy issues, hacked sites and third party infiltrators to name a few. The exponential growth of computer use and social media within all levels of government, corporate and personal use, privacy advocates feel it is time to develop a core ‘standards of use’ practices that consumers can expect to be employed… Read more