Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday.
If you spent any time on Facebook last week, you probably saw many of your friends posting a declaration that copyright was now attached to all their personal details and content posted on the site – and that Facebook henceforth would need their permission to use such content.
Lawyers still making their way along the learning curve of social media evidence may struggle to find guidance from court opinions.
Disgruntled spouses commonly use social media sites to dig up dirt that can be used against their significant others in court. But a Hindu man recently took the tactic to the next level when he used Facebook to go after a District Court judge.
North Carolina state treasurer Janet Cowell hopes to salvage something out of her office’s spectacularly bad bet on Facebook stock: She wants to be the lead plaintiff among all other Facebook investors who say the company misled them about its financial health just before the company’s initial public offering in May.
A new North Carolina law signed last month takes aim at students who harass their teachers on Facebook. And it appears to make an effort to speak their language.
After recent reports that employers were requesting Facebook passwords from job applicants, state and federal legislators quickly responded with proposed legislation and calls for a federal investigation into the practice.
Facebook is the new smoking gun. In Spokane, Wash., police use a thief’s posted video showing suspected stolen loot as evidence against him. In Suffolk County, N.Y., a judge admits photos and messages posted by a woman claiming to be homebound as a result of injuries from a defective office chair, showing her active and on vacation.
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