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Twitter Accepts Jurisdiction of French Court

Posted in Internet Jurisdiction
Rather than fight French jurisdiction Twitter provided information regarding the identity of posters who allegedly violated French law by posting hate speech. After the French court issued an Order in January, 2013 requiring information about the identity of the posters, Twitter considered what course of action to take since Twitter’s Terms of Service (ToS) specifically … Continue Reading

Internet Jurisdiction – French Court vs. Twitter

Posted in Internet Jurisdiction
A French Court ordered Twitter in California to identify anonymous individuals whose Tweets were anti-Semitic and racist in violation of French law, even though Twitter claims that its Terms of Service (ToS) are controlled by California law. The New York Times reported: The case revolves around the broad question of which country’s laws have jurisdiction … Continue Reading

Twitter Challenges Court Orders

Posted in Internet Privacy
In a case of first impression, Twitter is challenging a New York Criminal Court’s order to produce information through a subpoena, without first obtaining a warrant, asserting a violation of the defendant’s rights under the First and Fourth Amendments of the Constitution. In the case of People v Harris, Malcolm Harris is being prosecuted for … Continue Reading

Twitter Ordered to Produce WikiLeaks Records

Posted in Internet Privacy
Since WikiLeaks’ addresses were provided to Twitter, a Judge ruled that it was no longer private since the “information has already been disclosed.” On January 4, 2012 US District Judge Liam O’Grady ordered Twitter to produce WikiLeaks records as reported by Bloomberg: Litigation of these issues has already denied the government lawful access to potential … Continue Reading

Twitter Privacy Challenge Sealed by Court

Posted in Internet Privacy
A Judge in Boston sealed the court records after a brief hearing challenging the District Attorney’s subpoena to Twitter to get the identity of certain accounts. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the subpoena and was very disappointed in the sealing of the records.   The New York Times reported:  The police in Boston and the … Continue Reading

Bing Now Offers Links from Search to Facebook & Twitter

Posted in eCommerce
Microsoft’s Bing search engine is trying desperately to keep up with Google and its approximate 70% of the US search market. Bing recently added links to Facebook and Twitter from search results with the hope that these Social Media links will impact search traffic. Since Microsoft does not have its own Social Media presence Microsoft … Continue Reading

GPS Tracking Required Warrant

Posted in eCommerce
A court recently ruled that the use of GPS tracking data in a drug distribution case violated the defendant’s constitutional rights and the police needed a warrant. The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a brief in support of Antoine Jones that his expectation of privacy was violated by the GPS device placed on his vehicle. The US … Continue Reading

FTC Settlement – Twitter Barred for 20 Years From Misleading

Posted in eCommerce
President-Elect Obama’s Twitter account was hacked “offering his more than 150,000 followers a chance to win $500 in free gas.” Twitter settled the FTC’s charges that “that it deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their personal information, marking the agency’s first such case against a social networking service.” In … Continue Reading

Feds Declare that Blogs and Social Networks are Public Meetings

Posted in Internet Privacy
For purposes of dealing with web 2.0 the White House Memo released on April 7, 2010 about social media specifically states that “interactive meeting tools—including but not limited to public conference calls, webinars, blogs, discussion boards, forums, message boards, chat sessions, social networks, and online communities—to be equivalent to in-person public meetings.” The White House … Continue Reading

HEADLINE: FBI Director Warns of ‘Rapidly Expanding’ Cyberterrorism Threat

Posted in eCommerce
The Robert S. Mueller III’s (FBI Director) warning is not a surprise but how the IT community deals with these threats impact us all. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano “admitted there is an urgent need to step up efforts to protect Americans from cyber attacks.” Also Ms. Napolitano’s predecessor Michael Chertoff, former DHS secretary, under … Continue Reading