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 this entry Tags: Internet Jurisdiction,twitter
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 this entry Tags: Internet Jurisdiction,twitter,Yahoo!
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 this entry Tags: Internet Privacy,twitter
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 this entry Tags: Internet Privacy,twitter,WikiLeaks
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 this entry Tags: Internet Privacy,twitter
Phonedog.com sued a former employee for theft of their customer list when his 17,000 Twitter followers went to his new Twitter name after he quit. The New York Times reported that Noah Kravitz was a writer for Phonedog.com which "is a highly interactive mobile news and reviews resource that attracts a community of more than … Continue reading this entry Tags: eCommerce,Phonedog.com,twitter
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 this entry Tags: Bing,eCommerce,Facebook,twitter
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 this entry Tags: eCommerce,EFF,Facebook,Foursquare,GPS,Hot Potato,twitter
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 this entry Tags: eCommerce,FTC,twitter
I was honored to be asked by the Texas Senate to testify how Social Media impacts Open Government at a hearing on May 11, 2010 and you are welcome to read my Statement concerning Charge #13 for the Senate Affairs Committee: Study the Public Information (Open Records) Act and the Open Meetings Act to ensure … Continue reading this entry Tags: eCommerce,Social Media,twitter,YouTube
Computerworld reported that 600 tweets are sent per second – 50 million per day which is significant for many reasons. Not the least of which is that 3 years ago Twitter handled 5,000 tweets per day! As well, in early 2009 Twitter raised $35 Million in its third round of financing with no business plan. … Continue reading this entry Tags: Doonesbury,eCommerce,tweets,twitter,Yahoo!
No surprise at all that the New York Times reported that there has been a rash of mistrials because jurors are searching Google and Wikipedia about the parties, lawyers, and subject matter of the trials. As well, jurors are sending texts, emails, and Tweets (on Twitter) during trials. The traditional rules of trial require that … Continue reading this entry Tags: eCommerce,Google,twitter,Wikipedia,Yahoo!
Notwithstanding all the .com failures over the past 15 years it’s unusual to see an Internet phenom change the waterfront so much as twitter. If you were otherwise not aware, twitter with a member base of about 4 million is a micro-blogging service which limits its messages to 140 characters and it just announced that … Continue reading this entry Tags: eCommerce,Facebook,LinkedIn,MySpace,Second Life,twitter