Category Archives: Social networking

The use of social networking: crime and no crime

Court Finds Law Blocking Teachers From Friending Students ‘Staggering’; Blocks Implementation | Techdirt. 29 August 2011 Even though Facebook must be used with precaution by teachers, if they link with their pupils/students, to ban it outright becomes silly. It is … Continue reading

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(in)appropriate choice of penalties

Guy Loses Probation Because Court Decides That Facebook & MySpace Are ‘Electronic Bulletin Boards’ | Techdirt. 5th April 2012 The person convicted for attempt of sexual exploitation of children was restricted in his use of computers and internet as part … Continue reading

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Evidence, social networking = conviction

Should MySpace Friends & Photos Be Enough Evidence To Convict Someone Of Criminal Gang Activity | Techdirt. 29 December 2010 if the story is true, pretty scary and contrary to basic rules of evidence

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More Stories Of People Arrested For Making Joke Threats On Social Networks | Techdirt

More Stories Of People Arrested For Making Joke Threats On Social Networks | Techdirt. 28 September 2010 “Angry Emails From Student To Professor Protected As Free Speech” techDirt, 27 September 2010  

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Juror Didn’t Disclose MySpace Friendship With Defendant… Because It Was Just MySpace | Techdirt

Juror Didn’t Disclose MySpace Friendship With Defendant… Because It Was Just MySpace | Techdirt. 17 June 2010 Fair enough: disclosure is necessary, even if the link is thought or perceived as unimportant. As often reminded when it comes to independence … Continue reading

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Location, location: how to get burgled more easily?

Well, that the issue would hit the headlines seemed to me quite unavoidable. Quite a few services now are proposed with geo-location, using built-in GPS to locate customers and/or friends, or just people one agrees to share their location with. … Continue reading

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offensive and harmful content: reaction or education?

We may well be in a transition period where people are not fully understanding that what on the net is not necessarily reliable, accurate and representative of the truth. Therefore it may be more an educational issue than a legal … Continue reading

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Social networking and risks

Social networks put careers at risk, survey finds (Euractiv, 1 February 2010) with employers looking on the internet profile of applicants! Question of education about impact of the internet in people’s lives. Social networks put minors at risk, EU warns … Continue reading

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The power of images and data

Three articles, all connected around several themes. The first one is about Chatroulette’s site which works on the basis of logging in for random chats with people all over the world (well, at least that is what they tell you). … Continue reading

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Online personality and offline identity

Techdirt Daily Email for Tuesday, 09 March 2010 – Outlook Web Access Light and “Turns Out That People Are Actually Pretty Honest About Themselves Online” TechDirt 19 February 2010 Not many studies appear on the theme; I suppose that the … Continue reading

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