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” New Orleans robbers take photos of selves for police with stolen phone”

” New Orleans robbers take photos of selves for police with stolen phone”
 
 
These alleged robbers have become internationally famous,  from Reuters:
A pair of armed-robbery suspects i n New Orleans have given police seeking their capture on Monday a helpful clue: pictures of themselves taken with one of their victim’s cell phone sand uploaded to her […]

People can demand that search engines remove links to certain websites containing their personal information

 
 
The Court of Justice of the European Union [official website] ruled  on Tuesday that people can demand that search engines remove links to certain websites containing their personal information. In an advisory judgment, the court held [AP report] that search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing must sometimes comply with individuals’ requests to remove web pages or newspapers with their personal information. The court emphasized […]

By |May 14th, 2014|Legal News, The Internet|0 Comments

Protecting Your Debit and Credit Cards While Shopping

Protecting Your Debit and Credit Cards While Shopping
 
Corporate cyberspace hackers are skilled operators. They hit Target recently; Neimam Marcus and Michael´s were also hit a while back and now Sally´s Beauty Supply has come under cyber attack.   It seems that high end consumers at Neimans as well as working folks are equal victims… The […]

By |March 6th, 2014|The Internet|0 Comments

Social Media Monitoring

Social Media Monitoring…
 
A Re-print from an article that appeared on NPR News online.
Social media monitoring started in the world of marketing, allowing companies to track what people were saying about their brands. But now, with software that allows users to scan huge volumes of public postings on social media, police are starting to embrace it […]

By |March 3rd, 2014|The Internet|0 Comments

If You Think You Are Anonymous Online, Think Again…

If You Think You Are Anonymous Online, Think Again…
 
 
We are passing this information on to you because it is important for you to know that the internet, as convenient a tool as it is, it is not without its pitfalls.  As with all new technologies, it is up to the user to make an intelligent […]

By |February 27th, 2014|Legal News, The Internet|0 Comments

A Teenage Girl Who Posted Nude “Selfies” is Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

A Teenage Girl Who Posted Nude “Selfies” is Charged With Distributing Child Pornography
 
 
I have in the past addressed potential dangers connected with the use of social media.
 A few days ago a 16 year old Virginia girl was arrested by police because she posted nude photos of herself on Twitter, she has been charged with a one […]

By |February 12th, 2014|Legal News, National Headlines, The Internet|0 Comments

NSA data collection reported illegal

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board issued a 238 page report on January 23rd which concluded the National Security Agency’s  ( NSA) bulk collection of telephone call records is illegal and should be ended.
 
The three-person majority panel found that the NSA’s telephone records program:

Violates Section 215 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Violates the Electronic Communications Privacy […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Legal News, National Headlines, The Internet|0 Comments

What is cyberstalking?

 
What is cyberstalking?
Cyberstalking is a form of harassment or bullying accomplished through the use of emails, social media, instant messaging and other electronic means.
Cyberstalking may be committed in any of these ways: Using any form of electronic communication, such as email, to threaten to harm someone, or to that person’s […]

By |January 15th, 2014|The Internet|0 Comments

The Atlantic :Is the NSA’s Spying Constitutional?

The Atlantic :Is the NSA’s Spying Constitutional? 
It Depends Which Judge You Ask
Two recent rulings draw diametrically opposed conclusions about the same set of facts.
Andrew Cohen Dec 27 2013, 2:57 PM ET
 
 
 
 
A protester listens to NSA officials testify before the House Intelligence Committee in October. (Reuters)
We have, in the span of just 10 days, seen two diametrically opposed […]

By |December 30th, 2013|Legal News, National Headlines, The Internet|0 Comments

A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

Remember that whatever you  post in a public forum such as Facebook, Instagram, Pixable,  Twitter, Linked In and every other type of  social media, is not protected by your right to privacy and that information can be used against you in a court of law.

Every post you make is time […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Legal News, The Internet|0 Comments