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Are Facebook and Myspace Posts Really Private?

It may seem like an invasion of privacy, but your Facebook and MySpace comments can be admissible against you in a court of law in New York.  Your privacy settings are not particularly relevant to judges who rule on admissibility. Even if your account is password protected and you have adjusted your privacy settings to… Read More »

Wall Street Brokers: Why FINRA Says it Needs Access to Your Facebook Account

Wall Street brokers were recently surprised to learn that regulators at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are vying to gain access to their personal and private posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social media accounts. CNN Money reports that regulators are seeking to monitor broker-dealer… Read More »

When Do Social Media Comments Become Defamation on the Internet?

It was reported that a 14-year-old Georgia middle school student is suing two of her classmates for libel after they created a phony Facebook page for her. The page had her name and information, with her profile picture doctored to make her face appear bloated. The page suggested she smoked marijuana and spoke a made-up… Read More »