July 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
An Iranian court has sentenced eight Facebook page administrators to jail for terms between eight and 21 years, Iran's official news agency, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), reported on Sunday. The defendants were convicted of plotting against national security, spreading propaganda ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A member of the controversial feminist rock collective Pussy Riot filed a lawsuit Tuesday against her former defense lawyer. Group member Yekaterina Samutsevic accused her former lawyer Violetta Volkova of making and posting defamatory statements about her in the press and on social networking ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that a North Carolina law prohibiting registered sex offenders from commercial social networking websites accessible by children, such as Facebook and Myspace, is unconstitutional. In a unanimous opinion, the court found that the law " ...[read more]
April 2, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Six European countries, including France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy, on Tuesday agreed on joint legal action against Google over its privacy policy. The countries claim that 13 months ago when Google merged 60 separate privacy policies, including email, video, social- ...[read more]
February 15, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A German court on Thursday ruled for Facebook in a challenge over the social networking website's policy requiring users to register with their real names. The Independent Center for Privacy Protection, known in Germany as the ULD, brought the suit against the Palo Alto, California-based company ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday struck down an Indiana law that prohibits sex offenders from joining social networking websites, such as Facebook and other websites children are able to join. The law makes it a crime for a registered sex offender to be a member of a " ...[read more]
August 20, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday rejected a settlement proposed by Facebook in a class action lawsuit over the social networking company's "Sponsored Stories" program. The lawsuit accuses Facebook of appropriating the names, photographs and ...[read more]
July 5, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Criminal Court of the City of New York this week upheld a subpoena forcing social networking site Twitter to turn over account information for one of its users. The District Attorney's office requested the user data to aid in the investigation of Malcolm Harris, a Twitter user who has been ...[read more]
October 22, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that social media and networking have proven pivotal in the success of the Arab Spring protest movements in a manner that was previously unforeseen by commentators and scholars...The ongoing protests in the Arab Spring are ...[read more]
August 28, 2011
by Aman Kakar
Cole County Circuit Court of Missouri issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday enjoining the State of Missouri from implementing Missouri Revised Statutes 162.069.4, which prevents students and teachers from communicating through social networking sites that cannot be accessed by school... ...[read more]

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