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How Do I Stop My Ex’s New Partner from Posting Photos of My Child?

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Please help me, I was wondering if there’s anything I could do law-wise to stop my ex-husband’s new partner from posting pictures of our son on her Facebook? She’s posting pictures of him with comments such as “our beautiful boy.” I know my ex-husband has no problem with this as it’s his partner but I […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

October 17th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Facebook Eases Privacy Rules for Teenagers

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Parents beware: Your teenager’s Facebook posts may not be as private as you think. The largest social media network of all, with a user base of more than a billion people worldwide, recently loosened available privacy settings for posts made by youths aged 13 to 17. With recent changes to default settings, only friends of […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

February 11th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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Facebook Moves to Trademark Its ‘Poke’ App

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Just before the holidays, Facebook filed trademark applications involving its new iPhone app, Poke. The social media giant filed trademark applications for “Poke,” “Facebook Poke,” and the logo on December 21. Facebook users may recognize the concept of the “poke” from the earliest days of the social network. Via “poke,” one user could nudge another […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 7th, 2013 at 10:04 am

Posted in Intellectual Property

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Facebook Copyright Status a Hoax

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Have you seen the latest Facebook status that is making its way onto news feeds everywhere? This one assures users that the user will retain copyright in all his or her content that is posted on the site simply by posting the following: In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 26th, 2012 at 11:04 am

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Students Told to Delete Facebook Accounts or Face Expulsion

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Officials at Beis Rivkah High School, an all-girls Jewish Orthodox school in Crown Heights in Brooklyn, NY, don’t want their students on Facebook, and they’re ready to expel anyone who doesn’t delete her account. CrownHeights.info, a Crown Heights community website,  reported that an anonymous school official commented that “the purpose of the crackdown was to […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 28th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

NYC Principal in Course Credit and Chocolate Sauce Scandals

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A few weeks ago, we talked about a Georgia teacher who lost her job because of photos that appeared on Facebook, and now we have a similar (with important differences) situation in New York. This time, it’s not a teacher, but the principal of New York’s Jane Addams High School, and the photos are slightly […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 6th, 2011 at 10:16 am

FTC and Facebook Come to Privacy Agreement

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Facebook and privacy concerns have been walking hand in hand for years now, and now the social media giant has agreed to tighter controls by the Federal Trade Commission, including regular privacy audits conducted by an independent agency biannually for the next 20 years. The agreement comes between the FTC and Facebook on the heels […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 2nd, 2011 at 5:32 am

Posted in Internet Law,Privacy

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Divorcing Couple Ordered to Exchange Facebook Passwords

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We’ve seen employees fired over Facebook postings and photos, a judge grant permission to an opposing party to dig into private Facebook postings in a personal injury lawsuit, and another judge force a juror to reveal Facebook status updates, but this one is certainly a different twist: a Connecticut judge has ordered a divorcing couple […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 13th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

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Georgia Teacher’s Lawsuit Over Facebook Firing Continues

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According to the Barrow County Superior Court, a former Georgia high school teacher can proceed with her lawsuit against the school district that fired her over Facebook photos. Ashley Payne was an English teacher at Apalachee High in Winder, Georgia for two years until the fall of 2009, when the administration received an anonymous tip […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 26th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

NLRB Reinstates Employees Fired for Facebook Postings

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled in favor of five non-union workers who were fired for discussing problems with a co-worker on Facebook—essentially giving social media a big “like” where airing employee complaints is concerned. Last year, an employee of Hispanics United of Buffalo, a non-profit agency, complained on Facebook about a co-worker’s […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 15th, 2011 at 5:49 am

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