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Web 2.0

TweetA prisoner serving time in a Philadelphia prison is making a novel legal argument after being denied access to popular social media website Facebook. He claims his First Amendment rights have been violated. The prisoner did not seek to log on to Facebook, but rather received printouts from the site through the U.S. Mail. After […]

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TweetThe use of social media over the last 5 years has become so widespread that many educators and lawmakers are considering whether social media deserves a place with math and geography school curriculums. In New Jersey, Angel Fuentes has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would include social media as a core curriculum […]

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TweetCorporations have long relied on the ability to resolve regulatory enforcement actions by paying a monetary penalty and executing a settlement agreement in which they “neither admit nor deny” the government’s allegations. However, recent scrutiny of these settlement clauses suggests that they may be on the way out. Through the use of “neither admit or […]

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TweetInformation privacy and security are hot topics these days and for good reason. Social media website,  LinkedIn was the latest high-profile company to suffer a serious customer data breach. On June 6, LinkedIn made headlines when it was discovered that hackers had posted 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords to an underground forum. In addition to the […]

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TweetBe careful what you say online-it could come back to bite you. A recent Missouri Supreme Court puts this warning in stark relief.  In a ruling in the case The Fireworks Restoration Co. v. Hosto, ED97181 (Mo. App. Ct. May 9, 2012), it upheld a jury verdict of $150,000 against a former business partner in […]

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TweetSocial media has arguably transformed the way many companies do business, particularly how they interact with the public. However, as the business advantages of this new technology continue to grow, so do the legal risks. Many of these risks can be traced back to the novelty of the social media phenomenon. While social media issues […]

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TweetLike it or not, if you have subscribed to a mobile social network through your smartphone, chances are your address book has been made available to other viewers and you weren’t even aware of it. Recently, it came to light that the social network company Path, which allows its users to post personal journals to friends and family, had […]

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TweetNow that your blog is up and running, your next step is to make sure that people can find you and read your words of wisdom. One of the ways to do this is through anchor text.  You are probably aware of using keywords in text so you come up  higher in rankings on search […]

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Tweetmartindale.com Connected has always prides itself with top notch registration validation – we’re the premier online networking community for legal professionals with more than 44,000 members, and we’re making sure all lawyers are being validated to ensure safety and strengthen trust of the community. This robust process also meant sometimes, when one was not automatically […]

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TweetAs any of our nearly 44,000 members will tell you, one of the best features found inside martindale.com Connected is the embarrassment of riches the community offers when it concerns accessing the knowledge, insight and expertise of our members. In fact, as I write this post, Connected members have contributed nearly 13,000 blog posts to […]

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