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As location-based social networking apps grow more popular, the danger of broadcasting locations grows as well, especially for younger users.
London police can now download information from suspects’ cell phones, a controversial development that human rights advocates say violates citizens’ privacy.
A California student tried to win a college government election by hacking into classmates’ accounts, which may lead to federal charges and increased privacy for not only colleges, but national and state elections as well.
Police are using Facebook and Twitter to bust street food vendors in Chicago, demonstrating law enforcement’s increasing savvy with social media to track suspects — even delicious ones.
A Turkish pianist is facing prison time for anti-Muslim tweets, raising questions over the state of religious and Internet freedoms in less than secular countries.
Twitter users united to save a carjacking victim, illustrating the social network’s potential for good.
When law enforcement seeks information about a suspect, a subpoena to Facebook may give investigators a wealth of evidence, proving online history is permanent, and unprotected.
Five people in China were arrested in connection to a teen who sold his kidney for an iPhone and iPad.
Arizona’s legislature passed a bill to criminalize using “offensive” language on the Internet, drawing criticism from rights groups who say it violates freedom of speech.