The advent of social media has led to a lot of confusion—and a pretty misguided view by most—on what’s private and what isn’t. And honestly, if there’s any question, it probably isn’t. Such was the case when a Nebraska man claimed that Facebook posts between himself and his lawyer should be protected by attorney-client privilege.
In June, Facebook came under public scrutiny after it was revealed that the company carried out research in 2012 that manipulated the News Feeds of 689,000 users. Several regulators are now poised to investigate Facebook’s conduct.
The High Court in Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (No.2)  IEHC 351has granted an order joining Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) as amicus curiae to the proceedings referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
Backlash Over Facebook Timeline Experiment Serves As a Reminder: User Expectations Still Trump Fine Print
If you are one of the approximately 1.3 billion people who use Facebook, you’ve likely experienced the phenomenon where a single event (like Luiz Suarez biting that Italian guy or pretty much anything involving TSA) manages to raise the ire of a large number of your Facebook friends, causing them to flood your timeline with single-issue Facebook user rage.
EPIC alleges that Facebook’s “secretive and non-consensual use of personal information to conduct an ongoing psychological experiment on 700,000 Facebook users.”
Can Employers Discipline Employees Who Post False Claims of Harassment On Facebook? Yes, but Beware of the Pitfalls
Employers know all too well, or are learning very quickly, that the intersection of their anti-harassment policies and their employees’ Facebook posts is something of a moving target.
Facebook filed a brief that states that the “Fourth Amendment does not permit the Government to seize, examine, and keep indefinitely the private messages, photographs, videos, and other communications of nearly 400 people—the vast majority of whom will never know that the Government has obtained and continues to possess their personal information.”
The High Court, in Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner, 18 June 2014, has referred questions arising to the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU). Judge Hogan has adjourned the High Court proceedings pending the reference to the CJEU.
Social Media Class Actions Buy the Farm(Ville): Consumer Claims Against Zynga and Facebook for Sharing User Information with Advertisers Dismissed
Farmville is a game that celebrates the digital harvest: players earn Farm Coins by diligently and systematically harvesting their virtual crops.
LXBN TV: In Buying Oculus VR for $2 Billion, Facebook Acquires Potentially Massive Trade Secrets Suit
When Facebook first acquired Oculus VR, the makers of a virtuality gaming headset, it was unclear what exactly the social networking giant was acquiring the company for. Would the technology be used as a new interface for their existing social platform, was Facebook really trying to get into the future of video games—or were they getting something else entirely? Well, one thing’s for clear thus far: they’ve at least picked up a pretty hefty lawsuit.