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Confused by Facebook privacy settings?
So is the Supreme Court.

Washington Post, by Andrea Peterson

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/1/2014 1:59:21 AM

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, heard oral arguments in a pair of cases that will shape what privacy protections Americans have against warrantless searches of electronic devices. But during the two-hour discussion, Chief Justice John Roberts touched on a related issue that millions of Americans are challenged by every day: Facebook privacy settings. The privacy settings of the social network and its related applications came up in the discussion of Riley v. California, a case involving a San Diego college student, David Riley, who was pulled over for expired tags, only to have police seize his phone and use a photo on it to convict him

It is obvious that the Internet was NOT around back in the day. The SCOTUS may truly end up splitting the baby in half.


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Confused by Facebook privacy settings?
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Washington Post, by Andrea Peterson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/1/2014 1:59:21 AM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, heard oral arguments in a pair of cases that will shape what privacy protections Americans have against warrantless searches of electronic devices. But during the two-hour discussion, Chief Justice John Roberts touched on a related issue that millions of Americans are challenged by every day: Facebook privacy settings. The privacy settings of the social network and its related applications came up in the discussion of Riley v. California, a case involving a San Diego college student, David Riley, who was pulled over for expired tags, only to have police seize his phone and use a photo on it to convict him




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