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One little email sent from a Gmail user not only received a reply, but resulted in a lawsuit against Google. Outrageous as it might sound, it can happen to anyone who has ever sent an accusatory email. more...

- - Freedom of Speech

Since the advent of the smart phone, more and more people have come to rely on the many services it can provide. But with the recent revelation that unencrypted data can expose to almost anyone where you are and where you’ve been, at what point do privacy concerns trump convenience? more...

- - Technology

If you haven’t already tried it, Google Street View is a great way to see a street-level panoramic view of a neighborhood—just about anywhere in the world. Just about anywhere, because Google has been hitting some snags along the way, mostly about privacy. more...

- - Privacy

Fans of Law and Order and other popular crime dramas might be familiar with a common storyline—illegal search and seizure. But do you actually know the particulars regarding your Fourth Amendment rights? This handy primer gives you an overview of the search warrant process, including your right to refuse a search, when a warrant is not required and what to do if the police show up at your doorstep. more...

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No doubt, you’re aware the 2010 US Census is underway. You’ve probably even filled out some forms or answered some questions to do your part. So what’s the point? What is the US Census doing for you? Find out why you should care how many people in Alabama ride bikes to work. more...

- - Running Your Business

An April 2010 decree from President Obama states that hospitals must allow designated loved ones access to a patient even if they aren’t related by blood or marriage. The decree was prompted by a hospital denying Janice Langbehn the right to see Lisa Pond, her long-time partner, before Pond’s death. The decree is viewed as a win for gay rights. more...

- - Living Wills

Anyone who has seen an episode of Law and Order, NCIS—or any other police drama—has heard a police officer recite: "You have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you desire an attorney and cannot afford one, an attorney will be obtained for you before police questioning." These statements, or similar advisories, are generally known as “Miranda Rights.” But what exactly are Miranda Rights and what are they designed to protect? more...

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Google just can't catch a break when it comes to privacy issues lately--on either side of the Atlantic. Learn about the latest ruling in Italy and what it could mean for the Internet giant and free speech. more...

- - Freedom of Speech

The recent Supreme Court Ruling on corporate contributions and campaign finances has some crying foul, while others consider it justice served. Learn more about the Court’s ruling that referred to one prior campaign finance reform act as “censorship…vast in its reach.” more...

- - Freedom of Speech

An appellate court has given Google Street View the green light to to post images of private homes online. The case arose from a complaint by Aaron and Christine Boring, who claimed a violation of their privacy after images of their home and pool appeared on the Internet. The photos were taken, the Borings said, by a Google driver who entered their private driveway to take pictures. more...

- - Privacy