Social Media Issues in the News

Can the government track your movements without a warrant?  In the past, surveillance was considered OK.  But some claim that things are different when you can be digitally followed.  The fourth amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents unreasonable searches, which is sometimes interpreted as indicating a right to privacy.  In an Op-Ed to the New York Times today, Jeffrey Rosen notes that an upcoming Supreme Court case could challenge that right, particularly with regard to social media.  See his thoughts and analysis here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/opinion/protect-our-right-to-anonymity.html?_r=1&hp

Find the Hackers from Monday’s class interesting?  Lauren Blanchard found this interesting article showing that many of them are still at it: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903532804576566930629307852.html?mod=WSJ_Tech_LEADTop.  No mention of torn sweaters or 80’s techno though.  For that, feel free to watch the rest of the movie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl_1OybdteY.

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