Friday, March 30, 2012

Week in Review

Earlier this week, Sam Diehl wrote a posting, titled "Gimme Your Password," about employers' practices of requiring applicants or employees to hand over their social media passwords.  As the week progressed, discussion of the issue extended beyond legal and HR departments.  The media, Congress, and even Facebook itself joined in the dialogue.  And as if Facebook wasn't stirring up enough controversy, a new app lets you create enemies rather than friends.  

Technology and the Workplace
Facebook Password Amendment Rejected by Congress (PCWorld) (CBSNews)
Facebook to Employers: Don't Demand Passwords (NPR) (Forbes)
The Security, Privacy and Legal Implications of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) (InformationLawGroup)
Union Sues Stop & Shop over Social Media Policy (Reuters)

Technology and the Law
Hey, Judges: Facebook Isn't the Devil; It's the New Gossip (Businessweek)
Police Manhunt Goes Social (SydneyMorningHerald)
Elderly Couple Flees Home, Hires Lawyer After Spike Lee Retweets Wrong Zimmerman Address (ABAJournal)

There's an App for That
Forget Friends; New App Makes Facebook 'Enemies' (abcNews)
Tracking Major League Baseball, a Perfect Sport for an App (NYTimes)
A Deservedly Smug iPhone Photo App (NYTimes)

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