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Court grants First Amendment protection to Facebook 'Like'

Liking a political candidate's Facebook Page is the Internet equivalent of displaying a political sign in your front yard, a federal appeals court ruled.

By Sep. 18, 2013


Facebook to court: Likes are protected by First Amendment

The social network takes a big step in arguing for the free-speech rights of users who were fired for "liking" the Facebook page of a candidate for sheriff.

By Aug. 7, 2012


Obama signs Netflix-backed amendment to video privacy law

Legislation allows video rental companies to obtain customer consent to share information about their viewing preferences online.

By Jan. 10, 2013


Senate approves Netflix-backed amendment to video privacy law

With the president's signature, legislation will make it easier for people to share their video-viewing preferences online.

By Dec. 20, 2012


Zynga shares down 6 percent after Facebook deal amendment

The company's shares are now trading down as low as $2.45 -- a far cry from its 52-week high of $15.91 back in March.

By Nov. 30, 2012


Google report says search results protected by First Amendment

A report by a UCLA law professor asserts that search engines have a First Amendment right to determine the links that appear in their results.

By May. 9, 2012


Protest TSA with 4th Amendment underwear

New skivvies deliver a gripe to TSA screeners monitoring advanced equipment at airport security gates, but how much of a statement can they really make?

By Nov. 29, 2010


Video games given full First Amendment protection

The Supreme Court today voided a 2005 California law that banned the sale of "violent video games" to minors. A 7-2 majority of the Court found the law violated the First Amendment, affirming that free speech applies to digital content and new media as much as to traditional literature.

By Jun. 27, 2011


Does the Fourth Amendment cover 'the cloud'?

A University of Minnesota law student has written what may be a seminal paper laying out a clear and workable framework for applying the Fourth Amendment to the data stored and manipulated in "the cloud."

By Jan. 17, 2010


CTIA argues SF cell phone law violates First Amendment

This story originally reported that Deputy City Attorney Vince Chhabria said the Board of Supervisors asked the Department of Environment to review the consumer materials it had prepared. The department actually took that step on its own.

By Apr. 4, 2011