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Other Social Media Back Facebook in New York Privacy Case

Facebook’s fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users’ postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and Tumblr said Monday they were seeking to join …

Facebook User Data Sought by New York D.A. in Disability-Fraud Probe

Facebook Inc. was ordered by a judge last year to turn over account information of 381 users who were investigated by the Manhattan District Attorney in New York for cheating to obtain disability benefits. Facebook, the world’s most popular social-networking …

Worker Settles Lawsuit Over Facebook Page With Maui

Maui County in Hawaii is settling a federal lawsuit that alleged unconstitutional interference with a Facebook page. Settlement terms include the county paying $25,000 in attorneys’ fees and damages and re-writing its anti-harassment policy, the American Civil Liberties Union of …

South Carolina Police Officer Loses Facebook Firing Suit

A federal judge has ruled against a former police officer who argued in a lawsuit that Greenville officials violated her free speech rights by firing her over comments posted on a social networking site. Former Sgt. Susan Graziosi was fired …

Silicon Valley At Front Line Of Global Cyber War

Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state’s Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas …

Oregon Trooper uses Facebook to ID driver

Oregon State Police say a trooper checked Facebook to determine that a driver whose face didn’t match his license was really a fugitive wanted on felony warrants. Lt. Gregg Hastings says an equipment violation prompted Trooper Travis Neubauer to stop …

U. of California Sues Facebook, Wal-Mart, Disney Over Patents

A University of California patent licensee which has sued some of the biggest U.S. companies is taking on three more — Facebook Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. Eolas Technologies Inc. and the Regents of the University …

Esurance Offering Discount to Texas Drivers for Facebook ‘Like’

Esurance announced it is now offering drivers in Texas a 10 percent discount on their car insurance for “liking” Esurance on Facebook. The company said “Like to Save” discount is a natural extension of Esurance’s heritage as a company born …

Facebook, Yahoo Settle Patent Claims

Facebook Inc. and Yahoo Inc. agreed to forge a broad Internet advertising and licensing partnership on Friday, laying to rest their dueling patent lawsuits. The pact settles accusations of technology patent infringement that began under the stewardship of ex-Yahoo CEO …

Maryland Insurance Regulators Set Up Facebook Page to Help Consumers

Maryland Insurance Administration announced this week that the agency has set up a new Facebook page to reach out to the state’s consumers.Maryland residents with questions about insurance now can follow the Maryland Insurance Administration on Facebook to find useful …