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Facebook post criticizing employer lands Florida man in Abu Dhabi prison

Facebook post criticizing employer lands Florida man in Abu Dhabi prison

Used to First Amendment protection, he never would have imagined that berating his employer would land him in an Emirati jail. Now, Ryan Pate faces a potential 5 years in jail and a stiff fine.

Supreme Court quotes rap as it mulls Facebook free-speech case

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The Supreme Court is wrestling with violent Facebook postings and the notion that posting "rap lyrics" is therapy that kept a ranting guy from really killing.

Firesheep author takes backhanded pot-shot at free speech

FireSheep and freedom of speech

Two weeks ago, an automatic session-hijacking plugin was released for Firefox. It was named Firesheep, and it's been downloaded over 600,000 times so far.

Yet the decision to release Firesheep publicly is a controversial one.

Youth banned from Facebook - then allowed back if insecure

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In an interesting judicial twist and counter-twist, a juvenile scofflaw in San Diego has been banned, and then unbanned, from using sites such as Facebook. He can now use Facebook, but only insecurely!