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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!