Monday, March 12, 2012

FutureWatch - Facebook and the Fourth Amendment

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" Justice Sotomayor recently suggested, the wholesale sharing of your reading history with Facebook friends may ultimately impact the Supreme Court’s understanding of what constitutes a “reasonable expectation of privacy...
"The recent trend toward social readers and other types of frictionless sharing may at first glance seem innocuous, if inane... users may not understand that sharing what they read with friends may mean sharing what they read with the government, as well. That is a whole lot more serious than just annoying your friends with your taste for celebrity gossip. Indeed, it may be another step toward the death of the Fourth Amendment by a thousand cuts." —Margot Kaminski, writing in the Wake Forest Law Review (more)