Category Archives: Internet

“Cyber Safety” in Nova Scotia

This province’s new Cyber Safety Act, drafted after the horrible Rehteah Parsons case came to light, officially took effect yesterday. The law firm of Stewart McKelvey published this brief summary of the new law: Cyberbullying is defined in the Act as: any … Continue reading

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“On this site in 1989, nothing happened”

China, the colossus that’s on the verge of becoming the most powerful country the world has ever known, the industrial powerhouse star-struck useful idiots like Tom Friedman say we must emulate, is terrified of a few digits: Each year, the … Continue reading

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Facebook and divorce

According to a British legal website, Facebook is cited in one-third of divorce filings: Facebook is becoming a  major factor in marriage breakdowns and is increasingly being used as a source of evidence in divorce cases, according to lawyers. The … Continue reading

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Now it’s Arizona’s turn to make a criminal offence out of “annoying” or “offending” people over the internet.  Too bad the American Bill of Rights doesn’t have anything in it about    “abridging the freedom of speech” n’ stuff.

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The crazy case of Crystal Cox

Forbes on a disgusting case of internet extortion: Crystal Cox, a Montana woman who calls herself an “investigative journalist” was slapped with a $2.5-million judgment last year for defaming an investment firm and one of its lead partners. Cox had taken control of … Continue reading

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Is there really a bullying epidemic?

Reason‘s Nick Gillespie, writing in The Wall Street Journal, is skeptical: But is America really in the midst of a “bullying crisis,” as so many now claim? I don’t see it. I also suspect that our fears about the ubiquity of bullying … Continue reading

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Skype access ordered

This is the first time I’ve heard about a judge specifically ordering this, but I doubt it will be the last: A New York judge has ordered that a Long Island mother make her two children available to talk to … Continue reading

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