Appeals Court Overturns Indiana Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook
In the kind of ruling that reminds us all to double check our privacy settings, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a 2008 Indiana law that made it illegal for registered sex offenders to use Facebook and other social media sites. The court released a 20-page decision explaining the ruling. That seems like the right number of pages to explain something like this.Read on...
New York Sex Offenders Kicked From Xbox Live, Other Online Gaming Services
Any New York State-based sex offenders who are into online gaming are about to get an unpleasant surprise when they discover their accounts on Xbox Live and a number of other online gaming services have been terminated. As part of Operation: Game Over, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced that over 3,500 accounts tied to sex offenders in New York have been terminated. Xbox Live is the only service mentioned by name in the press release, but the companies Microsoft, Apple, Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony are all lumped in as well. They are responsible for other online gaming services like PlayStation Network, Origin, and Battle.net between them.Read on...