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  • Dating website scam? "Someone contacted me and demanded payment!?!?!"

    Is this a dating website scam, or am I about to get arrested? As an internet sex crime defense lawyer, I am regularly contacted by people who have found themselves in variations of the following generalized hypothetical situation: “I was on a dating website, or Craigslist, and I met a female who is 26 years-old. Her profile indicated she was 26 and she told me she was 26 in our online chats. I had ...
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  • Packingham v. North Carolina: Registration, Social Media and the First Amendment

    In Packingham v. North Carolina, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a North Carolina law that made it a felony for registered sex offenders to engage in certain internet activity. The court stressed that the "sweeping law" would bar those on the registration from visiting sites such as Facebook & Twitter, but also a multitude of sites ranging from Amazon to WebMD, as well as the sites of ...
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  • Should I Provide my Password to the Police or FBI? : Encryption, Passwords & the Law

    According to reports, a recent survey revealed that the average person has over 27 different passwords for their online accounts. With the rise of applications for every area of life (banking, e-mail, social media, chipotle), this should come as no surprise. Within the justice system, it is becoming quite common for law enforcement, or other opposing parties, to seek to gain access to a ...
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  • Federal Court Orders Woman to Unlock iPhone with her Finger

    Fresh off the controversy surrounding the FBI and the DOJ's legal battle over the iPhone at the center of the San Bernardino investigation, a federal judge has authorized a warrant that reportedly orders a woman to unlock her iPhone with her fingerprint. The identity theft suspect in the case is required, per the warrant, to comply with the request. According to media reports, it remains unclear ...
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  • Investigations of Online Sex Crimes

    With the prevalence of technology, law enforcement officials today are devoting a significant amount of resources into investigating sex crimes on the internet and over social media. Law enforcement officials are currently employing efforts to monitor social networks, social media, peer-to-peer file sharing programs, forums, and more. Common ways that law enforcement officials identify alleged ...
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