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On the broad grade-school spectrum of the bullies and the bullied, I tended to fall closer to the bullied side of things. Fortunately, I quickly proved taller than average — thus harder to intimidate — and smarter than average — thus more useful as a source for homework help than as a target for abuse — so the bullies moved on to other targets. Still, although not subjected to it much myself, I got to see a fair amount of bullying in my youth.
In what appears to be the first use of a new Florida law that criminalizes the promotion of gangs on the Internet, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 15 men over the contents of their MySpace pages, which prosecutors claim advertised and promoted gang membership.
There's an interesting debate afoot about TechCrunch's decision to publish selected documents it received from someone who hacked into the email accounts of Twitter CEO Evan Williams and other Twitter employees.
A federal judge yesterday tentatively acquitted
Lori Drew, the Missouri woman convicted for her involvement in a
MySpace “cyberbullying” hoax that allegedly resulted in a young girl’s
suicide. If it sticks, the acquittal will help reverse the momentous
change in online liability that Drew’s earlier guilty verdict
threatened to set in motion.
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