March 16, 2012
Here is a verdict sheet for Dahrun Ravi in the Rutgers webcam spying case. T.C. is Tyler Clementi. M.B. is the man he was with during the spying incident. Some counts have more than one element, but Ravi only had to be convicted on one element to be guilty of the charge. Count 1 Fourth-Degree Invasion of Privacy, related to T.C.: GUILTY Fourth-Degree Invasion of Privacy, related to T.C.'s guest, M.B.: GUILTY Count 2 Third-Degree Bias Intimidation - Invasion of Privacy with the purpose to intimidate T.C. because of sexual orientation: NOT GUILTY - Invasion of Privacy with the purpose to intimidate M.B. because of sexual orientation: NOT GUILTY - Invasion of Privacy, knowing that the conduct constituting invasion of privacy would cause T.C. to be intimidated because of sexual orientation: NOT GUILTY - Invasion of Privacy, knowing that the conduct constituting invasion of privacy would cause M.B. to be intimidated because of sexual orientation: NOT GUILTY - Invasion of Privacy, under circumstances that caused T.C. to be intimidated, and considering the manner in which the offense was committed, T.C. reasonably believed that he was selected to be the target of the offense because of sexual orientation: GUILTY Count 3 Third-Degree Invasion of Privacy, related to T.C.: GUILTY Third-Degree Invasion of Privacy, related to M.B.: GUILTY ...
March 13, 2012 |
Kathryn Segesser says she believes the current thinking about eating disorders may be wrong. Segesser suspects that for centuries, anorexia and bulimia have afflicted both men and women. She would like to challenge the popular theory that blames modern cultural pressures and unrealistic images of beauty projected by lollipop-thin models. "I'm trying to see if, in the 18th century, people understood that there was some psychological reason that people decided not to eat," Segesser said.
March 11, 2012 |
March 8, 2012 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - "Yes," Dharun Ravi said in a videotaped police interview played for jurors Wednesday, he violated his Rutgers University roommate's privacy by viewing him in an intimate moment with another man. But, he said, he didn't mean any harm: "I didn't realize it was something so private," Ravi said. "It was my room, too. " The recorded interview was the first time jurors have heard Ravi's voice in his trial, which has lasted nine days. Ravi faces 15 criminal charges, including invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, and tampering with evidence and a witness.
March 5, 2012
February 4, 2012 |
January 12, 2012 |
What would the Founding Fathers think of Facebook? Great question. We keep referring almost everything back to the Fathers - so it makes sense to wonder what they'd think of social media. You can just see it: (Madison: "Well, there goes the right to privacy. " Jefferson: "This is so cool !") This question - which opens into a bigger one, about the fate of personal privacy in the communications age - is the topic Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the National Constitution Center.
January 5, 2012 |
As I'm reminded whenever I travel, the era of smartphones, websites, and cloud computing has brought wondrous advances to my life. If I get lost, I can create an instant map, activate a GPS app on my iPhone, or call the person or business I'm trying to find. I can access my e-mail constantly - OK, not every advance is so wondrous. And I can get my personal data wherever I roam, whether around town, across the country, or overseas. Is there any danger to all that access? Yes, according to Digital Due Process, a broad coalition of technology firms, privacy experts, and advocacy groups focusing on a problem most of us would likely rather ignore: the fact that if you and I can get all that information anywhere and anytime, so can the most intrusive government investigators.
November 20, 2011 |
I am locked in a battle with Google for control of my cellphone, and Google is winning. If you have an Android device (Google's smartphone), it may recently have installed a new app from Google called "Latitude. " It was part of a system update, so I didn't pay any attention when it showed up. But one night, I got an e-mail from Google saying that Latitude was running and reporting my location. The notification was written to be ignored: E-mail from Google usually says it's from Google.