When can Workers be Fired for Posts and Tweets on Social Media?

February 21, 2013

(c) A young woman was having a bad day when she posted on Facebook, around the first anniversary of her mother’s death, that some days she wished she were fired so she could just stay at home. The next day she got her wish: her employer fired her.1 A waitress posted a bill that…

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Monitors Social Networks

April 13, 2012

Behind the ostensibly innocuous abbreviation “IOI” stands a vast list of terms monitored -through a subcontractor- by the Department of Homeland Security. The terms are supposed to help the Department uncover “Items of Interest.” IOIs currently relate to 14 categories: 1) Terrorism2) Weather/Natural Disasters/Emergency Management3) Fire4) Trafficking/Border Control Issues5) Immigration6) HAZMAT7) Nuclear8) Transportation Security9) Infrastructure10)…

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