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It's Totally Legal to Take Pics Up Women's Skirts in GA

Court of Appeals says legislature needs to change the law

(Newser) - It's completely legal for people in Georgia to take photos and videos up women's skirts without their knowledge, according to a 6-3 Court of Appeals ruling this week. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the ruling stems from an incident in which a grocery store clerk was caught taking multiple... More »

Regulators Take Stern Look at Facebook Study

As Cornell clarifies its involvement

(Newser) - Facebook's controversial emotional manipulation study has users outraged and, at least in Europe, regulators are responding. The study has prompted "several" European data protection agencies, including Britain's Information Commissioner's Office and Ireland's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, to look into whether Facebook broke privacy... More »

States, Sick of Waiting for Congress, Take on Privacy

Companies worry about patchwork regulations

(Newser) - It's been more than a year since the White House proposed a sweeping new set of consumer privacy regulations, and in that time Congress has done exactly nothing with it. So frustrated state legislatures are taking up the issue instead, the New York Times reports today, highlighting the efforts... More »

Supreme Court Kills Arizona 'Proof of Citizenship' Law

Justices say anti-immigrant measure interferes with federal law

(Newser) - The Supreme Court today struck down an Arizona law requiring people to show proof that they're US citizens in order to register to vote. In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled that the law, which was approved by voters as a ballot proposition, conflicted with a 1993 federal law... More »

France to Arrest Pap Who Snapped Kate Pics: Report

Sources say photographer's identity has been given to police

(Newser) - Fallout from the Kate Middleton topless photo debacle continues: French police are about to arrest the paparazzo who took the pictures, sources claim. The photographer’s name has been given to investigators, and he’s “expected to be held for questioning imminently,” a source tells the Mirror . Police... More »

German Official: Facebook 'Like' Button Unlawful

Legislator says plug-in violates privacy laws

(Newser) - Facebook users in Germany probably won't like this news. A German official has ruled that the site's popular "like" plug-in violates European Union privacy laws, reports the Washington Post . The official says the feature tracks the habits of users, and sites based in his Schleswig-Holstein district will... More »

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