Firstamendment

03.07.17
Amazon hands over Alexa data after murder suspect gives the okay
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Amazon hands over Alexa data after murder suspect gives the okay

Whether the bot's answers are protected speech remains an open question.

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02.24.17
Amazon refuses to hand over Alexa info for murder investigation
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Amazon refuses to hand over Alexa info for murder investigation

The company says Alexa's responses are protected by the First Amendment.

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11.16.16
Rutgers professor forced to take psych evaluation over tweets
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Rutgers professor forced to take psych evaluation over tweets

The NYPD didn't arrest him, but said if he didn't comply they'd take him by force.

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11.09.16
San Francisco judge denies Airbnb's lawsuit against the city
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San Francisco judge denies Airbnb's lawsuit against the city

This means the company is still on the hook for what its users put in rental listings.

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08.17.16
Kanye West, incest and Twitter's First Amendment conundrum
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Kanye West, incest and Twitter's First Amendment conundrum

Can the blue bird protect its users and uphold its reputation as an open forum for sexual expression?

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05.22.16
Court claims Google lost right to pull site from search results
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Court claims Google lost right to pull site from search results

Supposedly, the US' free speech rights don't cover removing a site for the 'wrong' reasons.

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11.17.14
Court rules Google can arrange search results any way it wants
11.17.14

Court rules Google can arrange search results any way it wants

With the First Amendment behind it, Google is now free to put search results in whatever order it...

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12.09.11
Federal domain seizure raises new concerns over online censorship
12.09.11

Federal domain seizure raises new concerns over online censorship

It's been a little more than a year since the US government began seizing domains of music blog...

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