Juror & jury use of new media: a baseline exploration – New media & #socialmedia is much more than just a set of tools, it's a different way of thinking. With #newmedia, every person now sitting in a #courtroom has access to just about every piece of information ever published anywhere in the world. This is a tremendous challenge to the way we traditionally think of sealing off the courtroom from the outside world for the duration of a #trial | Centre for #Jury Studies
A charity has launched a mobile phone app to help teenagers refuse requests for explicit images of themselves. The free app "zip it" from Childline offers users a choice of what the charity says are "witty responses" to send instead.
Courts struggle to find solution to social media misuse - Technology and legal experts have warned moves by Australian to direct jurors not to use during trials are unrealistic, & that the potential for so-called juror misconduct was increasing
Will ‘ for jail' replace in-person visits for inmates? - visitation of inmates – frequently billed as a “Skype for ” – is gaining momentum & could replace in-person visits altogether, according to officials from across the USA
Alleged insider trading case cracked through LinkedIn - Foreign exchange broker Owen Kerr turned to social media website to make the vital connection between the two men accused of one of the country’s biggest insider trading cases.