• The New York Court of Appeals has struck down that state’s “cyberbullying” law in a 5-2 decision, finding that it is overly broad and chills First Amendment-protected speech. The case arose when a 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty under the law to creating a Facebook page that included graphic sexual comments alongside photos of classmates at his high school.
  • Twitter names a new CFO with a background as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.  The growth in Twitter’s user base seems to have stalled, and some speculate that this appointment means that Twitter may be looking to make an acquisition or two.
  • Social media has become an essential law enforcement tool. A survey indicates that 86 percent of law enforcement agencies around the country are using social media in investigations — and more than half say they are using Facebook to create fake profiles for undercover investigations, which is a violation of Facebook’s terms of use.