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Facebook’s Psych Experiment: Consent, Privacy, and Manipulation

by Daniel J. Solove This weekend, the results of an experiment conducted by researchers and Facebook were released, creating a fierce debate over the ethics of the endeavor. The experiment involved 689,003 people on Facebook whose News Feed was adjusted to contain either more positive or more negative emotional content. The researchers were looking for […]

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Georgia v. Randolph and Consent to Search One’s Home

Consent to Search a Home Under the Fourth Amendment

Once upon a time, a wolf came to the home of a little pig: Wolf: “Hello, little pig, let me come in.” Pig: “No, no! Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!” Wolf: “Well, then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in.” Pig’s Wife: “That won’t be necessary, Wolf, […]

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