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Apps that record phone calls are convenient, but can present confidentiality risks

Reporters frequently cite mobile apps that record phone calls as among their favorites, according to David Ho, The Wall Street Journal’s editor for Mobile, Tablets & Emerging Technology, who has trained some 1,500 journalists on how to use tech tools in their work. But reporters might not realize that these apps often store the recordings of calls on their … Read More
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Be aware tweeting allowed in some courtrooms but not others

This is another in a series of articles by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press covering legal issues that affect journalists. RCFP's McCormick Legal Fellow Jamie Schuman wrote this article. George Zimmerman, right, stands with his attorneys, Mark O'Mara, left, and Don West, center, as they watch the jury enter the courtroom on the 17th day … Read More
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Wisconsin principal censors censorship photo

Student Press Law Center A high school principal in Wisconsin censored a photo accompanying an article about the school's new censorship guidelines, Lydia Coutré reports for the Student Press Law Center. Fond du Lac's principal censored this photo illustration in @CardinalColumns' latest issue: http://t.co/KnUrZulApo pic.twitter.com/ZEHToR2RQM — Student Press Law (@SPLC) April 24, 2014   The new guidelines "allow the principal to censor content that 'substantially interfere(s) with the educational process, educational environment, or rights of other students,'" Coutré writes. They also request that adults in the building get courtesy titles in front of their last names as a sign of respect. Read More
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