Florida businesses can (still) demand your social media passwords.

John Godfrey Saxe was an American poet who said in 1869 that laws, "like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made."  (It’s worth a link because the quote is typically misattributed to Otto von Bismarck.)  Sure enough, as the Florida Legislature has shown in the past year, the legislative … Continue reading Florida businesses can (still) demand your social media passwords.

History always repeats itself, but it never runs in quite the same way twice.

It’s always tempting to focus on that which is inherently original about the present.  Modern social media, first pioneered by young entrepreneurs and populated by college students, certainly represents something new in the human experience.  But while it's easy to go on about how social media is changing the world, sometimes it can be interesting … Continue reading History always repeats itself, but it never runs in quite the same way twice.

If you see something, say something – as long as that something is materially true.

If you should ever see something suspicious before boarding a flight, America's highest court wants you to say something about it. The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, 134 S. Ct. 852 (2014) that statements made to the Transportation Safety Authority were entitled to immunity under the Aviation and Transportation Security … Continue reading If you see something, say something – as long as that something is materially true.