Category Archives: Social networking – Facebook

A threat on Facebook: a crime?

Should Making A Threat On Facebook Be A Crime? | Techdirt. 22 August 2012 the answer is yes as long as the circumstances fit within the legal definition of the crime. it is a question as much of common sense … Continue reading

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The use of social networking: crime and no crime

Court Finds Law Blocking Teachers From Friending Students ‘Staggering'; Blocks Implementation | Techdirt. 29 August 2011 Even though Facebook must be used with precaution by teachers, if they link with their pupils/students, to ban it outright becomes silly. It is … Continue reading

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Riots, social networks sites and crime

Facebook riot posts lead to four-year jail terms | Regulation | ZDNet UK. 17 August 2011 That they were found guilty is not too much of a surprise. But that the offenders got 4 years of imprisonment is disproportionate and … Continue reading

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Juritel : le web juridique : droit et internet, avocat en ligne – Huissier

Juritel : le web juridique : droit et internet, avocat en ligne – Huissier. Facebook n’est pas privĂ©; Facebook is not private – Newsletter november 2010 French employment tribunal decided that the employer could fire three employees who made unfortunate … Continue reading

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Privacy infringement

The two infringements make you wonder what non-famous companies do and how they are controlled: Google Admits It Was Accidentally Collecting Some Open WiFi DataData (TechDirt, 14 May 2010)EU watchdog slams Facebook privacy settings (Euractiv, 14 May 2010) and new … Continue reading

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Social networking and risks

Social networks put careers at risk, survey finds (Euractiv, 1 February 2010) with employers looking on the internet profile of applicants! Question of education about impact of the internet in people’s lives. Social networks put minors at risk, EU warns … Continue reading

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Hyping issues up: distortions when it comes to internet

1 – “The Real Problem With Internet Comments Isn’t Anonymity” (TechDirt, 12 April 2010). That I would agree; people before internet could be anonymous for the better or for the worse (blackmail…). They could also be discovered and were accepting … Continue reading

Posted in Anonymity, Countries - France, Cyberwar, Investigation-2- Interception of communication, Offences - Hacking (unauthorised access), Offences - Harassment, Social networking - Facebook | Leave a comment

The power of images and data

Three articles, all connected around several themes. The first one is about Chatroulette’s site which works on the basis of logging in for random chats with people all over the world (well, at least that is what they tell you). … Continue reading

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Different issues on fraud and malware and a few arrests/suspicions

Well, I would have thought they were an obvious target? “Online bank fraud targeting corporate accounts” (ZDnet.co.uk, 04 November 2009) “Facebook denies mass hijack was down to flaw” (ZDnet.co.uk, 11 November 2009) but a few weeks later, decides to change … Continue reading

Posted in Cloud_computing, Countries - UK, Countries - US, Offences - Fraud, Offences - Unauthorised 'modification' (and co), Social networking - Facebook | Leave a comment

Surveillance

“US gov’t agencies sued over Facebook surveillance” (ZDnet.co.uk, 02 December 2009) Different watchdogs decided to ask the US federal government for their guidelines in how they use social networks to monitor citizens’ behaviours. A similar policy would not be amiss … Continue reading

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