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Facebook’s Zuckerberg hit by hack, but he should know better
Social Media

Facebook’s Zuckerberg hit by hack, but he should know better

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was hit by hackers over the past weekend, seemingly by using the same password for multiple accounts. Despite Facebook alerting users to the risks around online security in recent years, even deploying the ‘Zuckersaurus‘ to assist users with protercting their privacy, Zuckerberg fell foul to hackers.  Twice.  Allegedly this was because he used the same password … Continue reading

Brexit would hit British hospitality and farm workers hardest
Employment Issues

Brexit would hit British hospitality and farm workers hardest

According to new research(£) carried out for the Financial Times by Oxford University’s Migration Observatory, more than three-quarters of EU citizens currently working in certain industries and sectors in the UK under free movement provisions would not meet the current visa requirements post Brexit.  Although there are still many unknowns and the law would be likely … Continue reading

Trending now: the Hashtag Trademark
In the News / Social Media

Trending now: the Hashtag Trademark

According to recent reports in the Wall Street Journal, 1,398 hashtag trademark applications were filed globally in 2015, compared with only 7 in 2010 and 103 in 2014. Although only around half of applications are currently being approved, the statistics are suggestive that hashtags are a valued commodity that warrant protection where social media dominates … Continue reading

Celebrity injunction: In the digital age, will we see a civil court with worldwide jurisdiction?
Legal Topics / Social Media

Celebrity injunction: In the digital age, will we see a civil court with worldwide jurisdiction?

If you’re reading this, I am pretty sure you will already know the real identity of PJS and YMA – the pseudonyms of a well-known celebrity married couple – who have been fighting since January to keep their names out of the British press. But in 2016, when the internet and social media drive and dominate the news and … Continue reading