Charity hit by animal welfare ‘hacktivists’ forced to cancel fundraiser
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Charity hit by animal welfare ‘hacktivists’ forced to cancel fundraiser

A children’s charity fundraising night at the local dog racing track has been cancelled following an online campaign by an animal welfare group. Once again, social media has taken centre stage. The Brighton based Rockinghorse charity, which raises money for seriously ill children, has been cancelled the event after a social media campaign by the … Continue reading

#SydneySiege: social media and an Uber u-turn
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#SydneySiege: social media and an Uber u-turn

Social media saw a mixed reaction to the armed siege and hostage situation in a cafe in Sydney’s Central Business District las week.  Whilst some tweeted their outrage then bystanders would take selfies, others used social media to show their support for the city’s interfaith communities as the #Illridewithyou hashtag trended worldwide. #hostagesituationselfie The scene attracted visitors throughout the … Continue reading

‘Zuckersaurus’ is born to guide Facebook users out of the privacy stone age
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‘Zuckersaurus’ is born to guide Facebook users out of the privacy stone age

Earlier this year, a survey found that 58% of Facebook users don’t care about their privacy online, but it hasn’t stopped Facebook addressing this issue head on.  The social network has introduced a dinosaur advisor across it’s worldwide interface to bring users out of the ‘privacy stone-age’. Nicknamed the ‘Zuckersaurus’ after it’s founder, the animated dinosaur will … Continue reading

ARISE NEWS – Celebrity Photo Hack
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ARISE NEWS – Celebrity Photo Hack

I joined Jayson Mansaray in the Arise TV studio to discuss the much publicised Celebrity Photo Hack (as it has been labelled).  Hollywood film stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, and other celebrities are believed to have had their private phones and files hacked, possibly due to security flaws in Cloud storage facilities. Watch the interview below with some … Continue reading

Arresting statistics – when should social media misconduct result in dismissal?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Arresting statistics – when should social media misconduct result in dismissal?

Recent reports that officers and civilians working for our Police services have been dismissed or ‘invited to resign’ make for shocking reading.  What we have not been told, however, is what levels of misconduct have resulted in the termination of their employment. By way of example, in one force alone, a total of 828 resported cases of … Continue reading