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

Yahoo faces U.S. privacy class action
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Yahoo faces U.S. privacy class action

U.S. tech company Yahoo Inc is to face a class-action lawsuit in America.  It is accused of illegally intercepting emails sent to Yahoo Mail accounts from non-Yahoo Mail users and using the content to focus advertising and boost revenue. Yahoo is accused of copying and analysing non-Yahoo Mail users emails, including attachments, in order to create “targeted advertising” for an estimated … Continue reading

Snapchat CEO reveals plans for future
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Snapchat CEO reveals plans for future

Snapchat CEO, 24 year-old Evan Spiegel, has said that an initial public offering (IPO) is “really important” for the ephemeral social media platform. Since it launched in 2011, Snapchat has grown to 100million registered users actively engaging with the platform each day. Of those, 65% upload ‘snaps’ – photos, pictures and videos – which are shared … Continue reading

Huff Post Live interview: Facebook faces class action claim in Europe
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Huff Post Live interview: Facebook faces class action claim in Europe

A 25,000 member class action has been considered against Facebook by a court in Austria.  Following alleged breaches of EU privacy law, mass surveillance and involvement in the NSA’s Prism snooping programme, privacy campaigner Max Schrems has officially filed the complaint which is currently being considered.  A decision on whether the claim can succeed to a full consideration is … Continue reading

Terror threat fears force Police to steer clear of social media
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Terror threat fears force Police to steer clear of social media

More than 200,000 Police officers across the UK have been instructed to take extra care on social media sites because of fears that terrorists are monitoring online activities in preparation for an attack. As well as warnings to be vigilant on social media, the instruction also applies to offline activity.  A spokesperson has confirmed this … Continue reading