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

Third Sector: Tensions that can result in the early exit of a chief executive
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Third Sector: Tensions that can result in the early exit of a chief executive

I recently provided some insight into the relationships between charities and their chief executives for Third Sector magazine.   The article followed the recent parting of ways of Tessa Ross from the National Theatre. The article, also featuring the comments from ACEVO’s Jenny Berry, can be read in full here.           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

Up Periscope: the future of live broadcasting from your smartphone
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Up Periscope: the future of live broadcasting from your smartphone

New apps, including Periscope and Meerkat, can make anyone with a smartphone into a live newscaster.  For business, this could mean a rethink of how live events are delivered and what can be done to protect valuable online and offline content. I joined the Arise News team to discuss the impact of live social broadcasting on … Continue reading

Was it worth the wait? Apple launches its smartwatch
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Was it worth the wait? Apple launches its smartwatch

After years of conspiracy theories, anticipation and disappointment, Apple finally launched its catchily named AppleWatch on 24 April 2015.  Will this change the horological world the way that the iPhone changed the mobile marketplace, or is this one innovation too far? First indications are that the AppleWatch will dominate the smartwatch market from day one.  … Continue reading