These six lawsuits shaped the internet. When AOL executive Ryan Block went public with a recorded a customer service call in which a Comcast representative refused, for the better part of 20 minutes, to cancel Block’s service, the recording went viral not because it was an anomaly, but because the rep’s sales tactics were familiar: most of us have been at the receiving end of a Comcast sales call we didn’t ask for.
And, if you're been following Adrianne Jeffries' "Comcast Confessions" series, you know many people are tired of it. But part of the reason why Comcast is able to treat its customers in weird and often belittling ways is that it provides access to one of the best things in modern society: the internet. Comcast provides a portal to this awesome, sprawling thing we all access constantly. The internet is great. Defamation in the Internet Age: The Law and Social Media - McCague Borlack LLP. Canadian users, on average, spent 40 minutes daily on Facebook. 87% of Facebook users were aged 18-29 and 77% of Facebook users were young females.
Defamation, libel and slander: What are my rights to free expression? - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) PHOTO: Mike Gifford (CC) June 15, 2015 The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the right to “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication”, but this right, along with all rights guaranteed by The Charter, is not absolute.
Some types of free expression in Canada are crimes, such as perjury, distributing obscene material, and hate speech. Defamation laws (cyber-libel) and the Internet - FREE Legal Information. Libel and slander, known broadly as defamation, are untrue statements made by someone that are harmful to someone else’s reputation.
Apple To Pay Teen Who Uncovered FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug. Apple will pay an Arizona teenager who revealed a major security flaw on its devices last month, it was reported.
According to The Washington Post, 14-year-old Grant Thompson’s family will be rewarded with a payout in addition to money for his education as a thanks for his discovery of an eavesdropping bug on the FaceTime app. Thompson realized the issue by accident when creating a group call with his friends in which he was able to listen in on the first individual he called despite the fact that he hadn’t answered the phone. The bug also enabled callers to see through front-facing cameras, meaning it allowed for both audio and visual spying. On Thursday, Apple released a fix in the form of a software update to solve the problem.
William Webster, ex-FBI and CIA director, helps feds nab Jamaican phone scammer. Which laws apply on the Internet? - FREE Legal Information. How Canadian laws apply on the Internet At this time, most provincial and federal legislators in Canada are reluctant to create any new laws that might suggest the Internet is a different legal environment with different rules.
Many of the rules and laws that apply to non-Internet situations apply equally to the Internet. That said, governments are constantly broadening the scope of various laws. The law has come to cover new technological changes, such as electronic meetings, form filing, access to records, and legal authority for using digital or electronic signatures. Five of the biggest outsourcing failures. It was inevitable.
The exponential growth of information technology during the last decade has created the need to deliver IT products and services through increasingly economical means. While most major businesses are investing more in technology internally, their customers do not expect to pay more for the benefits technology offers a corporation. The inevitable result is the tendency for companies to seek ways run a leaner operation. 10+ Great Examples Of Top Companies Who Outsourced Development To Grow Bigger And Faster. The Pentagon Doubles Down on AI–and Wants Help from Big Tech. Google drops out of $10-billion DoD contract competition - We Are The Mighty.
Google dropped out of the competition for a crucial Pentagon cloud computing contract valued at over $10 billion, the company confirms with Business Insider.
The news, which was originally reported by Bloomberg, comes on the same day that the search giant announced the shutdown of the Google+ social network, in the wake of reports of a major security lapse. It also comes just months after Google employees protested en masse over the company's work with the United States military. This $10 billion cloud contract, called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), will be awarded to build cloud services for the Department of Defense. 'We won't be war profiteers': Microsoft workers protest $480m army contract. Microsoft workers are calling on their employer to cancel a $480m contract to provide the US army with augmented reality (AR) headsets, saying they “do not want to become war profiteers”.
“We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used,” reads a petition being circulated inside the company, a copy of which was published on Twitter on Friday afternoon. More than 50 employees had signed the letter as of Friday afternoon, according to an employee. The employee protest is the latest manifestation of a growing labor movement in the US technology industry. Employees at companies including Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Salesforce are increasingly speaking out both about their own working conditions and about the uses to which their employees put their work product. My TED talk: how I took on the tech titans in their lair. If Silicon Valley is the beast, then TED is its belly.
And on Monday, I entered it. The technology conference that has become a global media phenomenon with its short, punchy TED Talks that promote “Ideas Worth Spreading” is the closest thing that Silicon Valley has to a safe space. A safe space that was breached last week. A breach that I was not just there to witness, but that I actively participated in. I can’t claim either credit or responsibility – I didn’t invite myself to the conference, held annually in Vancouver, or programme my talk in a session called “Truth”. How to Address the Epidemic of Lies in Politics. Report violations. You can report directly from an individual Tweet or profile for certain violations, including: spam, abusive or harmful content, inappropriate ads, self-harm and impersonation. For information about reporting other types of violations, see the How to report specific types of violations section below. How to report individual Tweets for violations: Learn how to report Tweets (or Direct Messages) for violations.
Who Gets Their News From Which Social Media Sites? Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world. Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history. His estimated net worth is $156 billion, making him the first person to accumulate a fortune over $100 billion. Amazon Working Conditions: Urinating in Trash Cans, Shamed to Work Injured, List of Employee Complaints. Rumors about the working conditions at Amazon warehouses and on the delivery routes have circulated for years. Time off around the holidays, adequate breaks on shift and appropriate wages are all reportedly missing from the lives of some Amazon employees. Amazon patents bracelet that tracks workers - Business Insider.