Man fined $4,000 for clicking the Like button of defamatory Facebook posts

Here’s a twist.  A Swiss man has been fined roughly $4,000 bucks for clicking the Like button on Facebook.  Yup, you read that right.  Fortune reports that the man (not named in court) clicked the Like button on what a judge termed defamatory comments on Facebook. By clicking the Like button, the judge said, the … Continue reading Man fined $4,000 for clicking the Like button of defamatory Facebook posts

Social media companies facing fines for failing to remove hate speech, illegal content quickly enough

Social Media is under attack again in Great Britain as government officials debate fines if Facebook and Twitter don’t remove illegal content fast enough. Britain’s home affairs committee unleashed a scathing report, going so far as to suggest the social media companies pay for policing.  They compared it to a soccer team that pays for … Continue reading Social media companies facing fines for failing to remove hate speech, illegal content quickly enough

Social Media sites under increasing pressure to police themselves – or risk huge fines and prosecution

  It’s not just advertisers putting increasing pressure on social networks and platforms that share user-generated content.  In Germany, the government is considered legislation that would fine Facebook, Twitter and the like fines of tens of millions of dollars for failing to remove hate speech quickly enough. In the UK, they are debating prosecuting Google … Continue reading Social Media sites under increasing pressure to police themselves – or risk huge fines and prosecution

Now ransomware is showing up on a Smart TV?

Wow.  Just wow. Darrn Cauthon is a software developer.  On Christmas day, he says, a family member was using their Smart TV and downloaded an app to watch a movie.  The TV set froze up. When it rebooted, this notice appeared claiming to be from FBI Director James Comey. Full of grammatical errors, it said … Continue reading Now ransomware is showing up on a Smart TV?

Comcast gets caught charging customers for stuff they never ordered and hit with largest FCC fine ever given

Comcast hit with the largest civil penalty ever given to a cable operator about consumer complaints and ordered to put in place a compliance plan  “In some complaints, subscribers claimed that they were billed despite specifically declining service or equipment upgrades offered by Comcast. In others, customers claimed that they had no knowledge of the … Continue reading Comcast gets caught charging customers for stuff they never ordered and hit with largest FCC fine ever given