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GCHQ and NSA tracking billions of mobile phones

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Almost five billion mobile phone location records are logged by GCHQ and NSA every day according to reports the Washington Post.The data is said to help the NSA track individuals, and map who they know, to aid the agency’s anti-terror work. The “dragnet surveillance” was condemned by digital rights groups who called for the NSA’s […]

Online terms and conditions- are they so big they are unenforceable?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, June 14, 2013

As many online companies’ terms and conditions are now being bigger than Shakespeare’s Hamlet- could it be that “unfair” clauses in agreements are unenforecable? The issue of companies’ online terms and conditions have been in the news in recent years. In December of last year Facebook’s photo sharing site Instagram updated its privacy policy giving […]

US snoopers program PRISM- more information leaking out

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

News that the US government’s National Security Agency (NSA) has been snooping into the phone records of Verizon customers quickly escalated into reports that it also had backdoor access to the major technology companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook.The PRISM programme tapped into the servers of nine internet firms, according to leaked documents obtained by […]

Facebook pays for sexism backlash from advertisers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2013

Tens of thousands of protesters are demanding tougher action from Facebook over posts that they claim degrade women.More than 50,000 have tweeted in support of the FBrape campaign and around 5,000 have emailed brands whose advertising appears around the content. The campaign focuses on content that portrays rape and violence against women positively. Facebook has […]

Sally Bercow’s Lord McAlpine tweet was libel

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, May 24, 2013

A tweet published by Sally Bercow about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous, the High Court has ruled. Amid widespread speculation about his identity, she has Tweeted: “Why is Lord McAlpine trending. Innocent Face.” Mrs Bercow said she was “disappointed” by the ruling but the peer’s lawyer said she had caused “unnecessary pain”. After the […]

New Facebook data privacy fears

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Facebook’s new “Home” software for Android phones could “destroy” privacy warn industry watchers and analysts.Unveiled last week, Home is a “wrapper” for Android and puts Facebook feeds on a phone’s main screen. But the detailed data that could be mined from Home users could intrude on private life, commentators warned. Many took issue with the […]

U.S. online video rankings in December 2012

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, January 21, 2013

The U.S. online video rankings for 2012 showed that 182 million American internet users watched 38.7 billion online content videos in December 2012, while video ad views totaled 11.3 billion.Top 10 Video Content Properties by Unique Viewers Google Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com, dominated as the top online video content property in December […]

Facebook to profit from your photos

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, December 21, 2012

Facebook has announced that it was start to seel your photos to advertisers- and that they will trouser the profits.Facebook has announced there would be a change to Instagram’s terms of service, including the addition of this crucial line: “You agree that a business may pay Instagram to display your photos in connection with paid […]

Facebook data policies questioned by students in Irish court

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, December 7, 2012

Facebook’s handling of personal data is to be scrutinised in an Irish court by a student group.The group calling itself Europe v Facebook is unhappy about “half hearted solutions” following an audit by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (IDPC). The group says it will take the IDPC to court for what is sees as failures […]

Dangers of Twitter- nine fined for naming rape victim

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, November 9, 2012

Nine people have each been told to pay £624 to a woman raped by footballer Ched Evans after they admitted naming her on Twitter.Further to our post yesterday: New social media warning from hiring professionals another example of the dangers of engaging social media before brain emerges. Seven men and three women, aged between 18 […]