Category: social media

Employers on track to get more nosey with employees' social media lives

Employers on track to get more nosey with employees’ social media lives

| May 31, 2012

By 2015, 60 percent of employers are likely to be eavesdropping on our social media selves to make sure our e-blabbing isn’t poking security holes into their outfits, Gartner says. According to Gartner’s predictions, published on Tuesday in a report entitled “Conduct Digital Surveillance Ethically and Legally: 2012 Update“, employers that are now only monitoring […]

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How the Craigslist killer manhunt exposed personal details of the innocent

How the Craigslist killer manhunt exposed personal details of the innocent

| April 15, 2012

When The Boston Phoenix was researching an article about the manhunt for the notorious “Craigslist killer”, they were granted access to all the case files released by Boston Police Department. Among transcripts of interviews, crime scene photos and recordings, was – in printed form – the entire Facebook account of the suspect, Philip Markoff. From Markoff’s wall posts, […]

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The London Riots: How Social Media Is Making Group Violence Obsolete

The London Riots: How Social Media Is Making Group Violence Obsolete

| August 12, 2011

A city descends into chaos and rioting following a terrible loss that the local populace fervently feels is unfair. The news from London? Actually, it was the scene inVancouver two months ago, when the hometown NHL hockey team, the Vancouver Canucks, lost to the Boston Bruins in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. These two unrelated […]

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