Posts tagged ‘Online Communities’

May 31, 2011

‘It’s just a stupid dog’, Slovak boy hangs dog and posts event on Facebook

[Dufus Grimes,  Europe Crime Contributor]

MailOnline: Evil 17 year old Hric from Poprad in Slovakia, videod himself hanging his dog and posted a photo of the event on Facebook with the comment: “I’ve killed my dog – ha, ha!”  The photo shows a struggling, helpless dog hanging from a clothesline whilst the wicked boy looks on grinning.

The boy was later arrested by the police after Facebook users told police. Later on he told proscutors: “…It’s only a dog, I did it for some fun’!

Hric’s parents were not available for comment.

May 25, 2011

Twitter cracks down on users breaking UK privacy injunctions

[Zana Blanke, Privacy Law Contributor]
BBC News:  The social networking site, Twitter which has around 175 million registered users worldwide, has issued a stern warning to its users that if they break privacy injunctions with their Tweets, they will be on their own before the UK courts. According to Twitter’s new European boss, Tony Wang, Twitter users who breach UK privacy injunctions via their tweets would not be protected by Twitter.
He confirmed that where authorities required information relating to the unlawful postings, Twitter would co-operate fully with them. Currently, Twitter is under pressure by privacy lawyers to reveal the identities of those users who deliberately breached the privacy orders by their tweets.
Mr. Wang said: “Platforms have a responsibility, not to defend that user but to protect that user’s right to defend him or herself  …..[users can] exercise their own legal rights under their own jurisdiction, whether that is a motion to quash the order or to oppose it or do a number of other things to defend themselves.”
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May 22, 2011

Breaking news: UK judge moves to jail Twitter writer for tweeting details of a UK superinjunction

[Dana Banona, Privacy Law Contributor]

MailOnline: Last week, in what will turn out to be a test case for the enforceability of  UK superinjunctions when they have been deliberately breached on social networking sites such as Twitter, an England footballer who had obtained a superinjuction, has asked the court granting it to prosecute the writer who deliberately flounted it on Twitter.  Mr. Justice Tugendhat, a UK privacy judge, has referred the case to the UK Attorney General for consideration of prosecution.

A UK privacy order, or superinjunction, is an order of a UK court and those who breach it commit a ‘contempt of court‘ which is punishable by imprisonment.  As the privacy injunction appears to be been deliberately breached on Twitter, it is more than likely that the violator, a well-known writer, will face criminal prosecution quite shortly.

March 14, 2011

Facebook is good for Sex!


According to a Daily Mail report, four out of five women believe that Facebook gets you in bed quicker than most other things. Want to find out why that is? Read more and tell us what you think. What is your experience of Facebook, did it help you in bedside things??

[Petra Carling-Smith, Sex & Family Contributor]