Social Links: The ramifications of Microsoft’s LinkedIn purchase; the brands using Snapchat; lawyers’ social media use
- Lots of press surrounding Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn: Will LinkedIn change as a result? Will the Microsoft purchase inspire a Twitter acquisition ? “Spam King” gets 30 months in jail for sending 27 million messages. One columnist says you should stop measuring your social... ›
California Court of Appeal Rules That State Attorney General’s Privacy Suit Over Fly Delta Mobile App Is PreemptedIn the recently decided People ex rel. Harris v. Delta Air Lines , California’s Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the dismissal of the State of California’s complaint against Delta Air Lines, Inc., which alleged that the company’s Fly Delta mobile application violated California’s privacy... ›
Terms and Conditions Buried in Easily Ignored Scroll Box Don’t Cut It, the Seventh Circuit Holds
- - Advertising, Digital Content, Endorsement Guides, FTC, Disappearing Content, Fraud, Marketing, Ethics, Compliance
Social Links: Social’s potential to upend the investment industry; online ad fraud; a proposal to fix Twitter
By: Aaron P. RubinSocial media has upended a number of industries. Is Wall Street next ? Facebook is getting into the video game live-streaming business. Steven Avery’s defense attorney is keeping her 163,000 Twitter followers abreast of her ongoing defense work on behalf of the “Making a Murderer” documentary... ›
Big Data Can Lead to Big Legal Problems For Companies
By: Mary RaceDeluged with an unprecedented amount of information available for analysis, companies in just about every industry are discovering increasingly sophisticated ways to make market observations, predictions and evaluations. Big Data can help companies make decisions ranging from which candidates to hire to which consumers... ›
Social Links: The rise of social news; how technology hijacks our attention; are websites a dying business?
By: Aaron P. RubinIn a fascinating, must-read article, a Google design ethicist explains the techniques that engineers and entrepreneurs employ to keep us hooked on the web. A majority of U.S. adults—62%—now get their news on social media. An apartment complex in Utah is trying to force... ›
Social Links: Publishers claim ad blockers violate FTC rules; Twitter bags its “buy button”; has the IoT gone too far?
By: Aaron P. RubinThe Newspaper Association of America has filed a first-of-its-kind complaint with the FTC over certain ad blocking technologies. Is it “Internet” or “internet”? The Associated Press is about to change the capitalization rule. Lots of people criticized Instagram’s new logo, but, according to a... ›
Don’t Worry, Be (Un)Happy: Does U.S. Labor Law Protect a Worker’s Right to a Bad Attitude?
By: Mary RaceA few months ago, we noted that a Yelp employee’s online “ negative review ” of her employer might be protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), given that the National Relations Labor Board (NLRB) has become increasingly aggressive in protecting an... ›
Will Ad Blockers Kill Online Publishing?The Internet contains over 4.6 billion Web pages , most of which are accessible for free, making content that we used to have to pay for—news, videos, games—available without having to hand over a credit card number. What makes all of this possible is... ›
Social Links—Twitter loosens up; case against Google stands; should millennials be in charge of big social media campaigns?
By: Aaron P. RubinHere’s how Twitter is loosening up its 140-character limit. The federal government will now check the social media history of prospective employees before granting them security clearance. One expert says C-level executives shouldn’t entrust millennials with their companies’ social media feeds. Federal court refuses... ›