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Dog Babysitter: Dog Alerts Parents of Abuse
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Benjamin and Hope Jordan have experienced a parents worst nightmare: someone abusing their child. However, thanks to their loyal family pet, Killian, a black lab and German shepherd mix, they were able to discover the abuse and inform authorities. Alexis …

Twitter Looks to Make It Easier to Report Abusive Behavior in Wake of Controversy Twitter Looks to Make It Easier to Report Abusive Behavior in Wake of Controversy

Last month, we all got to see just how brutal online abuse can be when a feminist activist was subjected to some pretty serious threats due to her outspoken position on women on English currency (or the lack thereof). Of …

The Poorest Rich Kids In The World
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The twins, Georgia and Patterson Inman, 15, have had a horrible childhood growing up abused and neglected. However, when they turn 21 they could be receive an inheritance of $60 million. The story of the twins is told by Danielle …

Facebook Releases Guide to Help Prevent Abuse in Partnership with Domestic Violence Group Facebook Releases Guide to Help Prevent Abuse in Partnership with Domestic Violence Group

Facebook is looking to make a push to help prevent domestic abuse in the social media realm by teaming up with its safety advisory board to launch a new guide for survivors of such abuse. The main partnership here is …

Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism
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Late last week, The Bank of England announced that the face of author Jane Austen would adorn the country’s new 10-pound notes – some time in 2017. Austen will replace Charles Darwin, who has been the face of the bill. …

Michael Arrington Sues Rape Accuser Jenn Allen Michael Arrington Sues Rape Accuser Jenn Allen

Jenn Allen, an ex-girlfriend of Techcrunch/Crunchfund Founder Michael Arrington, recently took to Facebook to make abuse allegations against him. While rape was not mentioned in the initial post, she later brought that up in comments on a Gawker article about …

Michael Arrington Posts Detailed Letter with Evidence Refuting Abuse Allegations Michael Arrington Posts Detailed Letter with Evidence Refuting Abuse Allegations
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TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has just published an extensive letter sent to Jenn Allen by his lawyers, presenting a highly detailed explanation of his side of the story. As you may recall, Arrington’s former girlfriend Jenn Allen recently alleged that …

Former TechCrunch CEO on Michael Arrington: “I Simply Do Not Believe Any of the Allegations to Be True” Former TechCrunch CEO on Michael Arrington: “I Simply Do Not Believe Any of the Allegations to Be True”

At what we can imagine is only the beginning of the Michael Arrington abuse allegation saga, former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde has publicly backed Arrington in a lengthy Facebook post. “I simply do not believe any of the allegations to …

Michael Arrington: Abuse Claims ‘Completely Untrue’ Michael Arrington: Abuse Claims ‘Completely Untrue’

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has finally responded to recent accusations from a former girlfriend and former friends and acquaintances he was physically abusive on numerous occasions. Last week, former girlfriend Jenn Allen made the claims on her Facebook page, alleging …

Michael Arrington’s Ex-Girlfriend Makes Abuse Allegations on Facebook Michael Arrington’s Ex-Girlfriend Makes Abuse Allegations on Facebook
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TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is facing some serious allegations made in a Facebook post. Jenn Allen, founder and CEO of RTist.com, claims in a recent post that Arrington was physically and emotionally abusive in a past relationship. She also claims …

Is Foxconn Really Helping The Chinese Economy Or Are They Evil? Is Foxconn Really Helping The Chinese Economy Or Are They Evil?

There are many who believe that corporations like Foxconn are evil. Apple contracts components from them and they turn around and pinch pennies while their employees are slaving away for long hours, working with hazardous chemicals, taking no breaks, and …

Twitter Squatters Have Brands Upset At Twitter

If you were the folks at Twitter and you are talking about offering commercial level services that are going to eventually generate the mythical revenue that everyone is yapping about wouldn’t hate to hear about enterprise unrest among the ranks? The issue of Twitter account squatting is nothing new. There has also been little mention of it in the news as of late.

YouTube Provides a Support Resource for Abuse
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YouTube is introducing an Abuse and Safety Center at the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conference in Washington, D.C. today. This provides users with a place to report problems as well as learn about ways to deal with different issues.

Increasing Reports of Child Sexual Abuse Sites

More than seven Web sites showing images of child sexual abuse are reported to police every 24 hours according to the UK based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).

Viacom Once Abusing DMCA Again?

It appears Viacom hasn’t learned its lesson after its last abuse of the DMCA takedown notice. It’s now targeting a YouTube video that includes a clip of a VH1 show, which includes the unauthorized use of video created by the person who uploaded the YouTube clip.

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DoFollow and No Nofollow – Highs and Lows

Having spent so much time over the last 6 months evangelising the adoption of dofollow plugins and solutions to remove nofollow from comments, the last week has been filled with highs and lows.

Web Cam Creep Goes To Jail
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Warning: the following story is enough to give you the heebie-jeebies and the creepy-crawlies for the rest of the day. Afterward, you’ll want to take a shower and pledge to never, ever, buy your teenage daughter a Webcam.

EFF Sues For Release of NSL Abuse Records

On the heels of Congressional hearings and extensive media coverage of a Justice Department report documenting abuse of privacy measures, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is seeking an emergency order that would require the FBI to surrender and make public all records regarding the misuse of National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect private information from American citizens.

BBC Picks Up Sierra Threat Story
Kathy Sierra, author of the brilliant blog Creating Passionate Users wrote a post yesterday describing some incredibly disturbing, horrible, abuse and death threats she has been receiving from some other blogs and bloggers.
EFF Sues Viacom to Prevent DMCA Abuse
You already know that Viacom is suing YouTube for a gazillion dollars for copyright infringement, but now the cable company is facing a backlash over its careless use of the DMCA.

Nate Anderson reports the Electronic Frontier Foundation – a nonprofit group that looks to protect digital rights and free speech – is suing Viacom for its misuse of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Among thousands of DMCA takedown notices sent out, is one of a Stephen Colbert parody video that the EFF claims doesn’t violate any copyright laws.

MySpace Looks To Dethrone ‘Spam King’

MySpace has filed a federal lawsuit against well-known spammer, Scott Richter also known as the “Spam King” for the reputation he has earned. The suit filed in the Central District of California, says Richter’s companies OptInRealBig, CPA Empire and Media Breakaway are responsible for millions of MySpace bulletins being sent through its system between July and December of last year.

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