Is Google-bombing someone ever ok? Does the answer depend on whether the target is a public figure and whether the attacker is identified? Slate explains that online reputations can be easily damaged via Google bombs because “[Google’s] algorithms are imperfect.” Lube Job: Should Google associate Rick Santorum’s name with anal sex?
Creating a successful company culture is simply good business, says Arshad Chowdhury, founder of ClearGears, which provides performance reviews for businesess. One of his suggestions is to eliminate workplace swearing because “an environment where people swear at one another can quickly turn toxic. The no swearing rule can save you millions by avoiding costly lawsuits where disgruntled employees–with good reason–strike back.” Culture Isn’t Costly
The American Journalism Review asks the question “If journalists retweet information and links without providing any lead-in or context, does that suggest that they endorse it?” The Naked Retweet Dilemma
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse launched an interactive online complaint center designed to serve as a clearinghouse for consumer privacy complaints, offering consumers a central point of contact to submit complains that will be forwarded upon request to the appropriate governing body. File a Privacy Complaint
International privacy law expert Daniel Solove says that “spouses should not be given special exemptions to hack into each other’s accounts. Breaking into one’s private accounts is a violation no matter who does it” in reference to People of the State of Michigan v. Leon Jermane Walker (unpublished, December 27, 2011, No. 304593, Oakland Circuit Court, LC No. 2010-230991-FH). Do Computer “Unlawful Access” Laws Exempt Improperly Accessing a Spouse’s Account?