Internet Hacking, Legal, and CrazeeNYDriver 4, YouTube Haters 0.
6 June 2012
It was a busy two months, and unintentionally we left this online tome fallow. Now that we're back, the plan was to post backlogged articles. But a few important items of note came up.
Readers not affected by these three types of situations should consider themselves lucky.
3. More than 6 million Linkedln passwords stolen, 6 June 2012
Do you have an account on Linkedln? Change your password.
- "Russian hackers released a giant list of passwords this week, and on Wednesday security researchers identified their likely source: business social networking site LinkedIn. LinkedIn confirmed in a blog post late Wednesday afternoon that some of the stolen passwords correspond to LinkedIn accounts."
Years ago some voiced the opinion that Linkedln was the eBay elephant graveyard. The joke being that over the years eBay employees gravitated, or "GRAVetated"*, to being Linkedln employees.
* Yes, don't quit our night job.
This incident brings back un-fond memories of Vlad Duiculesco. Best known as Vlad, during the 2005 to 2007 hackfest of eBay.
2. Reality TV Star's Lawsuit Flouts Laws Protecting Internet Speech, 29 May 2012
Here lies the theme, 'suing you because I don't like what you say', brought to life.
The above article states:
- "Corri McFadden, star of the VH1 show "House of Consignment," filed suit against Purseblog.com in a California federal court after a commenter accused McFadden's company, eDrop-Off, of "shill bidding"
It is one thing to sue an individual for defamation. It is another thing to sue a "provider or user of an interactive computer service" for content created by another party. Specifically comments.
In our opinion, and similar to U.S. Court opinion, the provider has Federal legal protections.
As put by the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
- "Additionally, the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA), as interpreted by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, contains uniquely strong protections for free speech online, shielding hosts of online forums from liability for the speech of their users."
The California case, EDROP-OFF CHICAGO LLC, et al., v. NANCY R. BURKE, et al. (2:120cv-04095-GW-FMOx) bears watching. Because if you post anything online, the outcome might cost you dearly.
1. The CrazeeNYDriver Show, 5 June 2012
Speaking of individual defamation.
A YouTube show we enjoy watching is (Joe of) the CrazeeNYDriver show.
CrazeeNYDriver has been making YouTube videos since 30 May 2007. Some cover New York. But he is best known for his eBay and PayPal videos.
Joe/CrazeeNYDriver is an eBay seller. He is informative, to the point (East Cost blunt), and civil. We highly recommend his show to anyone with an interest in eBay and/or PayPal.
Sadly, due in small part to his YouTube (eBay) videos, Joe because an Internet target.
"Well, this is one time when they just got a little out of hand."
"I went to the New York City Police Department"
"As it happens I went to school with one of the people who is now an Assistant Procecutor in Manhattan."
Joe of the CrazeeNYDriver show
Youtube Haters Unmasked, 5 June 2012
Watch the video. Thumbs up CrazeeNYDriver.
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