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Case over nude photo of girl (14) may lead to an avalanche of claims


Facebook contested action. Photo: Alexander KirchFacebook contested action. Photo: Alexander Kirch
Facebook contested action. Photo: Alexander Kirch

Social media giants are reviewing their operating policies and legal protections amid fears of a multi-million euro avalanche of damages claims.

It comes after an action taken by a 14-year-old Northern Irish girl over a nude photo.

The schoolgirl sued social media giant Facebook over the inclusion of the naked photo on a so-called “shame page”.

She also took legal action against the individual who posted the picture online.

Facebook vehemently contested the landmark action but failed in a bid two years ago to have the claim struck out.

The lawsuit was subject to a confidential settlement before the High Court in Belfast on Tuesday.

However, it is being described as a

Read more at: https://www.herald.ie/news/case-over-nude-photo-of-girl-14-may-lead-to-an-avalanche-of-claims-36477439.html

Overnight Cybersecurity: Mueller adds cyber prosecutor to Russia team | DHS steps up election security aid to states …

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We’re here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege? Whether you’re a consumer, a techie or a D.C. lifer, we’re here to give you …

 

THE BIG STORIES:

–DHS SPEEDS UP ELECTION SECURITY HELP TO STATES: A top cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday he expects the department to complete rigorous election security tests requested by a number of states by April. Bob Kolasky, the acting deputy undersecretary in Homeland Security’s cyber unit, acknowledged previous reports of a backlog of risk and vulnerability assessments, which the department has offered to states as part of its designation of election infrastructure as critical. Politico reported in

Read more at: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/overnights/368389-overnight-cybersecurity-mueller-adds-cyber-prosecutor-to

‘It’s appalling’ Brit jailed in Dubai after complaining about second hand car on WhatsApp

Yaseen Killick, 29, was arrested at Dubai airport after trying to board a plane back to the UK for Christmas over the incident.

Mr Killick had spent £6,000 on a second-hand Volkswagen Golf, but found that it had previously been written off.

Threatening to take the seller to court, he sent him a message asking him “How do you sleep at night?”

Read more at: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/672868/Brit-jailed-in-Dubai-Yaseen-Killick-whatsapp-volkswagen-golf-second-hand-london-broken

Raising Our Game: Cyber Security in an Age of Digital … – FBI.gov

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Good morning. It’s great to be here with you, and great to be back here in my hometown. Thank you all for joining us. I want to thank Father McShane and Fordham for continuing to help us bring people together to focus on cyber security.

Let me start by saying how honored I feel to be here representing the men and women of the FBI. The almost 37,000 agents, analysts, and staff I get to work with at Headquarters, in our field offices, and around the world are an extraordinary, dedicated, and quite frankly, inspiring bunch. Not a day goes by that I’m not struck by countless examples of their patriotism, courage, professionalism, and integrity. And I could not be more proud, but also humbled, to stand with them as we face the formidable challenges of today—and tomorrow.

The work of the FBI is complex and hits upon nearly

Read more at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/speeches/raising-our-game-cyber-security-in-an-age-of-digital-transformation

Lizard Squad Founding Member Pleads Guilty, Jail Time Imminent

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If you remember quite awhile ago, a group of hackers went after both the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network services a few times, including on the eve of big holidays, by shutting them down. The group called themselves The Lizard Squad and they were not shy about their arrogant attitude toward, well, everything. A new development concerning one of the founder members has occurred, which could mean some serious jail time for this Lizard.

20 year old Zachary Buchta was arrested last year for his role in cyber crime. A few other key members also found themselves in the line of fire, but it’s time for Buchta to face the law now that he has officially been charged with launching a DDoS attack on both PSN and Xbox Live, as well as “initiating so-called phone-bombing schemes that inundated victims

Read more at: http://comicbook.com/2017/12/22/lizard-squad-founding-member-pleads-guilty-/

10 Winners and Losers That Will Define 2017 | InvestorPlace

The calendar year isn’t quite over yet, but it’s certainly within sight, giving us all good reason to look back and think about what’s really going to define the year 2017.

Yes, every year leaves behind winners and losers, and not just in terms of stocks. It wouldn’t be overstating things, however, to suggest 2017 has been a year of unusually dramatic goofs and equally impressive victories.

Some were political, some were technological and some were merely social in nature. In all cases though, the underlying stories were and still are fascinating.

With that as the backdrop, here’s a quick rundown of 2017’s most memorable missteps and its stunning success stories … even the inadvertent, unforeseen ones. These are the hot buttons and turning points people will still be talking about well into the new year, and beyond.

2017 Winners: Blockchain

2017 Winners: Blockchain

Just for the record,

Read more at: https://investorplace.com/2017/12/winners-and-losers-2017/

10 Winners and Losers That Will Define 2017

The calendar year isn’t quite over yet, but it’s certainly within sight, giving us all good reason to look back and think about what’s really going to define the year 2017.

Yes, every year leaves behind winners and losers, and not just in terms of stocks. It wouldn’t be overstating things, however, to suggest 2017 has been a year of unusually dramatic goofs and equally impressive victories.

Some were political, some were technological and some were merely social in nature. In all cases though, the underlying stories were and still are fascinating.

With that as the backdrop, here’s a quick rundown of 2017’s most memorable missteps and its stunning success stories … even the inadvertent, unforeseen ones. These are the hot buttons and turning points people will still be talking about well into the new year, and beyond.

2017 Winners: Blockchain

2017 Winners: Blockchain

Just for the record,

Read more at: https://investorplace.com/2017/12/winners-and-losers-2017/

How the Cyber Security Industry Is Keeping Up With Cyber Crime …

Data: With that mountain of devices, comes an avalanche of data. There’s a huge proliferation of data today, and it’s only growing with the increasing number of people who use smartphones, sensors, the internet of things, etc. The more data, the more difficult it becomes to ensure that all of it is protected.

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-the-cyber-security-industry-is-keeping-up-with_us_5a139974e4b05ec0ae84451b