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Social Media disputes: some cause for optimism? – Alex Cochrane

Social MediaOne of the unsavoury consequences of the enormous increase in the use of social media in recent years has been the surge in online attacks on innocent people, whether it be in the form of libel, harassment or breach of privacy. Countless such attacks are committed on a daily basis, often by individuals hiding behind anonymity who, on the face of it, appear to be unidentifiable. Continue reading

Ashley Madison and the Shark Infested Seas of the Deep Web – Rhory Robertson and Clare Brown

Deep-Web-Iceberg-e1432663755280The recent hacking of the Ashley Madison website has inevitably caused a vast avalanche of commentary, covering everything from users’ morality to company security. As we concluded in our previous article  apart from the fallout on people’s personal lives from the data dump, the hackers’ employment of the so-called ‘dark web’ to communicate their criminal acts needs further exploration. Continue reading

Ashley Madison, personal data release and the dark web – Rhory Robertson and Clare Brown

Ashley-MadisonHackers calling themselves ‘The Impact Team’ (TIT) have carried out their threat to release the hacked data from the adult dating site Ashley Madison (AM), which uses the slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair“. AM is part of Canadian company Avid Life Media (ALM), which specialises in websites offering married users opportunities to hook up with similarly attached people. Other associated ALM sites include Cougar Life and Established Men. Continue reading

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