10 ways to avoid brand abuse and protect your online reputation
The Cambridge Satchel Company recently ramped up its online brand protection efforts by taking action to address the myriad risks of counterfeits, copyright infringement and cybersquatting that have plagued the brand since its rapid success. The story of the brand’s growth was featured in the Google Chrome advertisement series ‘The Web is What You Make of It’. Unfortunately, in the same way the web has revolutionised the way brands engage customers and drive their business, it is also the growth and anonymity of the internet that has made it easy to sell fake and pirated goods.
iPhone Jailbreaker gets job at Apple?
A 19-year-old New York man who created a program that allows iPhone users to “jailbreak” the device to run unauthorised applications claims to have landed an internship at Apple. Nicholas Allegra, creator of the site JailBreakMe, announced the news on Thursday on his Twitter feed @comex.
Blackberry brand under fire following UK riots
Blackberry's reputation has suffered this week after the mobile messaging service became embroilled in the national riots following reports that rioters used it to coordinate attacks during the violence.
Anonymous hacker group takes stab at Google+
Wired.com reported today that hacker/cracker group Anonymous have decided to launch their own social network after Google banned their presence on Google+. The ban came after the group violated Community Standards. The social network is said to be called AnonPlus (lol) and they’ve got a bit of a website up, but it’s not much so we’ll...
PayPal Twitter account hacked
Yesterday Fox News’ Twitter account was hacked and today it’s PayPal’s account. I now do wonder whether there’s an exploit lingering in Twitter’s code, because these are two big high profile accounts that surely don’t have basic passwords.
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