Friday, February 22, 2013

Week in Review

We hear a lot about individuals' social media accounts getting hacked, but the events of this week remind us that company social media accounts are vulnerable as well. The Twitter accounts of both Burger King and Jeep were broken into and changed. Burger King's profile picture was changed to a McDonald's logo, and the account tweeted that McDonalds had bought Burger King. Jeep's account was changed to look like it was a page for Cadillac and to state that Jeep had been sold to Cadillac because it caught its employees doing pain medication in the bathroom. Both accounts appear to have been restored, but it's unlikely this is the last we'll hear of such hacks.

Technology and the Workplace
Manager's Drunk Facebook Post Leads to Retaliation Claim (DE Employment Law Blog) (Technology and Marketing Blog) (Employer Handbook)
MI Woman Files Unfair Labor Practice Over Facebook Firing (WNEM.com)
Stalled NJ Social Media Bill Still Expected to Pass (Law 360)
Burger King, Jeep Twitter Accounts Get Hacked (CNN) (LA Times)
Staples to Carry Apple Products, Employees' Tweets Say (LA Times)

Technology and the Law
Could Fake Profile on Dating Site be Illegal Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? (ABA Journal)
Police Reach Out to Dead Man's Mom on Facebook (CNN)
Couples Win Right to View Dead Child's Facebook Account (CBS)
Mom Ordered to Stop Posting on Kids' Facebook Pages, NY Supreme Court Upholds Decision (Huffington Post)
Proposed OH Law Would Officially Allow Snooping on Kids' Text Messages, Calls, and Emails (Slate)

There's an App for That
10 Apps You Need to Dominate Your Workday (Mashable)
10 Excellent Apps to Improve Your Commute (Mashable)
A Digital Update to Those Old Family Photo Albums (NY Times)
Best Apps for the Oscars (ABC)
ProxToMe Sends Files From Your iPhone to Everyone in the Room (Mashable)

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