Weaponized Social Media

In the article, “Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media” by Carole Cadwalladr, Cadwalladr discusses the power of social media. For example, Facebook can be used to predict a person’s personality. This is done by measuring 150 “likes”. “[W]ith knowledge of 150 likes, their model could predict someone’s personality better than … Continue reading Weaponized Social Media

Twitter: Trade Secret?

In PhoneDog v. Kravitz, PhoneDog sued their former employee, Noah Kravitz, in regards to his Twitter account. The court ruled on the defendant’s motion to dismiss: http://scholar.google.ca/scholar_case?case=9890904231170613660&q=phonedog+v+kravitz&hl=en&as_sdt=2006 PhoneDog alleged that Kravitz misappropriated his Twitter account that was curated while he was employed at PhoneDog. PhoneDog framed the cause of action as the misuse of a trade … Continue reading Twitter: Trade Secret?