From Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet: A Cincinnati suburban school district denies nearly every allegation in a race-discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of four black students who say they were wrongfully accused of being gang members based on pictures posted to social media sites and expelled from school.
“It is not a crime to be an African-American teenager,” the students say in the Sept. 5 complaint their parents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Written By Matt Angelicola, Thomson Reuters
I have not actually spoken to more than five people I graduated high school with nearly twenty years ago; however, I am “friends” with almost 200 of them on social media. I read about their marriages, children, and new homes all the time. I get an intimate look into the lives of 195 people all over the world who probably couldn’t pick me out of a line-up and they don’t care. So what’s my point? Well, first off, I think social media is a wonderful thing and I’m glad I get to be connected to people whom I otherwise would not get a chance to see. There is a treasure trove of information that users may unintentionally allow anyone and (in some cases) everyone to know. (more…)
Line, the popular messaging app owned by Asia’s Naver Corp, is preparing an IPO in the U.S. and Tokyo as soon as November. Today’s graphic shows the download rankings of Line and other major messaging apps in select countries.
By Melissa J. Sachs, Esq., Legal Correspondent
From Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet: Top-level domains, streaming television online, drones, and mobile-device and location tracking are some of the trending topics under the broad umbrella of “Internet law,” according to an expert panel at a March 31 continuing legal education course in Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s annual course on Internet law also covered developments in employee use of social media and electronic contracts, and it included a mock demonstration on choosing a technology product for a business or firm.
The latest installment in our TechVision series looks at how social media changed financial markets and features Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro, hosted by Thomson Reuters Chief Enterprise Architect, Dave Weller.
TechVision is an interactive video series presented to a live and virtual internal audience in our offices, and in key customer facing events with a focus on real-world applications of emerging technologies and trends. Our speakers are thought leaders who help us reframe and explore growth opportunities.
Jason Thomas’s keynote on the first day of LegalTech New York was the talk of the show at the end of day one on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Everyone was buzzing about technology and the direction technology is taking our society. The conclusions are all the same: We will continue to use technology for work and for pleasure, and unfortunately many will use it for crime.
Awareness leads to better understanding, and Thomas advised all of us to learn the capabilities and implications of the technology we use — from our mobile devices to our gaming systems — to better understand the risks and opportunities they offer.
Click here to watch a short video about the social media revolution that Thomas showed in his keynote.
This post originally ran on Legal Current.
Twitter revealed fairly modest ambitions, saying its initial offering would raise up to $1.6 billion and value the company at up to about $11 billion. Today’s graphic compares key statistics from Twitter, Facebook & Linkedin based on the full year ahead of each company’s IPO.
Translating social, financial and news data in a way to allow users to discover patterns and relationships that would otherwise remain hidden, Project Sentysis draws on and compares three key types of data to reveal fascinating insight through comparison; twitter sentiment, news and price data.
Read more on the Thomson Reuters Eikon blog.
A new report finds activity on main Chinese microblog Sina Weibo is declining. Reuters’ Anita Li looks into where social media users are going amid a campaign against online rumor-mongering.