12 June 2012

How will new ‘Trolling’ laws affect brands online?

New legislation being proposed by the government could see an end to the practice of Internet trolling, it is being reported today. Under the planned legal changes, sites like Facebook would be forced to reveal the IP address of anybody accused of abuse, libel or defamation – provided a legal case has been made. In a “you scratch my back” …

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9 July 2010

How the Government helps UK growing businesses

Have you been on the Business Link site recently? Me neither. But you will be as pleased as I am to know that our business tax pennies have been well spent over the past three years. Click on the link How Much ???!!! and you’re looking at a business investment of £105 million (yep, £105,000,000). Stunned silence . . . I …

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21 April 2010

What are governments requesting from Google?

Google has launched a new tool that shows the number of requests “each nation’s government has made for users’ personal information or for the removal of URLs from Google’s search index”. So in a nutshell, every request your government makes to Google to have something removed from their servers, is listed here. Not in specific detail, but listed none the …

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30 July 2009

All’s a Twitter at Whitehall

Earlier this week, a 20-page report detailing a template Twitter strategy for government departments went public. Read the report in its entirety right here. For any Twitter newbie, the ‘Twitter Overview’ section and its related appendices are a worthwhile read. The how to’s and why’s are on target and clearly explained. My mother is inevitably going to ask me to …

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