Arthur Piper

Ideas, drafts and afterthoughts

Tag: Social media

Meta and the power of tech

Facebook, and its parent company Meta, are facing growing concerns about unchecked power and influence.  When Facebook and its subsidiary apps went down in October, it was a timely reminder of how powerful Facebook’s holding company – recently rebranded as Meta – has become. The impact was global and wide-reaching. Without access to Meta’s apps, […]

Tech’s anti-trust reboot

The US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) decision in October 2020 to take Google to court over alleged antitrust violations is an important chapter in efforts to curb the power of technology giants. The federal government’s case argues that Google abused its size to unlawfully maintain its position in search and search advertising on the internet. […]

LinkedIn’s hack back

In January, LinkedIn began civil legal proceedings against hackers who had been “scraping” the personal details of its customers. The perpetrators allegedly created fake accounts to search the professional details of potential job candidates and used these details in their own recruitment businesses. “By pilfering member data from the LinkedIn site, the defendants’ misconduct threatens […]