Jul 9, 2014

Youtube Should Reconsider Their Reactions To Flagged Videos

HEMU’S BOTTOM LINE: Youtube Should Reconsider Their Reactions To Flagged Videos

After taking a look at the videos posted by Elliot Rodger, I wonder if there should be some improvements made to how Youtube handles reports of videos that require ‘immediate’ attention.  Are there procedures that trigger an immediate review of a ‘flagged’ video along with an immediate reach out to health experts and the police where the poster is located?  What are your thoughts? Read more here

Jul 9, 2014

Anonymous Apps Are Not Always Bad

HEMU’S BOTTOM LINE: Anonymous Apps Are Not Always Bad

Though anonymous apps cause problems when perpetrators bully and verbally harm others, it is not all bad. The majority of users want to express certain opinions anonymously to protect themselves, but still get their message out to the public. Read more in Cnet’s article where Hemu provides insight on how anonymity can be productive.

Read the full article on Cnet

May 7, 2014

Though email scams are the main concern, we need to remember that classic phone scams are still happening

Hemu’s Bottom Line: Though email scams are the main concern, we need to remember that classic phone scams are still happening

Phone scams are still occurring, and the public needs to be aware of who they are receiving calls from. Most recently, people will receive missed calls, from places such as the Dominican Republic or Jamaica, and the phone only rings once, causing recipients to call back. They are automatically charged around $20, and additional charges rack up each minute they are on the line. “Cramming” is used to define this practice of using wireless accounts to illegally charge callers. Watch out for the one ring scam, and avoid calls with unfamiliar numbers and foreign area codes.