YouTube deletes RT’s German channels over alleged Covid misinformation YouTube deprives 500.000,000 news consumers of two popular news channels. Read more YouTube deletes RT
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Solicitor Yair Cohen interview with Good Morning Britain Social media lawyer Yair Cohen interview about racism in football via social media. Yair explains what needs to be done to stop social media racism for once and for all.
Yair Cohen explains why social media companies appear to be discriminating against Russian generated content, even when it comes at the expense of vulnerable people who had been subject to people trafficking and to sexual abuse. Read more Online Content Removal
What is Florida Senate Bill 7072 and why it was enacted. Read more about Florida Senate Bill 7072
The US might give ransomware threat the same priority as terrorism. Yair Cohen explains in this live panel discussion that as US internal security services have requested powers that will allow them to handle ransomware hacking crimes in the same way that they handle terrorist activities, other crimes might now come under the same banner […]
Apple’s “crime” was that it made it difficult for a third-party company who developed a child safety app, to sell the app through its app store. Instead, Apple promoted its own app, exclusively. Read more: Apple fined $12M in Russia over alleged app market abuse
Google found to have misled Australian users in location tracking case. The Australian Federal Court has ruled that Google misled users in the country when it comes to how it collects and uses location data. Google was particularly crafty on this occasion as it gave users two different security settings, both of which had to […]
Never before in human history, have those in charge of carrying public information to billions of people across the planet, been left unregulated. The closest example of large scale information carriers are telephone companies and TV news stations, both of which operate under licences, which prohibit discrimination or selection of their users. Certainly not a […]
Why India farmers protest is supported by social media giants who say they will refuse to comply with the take down requests by the Indian government and instead, act upon their own judgement Yair Cohen, social media lawyer talks live about social media giants’ hypocrisy when dealing with the largest democracy in the world. Read […]
Facebook has been blocking messages from city authorities, health care providers and community officials promoting vaccination against COVID-19. This again has called into question how effective the platform is in helping public awareness campaigns. Read more Does Facebook deliberately promote Chaos | Social Media Lawyer (yaircohen.co.uk)
How safe are your private messages on Facebook chat
Yair Cohen explains how he brings private prosecution cases against internet trolls Speaking to BBC Scotland’s Kate Adams, solicitor Yair Cohen explains the reasons for the rise in cases of internet trolling in the UK and how him and his law firm are able to assist victims of internet trolling and harassment
The role of social media ads during election campaigns
How far would employers go, spying on employees who work from home Can employers lawfully spy on their employees who work form home? Read more Legal issues around spying on employees who work from home
How far can governments go in using mobile technology during COVID Tracing apps are playing a significant role in some countries in combating COVID-19. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has given a huge boost to some technological advances but more importantly, the virus has created a public readiness to accept them. The COVID-19 outbreak […]
What are the legal consequences of parents posting images and other private information about their young children on the internet Read more Breach of privacy of children when parents post images of their children on social media
It is time we have reconsidered our approach to online harassment and so-called right to anonymity on the internet. There is a very simple way to get rid of online trolls, a phenomena that comes as a standard package, together with your brand new PC, iPhone, tablet and your internet connection. Online harassment can be […]
Iain Ferguson’s daughter Kelsey has called for victims of online abuse to speak out following the death of Caroline Flack. Solicitor Yair Cohen explains how we can get rid of online bullying forevermore! The solution to online trolling is much more simple than most people think. Read more about how to stop online trolling
Solicitor Yair Cohen says in a TV interview with RT News that during 2019, Facebook has cemented its position as a political player. Also in 2019, Facebook officially ceased to be a mere social media platform as it has engaged on a regular basis in editorial activism. The truth of the matter is that Facebook […]
People are clever enough to make their own mind. The claims that bots and political ads are influencing political voting might not be as straight forward as some would like us to think.
Read more: Twitter, Facebook, Political Ads and Mission Statements
Yair Cohen, Social Media Expert and Internet Law Solicitor, talks with RT News. Recently, Facebook banned a ‘Foodies’ page with some 40,000 subscribers that were posting Borscht recipes from the Russian institution. The reasoning behind their decision was that they believe that they identified the page as an emerging threat of a foreign coordinated and […]
Social media platforms to be accountable for amplifying hate speech from Yair Cohen Solicitor on Vimeo.
UK social media lawyer Yair Cohen explains about Facebook’s new privacy tool
The government is turning into Facebook Artificial intelligence might be great for Facebook and particularly for boosting up its advertising revenue. However, let’s remember that history is full of examples of individuals who did exceptional things under exceptional circumstances because they managed to change. They managed to change what they were statistically meant to become, […]
Instagram’s new anti-bullying features are welcome news but I don’t think Instagram or Facebook are doing this necessarily because they want to protect their users (or maybe they do), but that they have been warned that there are going to be government regulations introduced unless they take a drastic approach to be seen that they are […]
The question for us as a society is how many times do we want to punish someone who has committed a minor criminal offence or who perhaps was a bit silly and did something which is completely out of character? Perhaps they had decided to appear on a live or a reality TV show and […]
Facebook is facing accusations of staff mistreatment after a group of moderators claim that they were exposed to poor working conditions. The technology in place is quite sophisticated with moderating text and audio posts but when it comes to videos, they cannot automate it. These human moderators, who need to be able to act quickly […]
There is a fear that social media companies, by having too much power, will end up becoming over influential over people democratic choices. The US government has lodged an investigation to find out whether social media law firms, in fact, act as a dangerous monopoly. Yair Cohen, UK social media lawyer, explains why the government […]
With social media being a possible driver of self-harm and suicide among the youth, the UK government is now taking matters into its own hands. Authorities says a new regulatory system for social media companies should be created to address the problem. Additionally, in an interview with Al Jazeera, Yair Cohen, a lawyer specializing in […]
There have been claims in the news that Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, Hauwei, had left a “little” backdoor open when it was involved in developing fixed line internet connections in Italy, on behalf of Vodafone. The implication from the news reports was that this was part of a “hidden agenda” by the Chinese government, aiming […]
Occasionally, it might take some time to uncover the real identify of your internet troll so in the meantime, the courts in the UK allow you to serve in injunction on an unknown user via Instagram. Before serving the injunction, you must make sure that there is an order against Instagram to preserve all the […]
Google would like us all to believe that the use of YouTube by paedophiles is an unfortunate event which it has no control over and which it did not cause. The truth, however, very different. Yair Cohen in a live radio interview Why your child might not be safe using YouTube
People say they feel safer when there is a police presence, such as a local bobby walking the streets. There is a well-established body of evidence showing that the public wants the police to maintain a high level of public visibility and accessibility. Read More
Twitter has been caught out selling access to its users’ data to Cambridge Analitica, which in turn is alleged to have used data obtained from social media companies to manipulate the hearts and minds of innocent social media users. Last month, during the Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference, ICO boss, Elizabeth Denham disclosed that the UK data protection […]
Yair Cohen, answers listeners questions about a right to be forgotten. Yair has joined presenter Clive Bull on LBC radio for a special internet and cyber-law legal hour.
Yair Cohen, internet law expert and social media solicitor, talks to RT UK.
MoneySavingExpert, a British personal finance site with 5 million readers, was forced to hand over personal details about three users Similar orders have been granted in the U.K. over comments posted on Google Inc. (GOOG) blogs and comment boards at its YouTube unit’s website, said Yair Cohen, a lawyer for JPC.
Ordinary people have no right to stop their names being used in web addresses because they are not famous enough, according to regulators. Yair Cohen, a solicitor at the Internet Law Centre, said the ruling showed individuals facing websites bearing their names were in a “vulnerable position”
The Evening Standard reported today about Paul Britton, a web developer who used his SEO skills to defame a former client. The web developer pleaded guilty to harassing his own client by creating a derogatory website about him and was told by a Crown Court judge at Kingston Crown Court that he might go to […]
A web developer has walked free from court after creating a website about an ex-client falsely claiming he was a paedophile. Paul Britton built a website about chartered property surveyor…
Yair Cohen is the first lawyer successfully to serve a harassment injunction on an anonymous online abuser via mobile online photo-sharing and social networking service Instagram.
Social media companies know about our personal business far more than the government. So why is it that we object so much to security based spying whilst we are happy to accept social media surveillance.
What to do if your images are stolen and placed on the internet? As hacked nude celebrity photos had been sold on the internet, Yair Cohen, social media lawyer is speaking to LBC Julia Hartley-Brewer with practical advice to help victims of breach of privacy get images removed from the internet.
What responsibilities do social media websites have towards their users? Should social media sites be better regulated or can they be trusted to self police the internet? Yair Cohen speaking to LBC.
What rights do customers of TalkTalk have following TalkTalk breach of data. I analysed the TalkTalk contract on behalf of BBC4 PM programme.
What does net neutrality mean and why do we hear about it so often now. In this radio interview, solicitor Yair Cohen explains what net neutrality is and why people are so worried about the increase in the power of social media companies over the minds of individual using the internet.
Employers can, under some circumstances, claim that they are in fact duty bound to spy on employees’ computers and communication. Listen to my interview with DownTownRadio.
As parents do we need to think twice before we post images of our children on Facebook? I think so, but there are opinions to the contrary. Listen to my conversation with Shelagh Fogarty on LBC Radio 97.3 FM.
The government collects bulk personal datasets which including legally privileged communication, most of which relate to people who present no particular interest to the intelligence services. The information is being secretly supplied by ISPs and email account providers who supply in on a voluntary basis and without any legal scrutiny. Do you care?
Amazon users who post or commission agents to post fake reviews are now more likely to face legal action Amazon as the company has so far this year issued more than 1000 law suites against both users and vendors for posting fake or manipulated online reviews. Amazon specialist lawyer Yair Cohen discusses the latest developments […]
Lawsuit against Facebook. Radio interview with Yair Cohen. Facebook sued by Israeli and USA citizens over Palestinian attacks. Lawyers have filed a $1B lawsuit against Facebook, accusing it of knowingly supporting the Palestinian group Hamas. Listen in to legal analysis by Yair Cohen
Live radio interview from California. Google’s Antitrust Battle with the EU Lawyer Yair Cohen go through the catalogue of EU cases against Google, where the European Commission alleges anti competitive behaviour by Google. In the US, they call this anti-trust. In the Europe, the same practices are called anti competitive behaviour. Whichever name you choose […]
Is Yahoo scanning of its user’s email a classic case of anti-terror profiling? How legitimate it is for Yahoo to adhere to requests by the security agencies to scan its user’s emails for “suspicious” keywords whilst all the other major email service providers say they would have refused similar request? Listen in to my radio […]
CPS as issued a new guidance as to how the police and the prosecution service should treat online abuse. As online abuse of celebrity, MPs and regular people reach nearly an epidemic level, the common misconception that free speech and online anonymity are one and the same must be challenged. In this BBC Radio 4 […]
Yair Cohen, Internet law expert, talks to RT UK on UK surveillance case in ECHR.
Yair Cohen, Patner at Cohen Davis Solicitors, speaks to RT UK about watchdogs monitoring Gov’t Intelligence & Surveillance tactics.
Yair Cohen is interviewed by TV host Vanessa Cruickshank about catfishing and whether catfishing could or should be made illegal. Although catfishing is not illegal in the UK there are concerns that the practice of use of fake online profiles to trick people to depart with private information and agree to meet someone in person […]
Is it legal to post a negative online review? What about attempts by companies to remove negative online reviews, is it legal, or lawful to try and suppress free speech? UK internet lawyer Yair Cohen has given a full length interview to our colleagues at Reboot, one of UK’s most respectable Google search engine optimisation […]
We have been brought up to believe that telling lies is wrong – now it appears superinjunctions are telling us that telling the truth is wrong, too.However, the ongoing democratisation of our world through the internet, which basically says “let the community decide what is useful important or even truthful” UK internet law specialist Yair […]