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Study: Cyberbullying Is Far Less Frequent Than Traditional, Face-To-Face Bullying

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Despite the breathless headlines and TV news segments, researcher Dan Olweus of the University of Bergen, Norway, reported the results of a study that found that traditional bullying in schools and playgrounds is far more common than cyberbullying. Olewus studied 450,000 students in the U.S. from grade 3 to 12...
Study: Cyberbullying Is Far Less Frequent Than Traditional, Face-To-Face Bullying

AMC Defies MPAA Bullies: Will Show Unrated Documentary To Kids With Permission Slips

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There's been a bit of a kerfuffle in Hollywood lately surrounding the documentary Bully, which has drawn attention to the ridiculousness of the MPAA's movie ratings system—and may even indicate the first real erosion of the organization's power in that area. The documentary—which has been well-received as an accurate depiction...
AMC Defies MPAA Bullies: Will Show Unrated Documentary To Kids With Permission Slips

Commenters, We Want You Back

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UPDATE: Hold tight. Launch bugs. It was early 2011 and TechCrunch’s comment section was overrun with trolls. Bullies and asshats were drowning out our smart commenters. We hated our commenters because, well, they hated us. So we rolled out Facebook Comments in an attempt to silence the trolls — by removing...
Commenters, We Want You Back
Social media is a giant scam
Cyberbullies, meet your new worst enemy: Facebook

Sad story of a 15 yo girl tormented by bullies kills herself :( | Our Do follow Site

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Sad story of a 15 yo girl tormented by bullies kills herself :( | Our Do follow Site

Louise Mensch: social networks must identify internet bullies who cower behind anonymity

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Social networks have a duty to identify bullies who cower behind anonymity, says Louise Mensch....
Louise Mensch: social networks must identify internet bullies who cower behind anonymity

Decades-Old UK Pub 'The Hobbit' Threatened With Legal Action For Infringing On Hobbit IP

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As a whole bunch of folks have been sending in, the Saul Zaentz Company (SZC), which holds the intellectual property rights associated with The Hobbit, have stupidly threatened a small UK pub called "The Hobbit" which has used the name for over 20 years without any problem. The article isn't...
Decades-Old UK Pub 'The Hobbit' Threatened With Legal Action For Infringing On Hobbit IP

Making Club Penguin Safe for Kids Is Never "Done," Disney Says

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If you have young children, you probably know Club Penguin: A massively multiplayer game owned by Disney that’s a runaway hit with kids. At its Kelowna, Canada, headquarters this week, the company took members of the media behind the scenes and explained its efforts to preserve parents’ trust that those...
Making Club Penguin Safe for Kids Is Never "Done," Disney Says

New Jersey High School Students Forgot the First Rule of Fight Club

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Rude girls. (Photo: MyCentralNJ.com) Fourteen years after the movie’s release and millenials have already forgot the first rule of Fight Club .The latest blabbermouths to blow their cover hail from Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey, where students have been posting and promoting their videos in a Facebook group. Police are investigating...
New Jersey High School Students Forgot the First Rule of Fight Club

Karen Klein bullying video shocks residents of Rochester suburb

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Bus monitor's treatment by Greece teenagers inspires calls for punishment – and nearly $500,000 in donations so far"Discover the promise," reads the town motto of Greece, in upstate New York.This small suburb of Rochester, largely unknown until this week, is now internationally famous after a 10-minute video titled "Making the...
Karen Klein bullying video shocks residents of Rochester suburb

Viral Video Chart: worst movie death, a Knightmare and Obama's phone

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Watch the worst/best scene in cinema, a creaky parody and a supporter of the US president making a bold claimIt won't win any Oscars, it will baffle Bafta judges but this amazingly bad film scene from 1973 Turkish film Kareteci Kiz has become an internet hit despite its non-existent production...
Viral Video Chart: worst movie death, a Knightmare and Obama's phone

Bill Maher: New Rule: You Can't Use "There Will Be No Cooperation for the Rest of the Year" as a Threat If There Was No Cooperation in the First Half of the Year

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New Rule: You can't use the statement "there will be no cooperation for the rest of the year" as a threat if there was no cooperation in the first half of the year. Here's a word the president should take out of his teleprompter: bipartisanship. People only care about that...
Bill Maher: New Rule: You Can't Use "There Will Be No Cooperation for the Rest of the Year" as a Threat If There Was No Cooperation in the First Half of the Year

Lord McAlpine, Wronged By BBC, Demands 10,000 People On Twitter Pay Up

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Folks in the UK have spent much of this month following the story of Lord McAlpine (Robert Alistair McAlpine) the former politician who worked for Margaret Thatcher. Earlier this month, the BBC reported on its Newsnight program that an unnamed former "senior" politician in the UK government was implicated in...
Lord McAlpine, Wronged By BBC, Demands 10,000 People On Twitter Pay Up

I am a failed entrepreneur. A little guy who lost to the big corporate bullies of the free market. Ask Me Anything. : IAmA

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I am a failed entrepreneur. A little guy who lost to the big corporate bullies of the free market. Ask Me Anything. : IAmA

The Karate Kid 2010: Same, same? No, no!

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"Johnny! Got that number rolled?" When I first saw The Karate Kid, I wasn't yet old enough to understand what was happening in Johnny's toilet stall. But this is one of those movies you can watch over and over and extract some new meaning every time. It's a classic--a...
The Karate Kid 2010: Same, same? No, no!

Thank you hater: comedian hits back at trolls in mock tribute

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Isabel Fay's tirade against online bullies – which features Richard Herring and Josie Long – becomes an online hitA comedian's mock musical tribute to the online "trolls" who targeted her has gone viral on a day when a mother who faced the same problem won legal backing to have her...
Thank you hater: comedian hits back at trolls in mock tribute

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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First things first: an announcement. We've decided to take MLK Day off this year, so no more posts until Tuesday! Now, on to the comments... On the Insightful side, both the first and second place comments come from our post about Carmen Ortiz's husband criticizing Aaron Swartz's family. In the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
Social question and answer site Formspring to shut down on March 31st

The Lessons My Bullies Taught Me - Bullying - Jezebel

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The Lessons My Bullies Taught Me - Bullying - Jezebel

Louis Vuitton Touts Basketball Trademark Victory In Similar Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

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We recently wrote about the terrible ruling in which a district court said Hyundai had diluted Louis Vuitton's trademarks with a one-second clip of a mock LV basketball in a commercial. Now THR reports that Louis Vuitton has included that ruling as part of a new filing in another ongoing...
Louis Vuitton Touts Basketball Trademark Victory In Similar Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

Toxic trolls should have no hiding place

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Social networks have a duty to identify internet bullies, says Louise Mensch....
Toxic trolls should have no hiding place

High School Girl Faces Felony Charges For Yearbook Prank

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Let's start this off with the obvious: bullying sucks. In particular, when the bullies and the bullied are students, it sucks extra hard. That said, we've talked before about how overreacting to bullying situations ends up with everyone looking silly. And when the prosecutors and lawyers decide to get involved,...
High School Girl Faces Felony Charges For Yearbook Prank

Big data as a tool for detecting (and punishing?) bullies

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We already know how powerful techniques such as machine learning and sentiment analyis can be when it comes to deciphering consumer behavior online, and now it seems they can identify bullies, as well. A group of University of Wisconsin researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that’s identifying more than...
Big data as a tool for detecting (and punishing?) bullies

If Oracle Wins Its Lawsuit Against Google It Will Be Really Bad For The Software Industry (ORCL, GOOG)

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The jury in the Oracle vs. Google lawsuit seems to be deadlocked. They've been deliberating since Thursday. If they can't decide on a winner than the trail will move onto Phase II. Maybe it's best for the software industry if that's what happens. This isn't just about if Google ripped...
If Oracle Wins Its Lawsuit Against Google It Will Be Really Bad For The Software Industry (ORCL, GOOG)

Old school throwback: Play Space Trader, of Palm OS 2.0 fame

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Smuggling. It jumped out of the back of my brain a few days ago. I don’t know what brought it to mind, but there it was. The thought grew: far in the past, on my Palm IIIc, I had played an epic smuggling game. It wasn’t Dope Wars, but it...
Old school throwback: Play Space Trader, of Palm OS 2.0 fame

Internet Defense League Launches Internet Bat Signal for Evil Copyright Bullies and Clueless Lawmakers

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The Cat Signal. (internetdefenseleague.org) So that whole "Internet lobbyist" movement hasn't quite panned out yet. But hey, here's some good news for people who love cat videos. The Internet just got its own bat signal, thanks to a gaggle of activists and web entrepreneurs, including Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who...
Internet Defense League Launches Internet Bat Signal for Evil Copyright Bullies and Clueless Lawmakers

Big Content's depraved indifference

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Something I think gets lost in the debate over DRM: Big Content doesn't want DRM because they want to usher in an era of totalitarian control technologies; they don't want copyright filters because they want to make the censor's job easier; they don't want increased intermediary liability because they want...
Big Content's depraved indifference

China May (or May Not) Be Behind the Twitter Hack

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You may not have heard, but roughly 250,000 Twitter accounts may have been compromised by hackers. There's a theory that -- if you read between the lines -- Twitter is implying the Chinese are to blame for compromising their security.  Twitter revealed that roughly a quarter million accounts may...
China May (or May Not) Be Behind the Twitter Hack
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