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Online Attacks, Real-Life Consequences

Credits: CBS Baltimore / The Daily Record
By: Lauren Kirkwood
Widespread collection of personal data online frequently prompts debate about privacy, but there is one group of people that has largely managed to remain behind a wall of anonymity, says Danielle Citron: perpetrators of online threats and harassment.
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Hotel’s Yelp rating plummets to ONE star after it’s revealed they charge wedding couples $500 for any guest that leaves a negative review

Credits: Mail Online
By: Alexandra Klausner
* The Union Street Guest House in Hudson, NY doesn't allow negative Yelp reviews for wedding guests
* Of the 572 Yelp reviews online, 554 of them were posted on Monday after media outlets drew attention to the hotel's policy
* Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples [...]

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Does Yelp Have The ‘Most Trusted Reviews’? A Court Wants To Know More

Credits: Forbes
By: Eric Goldman
Few online algorithms generate as much criticism as Yelp’s algorithm for filtering its users’ reviews, but Yelp has so far successfully avoided a serious legal challenge to its filter. Last week, a California appellate court green-lighted a lawsuit over how Yelp publicly describes its user reviews. This means a judge may look [...]

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