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Archive for February 22nd, 2013

So Your Corporate Twitter Account’s Been Hacked

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 22, 2013

By Scott Bixby

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The back-to-back hackings of Burger King’s (BKW) and Jeep’s official Twitter accounts have big companies scrambling to lock down their social media channels. These hackings, both allegedly perpetrated by a New England DJ, have brought attention to the alarming security holes on many social networks—and the ease with which hackers from Beijing or Baltimore can take over your online identity.

How do I know when a corporate account has been hacked?
“If it’s your personal account, oftentimes people will notify you once you’ve started tweeting out things that seem out of character,” according to social media and corporate brand strategist Kim Garst. “For example, if the hacker has started using your [Direct Message] function on Twitter to send links to your followers, they’ll typically let you know on some other platform that someone has hijacked your account.” For followers of corporate accounts, however, it may not be so simple. In addition to flagrant abuse of the “Caps Lock” key, the first indicator that your account has been hacked is blatantly “off-message” posts. Burger King’s account instructed followers to “Look for a McDonald’s in a hood near you.” During Jeep’s hacking, the company’s official account declared that “We just got sold to @Cadillac because we caught our employees doing this in the bathroom,” with an attached photo of a man with a prescription pill bottle. In short: If a corporate account isn’t trying to sell its own product, and says so in all capital letters, the password security has likely been defeated.

Read the rest of the article at Bloomberg Businessweek

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Janine Turner’s ’90 in 90′ on Constitution

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 22, 2013

By: Patrick Gavin

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Janine Turner knows this much to be true: Americans don’t know their Constitution.

“There’s just such a lack of knowledge,” said the actress best known for her role as Maggie O’Connell in the 1990s television series, “Northern Exposure.” “It’s not on the front of anyone’s mind anymore.”

In 2010, she founded Constituting America, a website and learning initiative aimed at bringing the founding documents into the lives of young Americans. And, this week, the group unveiled its annual “90 in 90” project and online forum, which features 90 essays from 90 individuals on constitutional topics.

Read the rest of the article at Politico

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Chad Kultgen, author of The Average American Marriage, talks porn, squirrels and civil rights

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 22, 2013

By: Kalen Deremo

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Chad Kultgen is the epitome of everything that is lewd in this world. His work is dirty, offensive and polarizing (see: The Average American Male). He makes a living transcribing explicit sexual fantasies with the women who frequent your local fitness center, and could give a rat’s ass about how marginalized he makes you feel — you average American person, you! On Thursday, February 21, Kultgen will be appearing at the Tattered Cover in LoDo to promote his new book, The Average American Marriage. Prior to his arrival in Denver, Westword caught up with the controversial author to talk about America’s ever-growing addiction to porn and how there’s no possible way online dating sites could have been created by a higher power.

 

Read the interview at Westword

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