Oh, this looks like fun:
Recently Breitbart News reported that six eBay employees were named in federal charges for intimidating critics of the company with a cyberstalking terror campaign, now a recent article from the New York Times outlines how many Silicon Valley companies have been using similar intimidation tactics for years.
The Times states that Silicon Valley companies regularly employ “trust and safety” teams staffed with former police officers and national intelligence analysts. Their work includes protecting executives and intellectual property, preventing blackmail attempts, and watching out for fraud and theft. But, in some cases, Silicon Valley’s intense focus on reputation and brand can lead these teams to take excessive action.
Read the whole article for details. Beware the Red Curtain Of Blood (RCOB) that may come over your eyes, as it did mine.
Looks like some corporate executives need a good ball-kicking.
And by the way? The inability of law enforcement to deal with this shit properly is what enables the Tony Sopranos of this world to flourish. And even without that, bullying only works on fearful people.
Don’t be fearful. Just be prepared to be enraged.
The people were acting in the interests of their employer, it should be easy to get the deep pockets of eBay to pay a barrel of dough to this couple. Future headlines: “settled out of court for an undisclosed sum” .
It turns out there are people out there who are trying to get you.
Not inability to deal with the issue. Unwillingness.
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