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Suspended: Deputy Minister and Advisor Who Made Fun of Laura Chinchilla and Ottón Solís In Social Media

(CONFIDENTIAL) The Deputy Minister of Planning, Francisco Delgado, and Marisa Batalla, adviser to legislator Paola Vega, were suspended from their positions for one month and without pay after they were involved in a scandal for making fun of a photo Laura Chinchilla and Ottón...

Suspects In The Killing Of Stefano Calandrelli Tortured Another Man in April

The two women suspected of killing the Italian businessman, Stefano Calandrelli, had kidnapped and tortured another man to rob him. The events occurred on April 17, said on Tuesday afternoon the Operational Unit of the Prosecutor's Office. Currently, the young women, with last names Smith...

Nicaragua’s proposed social media controls follow dictatorship handbook

The government of Nicaragua announced last Wednesday its suggestion for the country’s legislature to take steps to regulate social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, among others)–under the pretext of protecting the integrity of families and guaranteeing civil security. Photo credit: MattHurst on Best Running / CC...

Cyberbullying at an all-time high: Don’t be a bystander

Never in the history of humanity has bullying been so inventive and thus destructive. Cyberbullies exploit this digital age to spread hate. They intentionally and repeatedly use the internet to cause harm, fear or distress to people. Their behaviour includes harassing individuals they consider...

Fighting Engagement Bait on Facebook

Facebook says it is getting tough in 'engagement baiting', the spammy posts that goad people into interacting with likes, shares, comments, and other actions. For example, “LIKE this if you’re an Aries!” This tactic, known as “engagement bait,” seeks to take advantage of our News...

Government Admits Unable To Stop Uber Advertising On Social Networks and Search Engines

The government admits its inability to reach out beyond its borders in its battle against Uber. The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) admitted that it cannot limit the advertising of Uber channeled through social media networks like Facebook and search engines like...

Receiving Child Porn On Your Mobile Phone Can Land You In Jail in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - Pay close attention, receiving erotic images of minors on your smartphone via apps such as WhatsApp could expose you to an investigation and jail, if convicted, for possession of child pornography. The law is clear. Costa Rica's Criminal Code (Codigo Penal)...

U.S. To Require Visa Applicants To Provide Social Media History And 15 Years Work and Travel History

Q COSTA RICA - The so-called “extreme vetting” urged by U.S. President Donald Trump could likely affect some Costa Ricans applying for a visa to the United States, who may be questioned about their social media accounts, along with about 15 years of information...

Why Developers Are So High In Demand

  For the layman, the development of computer programs and applications might as well be magic. There is a reason that it is so difficult to find strong programmers to fill entry level jobs and why veteran developers are feverishly fought over. The skills required...

Computers In Tico Homes Decreased, Survey Reveals

(QCOSTARICA) For the first time in six years, the percentage of ownership of computers, both desktops and laptops, in Tico (Costa Rican) homes has decreased. According to figures from the Encuesta Nacional de Hogares (ENAHO) - national household survey, the number went from 52% in...

Costa Rica Authories Warn Of Extortion Scams Against Men On Facebook

QCOSTARICA - Married men who engage in a simple and innocent conversation on the social media like Facebook could enter a world of hurt and become a victim of a new form of extortion, warns Costa Rica's judicial police, the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial...

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