A cheerleader who lost her millionaire legacy left by her husband, a young man who was fired for cause and a girlfriend who discovered her partner's betrayal. What do these cases have in common? All are directly related to social networks and smart devices. With the evolution of technology, privacy becomes an increasingly fragile asset. Mistakes, mistakes and secrets can come to the public much more easily and cause surprising twists and turns. Thinking about it, TechTudo listed, in the following lines, six times that technology "denounced" people.
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1. Viva loses inheritance due to controversy on Instagram
A controversy involving Instagram caused a twist in the trial of French singer Johnny Hallyday's inheritance lawsuit. Using the photos published by the rocker on the social network, the children of the star's first marriages managed to prove that their father had spent most of his days in France, and in the United States, as the lively Laeticia Hallyday had claimed. With that, they gained the right to share the millionaire inheritance left by the singer, who had named his wife as the sole heir to the fortune. The case happened in May 2019.
2. Woman discovers cheating on husband after seeing photo on Instagram
Polmicas on Instagram: woman discovers husband's extramarital affair after seeing photo on social network Photo: Pond5
In November 2017, while scrolling through the Instagram feed, Russian Yulia Agranovych came across a photo that showed the exact view from her bedroom window. Suspicious, she decided to investigate the profile of the author of the image and concluded that she was being betrayed by her husband after seeing photos of his partner with his wife. "Nice view from my husband's room," commented Yulia in her lover's post. After confronting her husband, who admitted to the extramarital affair, the Russian filed for divorce.
3. Gal Gadot uses iPhone to tweet on Huawei phone
In April 2018, actress Gal Gadot, famous for portraying Wonder Woman in theaters, used her profile on Twitter to post an ad in which she treated the Huawei Mate 10 Pro phone as her newest darling. It turns out that the microblog ended up delivering that the post had been published from an iPhone. The bust, made by the American youtuber Marques Brownlee, went viral on the Internet. The actress deleted the tweet and said she uses the Huawei device. She justified the gaffe by saying that the episode was a mistake by her staff, who used Apple's cell phone to publish the post.
4. Journalist discovers cheating because of fitness bracelet
Fitbit accessories detect steps, heart rate and other details of the user's health Photo: Divulgao / Fitbit
A Fitbit fitness bracelet was crucial for the discovery of a betrayal. The case happened to sports journalist Jane Slater, who had received the wearable as a gift from her then boyfriend. The couple decided to synchronize the device so that one could encourage the other to play sports.
Everything was going very well until her boyfriend's bracelet started reporting high levels of physical activity during the night. Suspicious, Jane put the pieces together: Spoiler alert: he was not enrolled in a class at the (gym chain) OrangeTheory at 4 am, he quipped in a Twitter account. According to the communicator, the case happened in 2014.
5. Young man loses job after talking badly about his boss on Twitter
For many people, Twitter is a true personal diary. Users tell details of their own routine, share paid doctors on a daily basis, vent about relationships and even complain about bosses. In the latter case, however, the tweet can be expensive. That's what happened in 2016 with Lucas Norberto, fired for cause after talking badly about work and the manager on the microblog.
The store where the twitterer worked attached six long pages with prints of posts to the resignation statement. In one of the tweets, Lucas said the boss was going to have an operation and wished she would return from the operating room "just like Michael Jackson". According to him, the Twitter account was closed, but the manager created a fake profile and stayed for three months collecting all the posts where he spoke ill of her or the company.
6. Hospital workers are fired after dancing 'What the hell was that shot' during office hours
'What Shot Was That?' generates dismissal in a hospital in Bahia Photo: Reproduo / YouTube (Curioso Voc)
Two employees of the Santa Casa da Bahia hospital were fired after recording and publishing on YouTube a video in which they appear dancing to the song "What was that shot?", By funkeira Jojo Todynho. The case happened in 2018, when the hit gave rise to a challenge in which people should throw themselves on the floor to simulate that they were hit by a shot and then get up, continuing the damaging choreography.
In the recording, the two men are in uniform, inside the hospital, and use an institutional wheelchair. In a statement, Santa Casa da Bahia said that the employees were on work hours, without express authorization from the institution, and that they left patients waiting for their services to record the humor video.