Feeds

E$$O sets attack dogs on protest site

Not working for the Yankee Dollar

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Mighty E$$O the world's biggest company, is seeking to shut down the web site of an environmental protest group - because its logo has been doctored.

It is taking Greenpeace, a member of the StopEsso coalition, to court in France. The logo which replaces the double S in Esso with dollar signs causes "reputational damage" to Esso, which seeks €80,000 a day in compensation.

According to StopEsso, the oil giant claims "the
doctored letters resemble the moniker of the Nazi secret police, the 'SS'" (actually, that's the Gestapo).

Spot the amazing similarity? No, we didn't either. Such a claim from Esso is, we feel, at best an unwarranted slur on the US dollar, the world's most popular currency. At worst, it is a very unpleasant smear tactic.

In a statement, StopEsso said the papers "filed by Esso show that it is seeking to have the French version of the StopEsso website taken down. While Esso refuses to discuss the content of the site, it says the use of the campaign logo on the site is enough to justify its removal". ®

Related stories

Eco site fuels anti-Esso protest
Waging peace on the Intenet
Culture jammers spoof WTO web site
Linux fans 'hack' Windows XP advert

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.