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Amazon Confirms Deal to Buy Middle East E-Commerce Leader Souq.com
03/28/17 3:23 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 638 Words

"It would seem to be a perfect high margin target for Amazon," he told the E-Commerce Times. "Amazon has been looking to buy into e-commerce in non-U.S. territories in order to avoid some of the competitive issues that other Web services have encountered, like Facebook ...

Peter Suciu
Too Much Communication
03/28/17 9:39 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1141 Words

Millennials are just as likely to "snap" or "tweet" as they are to talk on their smartphones, and many close friends of all ages rely on social media sites like Facebook to "chat."

Spanning Great Distances
It is likely impossible...

John P. Mello Jr.
UK Home Secretary: Apps Shouldn't Serve as Terrorist Hiding Places
03/27/17 3:44 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 782 Words

Apps with end-to-end encryption, like Facebook's WhatsApp, should not be allowed to conceal terrorists' communications from law enforcement, Rudd said in an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show , a BBC broadcast.

"There should be no place for terrorists to...

Richard Adhikari
Trending Storylines Hone LinkedIn's Relevance
03/22/17 1:35 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 564 Words

The Problem With Curated News
Algorithms' nose for news may not be accurate, as Facebook found out last year, when it tried to control the explosion of fake news in its Trending Topics section after getting rid of its human...

David Jones
Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements
03/23/17 3:40 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 774 Words

Several top U.S. advertisers -- including AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson -- this week pulled out of their agreements with...

John P. Mello Jr.
Facebook Gets Tough on Spy Apps
03/15/17 10:51 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 625 Words

The company has updated its Facebook and Instagram policies to prohibit developers from using data obtained from those platforms in surveillance tools, according to Rob Sherman, deputy chief privacy officer at Facebook.

Facebook already has taken enforcement actions against devs who created...

Richard Adhikari
WhatsApp Field-Trials Business Chat
03/14/17 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 574 Words

The company also announced that it would tighten its coordination with parent Facebook.

WhatsApp's decision to coordinate more closely with Facebook triggered a user exodus last year, and implementing a business chat capability could prompt more to flee.

The...

John P. Mello Jr.
Snap Sells Itself as Camera Company as IPO Nears
02/27/17 3:11 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 607 Words

It's a way for the company to distinguish itself from other photo-sharing and messaging apps, in particular Instagram and WhatsApp, both Facebook properties.

Instagram "has historically defined itself as a photo-sharing site," Rubin said.

That kind of differentiation may be short...

Peter Suciu
FCC Reverses Course on Internet Privacy Rules
03/02/17 2:59 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 609 Words

The new rules were meant to level the playing field for edge providers, including Google , Facebook and Amazon, he told the E-Commerce Times.

However, opponents viewed the new rules as distorting the market, "so the losers now are Facebook and...

John P. Mello Jr.
WikiLeaks Dumps CIA Hacking Docs Online
03/08/17 9:47 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 896 Words

Bigger Than Facebook
According to WikiLeaks, by the end of 2016, the CIA had produced more than a thousand hacking systems, trojans, viruses and other weaponized malware.

"Such is the scale of the CIA's undertaking that by 2016, its...

David Jones
Google Unveils Guetzli, Open Source JPEG Encoder, to Speed Browsing
03/18/17 10:38 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 851 Words

"My educated guess is that Google made Guetzli public because Google doesn't control most of the endpoints that capture the images that Google then stores for image searches," Teich told LinuxInsider. "It makes Google's business run a little better if everyone uses Guetzli as their native JPEG format -- and the same is true for other cloud services that handle images at scale, such as Facebook, ...

Peter Suciu
Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed
03/17/17 1:17 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1126 Words

"The information can make it more convenient for criminals, but this information is already out there and could be picked off LinkedIn or Facebook," added Hodge.

"The bigger worry from this is that it casts a light on the global...

David Jones
Crafty Phishing Technique Can Trick Even Tech-Savvy Gmail Users
03/17/17 10:45 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 610 Words

Many have shared warnings on Facebook to alert family and friends, given that the technique has exploited otherwise trusted contacts so successfully.

Google's Reply
Google has been aware of the issue at least since mid-January, based on comments from Google...

John P. Mello Jr.
Tech Companies Weigh Responses to WikiLeaks Exposure
03/11/17 10:40 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 868 Words

Assange Offers Sneak Peek
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took to Facebook Live Thursday, offering to give tech companies making products targeted by CIA hacking tools exclusive access to any tools in WikiLeaks' possession, so the businesses could plug any security...

Peter Suciu
Facebook Aims to Carve Out a Spot in the Living Room
02/02/17 10:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 658 Words

The Facebook app soon could be available on a variety of set-top boxes, including Apple TV, according to the WSJ report. The initiative reportedly began in earnest last summer, after incubating for years as a concept.

News of this effort follows Facebook's...

David Jones
Facebook Puts More Work Into Social Networking
02/21/17 12:26 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 508 Words

Although many companies already have been using Facebook to find workers, the new functionality formalizes its job search capabilities, the company said.

U.S. and Canadian businesses can use the company's new jobs bookmark to list open positions and allow users to apply...

Richard Adhikari
Facebook Gets More In-Your-Face
02/17/17 10:41 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 565 Words

Android device users can keep the video playing even when they exit the Facebook app.

Facebook also announced a video app for TV, which it promised to roll out soon to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV. More...

David Jones
Facebook Taps Barra to Push VR to the Next Level
01/27/17 12:22 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 629 Words

Barra will fill the void left last month, when Brendan Iribe stepped down as CEO of Oculus to head up a new Facebook unit that will develop the personal computer side of its VR business. Jon Thomason will lead the mobile division.

...

Richard Adhikari
Germany Could Ding Facebook for Fake News
12/30/16 8:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 734 Words

... frenzied 2016 election cycle mercifully is over, but Facebook's fake news problem isn't going away. The company may face steep fines in Germany if it fails to address it satisfactorily. A bill slated for consideration next year would establish fines of...

Richard Adhikari
Calling Facebook Customer Service? Beware of Fraudsters
02/02/17 2:53 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 618 Words

... Google search for a Facebook customer support phone number may direct users to a number set up by fraudsters, according to NPR. The fraudulent number, 844-735-4595, appeared not only as top result in a Google search, but also as a featured snippet...

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