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David Jones
Facebook Rolls Out European-Style Privacy Protections
04/19/18 10:42 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 863 Words

... on Tuesday unveiled a comprehensive series of privacy enhancements designed to extend protections required by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation to all of the social media company's users around the world. The updates, which include major changes to the company's...

John P. Mello Jr.
Planned Apple News Subscription Service Could Address Fake News, Pay Walls
04/18/18 11:06 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 650 Words

With satisfaction declining in news published on social media , Apple may be positioning itself to become a trusted source of online news.

"Fake news is rampant," declared Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies .

"A curated news site that...

Pam Baker
Reining In Data-Crazed Tech Companies
04/16/18 11:43 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1230 Words

On the surface, it appears to be a clear-cut issue: Social media and other tech companies must be reined in.

Certainly, the EU thinks so, as is evidenced by its new General Data Protection Regulation. However, despite the horrendous damages wreaked to...

Rob Enderle
Facebook and Google Could Be Nationalized in 5-10 Years
04/16/18 10:42 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1771 Words

... reading Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony, and viewing some video clips of his appearances before Senate and House committee hearings last week, it became very clear to me -- and I expect many in Congress (these were unprecedented events, and it's an election year) -- that social ...

David Jones
McAfee's Upgraded Cloud Security Protects Containers
04/17/18 11:26 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 567 Words

The situation is the same when it comes to other traditional threats, he said, such as denial-of-service , account hijacking, social engineering and operating system-based attacks.

Growing Market
The use of containers has grown rapidly in recent years, indicates...

John P. Mello Jr.
Facebook Peddles Future Behavior Data to Advertisers
04/17/18 10:14 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 625 Words

Facebook has developed a new advertising service designed to predict the future behavior of consumers, The Intercept reported Friday, after viewing...

Rob Enderle
Turning Social Media From a Problem Into a Solution
04/09/18 10:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1605 Words

... shooting incident that took place last week at YouTube had less to do with guns than with the failure of the police to act on information in a timely way and the inability of social media to be anything but part of...

Rob Enderle
The Power of Social Media and the Coming Repeal of the 2nd Amendment
04/02/18 11:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1807 Words

We still don't seem to get the scary power of social media and fake news .

I'll share some thoughts on the impressive power of social media and the massive risk of underestimating kids in this new digital world, and then close...

John P. Mello Jr.
Researchers to Put Facebook's Role in Elections Under Magnifying Glass
04/10/18 9:43 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 969 Words

"This is a critical first step toward a deeper understanding of how social media is used to sow distrust and spread disinformation that threatens American democracy -- and what we, as a society, can do about it to create a healthier discourse,"...

John P. Mello Jr.
#DeleteFacebook Movement Gathers Steam
03/21/18 9:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 838 Words

Indignation over Facebook's role in the data leak has mushroomed since the appearance of the Times story, and some users have taken to Twitter to announce their liberation from the social network.

i locked down all app access a long...

John P. Mello Jr.
Facebook Phone-Scraping Takes Users by Surprise
03/27/18 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 938 Words

They had every single social event I went to, a list of all my friends (and their birthdays) and a list of every text I've sent. — Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) March 25, 2018 Opaque Transparency While it appears that Facebook believes it has...

Richard Adhikari
Women-Owned Firms More Active on Social Nets
03/27/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 694 Words

... businesses use social media extensively, suggest the results of a recent Clutch survey of 351 United States firms with fewer than 500 employees. Overall, 71 percent of the respondents used social media for business purposes, and those affiliated with firms owned by...

Denis Pombriant
The Social Utility
03/24/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1054 Words

Used as Intended
The latest example to hit the radar might be social media , which has completed many steps of the lifecycle with blistering speed in just over a decade. This speed notwithstanding, we are now at a point...

David Jones
Brit Lawmakers Want Cambridge Analytica's Nix to Explain a Few Things
03/23/18 10:36 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 947 Words

MP Damian Collins, chair of the UK Parliament Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, on Thursday sent a letter asking Nix to provide additional testimony, after media reports in The Guardian , The New York Times , and Channel 4 in the UK...

David Jones
Mysterious Disappearance of Zuck Posts Rings Another Facebook Alarm Bell
04/09/18 11:59 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 716 Words

Facebook secretly used technology to delete archived messages sent from Zuckerberg's social media account, TechCrunch reported last week. Facebook told TechCrunch that it began using the tool after the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures as a means of protecting executive communications.


Peter Suciu
Facebook Comes Up With a New Data Access Plan
04/06/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 961 Words

CEO Mark Zuckerberg also discussed some of Facebook's new efforts to shore up user privacy protections in a 45-minute long Q&A with members of the media on Wednesday.

Facebook will implement nine changes, which will allow users to set privacy levels and...

David Jones
Zuckerberg Bobs, Weaves at Senate Hearing
04/11/18 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 797 Words

It appeared that Zuckerberg tried to be as forthcoming as possible without going too deeply into the weeds in his responses to numerous detailed questions about disclosure, privacy and data practices, which were thrown at him by officials with varying levels of expertise on social ...

David Jones
House Critics Grill Zuckerberg Over Political Bias, Privacy
04/12/18 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 602 Words

The questions lawmakers have posed to Zuckerberg over the past couple of days indicate that many members of Congress have a limited understanding of the intricacies of data collection, the use of algorithms, and the business models of Facebook and other social ...

Vivian Wagner
Zoho VP Rodrigo Vaca: AI Can Help Salespeople Seize the Moment
03/26/18 11:05 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 855 Words

If you think of CRM as the centerpiece for your company, and you marry that with the escalating amount of data that each company is gathering each day -- about sales activity, social activity and any number of other signals -- then you...

Richard Adhikari
Snapchat May Risk Connecting Apps, Despite Facebook Uproar
03/31/18 8:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 668 Words

The Root of Social Media Evil
"The advantage -- and disadvantage -- of social apps like Snapchat and Facebook is that they rely on user traffic and data to make money, and for their stock valuation," Rebecca Wettemann, vice president...

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