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September 03, 2015
Heading into the 2015-2016 school year, Orange County’ s school board is to start monitoring the social media posts of all students at its public schools using the tracking software Snaptrends . The software will be programmed to scan posts for keywords that might signal cyberbullying among students, intent of suicide, or violent threats.
August 28, 2015
So it has come to this: In a post on his personal Facebook profile, Mark Zuckerberg announced that on Monday, August 24th, Facebook had one billion users. Or, as Zuckerberg put it in his post "1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family." (It's slightly less than that, but let's not quibble.) The site has about 1.49 billion users, but Monday was the first time more than a billion had logged in in one 24-hour period.
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August 13, 2015
OmniArt / Shutterstock.com According to Rob Price of Business Insider and Allison Pohle of Boston.com , Harvard student Aran Khanna had secured a highly prized summer internship with Facebook a few months ago when he released an app he'd created called Marauder's Map . This app would go viral, lead...
August 11, 2015
A new report by PageFair and Adobe has found that the use of ad blocking software will cost publishers a massive $22 billion in 2015, and that its use has grown by 41% in the last 12 months alone. That’s a major concern for digital marketing, and something all social media and online advertisers need to be aware of .
Ad-Blocking Software –The Next Major Challenge Digital Marketers Need to be Aware of | Social Media Today
August 05, 2015
How would you feel about a bank or money lending company assessing your worthiness for a loan based on your social media presence? It feels a little unnerving doesn’t it? But, theoretically, it may be an accurate indicator of your borrowing potential – and it’s likely already happening, whether you like it or not.
New Patent Means Your Facebook Friends Could Make or Break Your Loan Approval | Social Media Today
July 27, 2015
At a recent EPIC Champions of Freedom privacy event, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook finger-wagged some of his Silicon Valley neighbors—without mentioning names Facebook and Google —on how they were using their users’ data. “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong. And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be,” Cook said.
July 08, 2015
In today’s data economy, we’re sharing a ton of personal information about ourselves online. And this privacy discussion is only going to get bigger, especially as companies and government agencies get better at collecting, analyzing, and sometimes selling the data we’re freely sharing with them. Trust is at the heart of the privacy issue and is the glue that will keep the data ecosystem together.
July 07, 2015
With nearly a third of the world using social media on a regular basis, social media reach and privacy have become hot topics. This infographic looks at the main privacy concerns among social media users.
June 22, 2015
A Pew Research study last month took a look at how Americans’ attitudes regarding data and privacy have changed in a post-Snowden world. The findings show that “Americans feel privacy is important in their daily lives in a number of essential ways. Yet, they have a pervasive sense that they are under surveillance when in public and very few feel they have a great deal of control over the data that is collected about them and how it is used.”
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June 17, 2015
The new social platform Minds is hoping to establish its own space in the world of social networks by doing the opposite of what most successful social networks do.
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