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November 26, 2015
Google's struggle with the "right to be forgotten" in Europe, which has meandered through the European court system and been upheld repeatedly therein, finally has some numerical context as Google updated the publicly available information on the requests they have received.
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October 28, 2015
Via Facebook, and several other news outlets reporting the info, Facebook is finally getting rid of one of its most annoying features that you might not have even been aware actually existed. And it is replacing it with something that might be even worse.
September 16, 2015
Twitter allegedly eavesdrops on its users’ private Direct Message communications. As soon as a user sends a Direct Message, a suit alleges, Twitter intercepts, reads, and, at times, even alters the message.
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 / According to Rob Price of Business Insider and Allison Pohle of , 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.