‘SOCIAL MEDIA’ News

Unauthorized software is proliferating in the workplace, What apps are your employees using?

Unauthorized cloud-based software is proliferating in the workplace, causing regulatory and security challenges for companies that often don’t even know their employees are using it. Some of the services are well known, such as Dropbox, for file sharing, and the multipurpose social-media site Facebook ....

Facebook unprecedented reveals search warrant of hundreds of accounts

Facebook revealed that since last summer it’s been fighting a court order that required it to disclose social-media information involving hundreds of people. “This unprecedented request is by far the largest we’ve ever received — by a magnitude of more than ten — and we...

Google launches webform for ‘right to be forgotten’ removal requests in response to EU court ruling

Privacy Google has launched a webpage where European citizens can request that links to information about them be taken off search results, the first step to comply with a court ruling affirming the “right to be forgotten”. The company, which processes more than 90% of all...

Right to Be Forgotten? Europe’s Orwellian Internet Time Warp

By David Kirkpatrick When the European Court of Justice—the rough equivalent of the U.S. Supreme Court—ruled that individuals have the “Right to Be Forgotten,” it took a dangerous step backward. Among many potential negative consequences, it could contribute to slowing global economic growth. The court endorsed...

Email exchanges between NSA and Google executives reveal far cozier relationship

Email exchanges between National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Google executives Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt suggest a far cozier working relationship between some tech firms and the U.S. government than was implied by Silicon Valley brass after last year’s revelations about NSA...

Heartbleed bug hit list, Why you need to change your password now

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could...

Twitter Ban :The Turkish media experiment

Countries who seek to gain control over their people through the internet have their own agendas. They are in search of larger governmental control or even censorship online. — Marietje Schaake, European Parliament Member, Feb 2014 Politics, claimed the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, is...

How Facebook will have to radically transform itself in order to justify buying WhatsApp

There has been endless high-quality discussion about why Facebook was willing to pay more than what half of the S&P 500 companies are worth for WhatsApp. My biased distillation of the consensus is, basically, Facebook wanted to keep WhatsApp out of the clutches of Google, and the sale...

Twitter Hate Speech Map Pinpoints Racist, Homophobic Hotspots Across U.S.

he most hateful tweeters in the United States tend to live in the eastern half of the country, according to a new map that pinpoints hate speech from Twitter across country. The map, created by geography students at Humboldt State University in California, looks at...

Interruption-driven Content Consumption

Where you sit defines what you know I recently moved my desk from a plum spot near the windows with lots of natural light to the other side of the newsroom. I did this for a couple of reasons, but first, let me explain why...