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David Jones
Facebook Swelters in Cambridge Analytica Heat
03/22/18 9:55 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 874 Words

... Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday broke Facebook's mysterious silence following news of several investigations into Cambridge Analytica's access to personal data belonging to 50 million Facebook users. Facing the wrath of everyone from U.S. and European regulators to shareholders, customers and employees,...

David Jones
Facebook Faces Multiple Government Probes in Massive Data Scandal
03/20/18 9:42 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 901 Words

... European Union, the UK Information Commissioner, and United States lawmakers have ratcheted up the pressure on Facebook over a user data scandal that threatens to engulf the company. The president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, summed up the stakes in a...

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

... Facebook members reportedly have shuttered their accounts in the wake of reports that Cambridge Analytica, a voter profiling company working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, harvested data from 50 million users, unbeknownst to them. The data firm used the information to develop...

Rob Enderle
Fake News Has Become an Existential Threat
03/19/18 11:27 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1705 Words

Facebook's Fake News Caused Genocide
I think is it important to point out that false news has consequences. In a United Nations report by Investigator Yanghee Lee, Facebook activity was cited as one of the causes of genocide in...

David Jones
YouTube Aims to Put the Brakes on Online Conspiracies
03/16/18 11:32 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 602 Words

Difficult Task
Like Facebook, YouTube faces an enormous challenge in trying to weed out fake news, conspiracy videos, and other types of hate speech or misinformation, observed Rick Edmonds, media business analyst at Poynter .

While some Wikipedia...

Richard Adhikari
Salesforce Offers SMBs a Bunch of Essentials
03/16/18 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 671 Words

The Lightning Service Console gives service agents a 360-degree view of customer interactions in one unified desktop view, regardless of how customers reach out -- through email, phone, Twitter or Facebook. The Service Cloud Mobile app lets agents provide personalized service...

Denis Pombriant
Facebook's Vulnerabilities Surface
03/07/18 12:35 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 893 Words

Grudging Assistance
A recent article in Wired , "Facebook Doesn't Know How Many People Followed Russians on Instagram" by Issie Lapowsky, documents Facebook's foot dragging on producing information for the various inquiries surrounding the 2016 American election.


David Jones
Facebook Under Fire for Bizarre Child Predator Survey Question
03/05/18 3:57 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 582 Words

... has come under fire after posing a survey question on how it should deal with predatory sexual behavior against children over the weekend.

And asked this and I'm like, er wait it making it secret the best Facebook can...

Edward Block, Peter Vogel & Eric Levy
German Court's Privacy Ruling Against Facebook Will Have Far-Reaching Effects
03/14/18 3:49 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 818 Words

A German court earlier this year ruled that Facebook's terms of use did not comply with informed consent.

Informed consent is specific under EU rules. Article 4(11) of the GDPR defines consent as "any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication...

John P. Mello Jr.
Russians Pose as Americans to Steal Data on Social Media
03/08/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 835 Words

Using names like "BlackMattersUS" and "Black4Black," the agents set up hundreds of accounts on Facebook and Instagram, the WSJ said.

As part of its efforts to address the abuse of its platform during the election, Facebook introduced a tool that would...

John P. Mello Jr.
Google to Weed Out Cryptocurrency Ads
03/15/18 3:57 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 726 Words

Facebook adopted a similar policy earlier this year when it began prohibiting ads for binary options, initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency, on the grounds that they frequently were associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.

Following the Google announcement, bitcoin prices...

Hunter Sappington
The VR Experience: Challenges for a Growing Market
03/10/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 783 Words

The major companies that drove the early push for consumer VR -- Facebook, Valve/HTC, Sony, Samsung and Google -- continue to lead the market today. Microsoft joined them with the release of its Windows Mixed Reality headsets at the end of...

Richard Adhikari
Customer Experience Revolution Ahead: Gartner
02/24/18 11:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 680 Words

Twenty percent of brands will abandon their mobile apps by 2019, he predicted, choosing consumer messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and WeChat instead.

By 2020, Alvarez said, we can expect to see the following changes: 25 percent of customer service and...

David Jones
Facebook Is Gobbling Less of Users' Time
02/01/18 3:24 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 833 Words

... social media industry may have to struggle to rehydrate in light of some surprising and troubling metrics Facebook released on Wednesday. In addition to a pause in user growth, there have been signs that user engagement may have reversed course. The decline...

David Jones
Facebook's Move to Dial Back News Ratchets Up Drama
01/17/18 11:51 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 669 Words

The shift follows more than a year of heavy criticism directed against Facebook. It has been blamed for failing to combat fake news on its website during the 2016 presidential election. In addition, concerns have been growing over mental health issues linked...

John P. Mello Jr.
Google Offers New Mobile Story Tech to Publishers
02/14/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 795 Words

"As Facebook focuses inwardly on their own business and presents challenges to publishers from a referrals point of view, getting page views through consumer engagement in the way most of us are going to go," she said.

Contrast With Facebook

David Jones
Germany Cracks Whip Against Hate Speech on Social Media
01/03/18 9:59 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 706 Words

The law calls for fines of up to 50 million euros on major social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other channels.

Facebook last month published a post in Germany saying that it shared the German government's goal to...

Rob Enderle
The End of Silicon Valley
01/08/18 10:55 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1639 Words

This is on top of the realization that social media companies like Facebook are destroying the U.S. , and former Facebook executives have been dissociating themselves from the company.

Further, news recently broke of what initially was reported to be an Intel...

Rob Enderle
Silicon Valley's Corrupt Underbelly: It's Far Worse Than We Thought
02/19/18 10:55 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1965 Words

I'd place Oracle , given its model and culture, as the most at risk, followed by Google and Facebook.

Google once was linked tightly to President Obama, making it an ideal political target. Facebook's risk is greater proximity to the Russian...

David Jones
Former Execs Team Up to Fight the Tech Addiction Monster
02/07/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 766 Words

... group of former Facebook, Google and Mozilla executives have joined forces with the Time Well Spent advocacy group to establish the Center for Humane Technology (CHT), a new organization dedicated to combating the growing problem of addictive behavior among social media...

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Self-driving vehicles should be banned -- one death is one too many.
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