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EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:12:36 AM
.... . Commission rules suggest the social network could have been fined up to 1% of its turnover - a figure that would have been at least twice the amount it has been told to pay. ...
Richard Branson says scammers are using his name to dupe investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:08:44 PM
....Branson made the comments as City of London police warned about the growing problem of criminals using the reputation of famous people such as the Virgin founder to give investments credibility. This brand of fraud sees criminals pose as binary options traders on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, often using the promise of unrealistically high returns on “investments” to lure potential victims. ...
Facebook must delete hate postings, Austria court rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 08:16:09 AM
....Facebook is desperate not to describe itself as a publisher because of the editorial and legal responsibilities that come with that position. CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to insist that his firm is a tech company and not a media organisation - and yet his social network is unquestionably a source of news for many of its 1. ...
Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 04:00:25 AM
....Facebook is under fresh political pressure to tackle fake news in the run up to the UK general election. Meanwhile, a BBC Panorama investigation to be broadcast later on Monday has found the social network played a decisive role in both the US election and Britain's EU referendum last year. ...
Putting you in the picture: yes, you can earn a living on Instagram image
.... But are these Insta-celebs just publicity-seeking pouters, or is posting a credible – and ethical – way to make money?. People of a certain vintage might wonder what we’re talking about, so here’s the basics: Instagram is a social networking app for sharing photos and videos, either on a smartphone or desktop computer. ...
Watch me, watch me image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:15:21 PM
.... . "I see live streaming following a path similar to social networking, where at first it started as a place for people to connect with each other but eventually evolved into a powerful platform for advertising, marketing, and publishing," says Paul Verna, principal analyst at eMarketer. ...
Facebook nears two billion monthly users image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:35:28 PM
. Facebook's profits have jumped in the first three months of the year, as the social network closes in on two billion users, according to its latest results. ...
Half of us aren't happy to discuss mental health at work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:02:25 PM
....So when Pizza Hut Restaurants launched a turnaround programme a couple of years ago, a conscious effort was made to focus on improving staff well-being alongside revamping menus and refurbishing restaurants. The firm has introduced an internal social network called No Shame which encourages discussion of embarrassing topics including mental health, to lessen the stigma around it. ...
Twitter signs deal with Bloomberg on rolling video news image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 02:35:23 PM
....The live video stream will be made up of original programming as well as feeds from Bloomberg bureaus. The deal builds on the live-streaming deals Twitter has done with others that spreads content via the social network. ...
Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content image
....". He said the social network was working with King's College, London and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue to make its efforts to curb hate speech more effective. ...
Google, Amazon and Microsoft report rising profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:53:18 PM
....". Microsoft also received a boost from social network LinkedIn, which it bought for $26bn in June last year. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
....Pessimists worry that the productivity-enhancing benefits of technology are waning and unlikely to rebound. They claim that technologies such as internet search and social networking cannot improve productivity to the same extent that electrification and the rise of the car did. ...
‘Invite a colleague to join you for a drink after work’ – our work expert responds image
.... We are at this point with my mum who is a baker and seeing her orders dry up as other bakers are marketing via Facebook. So she’s had to learn the art of the social network aged 70. ...
Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:19:46 PM
...."Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr," said Mark Zuckerberg near the start of Facebook's annual F8 developers conference. His social network had been criticised over the amount of time it had taken to take the clip offline. ...
Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false image
.... The UK government recently urged US firms, including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft, to do more to police their platforms and remove illegal and extremist content. German chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet has also backed legislation that could lead to fines of up to €50m if social networks refuse to remove illegal content and don’t give users an effective way to report fake news and hate speech. ...
Facebook to tackle fake news with educational campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 04:12:18 PM
.... . Angela Merkel's government has just approved plans which could see social networks fined up to 50m euros if they fail to remove illegal content within 24 hours. ...
Facebook revenge porn to be blocked from reposts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 01:27:19 PM
....Facebook is taking fresh action to prevent so-called revenge porn from being spread across its platforms. The social network is making it impossible to repost or share intimate images of people thought to have been uploaded without their permission once they have been identified as such and removed. ...
Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:00:06 AM
.... For the first time, it’s dealing not only with reputation damage but revenue damage,” said Alex Krasodomski-Jones, a researcher at the thinktank Demos. YouTube might purport to be a video-sharing service, but as with Google’s search engine and Facebook’s social network, the platform is really about one thing: advertising. ...
Germany warns social media firms over illegal content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:20:15 PM
....Germany's justice minister has drafted a law that seeks to impose the fines as part of efforts to police toxic chat. Heiko Maas said the voluntary efforts of social networks to tackle the problem had not gone far enough. ...
'I was stuck' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:30:12 AM
....But all of this surely applies to men as well? Isn't she just describing classic mid-life crisis symptoms that afflict everyone regardless of gender? Why do we think that men have all the magic answers to those problems?. Lisa argues that men have a better social network for dealing with the situation. ...
Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:00:44 AM
....The BBC first asked Facebook for an interview about its moderation system in late-2015, and repeated the request following this follow-up investigation. The social network's director of policy Simon Milner agreed to be interviewed last week, on condition the BBC provided examples of the material that it had reported, but had not been removed by moderators. ...
How to retire successfully: 'You need to ask what you want out of life' image
.... He has identified four elements of a successful retirement “in addition to the money bit”. “By far the most important element is a person’s social network,” he says. ...
MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen apps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:03:56 PM
....Suggested uses include:. A further use of the split screens would be to help take square-shaped photos for the social network Instagram. ...
Surge in smartphone shopping expected over next four years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:00:00 AM
....". Only 16 per cent of Britain's top retailers offer customer support through mobile chat versus 41 per cent of the top 100 US sites, and few companies have a presence on messaging platforms despite their growth beyond social networking sites. ...
For Carney, wages are the only true window to the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
.... Without it, ailing coastal towns and left-behind places in the Midlands and north face the prospect, not of a bump, but of a slump that sets them back before Brexit has even taken effect. It is obligatory for social network pioneers to boast that their inventions “empower people” and, sure enough, that Facebookish phrase can be found in the IPO document filed last week by Snap Inc, the owner of Snapchat. ...
Is Snapchat the new Facebook? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:13:50 PM
Snapchat rising: is Facebook-sized success the future for this youthful app? image
....Facebook’s response was to build a clone called Slingshot, which didn’t take off. The social networking giant has since been relentlessly and shamelessly experimenting with incorporating many of Snapchat’s popular features, such as ephemeral messages, photo-editing tools, face-altering filters and scannable personal barcodes. ...
Snapchat to make high-profile stock debut after revealing IPO plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 10:54:42 PM
.... The company recently diversified into selling Spectacles, video capturing sunglasses that became one of the hottest products of the holiday season. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has attempted to buy Snapchat on several occasions and was publicly rejected by Spiegel in 2013 after the social network billionaire offered $3bn for the company. ...
Facebook 'to launch ads within videos' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 01:55:02 PM
....The ads would probably first appear in Facebook videos by professional publishers, said one analyst. To date, the social network has resisted allowing "pre-roll" ads that play before a video starts. ...
Facebook Safety Check creates false alarm in Bangkok image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 04:27:27 AM
. Facebook users in Bangkok were falsely alerted to an "explosion" in the Thai capital, after the social network activated its Safety Check feature. ...
Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:59:58 AM
....The study suggests taking a break from using social media. The study of more than 1,000 participants, mostly women, says that "regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life". ...
Young, quick and very hip: Missguided and Pretty Little Thing hit the big time image
....Kane adds that key to Pretty Little Thing’s success is the age of the founders: “Umar is from the same generation as his customers. ” That means he knows his peers are glued permanently to their phones, scrolling through social networks. ...
Fake news: Facebook rolls out new tools to tackle false stories image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:24:21 PM
. Facebook has announced new features to help combat fabricated news stories on the world's largest social network. ...
2016: the year Facebook became the bad guy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 11:00:10 AM
.... Not to mention misreported advertising metrics and the increasingly desperate cloning of rival Snapchat’s core features. Things came to a head in November, when the social network was accused of influencing the US presidential election through politically polarized filter bubbles and a failure to tackle the spread of misinformation. ...
Google and Facebook back post-Brexit UK, but tech worries linger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 06:22:22 PM
....Facebook followed on Sunday by announcing its own UK expansion. The social network will hire another 500 employees in the UK, boosting its British headcount by 50%, as it prepares to open new London officesin 2017. ...
LinkedIn blocked by Russian authorities image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:14:59 PM
....LinkedIn told the BBC it hoped to meet Roskomnadzor to discuss the block. In 2014, Russia introduced legislation requiring social networks to store the personal data of Russian citizens on Russian web servers. ...
Facebook reveals fresh flaws with its data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 04:38:56 PM
....Facebook makes more than 200 metrics about its site available to third parties. The latest mistakes might appear relatively minor in nature, but one digital marketing expert said they undermined confidence in the social network. ...
Twitter suspends alt-right figureheads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:16:08 PM
....Twitter has suspended the accounts of several members of the American alt-right movement, including the leader of a white nationalist think tank. The social network has not given an explanation for its actions. ...
Children see 'worrying' amount of hate speech online image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:01:23 AM
.... Ofcom says 15% of 11-15s are communicating through one of the platforms at 22:00 and 2% are still messaging at midnight. Facebook remains the most popular social network. ...
Mark Zuckerberg vows more action to tackle fake news on Facebook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:07:35 AM
. Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook will do more to tackle fake news while continuing to argue that the spread of hoax stories on the social network did not affect the result of the US election. ...
Top French offices stop work in support of gender pay gap protest image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 07:31:26 PM
....On the group’s Facebook page dedicated to the protest, there were calls for nationwide demonstrations including at Place de la République and in Lyon and Nantes. The group also called for a display of solidarity on social networks. ...
UK halts Facebook's WhatsApp data dip image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 06:46:56 PM
. Facebook has been told it must not use data gathered from UK WhatsApp users to target ads on its core social network. ...
Facebook blocks Admiral's car insurance discount plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 11:45:49 AM
.... . "Even if personal information is publicly available on a social networking site, companies still have a duty to handle it fairly and comply with the law around data protection. ...
Facebook face-off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:10:59 AM
.... . "When I was 12 or 13 I started realising there were things [on Facebook] that I thought were a bit embarrassing," said 16-year-old Lucy, from Newcastle, whose dad has been posting pictures of her on the social networking site since she was seven. ...
Twitter axes Vine video service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 04:31:34 PM
....Vine let people share six-second-long video clips that played on a loop. Twitter did not give a reason for the closure, but earlier on Thursday it announced it was cutting 9% of its workforce following slow growth of the social network. ...
Would you do your banking with a tech startup? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 08:53:58 AM
....The question for the bank’s future is how many of those possibilities can crystallise into plans, and then projects, and then, eventually, features. That very uncertainty is what makes Monzo a tech company, not a bank: as Blomfield puts it, “most people don’t worry that their bank will announce one day that it’s pivoting to become a social network for cats. ...
How hackers handle stolen login data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 01:16:30 AM
....We've all had them. Those emails you read with a growing sense of dread which tell you to change the password you use on this account, that social network or one of the many other online services you use. ...
Facebook paid £4.1m in UK tax last year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 02:40:00 PM
....The firm said it was "proud" to have grown its business in the UK. The social network posted taxable profit for the year to 31 December of about £20m, on which it paid tax at the standard corporation tax rate. ...
When businesses mess up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 02:14:39 PM
.... Discounting the shorter views - including people who had ignored a video in their news feed - inflated the average viewing times for each video. The admission from the social networking giant drew criticism, though Facebook said the error had not changed how much advertisers paid the site. ...
Facebook apologises for baby hedgehog Marketplace ads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:31:13 AM
....Baby hedgehogs, illegal drugs and guns were listed for sale on the new Marketplace section of Facebook's app on its first day of operation. The social network has apologised, saying a glitch had prevented it from properly screening posts and removing those that violated its policies. ...
Twitter shares soar almost 20% on takeover talk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 02:04:28 PM
....". The $26bn purchase of the social network LinkedIn by Microsoft has helped to stoke speculation about the future of Twitter. ...
Facebook 'overestimated' video viewing time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:39:43 AM
....Facebook's analytics are an important tool for advertisers, who use them to work out how much of their video content is being watched. The social network said the error had been fixed and had not changed how much advertisers paid the site. ...
Microsoft launches $40bn share buyback image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 10:47:15 PM
....That was considered a high price for LinkedIn, which reported an annual loss of $166m. Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said it was part of Microsoft's transformation into a cloud computing business, providing a range of professional services to clients - including a social network to connect them to each other. ...
Tech Talent image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 11:00:39 PM
A woman's workplace image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 11:00:18 PM
.... . Lu Li set up Blooming Founders, a social network that aims to nurture and inspire women in the business start-up community. ...
WhatsApp users to receive adverts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:42:05 AM
....It is the first time the company has changed its privacy policy since the firm was bought by Facebook in 2014. WhatsApp will now share users' phone numbers with the social network, which it will use to provide "more relevant" friend suggestions and advertisements. ...
WeChat owner Tencent sees profits surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:15:07 PM
. Tencent, China's biggest online entertainment and social network company, has reported a 47% jump in second-quarter profits. ...
Bebo tycoon Michael Birch invests in 'sad state' Devon village image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 09:23:42 AM
. The multi-millionaire founder of the Bebo social networking site has said he pumped money into a North Devon village after seeing its "sad state". ...

Met to launch £1.7m troll-hunter squad after steep rise in online threats and abuse
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....Scotland Yard has created a new unit to police Facebook and Twitter by investigating offensive comments. A team of volunteers will search out material they deem inappropriate on social networks and report it to the unit. ...

Rapist photographer who drugged three men after luring them to photoshoots using Instagram had 'many more victims', detectives fear 
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....An amateur photographer who drugged and raped men after using Instagram to lure them to modelling shoots has been jailed for 11-and-a-half years, as detectives warned of "many more" potential victims. Nigel Wilkinson, 43, met his victims on the social network before inviting them to his home for "male fitness" photoshoots. ...
Facebook takes aim at ad-blocking software image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:36:03 PM
.... . The social network told users it understood how annoying ads could be. ...
Pensioners need BETTER protection against financial abuse - here are the warning signs image
....Those suffering from dementia are particularly vulnerable and numbers are likely to rise as cases of Alzheimers and other cognitive disorders increase. And lonely pensioners who are cut off from family, friends, and a social network are also at risk. ...
Split personality image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 11:01:02 PM
....Facebook can even track non-members' internet usage through the use of cookies place on their machines, as a recent legal decision in Belgium confirmed. Mr Schrems' experience vividly illustrates the challenges we face in a digital age full of messaging apps, social networks, tailored search engines, email clients, and banking apps, all collecting personal data about us and storing it, somewhere, in the cloud. ...
Facebook tests Express Wi-fi service in India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 04:39:54 PM
....In a statement, Facebook said the tests were being carried out with "multiple local ISP partners". Facebook is probably hoping that users who first encounter the web via a Facebook initiative will be more likely to become users of the social network - rather than a competitor - according to Ian Fogg, an analyst at IHS Technology. ...

One in four over-65s use social media, after massive rise in 'Instagrans'
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 09:00:00 PM
. One in four over-65s are now using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as older people increasingly turn to the internet to share family photographs and keep in touch with loved ones. ...
....Eleven people suffered mild injuries in Playa de Aro, in Girona, about 50 miles from Barcelona, as holidaymakers and locals ran for cover from what they thought was an attack. The youngsters e had used social networks to summon about 200 people to take part in the “flashmob” performance, which was based on paparazzi photographers hassling a celebrity. ...

Australia sees abuse in Nauru migrant camp as deterrent, say human rights groups
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....com/CTXVqoGD2n. Nauru, which charges foreign journalists AUD$8,000 (£4,500) for a visa application and restricts access to social networking sites such as Facebook, this year experienced a series of suicides and incidents of detainees hurting themselves in protests over their treatment. ...

'Trump’s War with Palm Beach': how Winter White House plan for 'President' Donald Trump has stirred controversy
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....  . Palm Beach’s pedigreed old guard social network combined with its highly restrictive laws have provided anything but a warm business climate for the Trump brand. ...
Degree or drop out? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 12:52:20 AM
....It's little more than a decade since Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard at the age of 19 to launch Facebook. The social network has made him the fourth-richest man in America and a hero to any aspiring college entrepreneur. ...

Child migrants 'forced into prostitution and hard labour' as unaccompanied arrivals to EU surge
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....While many girls are forced into the sex trade, boys from Egypt are pushed into criminal activity, like theft and drug dealing, to repay their debts, Save the Children said. Traffickers use social networking sites like Facebook to lure boys with the promise of a better life in Europe. ...

Fireman Sam producer apologises after showing character treading on page from the Koran
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....When the papers fly into the air, at least one sheet appears to be a page from the Islamic holy book. The scenes, which were unearthed by a member of the public, led to condemnation on social networking sites. ...

The net can now radicalise anyone in their bedroom. We must crack down before it tears Europe apart
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.... It is available in your kitchen. The minimal amount of time which was needed to radicalize Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who only began visiting a mosque in April and was not known to counter-terror authorities, shows to what extent our communications and communities have changed with the onset of the internet and the social networks. ...

The net can radicalise anyone in their bedroom. We must crack down before it tears Europe apart
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.... It is available in your kitchen. The minimal amount of time which was needed to radicalize Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who only began visiting a mosque in April and was not known to counter-terror authorities, shows to what extent our communications and communities have changed with the onset of the internet and the social networks. ...
Hunting ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 11:05:24 PM
....The interconnectivity of social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for illegal activity, and increasingly people are realising that their "friend" many not actually be their friend. Cybercrime on social networks can be broken down into three categories: . ...

Woman reunited with birth mother after 34 years thanks to Facebook
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 02:56:39 PM
....Adopted Kaye-Madonna Hindes, 34, decided to track down her mother after she was diagnosed with anal precancer having already battled cervical cancer. She posted an appeal on the social network looking for ‘Aimée from Oak Park, Illinois in 1981’ along with a photo and letter written by her mother. ...

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