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Calling Facebook a Utility Would Only Make Things Worse
Facebook is ubiquitous, yes?but we shouldn't put it on the same regulatory plane as telecom giants.
2 days ago
Wired
Calling Facebook a Utility Would Only Make Things Worse
Survey: Most Facebook Users Don’t Expect Much Privacy
You’ve probably heard the saying, “consumers don’t care about privacy,” which I’ve always found to be an odd phrase since it seems like a logical fallacy. As a part of my day job as an industry analyst, I spend a lot of time with company executives talking through our ...
2 days ago
Fast Company
Survey: Most Facebook Users Don’t Expect Much Privacy
More Facebook videos will get pre-roll ads soon
Facebook plans to try out pre-roll ads -- that is, commercials that play before videos -- in more parts of its service. This comes after it's spent months testing the format in limited places, like the Watch section. In a blog post published today, t...
23 hours ago
Engadget
More Facebook videos will get pre-roll ads soon
'H1Z1' Pro League's Vegas matches stream on Facebook this weekend
H1Z1's take on the battle royale genre may not be as popular as, say, Fortnite or PUBG, but it has something the other two don't: an eSports tournament in Vegas. On Saturday the 21st, 75 pro players from 15 well-known teams like Echo Fox, Cloud9 and...
23 hours ago
Engadget
'H1Z1' Pro League's Vegas matches stream on Facebook this weekend
Facebook removes 1.5 billion users from protection of EU privacy law
In anticipation of the EU's new GDPR rule, Facebook limits its legal umbrella.
2 days ago
Ars Technica
Facebook removes 1.5 billion users from protection of EU privacy law
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SmugMug acquires Flickr
Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary Oath. USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he hopes to revitalize Flickr . At the same time, he said he’s still figuring out his actual plans: ...
21 hours ago
Techcrunch
SmugMug acquires Flickr
SmugMug Acquires Flickr
Today SmugMug, the leading photo management and sharing platform, announced the acquisition of Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. This acquisition will create the most influential photography community in the world. For 15 years SmugMug has focused on helping the photographer ...
22 hours ago
Readwrite
SmugMug Acquires Flickr
SmugMug is throwing once-vital Flickr a lifeline
If you’re under the age of 30, you probably don’t remember this, but there was a time, earlier in this century, when Flickr was the be-all, end-all online photo repository and community. Flickr was founded by Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield and his then-wife Caterina Fake and bought ...
2 days ago
Fast Company
SmugMug is throwing once-vital Flickr a lifeline
Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr
Long before Minecraft exploded from a development tool to a game purchased by Microsoft for billions of dollars, there was Flickr. The photo-sharing started in 2004 based on tools built for a never-released MMO before being purchased by Yahoo (now a...
19 hours ago
Engadget
Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr
SmugMug acquires Flickr from Yahoo
SmugMug, a photo-sharing service for consumer and professional photographers, has acquired Flickr, the two companies announced this afternoon. Flickr was sold by parent company Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon that includes companies like Yahoo and AOL. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Flickr ...
19 hours ago
Venturebeat
SmugMug acquires Flickr from Yahoo
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YouTube ads for hundreds of brands still running on extremist and white nationalist channels
It's been more than a year since YouTube promised to improve controls over what content advertisers would find their ads in front of; eight months since it promised to demonetize "hateful" videos; two months since it said it would downgrade offensive channels; and yet CNN reports that ads from hundreds ...
24 hours ago
Techcrunch
YouTube ads for hundreds of brands still running on extremist and white nationalist channels
Twitter banned Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab from buying ads
The U.S. government isn’t the only one feeling skittish about Kaspersky Lab. On Friday, the Russian security firm’s founder Eugene Kaspersky confronted Twitter’s apparent ban on advertising from the company, a decision it quietly issued in January. No matter how this situation develops, ...
2 days ago
Techcrunch
Twitter banned Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab from buying ads
Kaspersky publishes open letter revealing Twitter banned its ads
(Reuters) — Twitter Inc. said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company's business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies. Twitter confirmed the ban ...
24 hours ago
Venturebeat
Kaspersky publishes open letter revealing Twitter banned its ads
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How to Feel Secure With Your Data in 2018
Implementing multiple layers of security is the common thread for today's data security strategies. The layered approach has worked in some cases. However, other companies have still become vulnerable to hackers. In fact, numerous large global enterprises with significant technology budgets have fallen ...
3 days ago
Readwrite
How to Feel Secure With Your Data in 2018
Recommended Reading: Tesla and Waymo's self-driving data quests
How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for self-driving cars: Data Sean O'Kane, The Verge In order for cars to drive themselves, the vehicles and their systems require loads of data. And gathering those details are one of the main goals...
43 minutes ago
Engadget
Recommended Reading: Tesla and Waymo's self-driving data quests
Why the transportation sector needs data scientists
GUEST: The transportation industry is ripe for advancement. With the addition of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, the industry might not be recognizable in 10 or 20 years. More connectivity means fully optimized operations and manufacturing, decreased downtime and accidents, and — what everyone ...
2 days ago
Venturebeat
Why the transportation sector needs data scientists
When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
RSA Conference attendee contact data extracted using hard-coded API data.
2 days ago
Ars Technica
When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
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The massive Wells Fargo settlement: what you need to know
On Friday, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $1 billion to settle allegations that it engaged in mortgage and loan violations that caused its customers to pay extra fees. The settlement, the largest ever announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, involved claims that the bank charged customers for ...
2 days ago
Fast Company
The massive Wells Fargo settlement: what you need to know
Companies outside of Silicon Valley need to rethink how they hire and train tech talent
GUEST: Between 2014 and 2016, 75 percent of all venture capital funding in the United States went to three major tech hubs: Silicon Valley; New York City; and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Organizations such as Rise of the Rest seek to push funds toward the startups in the middle of the country that might ...
2 hours ago
Venturebeat
Companies outside of Silicon Valley need to rethink how they hire and train tech talent
Consoles need to ditch discs and embrace digital downloads
ANALYSIS: Sorry, cartridge and disc collectors — in the foreseeable future, console gaming is going to become either download-only or download-first. This might bother some console gamers, but I’m excited to see this happen. Twenty years ago, I owned one of the country’s largest personal ...
7 hours ago
Venturebeat
Consoles need to ditch discs and embrace digital downloads
God of War vs. Super Mario Odyssey: The only tech comparison you need
God of War is Sony’s latest blockbuster release for the PlayStation 4. It is getting praise from critics for its combat, characters, and writing. It is also gorgeous, but how does it stack up to Super Mario Odyssey? We’re about to find out in the the only technical analysis that matters. ...
23 hours ago
Venturebeat
God of War vs. Super Mario Odyssey: The only tech comparison you need
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