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UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance
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 Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people.  <a href="https://tech [...]
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Twitter users join 24hr boycott to protest online harassment
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 A number of Twitter users are joining in a 24 hour boycott of the platform today, organized around the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter, to draw attention to online harassment on social media, including how women’s vo [...]
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Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids
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 Just as pre-teens in the 1990s were warned away from dialing 1-900 numbers, kids now need to learn how to navigate social media responsibly. Kudos, an app for kids aged eight to 13 with around-the-clock moderation, posi [...]
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Social media monitor Brandwatch acquires content marketing platform BuzzSumo
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 Brandwatch, a social media monitoring company, has acquired BuzzSumo, a content marketing and influencer identification platform, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition adds an important arrow into Brandwatch’s q [...]
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Google acquires Relay Media to convert ordinary web pages to AMP pages
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 AMP — Google’s collaborative project to speed up the loading time for mobile web pages — is getting an interesting acceleration of its own today. Relay Media, a company founded by an ex-Googler that ha [...]
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Germany’s social media hate speech law is now in effect
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 A new law has come into force in Germany aimed at regulating social media platforms to ensure they remove hate speech within set periods of receiving complaints — within 24 hours in straightforward cases or within [...]
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Search and social media was filled with clickbait and propaganda in the wake of Vegas shooting
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 Letting an algorithm cull links from the sewer of internet commentary, and then distributing that to millions of people, is a losing game. It’s another sign of how Facebook and the rest continue to abdicate respon [...]
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Even more US adults now getting news from social media, says Pew
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 New research by Pew suggests there has been another increase in the proportion of U.S. adults getting news via social media platforms. Read More [...]
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If a Hillary-endorsed media platform is tech’s best solution to ‘fake news’ then we’re screwed
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 Social media sites have had a pretty interesting year when it comes to approaching filter bubbles and echo chambers and the real world effects that come when they effect something like a national election. Verrit is a f [...]
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