Social

UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance
imglobalnetwork.com
 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 [...]
0
Like
Save
Twitter users join 24hr boycott to protest online harassment
imglobalnetwork.com
 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 [...]
33
Like
Save
Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids
imglobalnetwork.com
 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 [...]
35
Like
Save
Tim Cook is optimistic about social progress
imglobalnetwork.com
 Apple CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the progress of human rights across the globe, despite the fact that things seem to be growing more bleak by the minute. In an interview with the Independent, Cook explained histor [...]
16
Like
Save
Social media monitor Brandwatch acquires content marketing platform BuzzSumo
imglobalnetwork.com
 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 [...]
18
Like
Save
Microsoft acquires social virtual reality app AltspaceVR
imglobalnetwork.com
 At a special event today in San Francisco, Microsoft announced that it has acquired social VR app AltspaceVR. The virtual reality social networking app allows users across headset and web platforms to join 3D chat rooms [...]
52
Like
Save
Germany’s social media hate speech law is now in effect
imglobalnetwork.com
 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 [...]
58
Like
Save
Search and social media was filled with clickbait and propaganda in the wake of Vegas shooting
imglobalnetwork.com
 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 [...]
53
Like
Save
The NFL partners with Facebook to distribute game highlights and recaps on the social network
imglobalnetwork.com
 Facebook and the NFL this morning announced a new multi-year programming deal that will see the sports organization distributing official NFL video, including game recaps and official highlights, to the social network. [...]
21
Like
Save