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Are Android Apps Tracking Your Children?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 6 Days ago
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Studies reveal a number of Android applications are violating the U.S. COPPA law. Children under the age of 13 require more supervision in the use of applications. Not long ago, there was some uproar about data sharing between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The internet has become so complicated in recent years such that nothing online […]

What New Features is Snapchat bringing to us now?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 14 Days ago
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Snapchat introduces new group video call feature. It allows up to 16 people to participate in one call. Users have been introduced to various kinds of social media platforms in this day and age. This, in turn, leads to a fierce competition in the market behind the production of these applications. From Facebook to Instagram, […]

How is Facebook affecting your well-being?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 17 Days ago
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The use of Facebook contributes to the levels of stress hormone cortisone. The study required participants to not use Facebook for five days. The Journal of Social Psychology has just published the findings of a research regarding the use of social media. It was done by the University of Queensland in Australia. They have proven the […]

Logging Allegations Come to Light, Facebook’s Public Opinion Sways

  • Crystal Ng
  • 26 Days ago
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Zuckerberg admits to Cambridge Analytica rumor. Facebook says calls and texts logging requires users’ permission. Just last week, there was news of Facebook Inc. alleged leak of some 50 million users’ personal information to a British firm, Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica has supposedly worked for President Trump in the 2016 electoral campaign. Following that, several […]

Story behind the trend #DeleteFacebook

  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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As a result of last week’s scandal regarding Facebook’s possible leak of our personal information, #DeleteFacebook has become a possible new trend. Rumor has it that Cambridge Analytica LLC, a private British company that utilizes data mining, brokerage and analysis to produce communication strategy for election purposes, was able to acquire personal information of about […]

Twitter is following in the footsteps of Snapchat

  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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In a generation where smartphones are no longer categorized as a luxury item but a necessity, everyone is on some form of social media. As such, the companies behind these social media platforms are competing to get ahead of one another. For one, Instagram began as a mere photo sharing application, but it has since […]

Don’t be Alarmed if You Hear Laughter, could be Alexa

  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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Owing to the advancement and innovation in science and technology, we have become the generation that resorts to the utilization of voice-enabled devices in order to complete our daily tasks such as switching the lights on and off, playing music and so forth. Consequently, various companies in that industry – Google and Amazon, to name […]

Guns vs. Education

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Since mass shootings have become such a frequent occurrence, it is no wonder Utica College located in Upstate New York sprang into action the minute they received threats from an individual, presently unidentified, who declared themselves armed with a weapon around on campus grounds. Utica College has approximately 5000 students who attend classes on campus […]

China bans Facebook messaging service WhatsApp

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 7 Months ago
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The Chinese government has disabled Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, the New York Times reports. Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Paris-based research firm Symbolic Software, told the Times his company began noticing slowdowns in the service Wednesday. By Monday, the block had become comprehensive. Authorities blocked video-chat and file-sharing functions within WhatsApp in mid-July, but […]

Facebook is making moves in the realm of video

  • Ashley Leader
  • 9 Months ago
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In an effort to break into the video entertainment market, Facebook is introducing a new video platform called Watch. The platform will be made available to a select group of Facebook users today. Everyone else will have to wait to try it. In making this move, Facebook is most likely looking to open up new sources of […]

Facebook to Allow Publishers a Subscription Fee

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 9 Months ago
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Facebook is planning a new tool that would establish a means of adding subscriptions to news organizations that publish directly on the social media outlet. The intention behind this new tool is to help pacify the tension the social media giant and publishers, who find their audiences shifting more to what becomes available on Facebook. […]

Beijing Blocks WhatsApp Access in Mainland China

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 9 Months ago
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Chinese users have reported trouble regarding the use of WhatsApp instant messaging tool on Tuesday. Many suspect that Beijing is responsible for the issues that are arising as part of its latest regulations on internet use. The issues included involved being unable to send or receive photos using the chat app, which is owned by […]

Snap Shares Dip Below IPO Price, Selloff Expected

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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Shares of Snap, Inc. were valued at $16.99 when the market closed Monday, marking the first time the stock has dipped below its $17 IPO price since the company went public in March. The drop comes as the market anticipates a massive selloff of Snap stock when a lockup period, which prevented investors who bought […]

Artificial Intelligence Moderating Instagram

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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Social media companies have seen an increase in the need for moderating of user content, from both internal and external forces, in an attempt to reduce the spreading of harmful information. Instagram’s means of moderating has been to use an artificial intelligence to automatically block offensive comments, going beyond simply keyword filters. The use of […]

Twitter Tool Flags ‘Fake News’

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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Twitter users may be given the ability to flag tweets containing misleading, false or harmful information often considered fake news, according to this report. Twitter has not provided a release date for their prototype feature, and neither has it confirmed that such a feature will ever be added. However, Twitter is slowly exploring this tool […]

Facebook Finds Wi-Fi Worldwide

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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Facebook is planning on expanding the accessibility of “Find Wi-Fi,” one of their newer features. “Find Wi-Fi” allows users to search for highlighted hotspots for free, public Wi-Fi networks nearby. Up until now this feature has only been available within a limited selection of countries, and further restricted to only iOS users. After an assumingly […]

Facebook Profile Picture Protection in India

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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Facebook is looking to introduce new forms of protection in India for user’s profile pictures. The goal is to stop copying, sharing, and other image misuse. More specifically these protections prevent others from being able to send, share, download or tag themselves in the image. These protections are not compulsory, but they do allow users to […]

Nintendo Sells Over 1 Million Switch Units in the U.S.

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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It’s safe to assume that Nintendo is beaming with pride. The Nintendo Switch sold over 906,000 units in the United States this past month. That’s just the United States, so the number of units sold in Canada, Japan (who’s numbers are estimated at half a million), and the United Kingdom could significantly add to that […]

Burger King Ad Sparks Old Debate About Voice Devices

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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A new Burger Kind ad was created to be able to trigger Googles voice-activated Home smart speaker. This ad was put in place to help advertise the Whopper but unfortunately doesn’t seem to be working anymore. The ad came out Wednesday and has an actor playing a Burger King worker say, “OK Google: What is […]

Yahoo User Info Still Up for Sale after System Hack

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Back in 2013, Yahoo was hacked and over one billion users account information was stolen and put up for sale on the dark web. The offer stands as $200,000 or best offers. Even though the passwords are available, the dates of birth, telephone numbers and even security questions could be extremely useful if put in […]
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