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Are Android Apps Tracking Your Children?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 11 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 […]

How is Facebook affecting your well-being?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 21 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
  • 1 month 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 […]

Apple is dominating the tech industry

  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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Back in 2010, there was a virtual magazine subscription called Next Issue, but was rebranded as Texture by Next Issue Media in 2015. Now, Texture has over two hundred magazines available electronically on most systems including Windows, Amazon, Android and iOS. All it requires users to do is to pay a fixed monthly charge and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spanish Data Protection Agency fines Facebook $1.4 billion

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 8 Months ago
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The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has fined Facebook €1.2 million (just under $1.44 million) for three violations of data protection laws, TechCrunch reports. The two less serious infractions carry fines of €300,000; the more serious one would cost the social networking giant €600,000. The AEPD’s investigation found that Facebook’s privacy policy contains “generic and […]

Google is helping online news companies get money out of readers

  • Ashley Leader
  • 8 Months ago
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Google is developing tools to help online news companies get people to give them money, as the Verge reports. It remains unclear how much of that money Google intends to keep for itself. The plan is to make it harder for people who can pay to read without paying. The changes should come in September. Arguably, companies like […]

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 […]

Google and Facebook have a duopoly

  • Ashley Leader
  • 9 Months ago
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The field of digital marketing is dominated by two Silicon Valley superpowers: Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc, the latter of which controls Google and a family of other companies including YouTube. Google and Facebook, which also controls Instagram, both have enormous masses of users and data. That gives them an advantage in the online advertising […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

After Reports, Facebook Bans the Creation of Spy Tools

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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The more technology advances, the more open we become to scrupulous activity. Facebook has recently responded to the reports that a few surveillance agencies have been using the social media giant as a means for spying. Since the report has been made Facebook has responded by updating its platform policy to prevent such things from […]

AT&T Cell Phone Users Lose Contact With 911 in 14 States

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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On Wednesday, some AT&T cellphone users were unable to dial 911, but it was only for a few hours. It didn’t take long for city and county law enforcement along with emergency response teams to warm people. The teams headed to social media warning people over the span of five hours about the possibility of […]

Facebook’s New Apps In Competition With YouTube?

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Social Media giant Facebook is always coming up with new ways to improve its usability for its consumers. In fact, the company is now coming up with ways get its users to upload and stream more and more videos. In order to achieve this, the social media site has made new changes when it comes […]

Valentine’s Day Scams; A Warning From the Better Business Bureau

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, and many will take this opportunity to shower their loved ones and partners with gifts to show just how much appreciation and admiration they have. Yet with the holiday estimating to cost America a big $18 billion this year, the scammers are going to be out on the prowl to take […]
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