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Maybe we shouldn’t use Zoom after all

Now that we’re all stuck at home thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, video calls have gone from a novelty to a necessity. Zoom, the popular videoconferencing service, seems to be doing better than most and has quickly become one of, if not the most, popular option going. But should it be? Zoom’s recent popularity has also shone a spotlight on the company’s security protections and privacy promises. Just today, The Intercept reported that Zoom video calls are not end-to-end encrypted, despite ...
Tags: Apple, Security, Facebook, New York, Privacy, Social Media, Tech, Fbi, Rights, Photo Sharing, Facetime, Operating Systems, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Web Server, Leitschuh


Data privacy on social media and why it matters

Earlier this year, we launched Digital 2020 – our latest set of Global Digital Reports, which showed that privacy concerns remain front of mind for internet users around the world. Here, GlobalWebIndex‘s Strategic Insights Analyst, Olivia Valentine examines the role of privacy on social media and why it matters to users, platforms and brands, alike. Unlike topics and trends that come and go, data privacy remains an ever-important issue for internet users around the world. And while these conce...
Tags: Google, UK, Social Media, Seo, Eu, Data, Data Privacy, Thought Leadership, GlobalWebIndex, Global Digital Report, Digital 2020


How to Get the Most out of Your Remote Teams [Infographic]

Not that long ago the idea of a team working entirely remote was a considered a logistical nightmare. Monitoring projects, exchanging data and resources or sharing those resources in real time was only possible in the most basic forms. The reverse is the case today, entire teams and in some cases organizations work remotely from different parts of the world. Today, a business of any size can share employees, software, research tools and more through the internet. And they are able to communicat...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Work From Home, Freelancing, Business, Tools, Microsoft, Southeast Asia, Social Media, United States, Canva, Skype, Outsourcing, Increasing Productivity, Google Suite, Mallee Blue Media


The Tech in Westworld's Episode 3 Shocker Is Already Here and Much Worse Than You Think

The latest episode of Westworld had a huge reveal about the real world outside of the parks, one that embodies the show’s latest motto that “free will is not free.” The whole thing might seem far-fetched, like human robots, but it’s actually terrifying once you realize predictive algorithms are already here...and have…Read more...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Science, Technology, Privacy, Social Media, Surveillance, Ai, Westworld, Privacy And Security, Predictive Algorithm, Social Credit


Security lapse exposed Republican voter firm’s internal app code

A voter contact and canvassing company, used exclusively by Republican political campaigns, mistakenly left an unprotected copy of its app’s code on its website for anyone to find. The company, Campaign Sidekick, helps Republican campaigns canvass their districts using its iOS and Android apps, which pull in names and addresses from voter registration rolls. Campaign Sidekick says it has helped campaigns in Arizona, Montana, and Ohio — and contributed to the Brian Kemp campaign, which saw him na...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Texas, Montana, Social Media, Tech, Georgia, Software, Arizona, Computing, Ohio, Republican, Operating Systems, Founder, Democratic, Brian Kemp


Google scraps its April Fools’ jokes in wake of coronavirus

Now is not the time for pranks, the company said in an internal memo
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Social Media, April Fool's Day, April Fools pranks, Google April Fools' day prank, Coronavirus, April Fools jokes




It’s still easy to find coronavirus mask ads on Facebook

Ads for face masks are still appearing on Facebook, Instagram and Google, according to a review of the platforms carried out by the Tech Transparency Project (TTP). This despite pledges by the platforms that they would stamp out ads which seek to profit from the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook said on March 6 that it would temporarily ban commerce listings and advertisements for medical face masks, in an effort to combat price-gouging and misinformation during the COVID-19 crisis. Google ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Mask, Ftc, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Mark Warner, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Page


Digimon Adventure's Hard Reset Is Key to the Franchise's Evolution

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, the latest film in Toei’s Digimon franchise, is set to bring the story of the eight children who saved both the real and Digital Worlds by partnering up with living, digital creatures to an end. But it isn’t the end. Much in the same way that Digimon can’t truly “die,” the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Animation, Anime, Internet Culture, Toei, Digimon, Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna, Digital Worlds


People who mostly get news from social networks have some COVID-19 misconceptions

A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows a COVID-19 information divide between people who mostly get their news from social networks and those who rely on more traditional news sources. Pew surveyed 8,914 adults in the U.S. during the week of March 10, dividing survey respondents by the main means they use to consume political and election news. In the group of users that reports getting most of their news from social media, only 37% of respondents said that they expected the COVI...
Tags: Health, Social, TC, News, Social Networks, Social Media, Communication, Tech, United States, Digital Media, Pew, Pew Research Center, New Media, Web 2.0, Misinformation, Print Media


Twitter Deletes Post by The Federalist Calling for Coronavirus Infection Program

Twitter has removed a tweet from the right-wing site the Federalist after it shared an article by an unlicensed dermatologist urging the public to be exposed to the novel coronavirus en masse and the social network temporarily locked the site’s account.Read more...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Media, Disinformation, Coronavirus, The Federalist, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Did The Coronavirus Write This, Coronavirus Infection Program


UK turns to WhatsApp to share coronavirus information

Three years ago, the U.K. government chastised WhatsApp for enabling end-to-end encryption by default. Today, it’s relying on the encrypted messaging app as a vital service for sharing information about the coronavirus pandemic. The new chatbot, supplied by the U.K. government, will let anyone subscribe to official advice about the pandemic, known as COVID-19, in the hope of reducing the burden on its national health system. Send “hi” to 07860 064422 (or +44 7860 064422 for international users) ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, UK, New York, Government, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Encryption, United Kingdom, Italy, Boris Johnson, Infection, Messaging Apps, Pandemic, Coronavirus


Monitoring is critical to successful AI

Amit Paka Contributor Share on Twitter Amit Paka is co-founder and chief product officer at Fiddler Labs, an explainable AI startup that enables enterprises to deploy and scale risk- and bias-free AI applications. More posts by this contributor How Legal Immigration Failed Silicon Valley The Rise Of Micro Startup Acquisitions Krishna Gade Contributor ...
Tags: Google, Column, Social Media, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Cybernetics, Idc, ML, Extra Crunch, Krishna Gade, Fiddler Labs, Amit Paka Contributor Share on Twitter Amit Paka


Socially Speaking: Crisis communications during COVID-19

We’d like to introduce our new podcast: Socially Speaking! Team Communicatto has decided to “get together” (virtually) every week to discuss all things digital. This week we continued to focus on effective crisis communications during COVID-19. But we’ll explore a number of different topics as we keep chatting. Our latest discussion covered ideas like: the importance of having a multi-modal approach to your communications strategy the value of authentic storytelling the effect of choosing a cap...
Tags: Podcast, Technology, Marketing, Digital, Strategy, Social Media, Crisis Communications, Public Relations, Digital Media, Multimedia, Communications, Digital Strategy, Digital Media Strategy, Traditional Media, Socially Speaking


Facebook and Disney to downgrade streaming quality in Europe due to COVID-19

Facebook is temporarily downgrading the quality of video streaming in Europe on its social platforms Facebook and Instagram in response to a call for action from the European Commission, per Reuters. Disney has also said it will work to shrink bandwidth used by its streaming service, Disney+, which is due to begin launching in Europe from tomorrow. Last week Netflix, YouTube and Amazon said they would switch to SD streaming by default in the region. The EU’s executive has expressed concern...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Media, Instagram, Youtube, India, Disney, Social Media, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Internet Service Providers, Netflix, Digital Media


Under quarantine, media is actually social

The flood of status symbol content into Instagram Stories has run dry. No one is going out and doing anything cool right now, and if they are, they should be shamed for it. Beyond sharing video chat happy hour screenshots and quarantine dinner concoctions, our piece-by-piece biographies have ground to a halt. Oddly, what remains feels more social than social networks have in a long time. With no source material, we’re doing it live. Coronavirus has absolved our desire to share the recent past...
Tags: Health, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, New York, Instagram, Opinion, Berlin, US, San Francisco, Social Media, Tech, Spain, Chicago


Google and YouTube launch remote-learning tools for parents and teachers

Millions of students are suddenly learning from home as result of coronavirus
Tags: Google, News, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Web, Coronavirus, Remote Learning


Small businesses scramble to get online as coronavirus spreads

Retailers and restaurants are relying on loyal customers to keep afloat
Tags: Technology, News, Small Business, Trends, Social Media, Web, Online Shopping, Food Delivery, Take Out, Coronavirus, Online Ordering


YouTube Launches Verified Coronavirus Coverage Hub on Homepage

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, YouTube announced Thursday that its homepage will now feature a news shelf of trustworthy COVID-19 coverage for users to easily source up-to-date news.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Youtube, Social Media, Reddit, Outbreak, Conspiracy Theories, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Where are you listening?

Do you still have a customer service number that you promote on your product packaging, website, or collateral material? Do you get many snail mail letters from disgruntled customers? How about drop-ins, asking to speak to a supervisor. That’s how people used to complain when a product or service didn’t live up to their expectations. Depending on your target audience, odds are, you’ve noticed a decline in these particular methods. But that does not mean people have stopped airing their grievanc...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uncategorized, Social Media, Web/Tech, Better Business Bureau, Branding, Facebook Twitter, Sprout Social, Des Moines Business Record, Love Affair with Customers


Facebook says spam filter mayhem not related to coronavirus

Social network restores posts that were wrongly removed as system went haywireCoronavirus – latest updatesAll our coronavirus coverageA Facebook spam filter that went haywire on Tuesday evening and began removing many perfectly acceptable posts was unrelated to coronavirus, the company has said.All the removed posts have been restored, a Facebook executive said, attributing the removals to an automated system. Despite the fact that many of the removed posts were related to the coronavirus, the c...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, Coronavirus outbreak


Automated Facebook Anti-Spam System Goes Hog Wild, Blocks Links Including Covid-19 Info

Facebook’s automated moderation tools went wild and targeted tons of posts about the coronavirus pandemic and other topics on Tuesday evening, blocking users from sharing articles from legitimate news sources.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Social Media, Spam, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Whoops


U.S. government and big tech want to use location data to fight coronavirus

Facebook, Google, and other tech companies are in talks with federal officials
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Emerging Tech, Facebook Google, Location Data, Coronavirus, COVID-19


TikTok 'tried to filter out videos from ugly, poor or disabled users'

Documents from the Incercept show social media app put pressure on moderatorsTikTok moderators were told to suppress videos from users who appeared too ugly, poor or disabled, as part of the company’s efforts to curate an aspirational air in the videos it promotes, according to new documents published by the Intercept.The documents detail how moderators for the social video app were instructed to select content for the influential “For You” feed, an algorithmic timeline that is most users’ first...
Tags: Business, Technology, China, Social Media, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Digital Media, Tiktok


British American Tobacco circumventing ad ban, experts say

BAT seems to be running accounts to promote e-cigarettes after crackdown on hiring influencers British American Tobacco (BAT) is marketing e-cigarettes and heated cigarettes with pictures of attractive models and using hashtags such as “I dare you to try it”, despite a crackdown last year after it paid social media influencers to promote its products.BAT had come under fire after hiring young models to sell its products despite having an explicit policy banning under-25s from appearing in advert...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, Instagram, Smoking, Social Networking, Advertising, Social Media, UK News, Tobacco industry, E-cigarettes, British American Tobacco, British American Tobacco BAT


Busting the myth of ‘neutral’ AI

AI isn't "just technology," says Professor Ramesh Srinivasan. We have to bust the myth that AI is neutral and has no biases. We encode our biases into artificial intelligence. That fact will become more apparent as 5G 'smart cities' become a reality. Business leaders must develop awareness and ask themselves: What are the data sets my technologies are learning from and what are the values that are influencing the development of these technologies?The American public, across every demographic and...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Future, Social Media, Society, Data, Development, Computers, Code, Innovation, Machine Learning, Algorithm, Ai, Srinivasan, Ramesh Srinivasan, Global Issues


Inquiry calls for web pre-screening to end UK child abuse 'explosion'

IICSA report calls for social media firms to be made to act, as police struggle to keep up Social media companies should be forced to pre-screen all uploaded material to help law enforcement agencies cope with the “explosion” in online child sexual abuse in the UK, a critical report says.The UK is identified as the third-biggest consumer in the world of the livestreaming of abuse in the 114-page study by the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA). Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Technology, Media, Children, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, Child protection, UK child abuse inquiry


Inquiry calls for web pre-screening to stop UK child abuse 'explosion'

IICSA report calls for social media firms to be made to act, as police struggle to keep up Social media companies should be forced to pre-screen all uploaded material to help law enforcement agencies cope with the “explosion” in online child sexual abuse in the UK, a critical report says.The UK is identified as the third-biggest consumer in the world of the livestreaming of abuse in the 114-page study by the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA). Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Technology, Media, Children, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, Child protection, UK child abuse inquiry


Police 'struggle to keep up with explosion of online child abuse'

Inquiry report also says social media firms seem to prioritise their reputations over protecting victimsLaw enforcement agencies are struggling to keep up with the “explosion” in online child sexual abuse while social media companies appear motivated to “avoid reputational damage” rather than prioritising protection of victims, a critical report has warned.The 114-page study by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), published at the end of its hearings into internet-facilitated...
Tags: Technology, Media, Children, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, UK child abuse inquiry, Independent Inquiry


Big Tech to discuss coronavirus action at White House meeting

Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter will all participate
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, News, White House, Trends, Social Media, Big Tech, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, Facebook Google Amazon Apple Microsoft



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