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Signal or WhatsApp? Here's how the messaging apps differ and how to decide which one to use.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton helped start the Signal Foundation. REUTERS/Mike Blake Signal saw a 4200% increase in user downloads this week as WhatsApp users considered leaving the platform. Both Signal and WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms that allow users to communicate over Wi-Fi or cell data.  But the two apps vary in the amount of user data they collect, ownership, and ease of use.  While Signal offers users more privacy, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has customizable...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, News, Privacy, Congress, Trends, Intel, Whatsapp, Larry Ellison, Edward Snowden, Telegraph, Johns Hopkins, Signal, Jan Koum


Facebook revamps ‘Access Your Information’ tool to better break down, explain data usage

Facebook today is rolling out an update to its Access Your Information tool with the goal of making the tool easier to both use and navigate, as well as better explain how and why that data is used. The new version of the tool has been visually redesigned, and now further breaks down the viewable information across eight different categories instead of just two. The tool had first launched in 2018 in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, when the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Tech, Facebook security, Fbi, App Store, Capitol, Superior Court, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Before


Elon Musk made a jab at Facebook, linking the rampage at the Capitol to the social network. It's the latest insult in a years-long feud between Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

Susan Walsh/AP; Erin Scott/Reuters There's no love lost between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.  The billionaire tech CEOs — who helm Tesla and SpaceX, and Facebook, respectively — have been feuding since at least 2016, when a SpaceX rocket explosion destroyed a Facebook satellite.  Since then, they've butted heads over everything from artificial intelligence to Facebook's data-collection practices.  Most recently, Musk tied Facebook to the violent insurrection in Washington, DC, describin...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Ap, Features, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Feuds, Jack Dorsey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Musk, Falcon


Are Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft 'Digital Warlords'?

EFF special consultant/blogger/science fiction writer Cory Doctorow warns in Locus magazine about the dangers of what Bruce Schneier calls "feudal security": Here in the 21st century, we are beset by all manner of digital bandits, from identity thieves, to stalkers, to corporate and government spies, to harassers... To be safe, then, you have to ally yourself with a warlord. Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and a few others have built massive fortresses bristling with defenses, whose parapet...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, China, US, Tech, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Schneier, Google Apple Facebook, Doctorow, Cambridge Analytica, Apple Google Facebook Microsoft


Elon Musk Urges Followers to Drop Facebook for Signal

What's the world's richest man up to? Digital Trends reports: Tech CEO Elon Musk has urged his almost 42 million Twitter followers to use secure messaging app Signal instead of Facebook products. In a series of tweets, Musk shared a meme referencing Facebook's role in the spread of misinformation leading to the attack on Congress this week and suggested people should use the Signal app. The tweets seem to have been prompted by a recent change to Facebook's privacy policy. As reported by The H...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Congress, Tech, Tesla, Signal, Musk, Digital Trends, Cambridge Analytica


Elon Musk dunks on Facebook and recommends Signal in wake of U.S. Capitol insurrection attempt

Elon Musk, the tech billionaire set to likely soon become the world’s richest man, and one of the most influential voices in the world of tech entrepreneurship, continued his recent trend of criticizing Facebook with a Twitter post late Wednesday night, following the attempted insurrection by pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol building. Musk shared a meme suggesting the founding of Facebook ultimately led to the day’s disastrous and shameful events. This is called the domino effect pic....
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Whatsapp, Encryption, Software, Hyperloop, Signal, Musk


Don’t über-blame the algorithms — lessons from Europe

From the Workshop on  “News and Information Disorder in the 2020 US Presidential Election.”  Amélie P. Heldt   One can hardly talk about disinformation and Europe without mentioning Brexit and the Cambridge Analytica scandal. However, the last four years have shown that blaming only technology for the information disorder is illusory. After Brexit, Europe feared disinformation campaigns would affect the French and the German elections in 2017. Until today there’s no evidence of such, eit...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, US, Eu, Atlantic, Brexit, Knight Foundation, Branding, Guest Blogger, Emmanuel Macron, EU Commission, CPD, DAP, UK Information Commissioner 's Office, Cambridge Analytica


Race, misinformation, and voter depression

From the Workshop on  “News and Information Disorder in the 2020 US Presidential Election.”  Guy-Uriel E. Charles and Mandy Boltax Since the 2016 election, scholars have focused a lot of attention on the intentional deployment of misinformation to influence electoral politics. The growing body of research on “information disorder” emphasizes our evolving social media landscape, which is an increasingly dominant environment for news that is driven by artificial intelligence, online behavior t...
Tags: Obama, US, Barack Obama, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Michigan, Ira, Republican, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Black, Knight Foundation, Branding, Clinton, Guest Blogger


The evolution of computational propaganda: Bots, influencers, and platform responsibility

From the Workshop on  “News and Information Disorder in the 2020 US Presidential Election.” Samuel C. Woolley When my colleagues and I began studying “ computational propaganda ” at the University of Washington in the fall of 2013, we were primarily concerned with the political use of social media bots. We’d seen evidence during the Arab Spring that political groups such as the Syrian Electronic Army were using automated Twitter and Facebook profiles to artificially amplify support for...
Tags: Facebook, Mexico, US, United States, Biden, Syrian Electronic Army, Knight Foundation, Branding, Guest Blogger, Trump, University of Washington, Brazil India, University of Texas at Austin, Cambridge Analytica, Samuel C Woolley, Propaganda Research Team


Beware dating, wellness, and shopping apps: Here's how to protect your data according to a top exec at privacy app Jumbo

Zoé Vilain Chief Strategy and Privacy Officer at Jumbo Privacy. Zoé Vilain Zoé Vilain, chief strategy and privacy officer at Jumbo Privacy, spoke to Business Insider about how she and her team protect their data and identities on the internet. Vilain said her team uses the privacy-focused browser Brave, as well as VPN services. She added people never really have any privacy when using social media, but to her mind wellness, dating, and e-commerce apps are actually the worst...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Instagram, Privacy, US, Trends, Social Media, E-commerce, Mozilla, Vpn, Dating Apps, Cyberghost


We must end the era of adjunct surveillance

Vijay Sundaram Contributor Vijay Sundaram is the Chief Strategy Officer of Zoho Corporation, the parent company of ManageEngine. He leads or is involved in multiple functional areas from corporate strategy and execution to channel management, business development and enterprise sales. As consumers, most of us don’t mind providing companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter with our personal data, as long as we get access to the services and solutions we want to ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Security, Column, UK, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Opinion, Tech, Eu, Policy, Brazil, Mastercard, Don, Google Facebook, HIPAA


'They claim it's about privacy, but it's about profit': Facebook's yearslong beef with Apple is finally coming to a head, as the social media giant takes aim at the iPhone maker's latest software update

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP; Francois Mori/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been adversaries for years. Their feud dates back to at least 2014, when Cook seemed to criticize Facebook's business model.  Since then, they've traded barbs over how expensive Apple products are and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.  Facebook even confirmed the rivalry in 2018, saying in a blog post that the two CEOs have consistently disagreed. This ye...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Congress, Time, Trends, Features, Tim Cook, The New York Times, App Store, Times, Msnbc, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg


Officials condemned the naming of a San Francisco hospital after Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, saying misinformation on Facebook endangered public health

Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. Ian Tuttle/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize San Francisco officials on Tuesday passed a resolution formally condemning the naming of a local hospital after Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan. The hospital was renamed the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital after a $75 million donation from the billionaires in 2015. The officials said Facebook had endangered public health by allowing misinfo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, California, San Francisco, Trends, Vox, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, CHAN, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Silicon Valley Community Foundation


Privacy is the new competitive battleground

Alex Andrade-Walz Contributor Share on Twitter Alex Andrade-Walz is Director of Marketing at Evernym, a market leader in self-sovereign identity. In November, Californians voted to pass Proposition 24, a ballot measure that imposes new regulations on the collection of data by businesses. As part of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), individuals will now have the right to opt out of the sharing and sale of their personal...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Column, Cook, Privacy, Identity Management, California, Tech, Cryptography, NHS, Tim Cook, Personal Data, Ibm, Lg, Edelman


a global clown show

In 2007 I was concerned that Facebook was selling personal data. That same year I asked if there could be a public alternative to Facebook. By 2010 I had left the platform. This year, after our local newspaper closed, I commented that we are now dependent on this global corporation — that uses our data to manipulate us — as our main form of communication. It is as if we live in a company-owned town, and buy all of our goods from the company store, using a party telephone line that the bosses lis...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Technology, Democracy, eLearning, Zuckerberg, Fowler, Christakis, Cambridge Analytica, Matt Stoller, Christopher Wylie, Brittany Kaiser, Cambridge Analytica You


The FTC is ordering Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and 6 other tech firms to share how they collect, track, and use online consumer data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP The US Federal Trade Commission is ordering Amazon, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Discord, ByteDance, Reddit, Snap, and Twitter to show the agency how they collect and use people's personal information online. The order is inquiring into how the firms track data and target online ads to consumers, whether they use algorithms to handle personal information, and how their online practices affect kids and teens. T...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, News, Media, Instagram, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Eu, Washington Dc, Doj, User Privacy


Experts say the antitrust suits against Facebook may not change anything, but they're still a 'big deal' and signal that the US government will no longer look the other way

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook was slammed with two antitrust lawsuits this week — one from the FTC and one from a group of 48 attorneys general — that take aim at the company's practices of stifling market competition. They also seek to force Facebook's spin-off of WhatsApp and Instagram, but experts told Business Insider that that's unlikely to happen, and the suits will likely stretch out for years. What the lawsuits really repr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Analysis, Washington Dc, House, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Carnegie Mellon


If we don't raise the costs of corporate crime for companies like Facebook, breaking the law becomes just another expense on the balance sheet

To a company as large as Facebook, a $5 billion fine isn't the deterrent it should be. Charles Platiau/Reuters Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In this week's episode of Pitchfork Economics, Goldstein spoke with antitrust lawyer and author Michelle Meagher on the difficulties of holding wealthy corporations accountable for breaking th...
Tags: Facebook, America, Trends, United States, New York Times, Finland, Scandinavia, Seattle, Gates, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Amazon Google, Kara Swisher, Goldstein, Nick Hanauer, Paul Constant


Google and IAB adtech targeted with more RTB privacy complaints

Another batch of complaints has been filed with European Union data protection agencies urging enforcement action against the adtech industry’s abuse of Internet users’ information to target ads. The complaints argue that behavioural ads are both harmful and unlawful. Earlier complaints over the same Real-Time Bidding (RTB) programmatic advertising issue were filed across the EU in 2018 and 2019 but have yet to result in any substantive regulatory action. Ireland did open a probe into Google’s...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Commission, Portugal, Belgium, Romania, Croatia, Malta, Cnil, Iab


Facebook hit with 2 massive antitrust lawsuits from the FTC and 46 states seeking to spin-off Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Nick Wass/Associated Press Facebook has been hit with two big antitrust lawsuits, one from the FTC and one from 48 state attorneys general. Both lawsuits revolve around the company's acquisition of Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014. Both acquisitions obtained regulatory approval at the time, but have recently come under heavy scrutiny. The lawsuits are seeking a potential breakup of Instagram and WhatsApp from the social media giant. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Congress, Washington, Trends, Whatsapp, House, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Attorneys General, Federal Trade Commission


How Digitalization of Business Processes Affects Your Marketing Efforts

The digital era is here, and it is rich with opportunity. The evolution of digital technologies is dictating business performance. An organization that resists it, or one that does not know how to embrace it, is in danger of getting crushed by market forces. Nobody knows that better right now than retailers who were forced into digital transformation in order to keep their heads above water. Be it out of necessity or wish for improvement, marketers should embrace digitalization of business proce...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cambridge Analytica, Bojan Bajic, Infinum


Mark Zuckerberg threatened to end Facebook’s UK investment in private 2018 meeting with digital chief, warning over “anti-tech” tone

Round of applause for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism — which fought for two years to obtain details of a closed door meeting between Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and the UK secretary of state in charge of digital issues at the time, Matt Hancock (now health secretary). Freedom of information requests for minutes of the 2018 closed-door meeting between Zuckerberg and Hancock, which took place amist Cambridge Analytica-related tensions, were repeatedly refused by the Department for Digital, ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, London, Government, US, Tech, Paris, Damian Collins, Collins, Zuckerberg, Bureau, Ico


Purpose: A Strategy Of Authenticity And Impact

Consumers are quick to condemn brands that don’t do the right thing. In protest of President Trump’s travel ban on Muslim-majority countries, New York taxi drivers stopped picking passengers up at JFK airport for an hour. But ride-hailing company Uber broke the strike, by continuing to service the airport and enforcing its surge pricing during the strike. Within minutes, the hashtag #DeleteUber began trending. The following day, competitor Lyft announced a $1 million donation to the American ...
Tags: Facebook, Lyft, New York, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Nike, Cnn, Walgreens, Patagonia, Muslim, Fox News, John, Edelman, Jfk Airport, Branding, Trump


5 communication strategies that will be successful in 2021

This post was originally published on Whispr Group. Which communication strategies will work best in 2021? Today’s online media landscape is ruled by algorithms. What breaks through the noise is whatever the algorithms will decide to favor. As a brand, are you at the mercy of these algorithms? Must you succumb to clickbait and sensationalism to stand out?  Whispr Group, I will cover many of these communication strategies in the on-demand-webinar on optimizing communication strategies...
Tags: Strategy, Pr, Netflix, ESG, Yoda, Strategic Communication, Cambridge Analytica, Media Logic, Whispr Group, Jerry Silfwer, Comms Strategy, Techlash, Social Algorithm, Social Dilemma, Whispr Group Which


Europe to put forward rules for political ads transparency and beef up its disinformation code next year

New rules for online political advertising will be put forward by European Union lawmakers next year, with the aim of boosting transparency around sponsored political content. The Commission said today that it wants citizens, civil society and responsible authorities to be able to clearly see the source and purpose of political advertising they’re exposed to online. “We are convinced that people must know why they are seeing an ad, who paid for it, how much, what microtargeting criteria were use...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Europe, UK, Privacy, Eu, European Union, Policy, Commission, Brussels, Parliament, Gdpr, Vera Jourova, Jourova, DSA


trusted spaces

In my PKM workshops we discuss the differences between communities and networks. This includes the dark sides of communities as well as the constant doubt and outrage on social media. My general advice is to seek diverse perspectives in social networks but to seek more private, trusted communities for deeper conversations and understanding. I use Twitter to show how to seek new ideas and opinions by selecting who to follow to create human knowledge filters. The list feature on Twitter is useful ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, eLearning, Ashton, University of Stirling, Cambridge Analytica, PKMastery, Brittany Kaiser, Natalie Ashton, Epistemically Better Than Facebook On Twitter


UK to set up ‘pro-competition’ regulator to put limits on big tech

The UK is moving ahead with a plan to regulate big tech, responding to competition concerns over a ‘winner takes all’ dynamic in digital markets. It will set up a new Digital Market Unit (DMU) to oversee a “pro-competition” regime for Internet platforms — including those funded by online advertising, such as Facebook and Google — the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced today. It’s moving at a clip — with the new Unit slated to begin work in April. Although the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Barack Obama, Tech, Eu, Bbc, Policy, Zuckerberg, U S, Alok Sharma, Cambridge Analytica, Jason Furman, DMU


As the pandemic shatters Americans' mental health, the FDA, psychiatrists, and developers are betting on smartphone apps to treat them directly

A woman seen walking past a charity's shopfront in Stoke-on-Trent, England, on October 28, 2020. Nathan Stirk/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the US mental-health crisis, with apps like Calm and Headspace booming as people try to cope. Now, a new cohort of apps are working to directly treat mental illness, rather than just help people get by. Three such companies told Business Insider their programs can drive similar results as medication, and said they believe in-pe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Washington Post, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Healthcare, News UK, Cambridge, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Haim, Apple Store, Digital Health


'Antiquated process': data regulator on obtaining Cambridge Analytica warrant

UK information commissioner calls for international approach to emerging threatThe information commissioner has criticised the “antiquated process” that led to Facebook getting hold of Cambridge Analytica’s servers before the UK regulator itself, and renewed calls for an international approach to data privacy to tackle the emerging threat of data havens.Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, spoke to Damian Collins MP, the former chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee,...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Privacy, UK News, Regulators, Data and computer security, Data Protection, Damian Collins, Information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, Cambridge Analytica


This Week in Apps: Apple slashes commissions, Twitter launches Fleets, warnings about Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Instagram, Supreme Court, Australia, Washington Post, Youtube, Ipo, Tech, Eu



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