George Soros slams Google, Facebook, says they're 'menace' to society

Further adding fuel to the fire that is currently engulfing social media and the tech sector, billionaire investor George Soros has slammed Facebook and Google, calling them a “menace” and “obstacles to innovation.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/26/george-soros-slams-google-facebook-says-theyre-menace-to-society.html

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Tech chief compares Facebook to cigarettes, urges government regulation

Facebook could be regulated much like Big Tobacco because of social media’s addictive, harmful properties, a prominent tech executive said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/25/tech-chief-compares-facebook-to-cigarettes-urges-government-regulation.html

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Facebook, cocaine, opioids: How addictive is the social network?

According to some health specialists, the excessive use of social media may wind up having a similar short-term impact as opioids and cocaine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/29/facebook-cocaine-opioids-how-addictive-is-social-network.html

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How social robots will invade our homes … and what we can do about it

I’m not sure how I feel about social robots. The idea is to have a bot that talks to you, recognizes your face and voice, and can take family photos on cue. But it also feels like your home has been invaded by an alien — one that might be recording everything you say.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/22/how-social-robots-will-invade-our-homes-and-what-can-do-about-it.html

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The US government is asking Facebook for more and more data on its users

Facebook is getting a growing number of requests for data on the social network’s users from U.S government entities, according to the company’s latest transparency report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/20/us-government-is-asking-facebook-for-more-and-more-data-on-its-users.html

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Tragic skyscraper plunge: Daredevil climber was planning to propose to his girlfriend the next day

Daredevil climber and social media star Wu Yongning, who recently plunged to his death when scaling a 62-story skyscraper, was reportedly planning to propose to his girlfriend the following day.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/12/tragic-skyscraper-plunge-daredevil-climber-was-planning-to-propose-to-his-girlfriend-next-day.html

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Former Facebook exec says social media is 'destroying how society works'

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and the CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, said in a November interview that social media is damaging society and voiced concerns about its impact on his own children.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/12/former-facebook-exec-says-social-media-is-destroying-how-society-works.html

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Former Facebook exec won't let own kids use social media, says it's 'destroying how society works'

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and the CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, said in a November interview that social media is damaging society and voiced concerns about its impact on his own children.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/12/former-facebook-exec-wont-let-own-kids-use-social-media-says-its-destroying-how-society-works.html

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Snapchat CEO: Social media fueled the rise of ‘fake news’

In his first editorial ever, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has pulled no punches on his social media brethren, saying the rise of social media begat the rise of “fake news.”

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'Me Too' trending on social media following recent sexual harassment outrage

The hashtag #MeToo was trending on social media after actress Alyssa Milano asked victims of sexual harassment to come forward and let their voices be heard.

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FTC Tightens Screws on Social Media Influencers


Social media influencer advertising has become a major factor in e-commerce. Marketers of both big and small brands long have committed large chunks of their advertising budgets to endorsements by well-known personalities. Social media influencer campaigns are based on that tried-and-true formula, but the implication is that the endorsements are voluntary. The FTC has taken notice of social media influencer programs and has expressed concern over whether endorsements are voluntary or are paid for in some way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84876.html?rss=1

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Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID

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In the digital age, why are we still using social security numbers for identification?

The post Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/256934-post-equifax-hack-time-digital-universal-id?source=Computing

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Las Vegas shooting: Tech execs, including Tim Cook, express condolences

Tech executives took to social media to express their condolences over the mass shooting in Las Vegas that has left at least 50 people dead and more than 400 injured.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/las-vegas-shooting-tech-execs-including-tim-cook-express-condolences.html

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Facebook deleted 'tens of thousands' of fake accounts in the run-up to the German election

Facebook says that it deleted a host of fake accounts from the social network in the run-up to Sunday’s German election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/facebook-deleted-tens-thousands-fake-accounts-in-run-up-to-german-election.html

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Nimble's Social CRM Finds Its Way Into Office 365


Social sales and marketing software provider Nimble and cloud services consultant NeoCloud on Thursday announced a partnership to deliver a simple, affordable contact management and CRM package for Microsoft Office 365 and GSuite users. NeoCloud has agreed to bundle Nimble CRM into all of its Office 365 deployments, beginning this month. Small and mid-sized business customers and workgroups in larger organizations will be able to access social business insights on any contact in Office 365 everywhere they work.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84828.html?rss=1

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Facebook will release Russia-linked ads to Congress, Mark Zuckerberg says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network would hand over the political ads that were purchased by Russian operatives to Congress.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/21/facebook-will-release-russia-linked-ads-to-congress-mark-zuckerberg-says.html

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Facebook revamps policies after anti-Semitic ad targeting scandal

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced the social networking giant would strengthen its ad targeting policies after a recent scandal which let ad buyers target anti-Semitic categories.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/facebook-revamps-policies-after-anti-semitic-ad-targeting-scandal.html

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