Month: August 2018

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Tech’s most egregious violations of user privacy

Posted By WildFyre

Technologies that have become ubiquitous in the daily lives of most Americans — from ride-sharing and dating apps to social media — are using sketchy practices and violating user privacy information, while most of us are unaware.
Why it matters: With tech becoming more

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Android 9 Pie review: Google gets more thoughtful

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Summary
Android 9 Pie is a massive, AI-infused software update, and it’s generally a pleasure to use. The handful of features made possible by machine learning are helpful additions, but there’s much more to Pie than that. Google has done

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Six Ways To Amp Up Your Social Media Strategy

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Social media is a powerful tool that allows us to share bits and pieces of our lives from anywhere in the world — in just seconds. These channels are expanded opportunities for your brand’s voice, content and engaging interactions. When you harness the power of social

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A University Is Putting 2,300 Echo Dots in Student Living Spaces and What Could Go Wrong?

Posted By WildFyre

When students of Saint Louis University begin their fall semester this month, they’ll notice a new addition to the campus—hundreds of glowing blue hockey-puck robots.
The university has announced it will “deploy more than 2,300” of the devices throughout student living spaces, including in “every student

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How To Use Fear Of Missing Out To Your Advantage On Social Media

Posted By WildFyre

Fear of missing out, or FOMO, is an unease that exciting opportunities or events are happening without us being there. Social networks move fast, and if you’re not active, you could miss out on important news, promotions or updates.
As marketers, we can use

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Gatekeepers or censors? Tech sites muddle through managing offensive online speech

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Apple, Google and Facebook this past week erased from their services many — but not all — videos, podcasts and posts from right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars site. Twitter left Jones’ posts untouched.
The differing approaches to Jones exposed how unevenly

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Tech Giants Tackling Speech

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YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and other sites are finding themselves in a role they never wanted, as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms, deciding what should and shouldn’t be allowed and often angering almost everyone in the process. Read more about WildFyre.
 
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Social Media Giants are using ‘unethical’ Persuasion Techniques to keep Children Hooked

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Social media giants are employing “unethical” psychologists to keep children hooked online for hours on end, industry experts have warned.
Fifty psychologists in the US have penned an open letter saying their profession is being used “to manipulate children for profit”.
 
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Who’s Responsible For Your Bad Tech Habits? It’s Complicated

Posted By WildFyre

FIRST THE PHONES gave. They gave connection and communication. Then they gave music and movies and maps. Then came the apps, and with the apps came… well… everything. And we took it all gladly. But somewhere along the way, the phones began to take, too. They

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Stumbleupon, the last good thing online, is now gone

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Happy stumbling no more.
Stumbleupon shuttered recently after 16 years of bringing tailored content to users.
The unsocial media platform received multiple large name angel investors at its inception, people like self-help writer Tim Ferriss and early Google investor Ram Shriram. At one point,

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