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Facebook Users Self-Censor on Controversial Topics

Facebook Users Self-Censor on Controversial Topics

If you didn't see a lot of talk about Ferguson and Michael Brown on your Facebook feed, maybe that's because your Facebook friends were afraid you'd disagree. The Pew Research Center on Tuesday said a study of nearly 2,000 adults on an earlier hot-button political issue – the massive leak by Edward Snowden of documents ...

Facebook is Starting to Crack Down on ‘Clickbait’

Facebook is Starting to Crack Down on ‘Clickbait’

Facebook is launching an update Monday for users' news feed that will attempt to weed out stories that publish 'clickbait' headlines. The social network says it will evaluate links based on how much time people spend away from Facebook and how often users are sharing and discussing stories with friends. "Over time, stories ...

Facebook Acquires Cybersecurity Company ‘PrivateCore’

Facebook Acquires Cybersecurity Company ‘PrivateCore’

Facebook, looking to better secure the vast amounts of customer data stored on its servers, agreed to acquire the cybersecurity company PrivateCore. PrivateCore, which received $2.25 million in funding in 2012 led by Foundation Capital, released a product that scrambles data held on computer-memory chips, protecting it when ...

Instagram’s Brands Have Twice the Engagement of Facebook Brands

Instagram’s Brands Have Twice the Engagement of Facebook Brands

It looks as if Instagram users love themselves some brand ads: According to Ad Age, in the second quarter of 2014 Instagram brand posts saw more than double the amount of interactions of Facebook brand posts. Users liked, commented, and shared companies’ content on Instagram an average of 6,932 times per post, compared to ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Online Security and Privacy on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About Online Security and Privacy on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Juliet Huddy and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about online security and privacy. ...

Facebook is Facing an 11,000+ Member Class Action Lawsuit Over Privacy

Facebook is Facing an 11,000+ Member Class Action Lawsuit Over Privacy

On Friday the Europe vs Facebook privacy campaign group kicked off a new legal initiative targeting Facebook — in the form of a class action lawsuit that’s inviting adult non-commercial Facebook users located anywhere outside the US and Canada to join in. On Monday, the group told TechCrunch its civil action has pulled ...

An Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password. What Do You Do?

An Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password. What Do You Do?

If you live in Illinois, you can say ‘Nope. That’s illegal.’ The state’s governor signed a bill into law two years ago this week that forbids such a request. What about the rest of us who may not have legal protection? Simple. Say no to the job altogether. Password Protection Being asked for our social ...

Facebook Slingshot Now Lets You React to Reactions

Facebook Slingshot Now Lets You React to Reactions

Facebook has released the first big update to its Slingshot photo messaging app, which launched last month. Now, you’ll be able to reply to friends’ reactions to your photos and videos with a reaction of your own. Similar to Snapchat, Slingshot allows you to draw on photos and add text. The app differs, however, by ...

Boost Your Subscription Business With Social Media Savvy

Boost Your Subscription Business With Social Media Savvy

By the year 2015, more than 40 percent of media companies will employ subscription services to sustain their businesses, according to independent research group Gartner. This emerging business model of recurring revenue (also known as subscription billing) has yielded impressive results, particularly in the software as a ...

Facebook is Shutting Down Gifts to Focus on its ‘Buy’ Button

Facebook is Shutting Down Gifts to Focus on its ‘Buy’ Button

Say goodbye to those messages on Facebook asking you to send your friends a gift on their birthdays. A year ago, Facebook killed off the part of its Gifts service that allowed users to order physical presents through the social network. Now, the company says it is shutting down the remainder of the Gifts business, which ...