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Facebook: Releasing your personal data reveals our trade secrets | ZDNet

Facebook: Releasing your personal data reveals our trade secrets | ZDNet | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook says it is not required to give you a copy of some of your personal data as it could adversely affect the company’s trade secrets and i...

 

An Austrian group called Europe versus Facebook has so far made 22 complaints regarding the social network’s practices. In the process, the organization has stumbled upon an important tidbit:

 

Facebook says it is not required to give you a copy of some of your personal data if it deems doing so would adversely affect its trade secrets or intellectual property.

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How Facebook got your phone number (and how to take it back) | ZDNet

How Facebook got your phone number (and how to take it back) | ZDNet | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Chances are Facebook not only has your phone number, but a whole phone book of all your friends’ numbers too.
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Hacking becomes latest weapon in London riots (updated) | ZDNet

Hacking becomes latest weapon in London riots (updated) | ZDNet | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Hacktivism has surged this year, but it’s taking on a new role in the London riots.

 

lackBerry Messenger has been pinpointed as one of the main mediums that rioters in London have been using to communicate and, well, organize themselves, so to speak.

 

Now Research in Motion, as if they haven’t had a bad enough year already, is the caught in the middle.

 

RIM’s Inside BlackBerry blog was hacked into after the Canadian mobile phone maker agreed to cooperate and help British police forces. As of 9:30AM PT on Tuesday, the site was still down and just looked like a blank page.

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Google gets its Peanut Butter manifesto: We don't get platforms | ZDNet

Google gets its Peanut Butter manifesto: We don't get platforms | ZDNet | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Google+ is a prime example of our complete failure to understand platforms from the very highest levels of executive leadership,” says Google engineer.

 

A Google engineer wrote a brilliant memo that wound up being shared to the masses on Google+. The gist: Google doesn’t know a thing about platforms and that fact threatens its existence given that Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook understand them.

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Two teenagers arrested for Facebook posts inciting UK riots | ZDNet

Two teenagers arrested for Facebook posts inciting UK riots | ZDNet | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Two teenagers appeared in court today in connection with messages they posted on Facebook allegedly encouraging people to riot in the UK.
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London riots: Understanding technology's role in the thick of it | ZDNet

London riots: Understanding technology's role in the thick of it | ZDNet | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
The riots in the UK are spreading to other major cities.

 

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While I wasn’t there for long enough to fully gauge the breadth of the aftermath of violence, the image I had vividly portrayed through friends and colleagues living in the various boroughs of London pictured a scene of decentralised chaos lacking any emotion of hate or frustration — more so anger. Pure, unadulterated anger.

 

The use of technology has been a focal point throughout these riots — with social media being blamed for inciting violence, and BlackBerry Messenger as a conduit for the perpetuation of the ongoing riots.

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