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Facebook’s new DeepText AI understands almost everything we write | #SocialMedia 

Facebook’s new DeepText AI understands almost everything we write | #SocialMedia  | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Wouldn't it be nice (and, of course, revenue-producing) if Facebook's algorithms understood you need a taxi? Welcome to DeepText - it knows!

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=DeepText

 

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Wouldn't it be nice (and, of course, revenue-producing) if Facebook's algorithms understood you need a taxi? Welcome to DeepText - it knows!

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=DeepText

 

 

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Facebook's Like button is tracking all of us, to target us with ads | #Privacy #SocialMedia 

Facebook's Like button is tracking all of us, to target us with ads | #Privacy #SocialMedia  | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook is now using its omnipresent Like button to track everyone on the internet, including those who don't use Facebook.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

 

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Facebook is now using its omnipresent Like button to track everyone on the internet, including those who don't use Facebook.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

 

 

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Logik-Fehler bei Facebook: Deshalb sollten Sie sofort Ihre Privatsphäre-Einstellungen checken

Logik-Fehler bei Facebook: Deshalb sollten Sie sofort Ihre Privatsphäre-Einstellungen checken | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Bei Facebook wurde ein Logik-Fehler entdeckt, der Ihre Handynummer öffentlich macht...

 

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Bei Facebook wurde ein Logik-Fehler entdeckt, der Ihre Handynummer öffentlich macht...

 

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ALERT!!! Illegale Facebook-Funktion?: Messenger mit Gesichtserkennung scannt alle Fotos | Privacy

ALERT!!! Illegale Facebook-Funktion?: Messenger mit Gesichtserkennung scannt alle Fotos | Privacy | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Der Facebook Messenger für iOS und Android bekommt eine neue Funktion: Die automatische Gesichtserkennung, bei Facebook auch Photo Magic genannt. Die Funktion scannt aufgenommene Fotos automatisch nach Gesichtern der eigenen Freunde ab.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


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Der Facebook Messenger für iOS und Android bekommt eine neue Funktion: Die automatische Gesichtserkennung, bei Facebook auch Photo Magic genannt. Die Funktion scannt aufgenommene Fotos automatisch nach Gesichtern der eigenen Freunde ab.


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Facebook at work: Zuckerbergs Social Intranet bekommt ersten Großkunden | SocialMedia

Facebook at work: Zuckerbergs Social Intranet bekommt ersten Großkunden | SocialMedia | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Die Royal Bank of Scotland ist der erste Großkunde von Facebook at Work. Bis Ende 2016 sollen alle 100.000 Mitarbeiter des Finanzinstituts das Social Intranet aus dem kalifornischen Menlo Park verwenden.


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Die Royal Bank of Scotland ist der erste Großkunde von Facebook at Work. Bis Ende 2016 sollen alle 100.000 Mitarbeiter des Finanzinstituts das Social Intranet aus dem kalifornischen Menlo Park verwenden.


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Facebook attackiert Google mit universeller Suche | Social Media

Facebook attackiert Google mit universeller Suche | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
In Facebook stecken zwei Billionen Beiträge. Und genau die können jetzt über die neue Suche durchforstet werden. Damit attackiert Facebook sowohl die Google-Suche als auch Twitters Projekt "Moments".
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In Facebook stecken zwei Billionen Beiträge. Und genau die können jetzt über die neue Suche durchforstet werden. Damit attackiert Facebook sowohl die Google-Suche als auch Twitters Projekt "Moments".


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How To Get A Sweet New ‘GIF’ Facebook Profile Pic | Social Media

How To Get A Sweet New ‘GIF’ Facebook Profile Pic | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook has rolled out its new mobile profile options for some lucky users, and if you're among them, it means you have access to the new GIF-like profile
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Facebook has rolled out its new mobile profile options for some lucky users, and if you're among them, it means you have access to the new GIF-like profile


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Das Internet vergisst nicht: Vorsicht Falle: Wann Facebook richtig gefährlich wird | Video | Digital FootPrint

Das Internet vergisst nicht: Vorsicht Falle: Wann Facebook richtig gefährlich wird | Video | Digital FootPrint | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Polizeieinsatz, Tränengas und lauter fremde Menschen: Wer bei Facebook nicht sorgfältig seine Einstellungen im Blick hat, läuft Gefahr, richtig Probleme zu bekommen. Und das nicht nur mit der Polizei, sondern auch mit potenziellen Arbeitgebern. Fazit-Kasten - Datenschutz-Ratgeber als PDF-Download
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Polizeieinsatz, Tränengas und lauter fremde Menschen: Wer bei Facebook nicht sorgfältig seine Einstellungen im Blick hat, läuft Gefahr, richtig Probleme zu bekommen. Und das nicht nur mit der Polizei, sondern auch mit potenziellen Arbeitgebern. Fazit-Kasten - Datenschutz-Ratgeber als PDF-Download


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Facebook Opens New AI Research Center In Paris

Facebook Opens New AI Research Center In Paris | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
France has many hidden gems, and Facebook is well-aware of that. The company is building a new artificial intelligence research team in Paris in order to work..
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France has many hidden gems, and Facebook is well-aware of that. The company is building a new artificial intelligence research team in Paris in order to work..


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Wie verdient Facebook Geld? Einfach erklärt | Social Media | EDUcation

Wie verdient Facebook Geld? Einfach erklärt | Social Media | EDUcation | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

In diesem Artikel erfahren Sie, wie Facebook Geld verdient. Facebook ist für den Nutzer kostenlos, Geld verdient das soziale Netzwerk trotzdem und das auf verschiedene Art und Weise.


So verdient Facebook Geld Wie verdient Facebook Geld? Facebook ist ein riesiges Unternehmen, das horrende Einnahmen erzielt.


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In diesem Artikel erfahren Sie, wie Facebook Geld verdient. Facebook ist für den Nutzer kostenlos, Geld verdient das soziale Netzwerk trotzdem und das auf verschiedene Art und Weise.


So verdient Facebook Geld Wie verdient Facebook Geld? Facebook ist ein riesiges Unternehmen, das horrende Einnahmen erzielt.

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Facebook Is Shutting Down Its API For Giving Your Friends’ Data To Apps | Privacy | BIG DATA

Facebook Is Shutting Down Its API For Giving Your Friends’ Data To Apps | Privacy | BIG DATA | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

It was always kind of shady that Facebook let you volunteer your friends' status updates, check-ins, location, interests and more to third-party apps. 


Overall, the changes could boost confidence in Facebook’s platform and the social network itself, which has struggled in the past with a reputation for spotty privacy. Cross says the conversion rate on people logging in with Facebook has increased 11 percent and believes this means “More people feel comfortable logging in with Facebook.”


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


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It was always kind of shady that Facebook let you volunteer your friends' status updates, check-ins, location, interests and more to third-party apps. 


Overall, the changes could boost confidence in Facebook’s platform and the social network itself, which has struggled in the past with a reputation for spotty privacy. Cross says the conversion rate on people logging in with Facebook has increased 11 percent and believes this means “More people feel comfortable logging in with Facebook.”


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


- https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/



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Facebook might have exposed your phone's private photos | Privacy | eSkills | Social Media

Facebook might have exposed your phone's private photos | Privacy | eSkills | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Another serious privacy vulnerability has been found on Facebook, which could have put at risk the private photos of millions of users.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/


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Another serious privacy vulnerability has been found on Facebook, which could have put at risk the private photos of millions of users.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/


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Facebook Finally Lets Its Firehose Be Tapped For Marketing Insights Thanks To DataSift | Social Media

Facebook Finally Lets Its Firehose Be Tapped For Marketing Insights Thanks To DataSift | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Twitter's firehose of tweets has long been offered as a goldmine for businesses trying to understand how to improve or market their products, and now Facebook will allow privacy-safe peeks at its treasure trove, too. Today Facebook launched a new insights product called “Topic Data” in the U.S. and U.K. with the help of brand analytics leader DataSift.


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Twitter's firehose of tweets has long been offered as a goldmine for businesses trying to understand how to improve or market their products, and now Facebook will allow privacy-safe peeks at its treasure trove, too. Today Facebook launched a new insights product called “Topic Data” in the U.S. and U.K. with the help of brand analytics leader DataSift.
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Twitter's firehose of tweets has long been offered as a goldmine for businesses trying to understand how to improve or market their products, and now Facebook will allow privacy-safe peeks at its treasure trove, too. Today Facebook launched a new insights product called “Topic Data” in the U.S. and U.K. with the help of brand analytics leader DataSift.


donhornsby's curator insight, March 12, 2015 9:55 AM

(From the article): Surprisingly enough, Facebook is giving DataSift the keys to the castle for free in exchange for helping it rapidly break into the market with the startup’s tech and relationships. DataSift will charge analytics firms a fee for queries, who will then mark up the price and sell it to brands.

 

If brands find the data valuable, it could draw them and their ad budgets closer to Facebook. Until now, Facebook has largely been a black box inside a walled garden. Marketers didn’t know what was said inside. DataSift and Topic Data let them peer inside.

Renea Hanks's curator insight, March 13, 2015 8:33 PM

This is awesome because we need better data from the Facebook to understand how to improve. We are always striving to do more and better. This helps us do that also on a larger scale.

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DeepText: Facebook kann Inhalt von Texten verstehen | #SocialMedia 

DeepText: Facebook kann Inhalt von Texten verstehen | #SocialMedia  | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Ein Programm namens DeepText kann laut Facebook mehrere Tausend Beiträge in Sekunden analysieren und verstehen.

 

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Ein Programm namens DeepText kann laut Facebook mehrere Tausend Beiträge in Sekunden analysieren und verstehen.

 

 

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Facebook toujours dans la tourmente. Les transferts de données vers les États-Unis plus que jamais dans le brouillard

Facebook toujours dans la tourmente. Les transferts de données vers les États-Unis plus que jamais dans le brouillard | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
On sait que dans le cadre du conflit entre M. Schrems et Facebook, la justice européenne a invalidé les safe harbour. Le plaignant ne s'arrête pas là et remet en cause les autres filets de sécurité mis en place par le réseau social (clauses type). Embêtée, la CNIL irlandaise a décidé de transmettre le dossier à la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne.

 

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On sait que dans le cadre du conflit entre M. Schrems et Facebook, la justice européenne a invalidé les safe harbour. Le plaignant ne s'arrête pas là et remet en cause les autres filets de sécurité mis en place par le réseau social (clauses type). Embêtée, la CNIL irlandaise a décidé de transmettre le dossier à la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne.

 

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Facebook brings 360 streaming video to Samsung Gear VR and invests in 'Social VR' | Social Media | Virtual Reality

Facebook brings 360 streaming video to Samsung Gear VR and invests in 'Social VR' | Social Media | Virtual Reality | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook's continued fascination with VR reached new heights today, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke of the company's new initiatives in VR onstage at Samsung'


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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Virtual+Reality+System


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Facebook's continued fascination with VR reached new heights today, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke of the company's new initiatives in VR onstage at Samsung'


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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Virtual+Reality+System


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Facebook: Kommentare melden – so geht’s | Digital CitiZENship | ICT | eSkills

Facebook: Kommentare melden – so geht’s | Digital CitiZENship | ICT | eSkills | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Unangebrachte Kommentare oder Spam können Sie auf Facebook melden. Die Kontakte werden dann vom Support geprüft und eventuell entfernt. Wir zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie genau vorgehen müssen. Facebook-Kommentare melden Facebook-Kommentar melden Egal ob rassistische, beleidigende oder sonst unangebrachte Kommentare – ...
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Unangebrachte Kommentare oder Spam können Sie auf Facebook melden. Die Kontakte werden dann vom Support geprüft und eventuell entfernt. Wir zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie genau vorgehen müssen. Facebook-Kommentare melden Facebook-Kommentar melden Egal ob rassistische, beleidigende oder sonst unangebrachte Kommentare – ...


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Facebook just made all public posts searchable | Social Media

Facebook just made all public posts searchable | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Protect your posts from Facebook's new search feature by changing your privacy settings.
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Protect your posts from Facebook's new search feature by changing your privacy settings.


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Facebook Tests Emoji Reactions to Fix Its ‘Dislike’ Problem | Empathy

Facebook Tests Emoji Reactions to Fix Its ‘Dislike’ Problem | Empathy | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Say it with a smiley.

Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s director of product, tells TechCrunch that Reactions will be tested in only two markets for now, Spain and Ireland, countries whose friend networks tend not to extend beyond national borders, making them ideal “closed test groups.” The biggest caveat: Facebook says it still needs to figure out whether it wants to tweak these empathetic emoji. “We’ll use the feedback from this to improve the feature and hope to roll it out to everyone soon,” Cox continued.

The other consideration, of course, is that a strict “dislike” button would be a bad thing for brands, a camp Facebook would rather not expose to hostilities. In fact, the new range of emotions could offer more than just defensive benefits. They let Facebook quantify your feelings with even more granularity, which could in turn help Facebook serve up ads that are even more well-suited to you. In the end, it’s all just data.


Gust MEES: Looks GOOD to me as it is expressing emotions <===> Empathy <===> ;)


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy




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Say it with a smiley.

Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s director of product, tells TechCrunch that Reactions will be tested in only two markets for now, Spain and Ireland, countries whose friend networks tend not to extend beyond national borders, making them ideal “closed test groups.” The biggest caveat: Facebook says it still needs to figure out whether it wants to tweak these empathetic emoji. “We’ll use the feedback from this to improve the feature and hope to roll it out to everyone soon,” Cox continued.

The other consideration, of course, is that a strict “dislike” button would be a bad thing for brands, a camp Facebook would rather not expose to hostilities. In fact, the new range of emotions could offer more than just defensive benefits. They let Facebook quantify your feelings with even more granularity, which could in turn help Facebook serve up ads that are even more well-suited to you. In the end, it’s all just data.


Gust MEES: Looks GOOD to me as it is expressing emotions <===> Empathy <===> ;)


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy



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Digital Communication Students's curator insight, November 2, 2015 6:05 PM

Los usuarios ya llevan muchos años pidiendo una opción de "no me gusta" al lado del famoso "me gusta" en Facebook. La razón de esta demanda no es para informar negativamente de que un contenido o foto no es del agrado del usuario, sino para mostrar cierta empatía a la hora de leer una información devastadora. 

Aun con todo, no se ha conseguido una opción de "dislike"o "no me gusta" tal cual. Los profesionales de Facebook han decidido incorporar 7 emociones diferentes en las que el usuario puede decidir la más acertada según su estado de ánimo en el momento de visualizar la foto o leer la información. El motivo por el cual no se ha añadido una simple opción de "dislike" es puramente empresarial. Se ha estudiado que un botón de "no me gusta" afectaría a las ventas de productos publicitados en esta red social. 

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FAQ: Facebooks Pflichten bei rechter Hetze

FAQ: Facebooks Pflichten bei rechter Hetze | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Fremdenfeindliche Kommentare, Anfeindungen gegen Flüchtlinge und Beschimpfungen sind immer wieder in den sozialen Netzwerken zu lesen, besonders auf Facebook. Doch darf oder muss das US-Unternehmen so etwas löschen? F. Bräutigam und E. Raddatz mit Fragen und Antworten.
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Fremdenfeindliche Kommentare, Anfeindungen gegen Flüchtlinge und Beschimpfungen sind immer wieder in den sozialen Netzwerken zu lesen, besonders auf Facebook. Doch darf oder muss das US-Unternehmen so etwas löschen? F. Bräutigam und E. Raddatz mit Fragen und Antworten.


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Facebook users: Make sure your mobile phone number is private | SocialMedia | Privacy | DigitalCitiZEN

Facebook users: Make sure your mobile phone number is private | SocialMedia | Privacy | DigitalCitiZEN | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Did you know that complete strangers, can search Facebook's database for your phone number and find your profile and grab your name, profile picture and more besides? Here is how to stop it.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


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Did you know that complete strangers, can search Facebook's database for your phone number and find your profile and grab your name, profile picture and more besides? Here is how to stop it.



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Wie Facebook das Weltbild seiner Nutzer beeinflusst | Social Media | Critical Thinking | Privacy | eSkills

Wie Facebook das Weltbild seiner Nutzer beeinflusst | Social Media | Critical Thinking | Privacy | eSkills | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Wer online Artikel zu seinem Lieblingsthema liest, bekommt von Facebook noch mehr Artikel zum selben Thema angezeigt. Wie der Facebook-Algorithmus funktioniert, ist selbst für die hartnäckigsten Hacker nach wie vor ein Rätsel.


Mehr erfahren / Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


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Wer online Artikel zu seinem Lieblingsthema liest, bekommt von Facebook noch mehr Artikel zum selben Thema angezeigt. Wie der Facebook-Algorithmus funktioniert, ist selbst für die hartnäckigsten Hacker nach wie vor ein Rätsel.


Mehr erfahren / Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:15 AM

Wer online Artikel zu seinem Lieblingsthema liest, bekommt von Facebook noch mehr Artikel zum selben Thema angezeigt. Wie der Facebook-Algorithmus funktioniert, ist selbst für die hartnäckigsten Hacker nach wie vor ein Rätsel.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence



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Achtung: Fieser Facebook-Trojaner macht die Runde | Awareness | CyberSecurity | Social Media

Achtung: Fieser Facebook-Trojaner macht die Runde | Awareness | CyberSecurity | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Wieder legt ein Facebook-Trojaner die Nutzer herein. Ein Klick auf den falschen Link und man wird zum Spammer.
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Wieder legt ein Facebook-Trojaner die Nutzer herein. Ein Klick auf den falschen Link und man wird zum Spammer.


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Facebook closes its $2bn Oculus Rift acquisition. What next? | Acquisitions | SocialMedia

Facebook closes its $2bn Oculus Rift acquisition. What next? | Acquisitions | SocialMedia | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it


Social network completes deal announced in March, so what does the future hold for its virtual reality division? 




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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=acquisitions


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Social network completes deal announced in March, so what does the future hold for its virtual reality division? 


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Thought your private phone photos weren’t on Facebook? Think again…

Thought your private phone photos weren’t on Facebook? Think again… | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
This time, the problem was one of confidentiality, not availability.

Simply put, he found that, if you had Facebook's Photo Sync feature turned on, then any app with permission to access photos on your phone could access your synced photos, too.

Photo Sync means that whenever you take photos with your phone (and that includes screenshots, by the way), Facebook's app automatically uploads them to Facebook's cloud in case you want to publish them online later.

We can't think why that's a good idea, but many people seem to find the feature useful because:

You get an automatic backup of every photo.
Uploaded photos are private by default, so they aren't visible to other people until you want them to be.
It makes it convenient to share photos later on.
Laxman's bug was the fact that apps other than Facebook's own could read those synced photos back from the cloud.

Obviously, if you've authorised an app to access the photos on your device, you have already accepted the risk of allowing that app to do unsavoury things with private snapshots you might take.

So this is not an earth-moving bug, but it's definitely a security hole.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/


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This time, the problem was one of confidentiality, not availability.

Simply put, he found that, if you had Facebook's Photo Sync feature turned on, then any app with permission to access photos on your phone could access your synced photos, too.

Photo Sync means that whenever you take photos with your phone (and that includes screenshots, by the way), Facebook's app automatically uploads them to Facebook's cloud in case you want to publish them online later.

We can't think why that's a good idea, but many people seem to find the feature useful because:

You get an automatic backup of every photo.
Uploaded photos are private by default, so they aren't visible to other people until you want them to be.
It makes it convenient to share photos later on.
Laxman's bug was the fact that apps other than Facebook's own could read those synced photos back from the cloud.

Obviously, if you've authorised an app to access the photos on your device, you have already accepted the risk of allowing that app to do unsavoury things with private snapshots you might take.

So this is not an earth-moving bug, but it's definitely a security hole.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/



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