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Twitter Updates Privacy Policy for Non-US Accounts

Twitter Updates Privacy Policy for Non-US Accounts | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Twitter has announced in a blog post that it is revising its privacy policy and terms of service, effective May 18th, for all non-US accounts. At that time, Twitter says services provided by its Twitter International Company based in Dublin, Ireland will handle account information under Irish privacy and data protection law, which is based on the European Union’s Data Protection 


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Twitter has announced in a blog post that it is revising its privacy policy and terms of service, effective May 18th, for all non-US accounts. At that time, Twitter says services provided by its Twitter International Company based in Dublin, Ireland will handle account information under Irish privacy and data protection law, which is based on the European Union’s Data Protection 


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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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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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Facebook-AGB verstößt gegen EU-Recht | Privacy | Social Media | Europe

Facebook-AGB verstößt gegen EU-Recht | Privacy | Social Media | Europe | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Die neuen Datenschutzrichtlinien von Facebook verstoßen offenbar gegen belgisches und europäisches Recht. Das ergab eine Untersuchung der belgischen Datenschutzbehörde.


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Die neuen Datenschutzrichtlinien von Facebook verstoßen offenbar gegen belgisches und europäisches Recht. Das ergab eine Untersuchung der belgischen Datenschutzbehörde.


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Neue Nutzungsbedingungen: Was sich heute bei Facebook ändert | Social Media | Privacy

Neue Nutzungsbedingungen: Was sich heute bei Facebook ändert | Social Media | Privacy | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Wer sich ab diesem Freitag bei Facebook anmeldet, akzeptiert automatisch die neuen Nutzungsbedingungen. Angesichts heftiger Kritik hatte das Netzwerk deren Einführung um einen Monat verschoben. Wir sagen, was die Nutzer jetzt wissen müssen.


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Wer sich ab diesem Freitag bei Facebook anmeldet, akzeptiert automatisch die neuen Nutzungsbedingungen. Angesichts heftiger Kritik hatte das Netzwerk deren Einführung um einen Monat verschoben. Wir sagen, was die Nutzer jetzt wissen müssen.


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How to improve your Twitter security and privacy

How to improve your Twitter security and privacy | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
We don't lump Twitter in the same privacy bracket as, say, Facebook. But like any social network, Twitter is vulnerable to oversharing, data leakage and unintended consequences. We take a look at T...
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We don't lump Twitter in the same privacy bracket as, say, Facebook. But like any social network, Twitter is vulnerable to oversharing, data leakage and unintended consequences. We take a look at T...


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Don't share your toothbrush!

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Facebook to let advertisers see where you're surfing

Facebook to let advertisers see where you're surfing | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Like many services already do, Facebook's now going to mix in our browsing histories with the advertising stew. It's also introducing a tool that lets us see (and edit) the dossiers they keep on us...


If you don't want to see a particular ad, you can tell Facebook that, or you can choose the option of hiding all ads from a given advertiser.


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If you don't want to see a particular ad, you can tell Facebook that, or you can choose the option of hiding all ads from a given advertiser.


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The CIA has joined Twitter with the best first tweet possible | Have a BIG laugh :)))

The CIA has joined Twitter with the best first tweet possible | Have a BIG laugh :))) | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
The US government loves Twitter. For NASA, it's a public relations goldmine. For the State Department, it's a bizarre weapon in the fight on terrorism. For the CIA, it's a chance to revel in...
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Überwachung: Facebook kauft Tracking-App

Überwachung: Facebook kauft Tracking-App | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook hat die Tracking-App Moves gekauft. Damit könnte Facebook seine User komplett überwachen und Bewegungsdaten für Werbung vermarkten.


Facebook hat die Tracking-App Moves gekauft. Das gab der App-Entwickler auf seiner Website bekannt. Der Fitness-Tracker zeichnet ununterbrochen Ihre Aktivitäten auf, wenn Sie die App auf Ihrem iPhone oder Android-Smartphone installiert haben. Damit weiß Moves - und künftig auch Facebook - wo Sie sich wie lange aufgehalten haben.

Datenkrake Facebook: Vermarktung von Bewegungsdaten
Warum Facebook auf diese Daten scharf ist, ist klar:

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Zu wissen, wer wann wo ist, lässt sich teuer vermarkten, zum Beispiel für Werbeanzeigen mit lokalem Bezug. In der Innenstadt mal kurz Facebook checken und dabei Werbung für den Schuhladen auf dem Weg zu bekommen – das könnte eine Zukunftsperspektive sein.

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Damit weiß Moves - und künftig auch Facebook - wo Sie sich wie lange aufgehalten haben.


Datenkrake Facebook: Vermarktung von Bewegungsdaten
Warum Facebook auf diese Daten scharf ist, ist klar:

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Zu wissen, wer wann wo ist, lässt sich teuer vermarkten, zum Beispiel für Werbeanzeigen mit lokalem Bezug. In der Innenstadt mal kurz Facebook checken und dabei Werbung für den Schuhladen auf dem Weg zu bekommen – das könnte eine Zukunftsperspektive sein.

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Facebook Will Now Tell Your 'Friends' When You Are Nearby

Facebook Will Now Tell Your 'Friends' When You Are Nearby | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook has always been creepy. But now it's allowing you to be creepy, too!

The site started rolling out an "optional" new mobile feature Thursday called Nearby Friends, which alerts you when your friends are nearby (and vice versa.) B...
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The site started rolling out an "optional" new mobile feature Thursday called Nearby Friends, which alerts you when your friends are nearby 

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Facebook Will Deliver Internet Via Drones With “Connectivity Lab” Project Powered By Acqhires From Ascenta

Facebook Will Deliver Internet Via Drones With “Connectivity Lab” Project Powered By Acqhires From Ascenta | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook plans to bring Internet to the third-world via drones, satellites, lasers, and more. Today Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook's Connectivity Lab will..
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Deepface: Facebook will Gesichter so gut wie der Mensch erkennen - Golem.de

Deepface: Facebook will Gesichter so gut wie der Mensch erkennen - Golem.de | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Die umstrittene Gesichtserkennung wird bei Facebook stetig weiterentwickelt. Forscher des Konzerns wollen nun mit der Technik "Deepface" eine Erkennungsrate erreichen, die nahe der des Menschen liegt.
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Twitter Gets Comprehensive Analytics

Twitter Gets Comprehensive Analytics | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
In 2012 Twitter launched a new expanded tweet experience when they introduced Twitter Cards. These cards allow approved publishers to display more information than just the 140 characters—headlines, article summaries, images and much more can appear in a single tweet when an expansion link is clicked. Twitter has now rolled [...]
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Facebook sued for allegedly scanning your private messages

Facebook sued for allegedly scanning your private messages | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
A class-action suit claims that the social networking site monitors and uses your messages for advertising purposes.

 

The class-action lawsuit, submitted by Arkansas lawyer Matt Campbell and Michael Hurley from Oregon on Monday at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, says that the social networking giant monitors users' private messages in order to compile and mine data which can be used to profile web activity.

 

===> This data can then allegedly be used for profit through sales to marketers and advertisers -- who then can target ads based on the user's online behavior. <===

 

 

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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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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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Twitter Now Tracking User IP Addresses - F-Secure Weblog | Privacy | Social Media

Twitter Now Tracking User IP Addresses - F-Secure Weblog | Privacy | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

In order to determine that I was attempting to log in from an "unusual" location, Twitter must be keeping a history of my previous IP addresses to compare against. This type of security feature is not new, Facebook has been doing this sort of thing for years already. But I've not yet seen it from Twitter. (A few years ago, Twitter seemed to be actively against such an idea.) Unlike Facebook, I don't see anyplace from which I can download my own connection history. Previous IP addresses used are available to those who download a Facebook archive. But IP address information isn't in the Twitter archive that I downloaded today.

So then the questions I now have for Twitter is this: for how long have my connections been logged and tracked? And when will a copy of the data be available to me?


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In order to determine that I was attempting to log in from an "unusual" location, Twitter must be keeping a history of my previous IP addresses to compare against. This type of security feature is not new, Facebook has been doing this sort of thing for years already. But I've not yet seen it from Twitter. (A few years ago, Twitter seemed to be actively against such an idea.) Unlike Facebook, I don't see anyplace from which I can download my own connection history. Previous IP addresses used are available to those who download a Facebook archive. But IP address information isn't in the Twitter archive that I downloaded today.

So then the questions I now have for Twitter is this: for how long have my connections been logged and tracked? And when will a copy of the data be available to me?


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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 13, 11:41 PM

I understand the concern of this writer.  But the days of net transparency and personal privacy are over.  While these social media sites are great for business and personal use, they do carry some security risks.  Non-release of tracking data by social media providers is one of those risks.  By the time such data are released, the damage (if any) is already done.  Welcome to the real world. Privacy is just about dead.  I wish I had an answer to this question, but I don't.  Just be careful what you release to social networks.  The data will remain in some server forever, to be released or retained at the pleasure of the company monitoring your social media activity.  Aloha, Russ.

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Neue Facebook-AGB - das können Sie dagegen tun! | Privacy

Neue Facebook-AGB - das können Sie dagegen tun! | Privacy | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook schnüffelt noch mehr in Ihren Daten, den neuen AGB sei Dank. Wir verraten, wie Sie sich wehren.


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Facebook schnüffelt noch mehr in Ihren Daten, den neuen AGB sei Dank. Wir verraten, wie Sie sich wehren.


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Tipps zum Datenschutztag

Tipps zum Datenschutztag | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it




Am 28. Januar findet der internationale Tag des Datenschutzes statt. Wir haben einige Tipps und Tricks zum Thema zusammengetragen.




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


https://gustmeesde.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/mobile-security-smartphones-sind-auch-mini-computer/



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Am 28. Januar findet der internationale Tag des Datenschutzes statt. Wir haben einige Tipps und Tricks zum Thema zusammengetragen.




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


https://gustmeesde.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/mobile-security-smartphones-sind-auch-mini-computer/



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#LinkedIn accusé d'exploiter les listes de contacts de ses membres

#LinkedIn accusé d'exploiter les listes de contacts de ses membres | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Des utilisateurs ont lancé une class-action contre le réseau social à vocation professionnelle. La justice évoque déjà des pratiques "déroutantes".

Via Frederic GOUTH
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Des utilisateurs ont lancé une class-action contre le réseau social à vocation professionnelle. La justice évoque déjà des pratiques "déroutantes".


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Facebook va monétiser votre historique de navigation (mais permet de le désactiver)

Facebook va monétiser votre historique de navigation (mais permet de le désactiver) | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Toujours plus gourmand en données personnelles, Facebook va commencer à distribuer des publicités ciblées en fonction de l'historique de navigation. Même plus besoin de "liker".
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Toujours plus gourmand en données personnelles, Facebook va commencer à distribuer des publicités ciblées en fonction de l'historique de navigation. Même plus besoin de "liker".


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Twitter releasing trove of user data to scientists for research

Twitter releasing trove of user data to scientists for research | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Data uses include measuring happiness levels in cities based on Twitter images shared.


Twitter has a 200-million-strong and ever-growing user base that broadcasts 500 million updates daily. It has been lauded for its ability to unsettle repressive political regimes, bring much-neededaccountability to corporations that mistreat their customers, and combat other societal ills (whether such characterizations are, in fact, accurate).


Now, the company has taken aim at disrupting another important sphere of human society: the scientific research community.


In response, computational epidemiologists Caitlin Rivers and Bryan Lewis have proposed guidelines for ethical research practices when using social media data, such as avoiding personally identifiable information and making all the results publicly available.

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Whether or not Twitter and the scientists who have access to the company's data follow such guideposts, one thing is clear—the trend of mining social media data for various purposes won’t be tapering off anytime soon.

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Whether or not Twitter and the scientists who have access to the company's data follow such guideposts, one thing is clear—the trend of mining social media data for various purposes won’t be tapering off anytime soon.


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Facebook Acquires Fitness And Activity Tracking App Moves

Facebook Acquires Fitness And Activity Tracking App Moves | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook has acquired the motion tracking app for Android and iPhone 'Moves,' the startup announced today via a blog post. The company's founders say that the..
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Waiting for next company who shows when YOU go to the toilette with that App-Mania!!!


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Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter Launch WebScaleSQL

Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter Launch WebScaleSQL | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter today announced WebScaleSQL, a collaborative project bringing the engineers from these companies together to solve challenges working with massive databases. As its name suggests, WebScaleSQL is a custom version of MySQL designed for large scale Web companies.


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FacebookGoogleLinkedIn, and Twitter today announced WebScaleSQL, a collaborative project bringing the engineers from these companies together to solve challenges working with massive databases. As its name suggests, WebScaleSQL is a custom version of MySQL designed for large scale Web companies.

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===> HOW will YOU escape from PRIVACY issues!? <===


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Twitter Has Reportedly Abandoned An Effort To Keep Your Private Messages Secure

Twitter Has Reportedly Abandoned An Effort To Keep Your Private Messages Secure | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter is shelving a project that would encrypt direct messages sent through its network, a report claims.


The social media giant is allegedly giving up encrypting private direct messages, which would make it more difficult for hackers and government officials to intercept Twitter messages without the rights to do so.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-direct-message-encryption-2014-3#ixzz2whO4GOHp


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The social media giant is allegedly giving up encrypting private direct messages, which would make it more difficult for hackers and government officials to intercept Twitter messages without the rights to do so.


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Privacy bug exposed 93,788 protected Twitter accounts to snoopers

Privacy bug exposed 93,788 protected Twitter accounts to snoopers | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Since November last year, 93,788 Twitter users - who thought their micro-blogging updates were private and protected - were being silently snooped upon.

Twitter has now fixed the embarrassing privacy flaw, and apologised to the victims.
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Facebook liest angeblich private Nachrichten mit

Facebook liest angeblich private Nachrichten mit | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Zwei US-Amerikaner klagen derzeit gegen Facebook und werfen dem sozialen Netzwerk vor, Privatnachrichten für Werbezwecke mitgelesen zu haben.
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