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The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News
Keep up with the rapidly changing social media industry. Get the big picture and follow the emerging trends. Also: http://sometek.fi (in Finnish)
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Apple: We Don't Give the NSA Direct Access to Our Servers

Apple: We Don't Give the NSA Direct Access to Our Servers | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Apple has released a statement called "Apple’s Commitment to Customer Privacy," claiming it has not been involved in the NSA's PRISM program.

Furthermore, Apple claims it does not provide "any government agency" with direct access to its servers, and that "any government agency requesting customer content must get a court order."

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Show Us The Data: Time For Companies To Reveal What They Know About Us

Show Us The Data: Time For Companies To Reveal What They Know About Us | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

The proliferation of smartphones has generated enough privacy questions to keep lawyers and legislators busy for a generation. We're just beginning to grapple with those issues and now Google wants us to wear computers on our faces. As we move toward wearable computers, connected cars and smart homes, the sheer volume of data about our personal lives is going to grow exponentially

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PRISM Leaker Goes Public To Defend Claims

PRISM Leaker Goes Public To Defend Claims | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

The story around PRISM, the so-called U.S. surveillance program that reportedly has major tech companies working with U.S. intelligence agencies to track data on non-U.S. terrorist suspects, keeps getting bigger, as this weekend saw the outing of the source of the leak as 29-year-old programmer Edward Snowden.

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The Erosion of Privacy and the Rise of Publicness…and why it’s a good thing - Brian Solis

The Erosion of Privacy and the Rise of Publicness…and why it’s a good thing - Brian Solis | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Gabriel García Márquez once wisely observed, “Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life.”
In an era where individuals take to social networks to not only connect with one another, but also share experiences, the “statusphere” as I call it, is transforming a media ecosystem into a very personal EGOsystem.
In social media, we choose the life we broadcast through every status update, tweet, video, post, comment, and like we share. And, whether we realize or disregard it, the culmination of these fragmented digital shadows we cast, depict a semblance of the real you.
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