Posts tagged “Social Media”

December 31, 2012

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December 24, 2012

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December 21, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter bolsters its management team ahead of possible IPO

Twitter      Twitter names its first chief operating officer since Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo vacated the role two years ago, as the social site bolsters its leadership team ahead of a possible initial public offering.

Updated December 21, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook's Instagram scraps policy changes after protests

Instagram changes policies The Instagram photo service is scrapping proposed changes to its service terms after an outpouring of complaints that the company would use the policies to sell users' images and information without consent.

December 21, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook testing service to let users pay for email delivery

Facebook Facebook Inc. is testing a tool that will let users pay to send an e-mail message to another member, even if they aren't connected as friends on the world's largest social network.

December 20, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet this! Twitter allows you to download your archive for first time

Twitter, the social-networking company that features 140-character status updates, is letting users download an archive of posts to make its site more alluring as competition with Facebook escalates.

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December 20, 2012

Premium Lock FTC approves tighter online privacy rules for children

FTC Online companies can't collect photos, videos or location data from children without a parent's permission, under expanded privacy rules adopted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Updated December 19, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook's Zuckerberg donates $500M to Silicon Valley Foundation

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is donating almost $500 million in shares of the world's largest social network to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

December 19, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook incites privacy backlash with Instagram policy changes

Instagram Instagram unveiled a new privacy policy and terms of service on Dec. 17 that will give advertisers more flexibility in using photos, user names and likenesses in ads. After a backlash that resulted in thousands of complaints on Facebook, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said Tuesday that the new terms will remove language suggesting that users' photos could appear in advertisements.

Updated December 18, 2012

Premium Lock Privacy group: Facebook's Instagram changes pose risk to teens

Facebook, operator of the world's largest social network with more than 1 billion users, is changing policies for its Instagram unit as it looks for ways to increase revenue across its services.

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December 18, 2012

Premium Lock New FTC online privacy rules for children worry apps developers

FTC calls for tougher privacy protection The software industry is bracing for new regulations that it says will stifle creativity and saddle small businesses with legal and technical costs to ensure their cellphone apps don't run afoul of the rules. The changes, which the FTC is expected to approve this week, would update a 14-year-old law prohibiting the collection of personal information from preteens. It raises these questions: What is the value of a child's privacy on the Internet, and who should pay for it?

December 17, 2012

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December 13, 2012

Premium Lock Smartphone users may like this: Facebook launches faster Android app

Facebook "Today we're launching an updated Facebook app for Android," wrote Facebook announces in a blog. "It's now quicker and easier to view photos, get messages and navigate around the app."

December 12, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook: New privacy tools should help users better manage data

Facebook is stepping up efforts to improve privacy settings as it comes under scrutiny from regulators and users about how it handles personal information.

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December 11, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter counterattacks Facebook's photo blocking at Instagram

Twitter      Twitter, working with Aviary, unveils a new mobile app to adjust photos and to counter Instagram's move to block images.

December 10, 2012

Premium Lock Following mobile app data trail: How info is shared

A graphic included in an FTC report about how developers of mobile apps for children tracks how data is collected and then given to third parties. The sharing "raises serious questions," the FTC says.

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Updated December 10, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook's chief operating officer sells $26M in shares

Facebook, operator of the world's largest social network, closed at $27.49 on Dec. 7 and has lost 28 percent since selling shares for $38 each in an initial public offering in May.

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Updated December 10, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook exec share selloff begins: COO sells $7.44M in shares

Facebook Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg sold $7.44 million in shares as the company frees up more stock for trading following its initial public offering in May.

December 10, 2012

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Updated December 6, 2012

Premium Lock Social media smackdown: Facebook's Instagram blocks Twitter photo feature

Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram is making it harder for users to display pictures on microblogging site Twitter amid increased rivalry between the social-networking websites.

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