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Reuters:
Iran gives foreign messaging apps a year to move all data and activity linked to Iranian users onto servers inside the country   —  May 29 Iran has given foreign messaging apps a year to move data they hold about Iranian users onto servers inside the country, prompting privacy and security concerns on social media.
May 29, 2016, 10:45 PMIn context
Pew Research Center:
Pew: 62% of US adults get news on social media; 66% of Facebook, 23% of Instagram, 21% of YouTube, 19% of LinkedIn users get news there   —  A majority of U.S. adults - 62% - get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center …
May 28, 2016, 6:10 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Hacker behind LinkedIn's 117M e-mail database claims to have 360M Myspace user emails with passwords   —  There's an oft-repeated adage in the world of cybersecurity: There are two types of companies, those that have been hacked, and those that don't yet know they have been hacked.
May 27, 2016, 1:50 PMIn context
David Muller / MLive.com:
Google to open a 53K square foot self-driving car development center in Novi, outside of Detroit   —  DETROIT - Google's self-driving car project will open a technology development center in Novi, John Krafcik, who heads the technology giant's autonomous vehicle program, announced on social media Wednesday.
May 25, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Current and former workers say Facebook Trending Topics group was ill-managed, relied on personal news judgment, had no intentional, institutional bias   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Last July, in a seventh-floor conference room at Facebook's Lower Manhattan offices, a small group met to discuss the future of news media on the social network.
May 20, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context
David Wertime / Foreign Policy:
Study: 488M, or 1 of every 178 posts, on China's social media each year come from pro-government propagandists   —  New research exposes a “massive secretive operation” to fill China's internet with propaganda.  —  They are the most hated group in Chinese cyberspace.
May 19, 2016, 9:50 PMIn context
Charles McLellan / ZDNet:
Adobe launches Spark ‘visual storytelling’ web app, updates companion iOS apps   —  Adobe's Spark family provides browser-based and mobile tools that allow anyone to create engaging visual content for deployment on social platforms.  —  Adobe has provided free iOS apps for creating visually …
May 19, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
Meghan McCarthy / Morning Consult:
Poll of 2K voters under age 45: 25% read about Facebook Trending controversy, 47% were comfortable with social media sites picking news   —  Nearly half of Americans in our most recent national poll have heard about Facebook allegedly suppressing conservative news stories on their platform.
May 18, 2016, 9:10 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook blocked in Vietnam over the weekend due to citizen protests   —  Facebook appears to have been blocked in Vietnam as a part of a government-imposed crackdown on social media, amid public protests over an environmental disaster attributed to toxic discharges from a steel complex built by Taiwan's Formosa Plastics.
May 17, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
BBC:
Study: 45% of online households in US refrained from some online activities due to security and privacy concerns, 19% experienced an online security breach   —  Almost half of American households with at least one internet user have been “deterred” from online activity recently because of privacy or security concerns, a survey has said.
May 14, 2016, 7:10 AMIn context

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