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Weekly output: techno-panics, unsubsidized phones, Apple and Google streaming music

Hey, August, you’ve been doing a really bad job of being a slow news month. Could you please clock out already?

8/18/2015: How to Survive the Next Techno-Panic… 185 more words

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What posting a Facebook Offer taught me about Facebook's privacy rules

Some months ago, a PR person for Gogo handed me a few freebies I probably couldn’t use: three free passes for that company’s inflight WiFi service. 453 more words

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Facebook User To Be Fined Under Spanish Social Media Gag Law For Police Comments

Social Media in its infancy was hailed as a great equalizer for everyone’s voice to be heard. Years ago, at conference after conference, I heard so called “futurists” and other “prognosticators” proclaim social media as the best invention since air conditioning or the microwave. 246 more words

How Facebook is teaching computers to see

Facebook today launched its Moments product, which uses Facebook’s image recognition abilities to scan your photos for your friends and then lets people create private photo albums with a particular group, such as the people in the photo. 1,312 more words

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Facebook Messenger no longer tracks your location by default

Good news privacy fans – Facebook Messenger will no longer track and make your location available by default.

Instead, to share your location, you will now have to tap on the “More” button on the bottom right-hand side of the screen and then tap on “Location”. 387 more words

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"Marauders Map" - Is your location being tracked through Facebook Messenger?

A Chrome browser extension developed by a Harvard College computer science student allows people to pinpoint and track the location of Facebook Messenger users.

The extension – called Marauders Map after the magical chart from the Harry Potter books that reveals the location of every person within Hogwarts School – works by scooping up the location data of Facebook Messenger users and plotting it on a map. 758 more words

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Facebook's new tool will help keep your account secure

Keeping your Facebook account safe just got a whole lot easier.

Starting today, the social networking giant will start introducing a new feature called Security Checkup… 122 more words

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