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Editor’s Pick Just because your company doesn’t allow the government to access your servers directly, or you’ve never heard of any data collection program called PRISM, doesn’t mean you’re not a part of it.
We’ve contacted all those companies to get a statement from them on why they are allegedly participating, what they are reportedly giving to the NSA, and how their customers and users can trust that anything they transmit or share through those services can ever be private.
“We do not provide any government organization with direct access to Facebook servers,” siad a Facebook rep. Google says it doesn’t even have any knowledge of the PRISM program. So who’s not telling the truth?
“That’s the kind of word game they play,” ex-NSA chief Bill Binney said also at Def Con. “There’s absolutely no excuse for him even implying that he’s not collecting all this data.”
The Washington Post reported today that a number of tech companies are participating in a top secret data mining program for the FBI and NSA, dubbed PRISM.
With the magic of Wikipedia and the science of statistics and probability, Facebook managed to turn a garbage dump of letters into remarkably well-structured data. Here’s how.
The founders of Ngmoco have moved on to create the interest-based network that gives you what you want on a topic.
Guest Post We’d all like to believe that we’re past the stage where marketing matters. If your product is good enough, shouldn’t the blog reviews and viral attention take care of itself?
In the court of public opinion, Google is the star quarterback with the big pickup truck and all the friends, Apple is the top running back, and Facebook? Well, Facebook might be the captain of the debate team.
Search is the gold standard in the internet marketing world. Nothing beats customers finding you via organic search, arriving at your website straight from Google, ready and willing to make a purchase.
Perhaps almost nothing.
Guest Post Maybe it’s time to ask whether we even want to be marketed to on social media. Facebook is the new interactive site, and Twitter is as effective as an email newsletter. If this is a revolution, I’m going to what else is on TV.
Fiksu reveals the rising cost to find players for iOS apps.
Twitter is planning to launch a Facebook Exchange-like service to allow brands to buy ads programmatically and retarget Twitter users based on their browsing and search history.
Guest Post People share for two major reasons: “a) they altruistically want to share the enjoyment of that video with others or b) they selfishly want to be seen sharing or critiquing that video.”
The Securities and Exchange Commission fined Nasdaq $10 million for breaking rules in the Facebook initial public offering.
To verify accounts, Facebook said you’ll need to submit government-issued photo ID, which Facebook promises to delete immediately after verification.
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg covered a wide range of topics in a talk today, from women in business to Facebook’s growing mobile revenues.
One Waze suitor leaves the field.
The breach in ASIO reportedly revealed all the plans to the spy agency’s brand-new headquarters, which would give significant advantages to spies attempting to infiltrate the building, either physically or electronically.
Shockingly, most people didn’t want a social network in their email inbox, so the experiment that consisted of Google taking your inbox and insta-poofing a social network into sudden awkward existence never had a prayer of upsetting Facebook, Twitter, or even MySpace.
Collegefeed aims to help college students present themselves professionally online, explore career options, and connect with employers. In order to test how well they accomplish these goals I recruited a current college senior to help me out.
Google is reportedly in talks to acquire Waze — here’s why that deal makes more sense than Waze/Facebook.
Just days after landing on Facebook’s campus, the founder of Parse says there will be no changes to his business — and that means Facebook is increasingly a multiplatform development tool.
Call it the unicorn problem: beautiful, alluring, magical, and totally non-existent. Social commerce, according to the latest Monetate e-commerce report, is almost as elusive.
Pandora’s new Facebook integration adds a helpful social layer to the streaming music service that may help assure investors that Pandora is moving forward, despite a grim business outlook ahead of tomorrow’s Q1 FY2014 earnings report.
Mystery funding of the day? That’d be YesGraph, a stealthy startup in the recruiting space founded by Ivan Kirigin, a former product manager at Facebook and Dropbox.
Guest Post The media can continue to ridicule the “sexting app” that so many young people are using, but they are entirely missing the point. The same generation being blamed for the supposed “death of privacy” has become wiser than those who are criticizing them.
The developer of pull-to-refresh was so concerned about how Twitter would use his patent that he asked Twitter to agree with him — as part of the terms of the sale of his company — that it would never use the patent offensively.
The Dot raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter and is now in full force changing the way you see the world…one video camera at a time. And VentureBeat is going to help you get it at the low price of only $27.99!
Tumblr, which famously hates advertising and only started trying to make money after five years in existence, is in a bit of a pickle, as its $125 million in funding is running out, giving the service only a few-month window in which to raise a new round or find a sugar daddy.
A year ago today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg “rang the bell” to open trading in one of the most hotly-anticipated initial public offerings in history as Facebook hit the stock market. And promptly went splat.
Editor’s Pick Over the last few years media companies and brands have turned to Mass Relevance’s social curating platform for plenty of projects, and now the startup said it’s hitting some big milestones.
Guest Post We live in a world where young, ambitious women will now contend with a new, and sadly pressured life question – are you “leaning in”?
This ed-tech startup hosts what it calls MindSumo Challenges to test specific skill sets and help companies recruit talent.
Facebook’s coming video ads will be disruptive, interrupt people, and run the risk of Facebook becoming the very social network it supplanted, according to at least one online advertising executive.
Just a few days before Google’s I/O developer conference kicks off, Wired’s Steven Levy has finally gotten Pichai to chat about Android’s future.
Facebook Home, the skin of Android that brings social networking to the forefront of the experience, has been quietly updated to support the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Android phones.
Guest Post Here’s how Instagram’s new face tagging could be a killer resource for brands.