Google+ Will Shut Down After Security Hole Exposed User Data to Outside Developers, Report Says


The Google+ security bug gave outside developers access to the private data of hundreds of thousands of the social network’s users between 2015 and March 2018, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Google neglected to report the issue to the […]. Google is shutting down Google Plus permanently after a major flaw was made public.

Social Media and Public Employees - Part 2 - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

Social Media and Public Employees - Part 2. The International Telecommunication Union (2010) reports that 71% of the population in developed countries are online. The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (2011) reported that there are 95 million digital handsets (aka “smartphones”) with wireless broadband access in the United States and that 98% of the United States population is covered by wireless broadband. Adoption of Social Media.

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Our Freemium Future: Development teams take advantage of free, entry-level versions of software 


CTOs should consider having their development teams take advantage of free, entry-level versions of software – known as freemium software – to test out the functions of commercial products. From the perspective of Michael Williams, BIRT Product Evangelist & Forums Manager at reporting and analytics leader Actuate, freemium software is a resource that can really help the enterprise. Freemium rides the agile development wave. Welcome to the future of software development!

Facebook ordered to pay $4.7M to Italian developer over copycat feature

The Verge

million) in damages to an Italian developer over the social network’s “Nearby” feature. Reuters reports that the Milan-based appeals court upheld a 2019 ruling saying Facebook had copied the feature from developer Business Competence’s Faround app.

Social Media and Public Employees - Conclusion

CIO Musings

The rapid growth of social media and internet access are two such trends. The use of popular social media sites by public employees is creating an environment where first amendment rights may be restricted. The courts have just begun developing frameworks (Ryan 2012) for analyzing employee’s first amendment protection claims. Discipline of employees in response to use of social media almost always occurs for one of two reasons.

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Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Trends in the Living Networks

On February 13 I will speak at Air New Zealand’s Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, together with Teddy Goff, Obama’s Digital Director , with an expected audience of close to 1,000. Air New Zealand ran its first Social Media Breakfast in July last year with Randi Zuckerberg as key speaker , with the exceptional success of the event leading the airline to continue the series with the second breakfast next week.

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Report: Facebook Helped the FBI Exploit Vulnerability in a Secure Linux Distro for Child Predator Sting


Facebook security personnel and engineers helped the FBI track down a notorious child predator by helping a third-party company develop an exploit in a security-focused version of the Linux operating system, Tails, per a Wednesday report by Vice. But they did so quietly and without notifying the developers of Tails… Read more. hackers hacking facebook fbi surveillance csam department of justice justice department doj security privacy social media technology crime

Twitter’s decentralized social network project takes a baby step forward

The Verge

Bluesky, Twitter’s decentralized social networking effort, has announced its first major update since 2019. Working virtually through the pandemic, this group self-organized, invited additional experts, and created a review of the ecosystem around protocols for social media.

Launch of Social Media Strategy Framework

Trends in the Living Networks

Today we launch our Social Media Strategy Framework. This provides guidance and a frame on how organizations can approach engaging with social media, following in the tradition of our highly popular frameworks such as Web 2.0 This is a Beta version, pulled together to release before The Insight Exchange’s Social Media Strategy event today. Use social media yourself. Identify relevant social media monitoring tools. Report to senior executives.

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Attracting the Good Kind of Attention: 5 Keys to Developing a Stellar Inbound Marketing Strategy


Information Technology Blog - - Attracting the Good Kind of Attention: 5 Keys to Developing a Stellar Inbound Marketing Strategy - Information Technology Blog. Blogs, social media posts, guest posts on other sites, free reports, and even ebooks provide value to consumers. Guest posts are one way to do this, but commenting on other blogs, engaging with social media groups, and getting involved with top YouTubers in your industry also helps. Marketing Social Media

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December Tech Trends Report and 2016 Enterprise Tech Projections


Welcome to December's Technology Trends report. If you would like to change the e-mail address you get this report on please visit this link: [link]. And the agility of this model is helping innovators innovate and developers develop. Engage us via any social media channel you prefer. We produce this monthly to provide insights you can use regarding the rapidly changing technological landscape.

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How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 1 - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 1. Business minded, Agile CIO with strong Big Data, Business Intelligence, Search, and Social Networking background. offshore development. (6).

MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

Trends in the Living Networks

MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries. Below the slides of the report I have selected several of the interesting slides with brief commentary. Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing? Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0

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Australians are #1 globally in usage of social media: Why?

Trends in the Living Networks

Some very interesting data just out from Nielsen on social media usage. The headline is that people in developed countries are spending 82% more time on social media than they were one year ago. Australia is #1 globally in usage of social media. For many years I was bemoaning the slow uptake of social networks in Australia. I was long having to come up with explanations as to why Australians were so slow at taking up social media.

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Workshop content: Creating results using social media – the HR perspective

Trends in the Living Networks

I will be MC for the conference day, and will also run a half-day workshop on Creating Results Using Social Media on the following day. Workshop: Creating Results With Social Media in HR. As reflected in the slides, we will use three of our frameworks to provide multiple perspectives on creating value for organizations using social media: our Social Media Strategy Framework to provide the external view, the Enterprise 2.0 I’ll report afterwards how it went.

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How Can Associations Distribute e-Reports Effectively?


Non-profit organizations and associations have to create quarterly or annual reports that tells the members about all the work that they have undertaken, the expenses incurred the funds as well received. These reports, which earlier used to be on a paper format, are now being digitized in the form of e-reports. A lot of organizations and societies have had to switch to digital reports due to the overall rise of digitization around them. Why e-reports?

Study: Increased customer expectations are driving corporate uptake of social media

Trends in the Living Networks

Following my keynote John Paitaridis, Managing Director of Optus Business, shared some of the highlights of a recently released Optus Future of Business report , based on an extensive survey of corporate Australia. One of the pointed themes that emerged from the study was that customer expectations are driving uptake of social media and digital intiatives. Here is some of the interesting data from the report: Source : Optus.

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Social CRM and disrupting analyst business models

Trends in the Living Networks

But Social CRM, for example, is on the leading edge of where value is being created, but traditional analyst firms are not working. In this case, instead of charging in the thousands of dollars for a cutting-edge analyst report, it has launched Social CRM: The New Rules of Relationship Management for free, enabling anyone to embed it on their own site, as I have below. Social CRM: The New Rules of Relationship Management View more documents from Jeremiah Owyang.

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Hacktivist Launches Attack on COVID-19 Fraud Reporting Site

SecureWorld News

Our social lives are potentially deadly. The Ohio unemployment insurance website, and particularly the site's "fraud reporting" form, was a perfect example of these tensions, according to Vice : "State officials created the form to encourage companies to snitch on workers who are refusing to work under unsafe conditions, drawing outrage from workers and labor rights advocates.". The computer code script allows anyone to easily submit a fraud reporting form with false data.

Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Trends in the Living Networks

A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required. To be frank, I think ROI calculations for social initiatives are in most cases a waste of time, because so many of the benefits and costs are unknowable before the initiative. Chapter 16 of my report Implementing Enterprise 2.0 and social media. Lower costs – product development.

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7:30 Report: the social impact of the population boom and Australia's future

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week the ABC's 7:30 Report spent the entire week looking at the drivers of Australia’s long-term future. The fourth program, on The social impact of the population boom , was an excellent examination of the diverse issues and perspectives on the implications of rapid population growth, including interviews with a diverse range of politicians, demographers, analysts, and myself as the lone futurist.

AOC helps set Twitch record for ‘Among Us,’ the viral game developed by a tiny Seattle-area studio


Ocasio-Cortez’s stream is the latest event in what’s become a surreal few months for the makers of Among Us , a game of “social deduction” for up to 10 people. This reportedly includes a full code rework.

Stand By For Reporting From the Intelligence and National Security Summit 18-19 Sep 2014 #Intelligence2014


I can’t wait to hit the expo floor and learn the latest and will be reporting more here for our CTOvision Pro readers. It is very hard to catch the gist of an event like this by tracking social media, but if that is your only way of staying engaged on this one you can track the Twitter hashtag #Intelligence2014. Director, Federal Business Development. By Bob Gourley.

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60 Minutes shows Amazon’s virus-killing robot; says company uses AI to enforce social distancing


The rolling, UV-emitting robot is something Amazon is “working on for the future,” according to the 60 Minutes report. Amazon is developing a robot that would roll through grocery stores and distribution centers, using banks of ultraviolet light to kill viruses on surfaces. Amazon says it uses its vast camera system for contact tracing and to try to enforce social distancing. We’ve contacted Amazon for more details, and for comment on the 60 Minutes report.

Asking Smart Big Data Questions - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 These people arent necessarily the ones asking for reports from IT systems. IT systems tend to serve a single or a small number of departments, so requested reports tend to be operationally focused.

Facebook is turning VR into a platform — but some indie developers fear its power

The Verge

But in 2020, developer Guy Godin was nervous. Godin is the developer of Virtual Desktop, a top-selling VR app that enables desktop computer access inside headsets. I hope they don’t screw with me this year and develop the same thing that I’ve been working on.”. In the past decade, iOS developers have complained that in-app purchase fees and arbitrary App Store policies benefit Apple’s own services. Not all social developers are worried.

The potential massive social impact of gamification for weight loss and savings

Trends in the Living Networks

As such, we certainly need to apply what is being learned in the field of gamification, particularly its social aspects, to see how it can help positively change behaviors. Health Week Plan reports that: If UnitedHealth Group had its way, all of its members would own a Microsoft Xbox video game system and would use it every day. The company has partnered with video game developer Ubisoft, which manufactures an exercise game for the system, to offer three workout games to members.

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Scener raises $2.1M as more viewers — and streaming services — lean into social television


Scener co-founder Joe Braidwood told GeekWire that it’s “incredible” to see the industry finally embrace social TV. Scener previously reported substantial growth during the pandemic as more people turn to at-home forms of entertainment.

Facebook Messenger: The Future Of Customer Service?

Forrester IT

This a guest post by Meredith Cain , a Research Associate on the Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) team. In our recent report, we argue that customer service application professionals should make plans to incorporate Messenger into their service arsenal. Social media. Application Development CRM Customer Service Facebook Messenger Social media messaging messaging apps

Big Data Project Management: What’s In & What’s Out?


Relatively self-contained big data projects may be tied to an ongoing process or program that is already developing or delivering a product or service. Defining the project’s requirements and developing its business case will be linked to existing performance measures or metrics. A project to support development of an enterprise level “data science” program to provide data analytics support to a range of departmental programs and initiatives will be different both in type and scale.

Facebook will pay $52 million in settlement with moderators who developed PTSD on the job

The Verge

In a landmark acknowledgment of the toll that content moderation takes on its workforce, Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to current and former moderators to compensate them for mental health issues developed on the job. In a preliminary settlement filed on Friday in San Mateo Superior Court, the social network agreed to pay damages to American moderators and provide more counseling to them while they work. Scola developed symptoms of PTSD after nine months on the job.

Five Types of Data Visualizations - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 The Gartner report provides a chart of many of the top tools in this category and I only have experience using several of them. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. agile software development. (56).

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Three Steps to Big Data Discovery - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 While some of this is clearly needed and important for IT organizations to develop, the task of developing and maintaining rigorous documentation is daunting. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages.

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Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics

Trends in the Living Networks

Talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media for cool tech and future topics. Running the site’s social media, including Twitter and Facebook, to build relationships and visibility. Ideally, they will also be capable of researching and writing extended reports on these topics. Future of Retail/ Social Media in Retail. Business and Social Trends.

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Ringing down the curtain on change management theater

Forrester IT

Change Management is a hot topic lately on my social media channels. In that report, I cover the fundamental reasons for the Change process. Read more Categories: Agile development. Agile development DevOps IT Infrastructure ITIL service management ITSM change management collaborationLike my friend Jon Hall , I also am a long time veteran of the classic Change Advisory Board (CAB) process.

The Big Tech antitrust report has one big conclusion: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are anti-competitive


The report scrutinizes the ways that the four biggest tech companies have amassed enormous market power. A long-awaited report from top Democratic Congressional lawmakers about the dominance of the four biggest tech giants had a clear message on Tuesday: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google engage in a range of anti-competitive behavior, and US antitrust laws need an overhaul to allow for more competition in the US internet economy. “To

Researchers develop ‘smart’ touch-responsive internet-enabled newspaper

Trends in the Living Networks

In a post on BBC College of Journalism website Paul Egglestone of University of Lancaster’s school of journalism writes: We are developing an entirely new platform for community news and information by connecting paper to the internet to create what is believed to be the world’s first internet-enabled newspaper. But the developments in printed electronics do not stop there.

Airbnb reports surge in demand for local holidays

The Verge

More people are booking local holidays in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bloomberg reports. The shift is a small piece of good news for the travel industry, which has been hammered by travel restrictions, social distancing regulations, and a wider economic downturn caused by COVID-19. Vacation homes are reportedly growing more popular than hotels. People are also reportedly changing their vacation preferences. It’s unclear how long the reported trend will last.

Three Ways Data Scientists Can Differentiate - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 The problem here is the word "scientist" which implies experimentation, developing hypothesis and presenting results. Someone needs to own the development of these algorithms and to perform analysis.

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What accelerates – and slows – the development of social networking mobile platforms - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Although the mobile phone offers an "extremely appropriate platform for social networks," he said current pricing structures were holding back the market. The first is that a large proportion of social networking will shift to mobile platforms. In particular, knowing where your friends are and where the action is are vital social functions, which text messaging only begins to address.

Facebook?s latest experiment is an attempt to make live TV events more social

The Verge

Facebook’s Venue is a new app that’s designed to make the process of watching live events more social. The digital companion app has been developed by Facebook’s R&D group, the New Product Experimentation (NPE) team. Sunday’s NASCAR race will be hosted by nascarcasm , and Facebook says that commentary on future NASCAR races will be provided by hosts, including NASCAR driver Landon Cassill and Fox Sports reporter Alan Cavanna.

9 creative recruitment strategies to hire developer on a budget

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

According to a study by Deloitte, employees reported work-life balance as being the most important factor apart from salary. So what should startups do to hire developers and other tech talents on a small budget? While everyone is looking to get that developer worth million dollar bucks, there are few creative recruiting strategies to hire great talents, let’s discuss them below.

Ubisoft reportedly fires one of its most influential execs following allegations of sexual harassment

The Verge

One of Ubisoft’s most influential executives has been fired after an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment made against him, reports Business Insider. Business Insider reports that Cornet is still at Ubisoft but is in a different role.).

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