Mozilla highlights AI bias and ‘addiction by design’ tech in internet health report

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Mozilla today released the 2019 Internet Health Report, an analysis that brings together insights from 200 experts to examine issues central to the future of the internet. This year’s report chose to focus primarily on injustice perpetuated by artificial intelligence; what NYU’s Natasha Dow Schu?ll ll calls “addiction by design” tech, like social media apps and […].

Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media

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Hope has been placed on the Internet (particularly on social media) to expose users to more sources of information and diverse points of view. A recent report published by Pew Research Center found that such optimism amounts to wishful thinking. The report explains that studies have found that people are typically not willing to voice their opinion in public places if they perceive that their point of view is not widely shared. By Shannon Perry.

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Net Threats: Internet Openness in Danger

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The study targeted thousands of Internet experts to measure their thoughts and concerns about the future of the Internet. Researchers at Pew identified four major themes among responses, and this post will discuss the third theme – Commercial pressures affecting everything from Internet architecture to the flow of information will endanger the open structure of online life. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian also objected to Internet fast lanes. By Shannon Perry.

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Social Media and Public Employees - Part 2 - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

Social Media and Public Employees - Part 2. Internet Availability. Growth in the use of the internet is an international trend. The International Telecommunication Union (2010) reports that 71% of the population in developed countries are online. In the United States digital cellular technology is a primary access method for the internet. Access to social media and the internet is no longer based on your physical proximity to an access point.

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Instagram and Facebook users report messaging issues

Mashable VR

Users reported issues using Facebook and Instagram on Thursday morning, particularly regarding the messaging services of each platform. Reports began around 9:30 a.m. More about Facebook , Instagram , Facebook Messenger , Tech , and Social Media Companies.

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Trends in the Living Networks

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% of time spent online dominate Internet usage, with more than twice the next category games, at 9.8% Below are a few highlights and comments from the full report. Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

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Yearly Report on 'Industrialized Disinformation' Finds It's Getting Way Worse, In Case You Haven't Noticed

GizModo VR

Professional disinformation campaigns are a boom market , according to a new report from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII); researchers found “evidence of 81 countries using social media to spread computational propaganda and disinformation about politics,” up from 70 in 2019.

Social Media and Public Employees - Part 3 - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

Social Media and Public Employees - Part 3. Thalacker & O’Mara (2012) report an increase in public employee’s claims of the first amendment protection in defense actions for firings or discipline for social media use: An Alabama paramedic fired in March 2012 by the Mayor for his use of Facebook to protest the elimination of his department and to organize attendance at a council meeting to discuss the issue. CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO.

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App Annie: Mobile games could grow 20% to $120 billion in 2021

Venture Beast

Mobile game spending could grow 20% to $120 billion in 2021, according to a report by mobile data and analytics provider App Annie. Read More.

Twitter Workers Also Abused Access to User Accounts, Including Beyoncé's: Report

GizModo VR

Twitter contractors with high-level administrative access to accounts regularly abused their privileges to spy on celebrities including Beyoncé, including approximating their movements via internet protocol addresses, according to a report by Bloomberg.

Pew Report: Increasing Technology Use among Seniors

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While younger generations are known to quickly adapt to technological advances, older adults and seniors have traditionally lagged behind – preferring TV to the Internet or landlines to cell phones. But the Pew Research Center published a report on April 3rd finding that seniors (adults aged 65 or older) are increasingly incorporating social networking, cell phones, tablets, and e-books into their lives. Today, 59% of seniors use the Internet, com.

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December Tech Trends Report and 2016 Enterprise Tech Projections

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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]. Internet of Things : Today's Internet connects people, governments, academia and business. The already emerging Internet of Things goes far beyond that. Engage us via any social media channel you prefer.

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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. Discipline of employees in response to use of social media almost always occurs for one of two reasons. References Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (2011). What''s Your Personal Social Media Strategy.

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

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Lewis and Dr. Rhonda Anderson of the ODNI National Intelligence Council will be moderating a panel of Dr Chris Reed (IARPA), Mr. Mark White (Deloitte) and myself on topics of the Internet of Things and its implication for intelligence. I can’t wait to hit the expo floor and learn the latest and will be reporting more here for our CTOvision Pro readers. By Bob Gourley.

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Internet Audit Effectiveness – Data Analytics Strategy

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Information Technology Blog - - Internet Audit Effectiveness – Data Analytics Strategy - Information Technology Blog. Price-Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) releases its State of the Internal Audit Profession Study report annually. The most recent report focused on the differences that exist between “Observers,” “Followers,” and “Evolvers.”. What’s worrying is the fact the PWC’s report points out that a paltry 14% of organizations are Evolvers.

Ascent Index: Internet of Things (IoT)

The Investing Edge

Even though the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) was introduced in 1999 by Kevin Ashton, only relatively recently has it gained significant footholds both culturally and professionally. It seems an ideal time to use the Ascent Index to measure global buzz around the Internet of Things, and better understand where its spikes in social activity are coming from. Our Index tracks a wide range of social media mentions – tweets, updates, blog posts, videos, etc. –

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. The review follows Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discussing Bluesky earlier this month, when he called it a “standard for the public conversation layer of the internet.”.

Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile

Trends in the Living Networks

For those who love rich data on the world of media and telecoms, the release of a report by UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom is always a cause for celebration. Last year I covered some of Ofcom’s report on key trends on communication and media usage. Here I will excerpt a few of the highlights from today’s Ofcom International Communications Market Report 2011 , which focuses on country comparative data.

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Five reasons why Turkey is one of the hottest Internet markets in the world

Trends in the Living Networks

It is in fact one of the hottest and fastest-growing Internet markets in the world. Each of these markets – some within national borders and others spanning countries – has very different characteristics across all facets including which types of social media are used, which are dominant players, and the most successful business models. This seems to indicate the particularly conversational nature of Turks, aligning themselves with the social media advocates of Silicon Valley.

How social justice slideshows took over Instagram

Vox

But in a time of social unrest, these text-based slideshow graphics have found new resonance and an eager audience on the platform, which has been notorious for prioritizing still images over text. Zac Freeland/Vox. PowerPoint activism is everywhere on Instagram.

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Twitter revenue falls 19% in Q2 2020, monetizable users rise 34%

Venture Beast

Twitter reported strong user growth for Q2 2020, though revenue -- which was already widely expected to be down -- fell below expectations. Business Commerce Marketing Media Mobile Social category-/Internet & Telecom Jack Dorsey Twitter Twitter earnings Twitter Earnings Q2 2020

6 of the most effective social engineering techniques

Network World

Social engineering is the strongest method of attack against the enterprise’s weakest vulnerability, its people. In 2015, social engineering became the No. 1 method of attack, according to Proofpoint’s 2016 Human Factor Report. These successful social engineering methods often use phishing and malware. Criminal hackers recognize this fact. But deceptive information assailants have more tools and approaches to draw on than these.

Internet Security: Stay Ahead of Malicious Threats

Galido

Internet security has become a hot topic of debate today, and this really comes as little surprise given the large amounts of devastating malware attacks users are experiencing all around the globe. All social media platforms offer privacy settings that help you decide who can see your content. Report security attempts each time you have a chance. The post Internet Security: Stay Ahead of Malicious Threats appeared first on Information Technology Blog.

Data Security and its Importance on the Internet

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Data Security and its Importance on the Internet - Information Technology Blog. Today, more than any other time in the past, people are committed to using laptops, tablets and phones to facilitate everything in their daily lives, from business to school to social needs. While the majority of people may be lucky to date, there are numerous reports issues over the past few years reporting the large financial cost of security breaches.

As mob overruns U.S. Capitol, reaction on social media turns to anger toward tech platforms

GeekWire

Capitol, attracted a riveted audience on social media on Wednesday — and backlash against some tech platforms for fostering the very actions many were witnessing. Guy Rosen, the social media giant’s VP of Integrity, called the scenario an “emergency situation.”

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zSpace: Immersive Exploration For Collaboration, Design, Training and Education

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Registering as a CTOvision Pro member provides unique insights, exclusive content and special reporting that can help you achieve more in your professional life. Analytical Tool Companies Company Visualization Companies California Client–server model Companies Eon Reality Facebook Immersion ImmerVision Internet Protocol Motion JPEG OpenVMS Panomorph Personal computer Social Networking Sunnyvale California Twitter United States video management Virtual reality zSpace

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter: The New Cyberweapons Of Choice

Forrester IT

New social media scams and marketing #fails are common fodder for water cooler banter today - even a recent episode of HBO's Veep ran a joke where the President blames a Chinese cyberattack for sending an ill-advised tweet. But social media cybersecurity issues are far from a laughing matter, and it's time we all take notice. Our new report Four Ways Cybercriminals Exploit Social Media proves this. So why is social media such a serious cyberweapon today?

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. My European speaking tour (ending today) has had two primary themes: crowdsourcing and the future of corporate IT.

What ‘The Social Dilemma’ misunderstands about social networks

The Verge

Directed by Jeff Orlowski, The Social Dilemma explores the effect of smartphones and social networks on human behavior. The dramatized segments include a fictional trio of sociopaths working inside an unnamed social network to design bespoke push notifications to distract their users.

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Adults take over social networking, children bail out?

Trends in the Living Networks

UK telecom regulator Ofcom has released a major study on use of telecommunications in the UK, out of which some interesting statistics on use of social networking have come. It's not surprising to see the substantial rise in social networking in the 25-54 year old age bracket. The nub of it is this: "There is nothing to suggest overall usage of the internet among 15-to 24-year-olds is going down," said Peter Phillips, the regulator's head of strategy.

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

Vox

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

7 Internet Marketing Tools That are Well Worth the Investment

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Information Technology Blog - - 7 Internet Marketing Tools That are Well Worth the Investment - Information Technology Blog. To properly build marketing on the Internet, you need to acquire the appropriate tools. But the bottom line is that making the right decision about choosing marketing tools for social media marketing is not an easy task. ” For an experienced Internet marketer who “wants to pump their skills.” Social Media: Buffer.

The Internet Archive is warning users about debunked ‘zombie’ coronavirus misinformation

The Verge

The Internet Archive is alerting users when they’ve clicked on some stories that were debunked or taken down on the live web, following reports that people were spreading false coronavirus information through its Wayback Machine. As NBC reporter Brandy Zadrozny noted on Twitter, the site includes a bright banner on one popular Medium post that was removed as misinformation. The Internet Archive provides an invaluable resource for understanding the internet.

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Parler, the “free speech” social network, explained

Vox

The largely unmoderated and right-wing social network was also involved in the planning of the insurrection , leading some to worry that Parler is a new hotbed of misinformation and extremist activity. Parler is not the only social network to woo fringe groups.

6 critical issues: Why the super injunction story represents a major social turning point

Trends in the Living Networks

In case you’ve been hiding in a closet, Manchester United star Ryan Giggs was awarded a “super injunction” from British courts, forbidding the press to report that he was alleged to have had an affair with Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas, or even that they had been forbidden to report on it. This is one of those seemingly small incidents on which major social turning points hinge. Future of media Reputation Social media Twitter Uncategorized

The Role of Technology in the Workplace

Kitaboo

The growing use of social networks can affect the productivity and efficiency of employees at work. billion humans use the internet, and the global mobile data traffic is projected to increase nearly sevenfold between 2016 and 2021. According to a Nielsen report, 1.2 There is a direct tie between the continuing shift in workplace innovations and the benefits of social collaborative work.

Parler sues Amazon for kicking it off the internet

The Verge

The creators of social network Parler have sued Amazon for ending a web hosting agreement after last week’s riot at the US Capitol. Parler’s lawsuit echoes a similar complaint by Gab, another social network favored by far-right figures. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Obama: The internet is “the single biggest threat to our democracy”

Vox

President Obama loved the internet. Back in 2008, Barack Obama famously harnessed the internet and social media to help win the White House. Now he worries that the internet and social media have helped create “the single biggest threat to our democracy.”.

How fake news aimed at Latinos thrives on social media

Vox

But Democrats are increasingly worried about the influence of misinformation on social media aimed at Latino voters in the runup to the election. Misleading narratives on socialism, abortion, and racial tensions. An attendee at a rally for Latina voters in Las Vegas in October.

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The Linux Migration: April 2017 Progress Report

Scott Lowe

In the nearly 4 months since the initial progress report , I’ve published a series of articles providing updates on things like which Linux distribution I selected, how I’m handling running VMs on my Linux laptop, and integration with corporate collaboration systems ( here , here , and here ). In my initial progress report, I’d tentatively chosen to use Ubuntu 16.04 Social media: I use Corebird for Twitter access from Linux when I’m traveling.

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The Story No One Cares About: PC Sales at lowest number since 2007

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The analyst firm IDC reports that worldwide PC shipments in 2015 were about 300 million units, on par with 2007 numbers. However, economic issues like falling commodity prices and weak international currencies, as well as social disruptions in EMEA and Asia/Pacific that disrupted foreign markets were a larger factor for 2015. Internet of Things : Today's Internet connects people, governments, academia and business. Bob Gourley.

Internet advertising per capita highest in UK, Denmark, US, Australia, Sweden

Trends in the Living Networks

Techcrunch has updated its analysis of the valuation of the major social networks globally, based on new usage and advertising spending figures. As last year when I did the same analysis , the most interesting part of this for me is the relative advertising spending per internet user across countries, and the very strong differences in what are sometimes quite similar economies. Future of media Social networks Web 2.0

Twitter Fleets have created a whole new opportunity for reply guys

Mashable VR

While this isn't wholly surprising, as reply guys have become just another consequence of being a woman on the internet, it's still alarming. Greenspan, a reporter for Insider, observed in a tweet , "The reply guys have pivoted to fleet replies at a wild pace."