The tech sector can — and must — disrupt social inequity

Venture Beast

If we’re going to achieve social equity, we need a collective effort across the entire tech industry, and it starts at the top. Business Enterprise category-/Business & Industrial social equity

Stardust Social Casino is a bet on enticing players with Las Vegas history

Venture Beast

When Boyd Gaming launched the Stardust Social Casino game last month, it was one more title in a crowded market. But the Stardust name has a lot of history. Read More.

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The Social Dilemma: How digital platforms pose an existential threat to society

Venture Beast

The Social Dilemma is a new Netflix documentary that explores the negative impact social networks are having on society and humanity. Read More.

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John Carmack says he’s ‘kind of embarrassed’ over Facebook’s social VR during pandemic

Venture Beast

Facebook Reality Labs' John Carmack says he’s “kind of embarrassed” about Facebook’s social VR on Oculus headsets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More.

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Low-tech social engineering attacks


Frank Abagnale is probably the most famous low-tech hacker since Son’ka the Golden Hand and the man who stole the Mona Lisa, Vincenzo Peruggia. Abagnale famously impersonated various professions, including a doctor and a pilot, to help facilitate his financial scams where he used false identities to forge checks and cash them in. Abagnale ended […].

Pew: 73% of Americans believe social media platforms censor political speech

Venture Beast

Ahead of the 2020 election, Pew Research found that a majority of American adults believe social media platforms censor political speech. AI Business Social Election 2020 Facebook politics Social Media Twitter

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Moving from Social Media to Social CRM

IT Toolbox

It could be that the first time your prospects find out about you is through social media. According to a survey conducted by PwC, 39 percent say that social networks provide the main inspiration for their purchases. If you haven’t made social media part of your marketing

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Build Social Compliance Bridges, Not Blockades — For Your Own Sake

Forrester IT

Compliance pros, try to recall your last interaction with your marketing peers about social media: How did it go? Social Compliance. Social Marketing. Social media. Digital Compliance Security and Risk Social Compliance Social Marketing Social media digital marketingWas it productive? Who initiated the conversation? If you're like many organizations today, your answers go something like this: "Not well," "no," and "not me.". Do you see a pattern?

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Social VoIP

IT Toolbox

Group Calls Come to Social VoIP. Facebook Messenger recently debuted a new feature that enables users to launch group VoIP audio calls from any group chat. Facebook initially rolled out VoIP calling back in 2013, and within a year they were able to boast that Messenger calls comprised 10 percent of all mobile VoIP calls being made around the globe. In addition

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Researchers find people are more receptive to social robots during the pandemic

Venture Beast

In a preprint study, researchers present evidence that perceptions of social robots are changing for the better as a result of the pandemic. AI Big Data Business Dev Social ai artificial intelligence category-/People & Society/Social Sciences/Psychology category-/Reference category-/Science machine learning research robots social robots study

Researchers built a data set for training AI to detect natural disasters from social media images

Venture Beast

The Incidents data set was made to encourage the development of AI for recognizing accidents and natural disasters from social media images. Read More.

CIOs And The Problem Of Social Engineering

The Accidental Successful CIO

Social engineering is how the bad guys get employees to say too much Image Credit: Alexandre Formagio. These days they use a more sophisticated attack: social engineering. What Is Social Engineering? How Can A CIO Counter Social Engineering?

UC Berkeley’s Niloufar Salehi on restorative justice in social media

Venture Beast

UC Berkeley assistant professor Niloufar Salehi is exploring how to apply restorative justice to social media platforms as part of an NSF grant. AI Games Media Mobile Social artificial intelligence category-/People & Society Facebook machine learning National Science Foundation Niloufar Salehi NSF restorative justice Social Media Twitter UC Berkeley

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What Will Post-Coronavirus Social Life Really Be Like?

GizModo VR

coronavirus covid 19 social life sociology medicine safety health social distancing masksHow many sentences, since March, have started with the words “when all this is over”?

Can You Stop Your Social Media Addiction?


What was your life like without social media? Social media is more convenient and cheaper. We use social media for several purposes such as playing games and sharing important events. Most popular social networks. The first social media platform was probably MSN messenger.

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Social media must add a do-not-track option for images of our faces

Venture Beast

AI Social category-/News facial recognitionHere's how we can begin to combat the rampant misuse of facial data. Read More.

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Social Engineering and Phishing


Social engineering is one of the most problematic attack techniques to combat. User education is most effective at stopping a social engineer. Users who are aware of the potential for social engineering attacks and learn to recognize them can use simple methods to thwart these attacks successfully. Phishing is a type of social engineering that’s executed through unsolicited email messages. Stu Sjouwerman.

Best social media management apps for Android


The industry is not what it used to be as more people migrate to the social media arena. Herein enters the social media management apps for Android. Some of the best social media management apps for Android are discussed below. Best social media management apps for Android.

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IoT takes aim at social distancing

Network World

How IoT technology can help enforce social-distancing rules by monitoring occupancy in workspaces

Social engineering: A cheat sheet for business professionals

Tech Republic Security

People, like computers, can be hacked using a process called social engineering, and there's a good chance a cybersecurity attack on your organization could start with this technique

Setting Goals for Social Media

IT Toolbox

Social media has become an increasingly important part of marketing efforts. But to be effective a social media campaign must be planned and coordinated. That starts with figuring out just exactly what you want to accomplish with your social media presence. Social media is so diverse that it's easy to lose your way in the social media forest. To prevent this you must have

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Microsoft researchers say NLP bias studies must consider role of social hierarchies like racism

Venture Beast

Microsoft AI researchers say NLP bias researchers should consider language's role in maintaining unjust social systems and explain who bias harms and how.

Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media


Hope has been placed on the Internet (particularly on social media) to expose users to more sources of information and diverse points of view. Put another way, most people are unwilling to “stick their neck out” in social situations. The Pew project attempted to examine the truth behind claims that social media will actually expose individuals to more diverse sources of information and opinions, in a shift away from the spiral of silence. By Shannon Perry.

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How to escape your social media bubble before the election

Mashable VR

Social media algorithms control much of what we see when we log into Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. These social media companies are chasing after the almighty dollar. More about Social Media , Filter Bubble , Algorithms , Tech , and Politics.

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Getting Serious with Social Media

IT Toolbox

As social media becomes more common it is moving from an experiment to an integral part of companies' advertising and marketing efforts. Taking social media seriously and integrating it into your media plans requires evaluating your efforts carefully and getting feedback on its effectiveness. This means taking a slightly different approach to your social media efforts.

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Riot Games details its social impact giving for 2019

Venture Beast

Riot Games' Social Impact Fund has given $8 million in grants to nonprofits that its League of Legends players care about. Business Games category-/News DeanBeat News Dylan Jadeja Jeffrey Burrell Riot Games social responsibilityRead More.

Doing a Social Media Audit

IT Toolbox

Like a financial audit, a social media audit surveys your practices and status and suggests areas for improvement. An initial social media audit is an important part of drawing up a social media marketing plan. Essentially the first audit tells you where you are in the social media world and serves as a basis for planning your future activity. An audit of your social media

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Leveraging Social Media to Expand Business Data Globally


Social media has become an integral part of society, and having a presence on these platforms is a must for businesses in the present world. Barely a decade ago, only a small proportion of the globe were exposed to social media. A few years later, the list of social media networks has continued to grow […]. CTO Cyber Threats News

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This online bootcamp teaches you how to succeed at social media

Mashable VR

TL;DR: The 2020 Social Media Marketing Bootcamp Certification Bundle is on sale for £23.56 Fast forward to today and you can make a full-blown career out of managing content on social media. Want to put your decade or more of digital savviness to good use and build a social empire?

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Understanding the dangers of social networking questionnaires

Tech Republic Security

Jack Wallen addresses the social networking behaviors you should avoid at all costs With people spending more time on Facebook and Twitter, it's important to know what to watch out for.

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Netflix' 'The Social Dilemma' clip offers an unsettling look into how closely we're tracked online

Mashable VR

Stories about social media privacy breaches and user data being pinched during massive hacks are pretty much ten a penny these days. More about Privacy , Social Media , The Social Dilemma , Entertainment , and Big Tech Companies.

About WayIn: A Social Media Intelligence Company


This social intelligence company integrates content into new experiences for consumers and also provides enterprises with new ways to deliver value from social media. WayIn provides an ability to aggregate, curate, integrate and measure social content and data in real-time. From their website: Wayin is a social intelligence company that integrates social content into new experiences for consumers and delivers greater value and control for brands.

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ERP Gets Social

IT Toolbox

Social Media Integration Boosts Productivity. An increasing number of global business venues are mining the power of social networks and integrating real-time consumer data from platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Instagram. These social networks help companies connect with their customers and vendors, as well as enhance brand identity

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Darknet Social Media Credentials

Doctor Chaos

News sites recently reported the possibility of compromised Twitter accounts. Twitter denied the claim that they had been compromised or breached. If you do a search on the topic, things read a little differently than the official company stance. Let me simply say it is not really rare or uncommon for malware to spread throughout […]. Cyber Data Breach DarkNet Deep Web Invisible Web TOR

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The power of social media

IT Toolbox

Social media is a relatively new thing in the internut tubes and it really took off, as far as I know, with a thing called MySpace. MySpace has been replaced by Facebook and is, as far as I know, the most popular social media of all time. The thing with social media is that newsWhich is still working as far as I know. At least until something comes along to replace it.

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Helping Friends and Family Reduce Risks In The Age of Remote Work and Social Distancing


Our readers are a technically oriented group with a good awareness of the dynamic nature of the cyber threat. You do not need lists of best practices, you live them by continuously assessing your environment and taking action to reduce risk as appropriate. But all of us have friends and family or co-workers who are […]. CTO Cyber War News Cyber VPN

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How social networks helped me

IT Toolbox

Previously I ranted on about how social networking sites were contributing to reducing the family bonds and weakening personal relationships. However, social networking sites are not all doom and gloom. They have, in my case, provided a means of bringing me personally back into the family loop. This is because it is impossible for me to sit down and have a family meal with

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Tracking Down a Hackivist Through Social Media

SecureWorld News

Many of the messages left on the defaced websites implied that the attacks were motivated by anti-government sentiment, and were carried out to combat social injustices that the hacker believed were a direct result of government corruption. According to Check Point Research, VandaTheGod's long history on social media left plenty of breadcrumbs for researchers to follow. Hacking Original Content Social MediaThe name? VandaTheGod. The track record?

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Social Media Options

Perficient - Digital Transformation

When you look at digital transformation, the custom facing side means you have to meet customers where they are and that means a variety of social media channels have to be included. It doesn’t matter if you are in the B2C or B2B world, social media can matter. There’s an interesting article about, “ The 9 Best Social Media Tools For Small Business ” on It’s worth doing a quick review if you have a gap in the social media arena.

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HTC cofounder Peter Chou launches XRspace to bring social VR to the masses

Venture Beast

In a global announcement streamed on YouTube today, XRspace finally revealed how it is bringing social VR to the public during a time of social separation. AR/VR Business Mobile Social 5G category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Science/Engineering & Technology coronavirus Covid-19 HTC Metaverse Peter Chou Xrspace

Four Ways Social CRM is Evolving

IT Toolbox

Three years ago social CRM was the future. It isn’t that social has disappeared from CRM systems; you can still get Twitter integration on most CRM platforms, and LinkedIn data is starting to reappear. There’s just a lot less social CRM now. Now you don’t hear much about it. What happened was a combination of two factors. First

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South Korea Holds Off Imposing Maximum Social Distancing Measures As Cases Surge

GizModo VR

Some in the country are calling for a version of a tried-and-true solution practiced all around the world: restrictive social distancing measures. coronavirus covid 19 health south korea social distancing

CRM Gets Social

IT Toolbox

They will frequently check their social media accounts to find out what is trending, and make decisions based on what they have read. It's pretty safe to say that, these days, most people under a certain age live their lives online. Sometimes they will even contribute to online discussions, voicing opinions on their likes and dislikes. Putting all that information out there has its advantages. Businesses

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