Yahoo faces U.S. privacy class action
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Yahoo faces U.S. privacy class action

U.S. tech company Yahoo Inc is to face a class-action lawsuit in America.  It is accused of illegally intercepting emails sent to Yahoo Mail accounts from non-Yahoo Mail users and using the content to focus advertising and boost revenue. Yahoo is accused of copying and analysing non-Yahoo Mail users emails, including attachments, in order to create “targeted advertising” for an estimated … Continue reading

Snapchat CEO reveals plans for future
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Snapchat CEO reveals plans for future

Snapchat CEO, 24 year-old Evan Spiegel, has said that an initial public offering (IPO) is “really important” for the ephemeral social media platform. Since it launched in 2011, Snapchat has grown to 100million registered users actively engaging with the platform each day. Of those, 65% upload ‘snaps’ – photos, pictures and videos – which are shared … Continue reading

Up Periscope: the future of live broadcasting from your smartphone
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Up Periscope: the future of live broadcasting from your smartphone

New apps, including Periscope and Meerkat, can make anyone with a smartphone into a live newscaster.  For business, this could mean a rethink of how live events are delivered and what can be done to protect valuable online and offline content. I joined the Arise News team to discuss the impact of live social broadcasting on … Continue reading

Was it worth the wait? Apple launches its smartwatch
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Was it worth the wait? Apple launches its smartwatch

After years of conspiracy theories, anticipation and disappointment, Apple finally launched its catchily named AppleWatch on 24 April 2015.  Will this change the horological world the way that the iPhone changed the mobile marketplace, or is this one innovation too far? First indications are that the AppleWatch will dominate the smartwatch market from day one.  … Continue reading

‘Zuckersaurus’ is born to guide Facebook users out of the privacy stone age
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‘Zuckersaurus’ is born to guide Facebook users out of the privacy stone age

Earlier this year, a survey found that 58% of Facebook users don’t care about their privacy online, but it hasn’t stopped Facebook addressing this issue head on.  The social network has introduced a dinosaur advisor across it’s worldwide interface to bring users out of the ‘privacy stone-age’. Nicknamed the ‘Zuckersaurus’ after it’s founder, the animated dinosaur will … Continue reading