Technology and Social Media

Zuckerberg: Nobody has been fired over Cambridge Analytica
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Facebook has been ramping up its damage control as outrage continues over the Cambridge Analytica mess. But it seems nobody at the social media company has been let go as a consequence. On a media conference call, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that no em…

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Facebook is building a tool to fight advertising without consent     – CNET
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The social network plans to require advertisers to certify that users agreed to have their data used for marketing campaigns on the social network.

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Facebook bans Trump-linked campaign data firm     – CNET
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The world’s largest social network said it’s banning a data analytics firm, called Cambridge Analytica, after reports it lied about how it treated user data.

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Canon's entry-level Rebel T7 DSLR targets social media users
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On top of its M50 mirrorless with 4K video, Canon also took the wraps of its latest DSLR, the Rebel T7. The successor to the two-year-old, 18-megapixel Rebel T6 now has a much bigger 24.1-megapixel sensor, making it more attractive next to excellent…

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Snap stock sinks as Kylie Jenner says she doesn’t use Snapchat anymore
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 At this point, if you haven’t accepted the celebrity influence of the Kardashian/Jenner machine, you probably haven’t been paying attention to pop culture at large. Snap is definitely paying attention. Yesterday, Kylie Jenner tweeted a pretty brutal takedown of Snapchat with the nonchalance that only a celebrity who has mastered social media better than most […]

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Netflix reveals disturbing new reality show     – CNET
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Commentary: “The Push” tries to see if social pressure can convince someone to commit murder.

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Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers
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Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify the ide…

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Awkward! Why social media creates such cringeworthy moments     – CNET
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Ugh, is that really how my voice sounds? Melissa Dahl, author of “Cringeworthy,” has a theory about why we all feel so derpy.

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Google adds AR objects to its GIF-making Android app
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Google is the latest company to borrow Snapchat's augmented reality features, although this time it's not grafting them on to a social app. The company has released a new version of Motion Stills for Android that brings AR objects to your animated G…

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