Technology and Social Media

Facebook knocks down massive spammer network     – CNET
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The social network says it had been “combating” the operation for six months.

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Sprinklr launches major push into customer experience
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 Sprinklr, the unicorn startup with a valuation of $1.8 billion, announced a major update today, which shifts the company’s focus from a pure social signals platform to customer experience management. While it still uses social as a central processing point, the idea is to bring a typical set of marketing tasks under a single umbrella they are […]

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RIP, Twitter Egg. It Was Good Knowing You, However Anonymously
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With the social-media platform killing off its infamous avatar, we pay our respects to the departed. The post RIP, Twitter Egg. It Was Good Knowing You, However Anonymously appeared first on WIRED.

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Donald Trump has a new iPhone, says social media director     – CNET
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Commentary: The president, who once wanted Apple to be boycotted, now apparently has relented, according to his social media director.

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Gab CEO Andrew Torba Is Mad Online
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Today the mobile version of Gab.ai—the invite-only free(ish) speech social network that has become the de facto home for many of the alt-right ecelebrities banned from Twitter—was not approved for placement on Apple’s App Store. CEO Andrew Torba isn’t taking it well. Read more…

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Marine Corps updates social media guidance to address online misconduct
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 As its revenge porn scandal continues to unfurl, the Marine Corps took steps this week to bolster its standards for online behavior. Following a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller signed off on a set of guidelines that expand the definition of sexual harassment to include online activity. Just like […]

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'Gardens' of the Galaxy joke blooms on social media     – CNET
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Well, the superhero squad does have a baby tree, so maybe the new nickname is pretty accurate.

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It’s Time for Facebook to Deal With the Grimy History of Revenge Porn
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After the Marines United scandal, the social-media behemoth has to make some decisions. The post It’s Time for Facebook to Deal With the Grimy History of Revenge Porn appeared first on WIRED.

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​Facebook bans use of its data for surveillance tools     – CNET
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Social network updates its developers’ instructions to explicitly prohibit use of its data for tools police use to track protesters.

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