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Facebook Fined £500k by the UK’s ICO Agency

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has announced that it's slapping Facebook with a £500,000 ($644,413) fine for “serious breaches of data protection law.” Spare change for Zuckerberg? Or an opening salvo for further penalties to come?

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How Facebook is Flagging False News

After coming under heavy fire by users and government, Facebook is trying to regain trust in its service. Is flagging false news enough to win us back? We explain how Facebook is bringing attention to false stories and penalising those who knowingly distribute them

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Facebook Data Breach – Is Single Sign On Safe?

With news that potentially 50 million Facebook accounts have been breached, should you continue using its Single Sign On for other sites? We explain the latest Facebook data breach, and what it means for users worldwide who login via Facebook to other sites and services.

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7 Hidden Costs of Building a Website

You don’t have to be an expert to launch a website anymore. With all the DIY solutions on the market, small businesses can get their brand up and running online within minutes. However, there are unexpected hidden costs of building a personalized site that...

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How to Delete Facebook and Why It Won’t Matter

In a world already skeptical of cyber attacks, data breaches, and stolen personal information, Facebook really dropped the ball. And now, it’s dropping customers, with users worldwide considering deleting their Facebook accounts for good. If you somehow hadn’t heard, ...

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Launching a Blog Is More Than Just a Fancy Name

In 2001, a Chinese hacking group penetrated Brian Kreb’s home network. At the time, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, and following this breach, he became obsessed with learning more about computer and Internet security. Then, he decided to share it with his...

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Platforms Like Snapchat Are Always Changing. Get Over It.

Over the last couple of months, Snapchat has gone through a dramatic redesign. The expansive changes have seen the stories and message feeds combine to form a single page, while the discover feed has been algorithmically overhauled to give users the ability to customize what...

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3 Theories on Why Facebook Hates Businesses So Much

As you’ve likely heard, everyone’s favorite social media platform recently took another stab at fixing their algorithm. Facebook announced last Friday that they would be prioritizing “posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between ...

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Why Twitter Is the Best Playground for Bot Developers

Did you know that a “Society for the Abolition of the Month of August” was once considered for a Wikipedia page, but rather understandably didn’t make the cut? Now you do, thanks to a Twitter bot that tweets deleted Wikipedia page titles hourly. Also...

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Transparency in Tech

The speed at which technology has evolved in recent years has made understanding the influences of our day-to-day lives nearly impossible. From your Facebook news feed to the speed of your WiFi connection, the world of technology is shrouded behind an opaque veil of...