Homeland Security details social media collection from immigrants

[ad_1] The AP said in June that Homeland Security was planning to expand its social media collection, but there haven’t been details until now. There have been numerous objections to Homeland Security’s practices, particularly since the visa requirements took effect in May. It’s not clear just how investigators conduct searches, or what they’re specifically looking […]

Facebook Dating lets you seek romance on the social network: Is privacy a concern?

[ad_1] by Edward C. Baig, Usa Today Credit: CC0 Public Domain Are you ready to friend Cupid on Facebook? On Thursday, the world’s largest social network announced the launch of Facebook Dating in the U.S., adding a fertile market to a service that is already available in 19 other countries. More than 200 million people […]

NYU report lists likely social media disinformation tactics for 2020

[ad_1] The report largely rehashes how fake news has evolved in the aftermath of 2016, to something as likely to spread on Instagram or Whatsapp as on Facebook, or as likely to come from domestic actors as from Russia. “Disinformation poses a major threat to the U.S. presidential election in 2020, with the potential to […]

Social engineering drives cybercrime against businesses

[ad_1] by Joyce M. Rosenberg Credit: CC0 Public Domain The cybercriminal who steals information or money from a small business is probably a master of deception and manipulation as well as a techno-expert. When Nancy Butler got a call from someone claiming to be from her information technology service two years ago, she assumed it […]

US plans for fake social media run afoul of Facebook rules

[ad_1] In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo an iPhone displays the apps for Facebook and Messenger in New Orleans. Facebook says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be violating the company’s rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of foreigners seeking to enter the country. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File) […]

How social media keeps us coming back for more even when it makes us unhappy

[ad_1] Credit: Drazen Zigic/Shutterstock If you ever find yourself looking forward to a holiday because you’ll be able to switch off your smartphone then perhaps you’re suffering from social media “technostress”. The constant stream of messages, updates and content that social media apps deliver right to our pockets can sometimes feel like a social overload, […]

US to use fake social media to check people entering country

[ad_1] In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo a citizen candidate holds an American flag and the words to The Star-Spangled Banner before the start of a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami field office in Miami. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to […]

Majority of social media users are happy for their data to be used for research, study reveals

[ad_1] Social media users cited the potential benefit for medical research as the most influential factor for them to consent to their data being used for research. Credit: University of York Social media users are generally positive about their personal data being used for research purposes, a study by the University of York has revealed. […]

Netflix thriller 'Clickbait' will explore the dark side of social networks

[ad_1] Veteran Australian filmmaker Tony Ayres (above) is creating, running and producing the show alongside Christian White, while Harry Potter and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood producer David Heyman is taking up production efforts. It’s easy to be skeptical about the series when there have been plenty of movies and shows that have used […]

Netflix thriller 'Clickbait' will explore the dark side of social networks

[ad_1] Veteran Australian filmmaker Tony Ayres (above) is creating, running and producing the show alongside Christian White, while Harry Potter and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood producer David Heyman is taking up production efforts. It’s easy to be skeptical about the series when there have been plenty of movies and shows that have used […]