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Facebook tightens issue ads, political ads to prevent election interference Facebook tightens issue ads, political ads to prevent election interference
- April 08, 2018

In a blog post, the company's executives said they're consulting third parties to determine the specific topics that would trigger its new disclosure rules, which Facebook said would evolve over time. Zuckerberg said issue ads are "ads about political topics being debated across the country". It also ran ads, nearly all of which would likely not have qualified as political ads; at least some would likely be considered issue ads, depending on how exactly Facebook defines issue ... (more...)
Easily Delete Facebook Apps with Access to Your Personal Data Easily Delete Facebook Apps with Access to Your Personal Data
- April 08, 2018

The APIs for follower lists, relationships, and commenting on public content will cease to function immediately . In a likely move to stay ahead of the game, Instagram decided late yesterday, without any warning, to drastically limit third-party apps that use Instagram APIs to access your account information. (more...)
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Says There Were Likely Other Breaches Like Cambridge Analytica Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Says There Were Likely Other Breaches Like Cambridge Analytica
- April 08, 2018

Facebook encrypted "Secret" messaging feature includes an Unsend option with an expiration timer. "After Sony Pictures' emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives' communications", the company told Techcrunch . (more...)
BSNL starts offering 153GB mobile data for Rs 248 BSNL starts offering 153GB mobile data for Rs 248
- April 08, 2018

While Reliance Jio had come up with its data pack plus prizes scheme a few days ago, state-run telecom firm BSNL, has rolled out its own plan now. Bharti Airtel yesterday said it will provide free live streaming of IPL matches through Hotstar on its TV app. (more...)
Cadence Capital Management LLC Trimmed Its Target Corp (TGT) Stake
- April 08, 2018

Security Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of Target in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $115,000. It also increased its holding in Wal (NYSE:WMT) by 45,360 shares in the quarter, for a total of 50,759 shares, and has risen its stake in Air Products & Chems Inc (NYSE:APD). (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg Announces New Facebook Ad Regulations Mark Zuckerberg Announces New Facebook Ad Regulations
- April 08, 2018

The step is meant to prevent the kind of foreign interference in elections that the USA saw from Russian Federation in 2016 and continues to experience. AggregateIQ was not immediately available for a comment. Facebook had previously stopped short of backing the legislation, saying it wanted to work with lawmakers further and announcing attempts at self-regulation. (more...)
Facebook COO: Users Who Want Privacy Would Have To Pay For It Facebook COO: Users Who Want Privacy Would Have To Pay For It
- April 08, 2018

Sandberg conceded Facebook was guilty of a "10 out of 10" breach of their users" trust when it came to data privacy and that bosses should have acted "two and a half years ago' when it first realised Cambridge Analytica was hoarding personal data. (more...)
Facebook may unveil 'Unsend' feature post-data breach controversies Facebook may unveil 'Unsend' feature post-data breach controversies
- April 08, 2018

The social network has promised to not unsend any more of Zuckerberg's messages until the feature is available for all users. "An email receipt of a Facebook message from 2010 reviewed by TechCrunch proves Zuckerberg sent people messages that no longer appear in their Facebook chat logs or in the files available from Facebook's Download Your Information tool", the report added. (more...)
The next version of YouTube Kids app will be curated by humans
- April 08, 2018

In a statement YouTube issued to Business Insider last month, it said that "sometimes we miss the mark" on content appearing on the YouTube Kids app. Although YouTube didn't refuse their plan on a whitelisted version of YouTube Kids app, it said to BuzzFeed News , " We are always working to update and improve YouTube Kids, however we don't comment on rumor or speculation ". (more...)
Cats, dogs, snakes to contest Indian polls! Cats, dogs, snakes to contest Indian polls!
- April 08, 2018

She was referring to the Bharatiya Janata Party's recent defeats in the Lok Sabha bye-polls in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. "During a flood, all the rats, dogs, cheetah, mongoose and cats climb on board a floating log to save themselves from the flood". (more...)
MA Sells 2066 Shares of Walt Disney Co (DIS)
- April 08, 2018

About 145,441 shares traded. Since April 7, 2017 DIS has declined 11.59% and is downtrending. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 23.14%. Howard Capital Management decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 1.89% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
IBM (IBM) Holdings Lifted by GWM Advisors LLC
- April 07, 2018

Winfield Associates Inc who had been investing in At&T Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $231.43 billion market cap company. Lumbard And Kellner Limited Liability Corp has invested 2.04% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Analysts expect Panasonic Corporation (OTCMKTS:PCRFY) to report $0.06 EPS on May, 10.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 160.00% from last quarter's $-0.1 EPS. (more...)
WealthPLAN Partners LLC Sells 1000 Shares of Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL)
- April 07, 2018

Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 2,908 shares of the company's stock valued at $129,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. The firm has a market capitalization of $13,959.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 1.10. (more...)
Facebook to require identity verification for political ads, large pages Facebook to require identity verification for political ads, large pages
- April 07, 2018

The change in stance, announced in a Facebook post by Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg , comes a few days before he is scheduled to answer questions in congressional hearings about how the company handles its users' data. "We thought the data had been deleted and we should have checked", Sandberg said. There are operational things that we need to change in this company and we are changing them... (more...)
Sheryl Sandberg Admits Facebook Slow to Address Privacy Concerns Sheryl Sandberg Admits Facebook Slow to Address Privacy Concerns
- April 07, 2018

In an interview with " Today " co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, Sandberg again acknowledged that the company mishandled the breach that allowed Cambridge Analytica , the data analysis firm that worked with Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, to harvest millions of users' information . (more...)
Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny
- April 07, 2018

Facebook will not allow political ads on its platform until the advertisers identity is verified and the entity paying for the message is mentioned, the social media giant has announced , in a bid to improve its transparency and accountability around political campaigns. (more...)
Brokerages Set Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (TSM) Target Price at $34.50
- April 07, 2018

Motley Fool Wealth Management Llc increased Wisdomtree Europe Smallcap Dividend Fund (DFE) stake by 62,556 shares to 350,532 valued at $24.73M in 2017Q4. 48,431 are owned by Great West Life Assurance Can. Teton Advisors Inc. owns 164,031 shares or 0.12% of their USA portfolio. Brookstone Capital Mgmt holds 100,380 shares. (more...)
Bank of New York Mellon Corp Trims Position in 3D Systems (DDD)
- April 07, 2018

The stock is now showing downward return of -2.26% throughout last week and witnessed declining return of -10.57% in one month period. The shares price displayed 30.32% return during the recent quarter while it has presented performance of -15.91% over the past six months. (more...)
Sonia,Rahul join opposition protest in Parliament on various issues Sonia,Rahul join opposition protest in Parliament on various issues
- April 07, 2018

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi along with senior MPs from other parties, including Trinamool Congress Derek O'Brien and Kalyan Banerjee, CPI's D Raja, CPM's Mohd Salim and DMK's Tiruchi Siva, held placards raising the demands. (more...)
Apple iPhone X Successors Could Feature Touchless Control & Unique Curved Screens Apple iPhone X Successors Could Feature Touchless Control & Unique Curved Screens
- April 07, 2018

According to the latest report by Bloomberg , Apple is trying out new screen gestures to make iPhones stand out in future. Apple's version will have 3D Touch like functions where users can hover their fingers over an icon and it will display more options. (more...)
Key points from Sheryl Sandberg's Facebook apology tour Key points from Sheryl Sandberg's Facebook apology tour
- April 07, 2018

Sandberg said Facebook has not invested sufficiently in safety and security for its users, but is working to address that deficiency. "The first thing we're doing is we're going after fake accounts". "We really believed in social experiences". "That would be a paid product", Sandberg said. But we were way too idealistic. "We believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way", Schroepfer said in a blog post . (more...)
(EMR) Holding Boosted by TD Asset Management Inc
- April 07, 2018

It has underperformed by 26.49% the S&P500. Emerson Electric's revenue for the quarter was up 18.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Emerson Electric will post 3.12 earnings per share for the current year. The move suggested raised stability in the equity market, particularly after Wall Street staged a big turnaround Wednesday, erasing a sharply lower open. (more...)
Facebook Admits To Secretly Deleting Mark Zuckerberg's Texts Facebook Admits To Secretly Deleting Mark Zuckerberg's Texts
- April 07, 2018

The company apologised for not doing so sooner. Facebook will not allow political ads on its platform until the advertiser's identity is verified and the entity paying for the message is mentioned, the social media giant has announced, in a bid to improve its transparency and accountability around political campaigns. (more...)
Facebook Testing Ways To Make Stories More Prominent On Its App Facebook Testing Ways To Make Stories More Prominent On Its App
- April 07, 2018

Taken together, a series of steps over the past couple of weeks will likely make advertising on Facebook - and now potentially Instagram - more cumbersome and less efficient for marketers. This is another way to nudge users to share their photos as Stories rather than just adding to albums. The second test involves the Facebook Camera. (more...)
Facebook Is Adding Unsend Message Tool After CEO Caught Unsending Facebook Is Adding Unsend Message Tool After CEO Caught Unsending
- April 07, 2018

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said the change will mean "we will hire thousands" more people to get the new system in place ahead of USA midterm elections in November. Meanwhile, the 45,000 Irish people whose personal information was improperly accessed as part of the Cambridge Analytica scandal are expected to get a notification from Facebook informing them of this next week. (more...)
Apple poaches Google's AI Chief to make Siri smarter Apple poaches Google's AI Chief to make Siri smarter
- April 07, 2018

In recent weeks, however, Apple has accelerated hiring for Siri, peaking with 161 openings posted in one day in March - and now Giannandrea's hiring, first reported by the New York Times . Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant have made strides over the past few years in voice recognition and information requests, and while Siri helped define the idea of an AI-assistant, it has fallen behind in terms of capability. (more...)
Facebook tightens issue ads to prevent political ads interference Facebook tightens issue ads to prevent political ads interference
- April 07, 2018

This comes after Facebook revealed it scans the links and photos of messages, and that the company deletes messages by chief executive Mark Zuckerberg . "We want Filipinos to be vigilant in what they post and what they share", he added. Facebook already requires the identity and location of political ad buyers. (more...)
LeBron, Curry headline all-star U.S. squad to 2020 Olympics LeBron, Curry headline all-star U.S. squad to 2020 Olympics
- April 07, 2018

Two additional Warriors additionally manufactured the 201820 pool which include Curry, Draymond Green and also Klay Thompson - whereas the Houston Rockets had three players picked - Eric Gordon, James Harden and Chris Paul. "That's quite a brotherhood". He would be the most experienced member of the potential United States squad, but plenty of players with global experience are in the initial pool. (more...)
'Up To 2.7 Million Europeans Affected By Facebook Data Scandal' 'Up To 2.7 Million Europeans Affected By Facebook Data Scandal'
- April 07, 2018

Sandberg underscored that Facebook's business model is dependent on ads. Facebook subsequently revealed that the reach of those ads and other posts exceeded what it had originally stated, impacting 146 million Americans . Two billion people use Facebook , Guthrie noted. And a searchable political ads archive will be available by June. As a response, it has changed data permissions and data sharing practices. (more...)
Mesut Ozil sends message to fans on Twitter after Arsenal super show Mesut Ozil sends message to fans on Twitter after Arsenal super show
- April 07, 2018

It was the same goalscorers who doubled the scoring for Arsenal before half time, and that's how the scoreline remained. The Arsenal Manager added that Arsenal must remain focused for the second leg in Moscow next Thursday if they are to progress in the Europa League, which is nearly certainly Arsenal's only route into the Champions League next season. (more...)