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Twitter Revises Terms of Service, Privacy Policy

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Twitter Friday announced revisions to its terms of service and privacy policy.

The social network announced the changes via tweet (embedded below), and it offered more details in a support post:

We've updated our Terms & Privacy Policy. Check out what's new:

— Twitter (@twitter) September 30, 2016

In our terms of service, we’ve reorganized and simplified the structure, removing sections that are duplicative of the Twitter rules and the privacy policy. We have also made some updates to reflect the international aspects of the service. Some of these changes are only relevant in certain jurisdictions.

In our privacy policy, we’ve added a section with information about our participation in the European Union-U.S. Privacy Shield program. In addition, we’ve made a series of updates to clarify how our various services have evolved over time. In particular, we have clarified what information you provide is public, what information is private and how you can control your information. To that end, we’ve added a new section to provide more detail about your non-public communications, like direct messages. We have also explained that you can have multiple accounts on Twitter, and that we receive information when you use our services even if you are logged out or have not created an account. We have created a new section to consolidate information about how our advertising services work and what information we use for them.

Readers: Thoughts?

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

After a decade of R&D, MaidSafe’s decentralized network opens for alpha testing

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Safe network

The key to global empowerment is technology

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Zeitgeist wants to be the Warby Parker of electric bikes

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Zeitgeist electric bike

PeerSpace Raises $5 Million Series A, Expands To New York City

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Labs And Incubators Fuel Enterprise Innovation

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Group of people working around a computer inside incubation space at Fidelity Labs.

An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D

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Facebook’s New Open-Source Data Switch Technology Is Designed For Flexibility And Greater Control

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Facebook's new open source top of rack switch broken down by component parts.

Republicans Defend Websites That Tricked Donors Into Believing They Were Pro-Democrat

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The National Republican Congressional Committee is defending websites that have tricked some Democratic donors into funding the opposition.

For instance, as seen in the picture above, the URL contribute.sinkforcongress2014.com, with a professional photo of Democratic candidate Alex Sink, is actually a Republican website run by the NRCC. Below the giant “Alex Sink for Congress” is a smaller font “Make a contribution today to help Defeat Alex Sink and candidates like her.”

For netizens who blitz through webpages (myself included), the structure seems almost deliberately tricky. “It looked legitimate and had a smiling face of Sink and all the trappings of a legitimate site,” Floridian Ray Bellamy told the Tampa Bay Times.

The RNCC isn’t backing down, but said it will offer a refund. “Democrats are clearly pitching stories on these effective websites because they are worried about voters learning the truth about their candidates’ disastrous records,” argued NRCC spokeswoman Andrea Bozek. “We will refund any other Democrat plants who are asked to donate.”

Bozek’s language gives you an idea of how angry and polarizing life on a campaign can be. Instead of looking at it thoughtfully, she immediately goes into attack mode. This is what makes Americans hate elections. Let’s hope the RNCC realizes the error of its ways and hires some people who are more collegial.

Article courtesy of TechCrunch

Changes to Facebook ad campaign structure coming in 2014

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Facebook broke some news on its developers blog Thursday, noting that there will be a new Facebook ad campaign structure coming in 2014.

The social network claims that this new flow will make it easier for advertisers to organize, optimize and measure the ads’ performance by adding a third level to the campaign structure. In 2014, the structure will have levels for campaign, ad set and ad.

Here’s what Facebook wrote in the developers blog:

We’ll bring these features across all our client-facing ad interfaces in the first half of 2014 — including the Ads Create Tool, Ads Manager, Power Editor — and third-party client-facing ad interfaces built by PMDs, FBX partners and Mobile Measurement Partners. These changes won’t affect advertisers this year.

Here’s what advertisers will be able to do after the update:

  • Specify a campaign objective to make all of its ads serve that objective, and to improve optimization and reporting.
  • Use multiple ad sets, each with their own budget and schedule controls, to optimize spend and delivery within each audience segment or placement.
  • Get better control and aggregate stats, including total reach, at the campaign level.

We’ll provide additional details as we get closer to launch. Until then, please remember that these changes will not affect advertisers this year.

Readers: What other changes do the ad structure would you want to see from Facebook in 2014?

Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Article courtesy of Inside Facebook

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