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Facebook monitors your chats for criminal activity

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Facebook and other social platforms are watching users’ chats for criminal activity and notifying police if any suspicious behaviour is detected, according to a report. The screening process begins with scanning software that monitors chats for words or phrases that signal something might be amiss, such as an exchange of personal …

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Facebook buys facial recognition startup Face.com

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Facebook has purchased facial recognition startup Face.com, the companies announced Monday morning. “People who use Facebook enjoy sharing photos and memories with their friends, and Face.com’s technology has helped to provide the best photo experience,” a Facebook spokesperson told VentureBeat. “This transaction simply brings a world-class team and a long-time …

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Why You Should Care About Your Private Data

Seemingly every day on the internet, there’s another bad news story or scandal about data privacy. Sometimes it’s a major retail store losing the details of its customers. Sometimes, a social media giant is exposed as having yet another flaw in its security and data protection measures. On other occasions, …

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How Has Technology Changed The Way That We Entertain Ourselves?

When technology like TVs and the internet were first invented, the way in which people were entertained was changed forever. In the past, people would meet up with friends, play board games and read the newspaper in their free time and soon they were watching TV together and searching for …

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US military to search through 350 billion social media messages

US military search social media messages

The US military plans to analyze 350 billion social-media posts from around the world to help it track how popular movements evolve. A tender for the project, based at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, calls for screening messages from at least 200 million users from more than 100 countries in …

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How to delete your social media accounts

Delete your social media accounts

Social networks walk a fine line between being a useful tool and a crippling addiction. Whether you want your free time back or don’t like your information scattered about on the internet, you may be considering deactivating some accounts. Wanting to delete your account is one thing, but actually being able …

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UK Student Loans Company Accused Of Spying On Applicants

UK students applying for a loan via the Student Loans Company (SLC) will have their personal Facebook page scrutinized to determine whether they qualify for funding. This comes after it was revealed that during the summer 150 applicants were spied on after applying for full maintenance loans due to being estranged from …

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Ways You Can Reach Financial Freedom

Ideation of having finances in order remains little more than a fantasy for many people. With the average cost of tuition at an in-state public college now over $25,000 per year, this means an unprecedented amount of people cranked out of the system with a massive debt burden. Chances are …

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