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'No trees in space' — Ridicule for Space Force camo uniform

It's time for our weekly chuckle, and today, social media is having fun with the Space Force's new name tapes, which attach to the uniform. The newest branch of the U.S. military displayed the name tape on a camo uniform to the delight of Twitter users.

Op-Ed: Trump has given Americans a crash-course on propaganda

Donald Trump's election gave the United States its first Twitter-based presidency - while giving Americans a crash-course on how to use misinformation and outright lies as a propaganda tool in moving your agenda forward.

Security expert on TikTok's security flaws Special

TikTok’s multiple vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to manipulate user accounts and expose personal data including names, email addresses and dates of birth. A security expert details the consequences.

Facebook bans deepfake videos ahead of the U.S. elections Special

In response to Facebook’s new deepfake ban (joining joining nudity, hate speech, and graphic violence on the banned list), security expert Robert Prigge, CEO of Jumio explains to Digital Journal why the need to regulate is important.

267 million social media records exposed online Special

In response to the 267 million Facebook user IDs, phone numbers, and names was left exposed on the web, Digital Journal caught up with Anurag Kahol, of Bitglass for analysis.

Why has a data leak of 1 billion social media profiles occurred? Special

It's been reported that a data leak of 1.2 billion social media profiles has occurred, mostly relating to Facebook users. This strengthens the case for DMARC authentication, says Robert Prigge, President of Jumio.

What's behind Twitter’s proposed deepfake policy? Special

Twitter has drafted a deepfake policy that would ‘warn’ users of manipulated media, but not remove it. For privacy campaigner Damien Mason this doesn't go far enough.

So you want to hire a social media influencer?

If you're looking to tap into the influencer movement, here's how you can dig into their audience without direct access to their channels.

Fayvo: New social sharing experience receives global launch

October 2019 saw the U.S. launch of Fayvo, a new type of social sharing experience intended to bring an engaging focus among friends and family, which the company say is often missing from other platforms.

Facebook shares up, but will privacy regulation start to impact? Special

Facebook's stock rose in after-hours trading after the company posted third-quarter earnings that exceeded analysts expectations - at least for now. But what does the future hold for the company and where might the main risks come from?

3 trends to consider for your 2020 social media strategy

As we head into 2020, social media needs to play a key role in a brand’s marketing mix. Here's what you need to be paying attention to for next year and beyond.

A new phishing campaign is targeting Instagram users Special

A new phishing campaign targeting Instagram users by luring them into providing their credentials using fake copyright infringement alerts--implanting a feeling of urgency designed to lower the users' guard. Peter Goldstein of Valimail provides analysis.

Are we reducing our obsession with social media validation? Special

Instagram has started hiding ‘likes’ in response to concerns for mental health. But what does this mean for the people that have made a living out of their visible Instagram popularity? Expert Fahad AlSaud provides some ideas.

Facebook's clear history setting doesn't actually clear anything

For those keen to maintain their privacy Facebook's planned roll-out of its new 'clear history' function sounds good. The issue is that the cleared data doesn't really go anywhere, you just won't be able to see it.

Survey: Job seekers are attempting to 'hide' online activities

Job candidates will go to great lengths to keep their social media private from employers and coworkers. The extent to which job seekers are enabling privacy settings and augmenting their digital footprint, has been captured in a new study.

Inventor of Twitter's retweet says it was a terrible idea

Chris Wetherell, the software designer who built Twitter’s “retweet” function, wishes he hadn’t done so. He says that no-one at Twitter had anticipated how this function would alter the way people used the platform.

Bombshell antitrust investigation to focus on core of Facebook

Facebook announced Wednesday that it's the subject of a Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation. An anonymous source told Bloomberg the probe will center on Facebook's core business — social media.

Steve Wozniak: 'Figure out a way to get off Facebook'

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak advised that most people "find a way to get off Facebook" when speaking with TMZ. He said he quit the site last year.

Q&A: Why marketers need to utilize social media Special

Given that 45 percent of people have increased their social media usage over the past year, this highlights the power social holds for both consumers in everyday society and the opportunities for marketers in obtaining data and driving business results.

Op-Ed: The latest disinformation threat online? Old news stories

Unless you read the caption under the picture below the headline, you would assume this is an image of a large fish kill. And that is my point - Legitimate news stories are playing a role in the spread of disinformation online.

Seeking a visa to the U.S.? You'll have to show your social media

The U.S. government has put in place a new policy whereby any person seeking a visa to enter the U.S. must provide details of their social media accounts and accept that these may be scrutinized by officials and used to determine visa suitability.

Op-Ed: Facebook and disinformation: Pelosi video to remain

Facebook has had a rocky period over data privacy, fake accounts, and accusations of allowing posts that seek to interfere with democratic elections. It seems no lessons have been learned with Facebook's refusal to remove a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi.

Facebook bans 2.2 billion fake accounts

Facebook has taken steps in recent months to ban a series of fake accounts. With this act of housekeeping, Facebook discovered there were as many fake accounts as there were 'real' users.

Instagram runs Canadian experiment where 'likes' become private

Instagram is running a pilot version of its platform in Canada that is more heavily focused on images and less on 'like' counts, in relation to photographs posted by private users. This is an attempt to shift the ethos towards a more private network.

Facebook error leads to 1.5 million user details being uploaded

Another month and, it seems, another data privacy issue affecting the world's biggest social media site - Facebook. The company has admitted it has 'unintentionally' uploaded contact lists of users onto the Facebook site.

Is it time to ban social media 'likes' for children?

London - Due to the prevalence of cyberbullying and concerns over data privacy, campaigners have proposed blocking young people from 'liking' or 'disliking' posts on social media. This has been picked up by the U.K. government, which is proposing new restrictions.

Google+ lives on in enterprise form

Google's failed attempt to take on other social media giants - Google+ may have disappeared (along with all of the content) for everyday users, the platform lives on in the enterprise form.

Mosque killing video shows the dark-side of social media

The Christchurch terrorist attack was made for social media and social media duly, for a period of time, showcased the horrific attack in New Zealand. This has opened a discussion about violent videos and their accessibility on social media.

Op-Ed: Serious challenges facing scientists in the online world

Social media has brought many benefits, not least the opportunity for the scope and reach of many topics to be extended. On the reverse side, however, it is easy to shoot down a reasoned message. This is part of the challenge faced by scientists.

Millions are deserting Facebook, new analysis reveals

Rocked by recent scandals and no longer the trendy platform it once was, Facebook's user base is in decline according to new analysis, with the biggest declines being among teenagers and Millennials.
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