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Social media data grab leaves users vulnerable Special

A recent loss of Facebook data provides a timely reminder of the risks in terms of the volume and detail of personal data held by social media sites. In the wrong hands such data leads to digital identity theft.

TikTok issues new features to protect privacy of young people

TikTok has introduced changes for users under age 18. These changes are aimed at driving higher standards of user privacy and safety by default.

As technology use grows, so do feelings of 'digital distrust'

We may be more dependent upon technology than ever before, especially given the rise in remote working. However, this does not mean out feelings towards technology have necessarily altered, as a new survey reveals.

Fighting online misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccine

Social media users are being warned about the use of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation online. Even as more people are being vaccinated against the coronavirus, a steady force of anti-vaccination activists continues to play on people's fears.

Interview: Calvin Boling finds his voice in fitness, digital age Special

Fitness professional, fashion model, and social media star Calvin Boling chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his love for fitness, motivations, and being a fitness expert in the digital age. He also spoke about life during the pandemic.

Review: Dominic Adriano Albano is spotlighted in JLJ Media Special

Actor and model Dominic Adriano Albano chatted with media personality James Lott Junior in "Extra Connections," which is produced by JLJ Media. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Chatting with Ben Butler: Actor, model, social media personality Special

Actor, model, and social media personality Ben Butler chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about "Facade" on Amazon Prime and the cop show "AGPD."

Defanged, social media destruction: 2021 predictions Special

Among the challenges that consumers and companies face in 2021 are the activities of social media companies, especially in terms of data privacy, and the activities of the major tech companies, which could be curtailed.

New technology to hide your social media past Special

Social media allows us to connect with our friends, families, and coworkers more than ever before, it has also invaded our privacy and could negatively impact one’s livelihood. Users can potentially lose their job based on something they shared.

Parents say teens social media use has increased during COVID-19

Social media has a dramatic influence on many young people and poses unique challenges for parents. a new survey reveals that 63 percent of parents in the U.S. say that their teenage children are using social media far more during COVID-19.

Xavier Mortimer joins forces with Jason Derulo for magic videos

"Best of Las Vegas" award-winning magician Xavier Mortimer has joined forces with music mega-star Jason Derulo for social media video collaborations.

Trump's attempt to ban TikTok will increase its popularity Special

President Donald Trump's attempts to ban the Chinese run TikTok social media service are likely to make the service more popular, according to a leading analyst. We unpick the reasons. One reason is because there's nothing to rival the platform.

'Ordinary suburban housewife' has an answer for Trump advisor

After Jenna Ellis, a campaign adviser and lawyer of President Donald Trump, insulted presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris's voice, saying it sounded like Marge Simpson's - Marge spoke out against the name calling.

Another Twitter security flaw, affecting millions of users Special

Twitter has found yet another security issue, this time affecting a number of Android users. The flaw could potentially allow malicious apps to access private messages.

New report into the Ghostwriter influence campaign

A new report into several activities believed to be part of a broader influence campaign running since at least March 2017. The campaign is named "Ghostwriter," based on its use of inauthentic personas posing as locals, journalists, and analysts.

How video conferencing is booming for IT pros during the pandemic

A new survey finds over half of CIO’s and IT VPs admit to currently increasing cloud spend. And around four-fifths indicate that they will continue to use cloud services and applications they implemented during the shift to remote work.

Stonehenge summer solstice livestreamed during COVID-19 pandemic

English Heritage canceled this year's celebration of the summer solstice at Stonehenge due to a ban on mass gatherings - but live-streamed the sunrise on social media instead, although senior druid King Arthur Pendragon said it was "not very pagan."

Op-Ed: No, Mr. Trump — An AIDS vaccine does not yet exist

Oh, gosh - President Donald Trump just doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut. At a press conference on Tuesday, he said he's working with the same scientists who had created an “AIDS vaccine” while discussing the future of a COVID-19 vaccine.

A new species has been discovered with the help of Twitter

There are all kinds of reasons to use social media, including watching silly cat videos or just expressing your opinion. However, researchers from the University of Copenhagen's Natural History Museum of Denmark used Twitter to discover a new species.

The Best Social Media Video Campaigns of 2020 So Far... Commissioned

A defining year for social media has already bred some of the best social media video campaigns of all time. Let’s take a look.

Op-Ed: From malarial drug to drinking disinfectant — Trump has a cure

At an unusually contentious briefing Thursday of the coronavirus task force, President Trump floated the idea that people infected with COVID-19 might be treated using injections of disinfectant and applications of ultraviolet light.

Coronavirus and social media: How to stay positive

How people are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and what their reactions are can be tacked through social media. In fact, social media has been previously tested out as an effective way for tracking public opinion.

World's most popular apps by social media mention revealed

How popular is an app? The number of downloads is revealing. But what about how influential an app is? New research considers this from the basis of social media mentions.

Social media content affects the chances of job candidates

Be careful what you post on social media, especially drunken escapades. As employers increasingly look at interview candidates' social media activity, a new study shows how your social profile affects your recruitment prospects.

Op-Ed: What does Corona beer and coronavirus have in common? — Nothing

The new coronavirus has nothing to do with Corona beer. However, one you can get from a bar at a party. The other can get you barred from a party. Thankfully, most of us know this.

Dorothy Wang launches online travel guide platform

On January 27, TV personality and social media influencer Dorothy Wang launched her own travel guide platform, where she is sharing her travel insights with her fans and followers.

'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.
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