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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.

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.
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