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Here’s how Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica to get data for 50 million users

2018-03-18T03:04:39+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Facebook says it isn’t at fault. Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm that helped Donald Trump get elected president, amassed a trove of Facebook user data for some 50 million people without ever getting their permission, according to a report from The New York Times. Facebook is in another awkward situation. The company claims that [...]

Here are the New York Times and Observer stories that pushed Facebook to suspend Trump’s data analytics company

2018-03-18T03:04:38+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Cambridge Analytica had profile information for some 50 million Facebook users, according to reports. Now we know what prompted Facebook to suspend Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm the Trump campaign used during the 2016 election: The company was trying to get ahead of big stories about Cambridge in both The New York Times and [...]

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour needed a break — so she traveled the world, talking about sex

2018-03-18T03:04:36+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Amanpour got the idea for “Sex and Love Around the World” while brushing her teeth. Celebrated international TV journalist Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, knows where she was when she decided to make a show about sex: Brushing her teeth, listening to a radio story about the Syrian refugee crisis. “What I thought was, [...]

Roughly one in four Americans is online ‘constantly’

2018-03-18T03:04:34+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

We’re still obsessed with the internet. Americans’ obsession with the internet is still growing. New data from Pew Research Center found that 26 percent of American adults admit to being online “almost constantly,” and 43 percent go online “several times a day.” In 2015, roughly 21 percent of American adult admitted to being online “almost [...]

Meerkat was the darling of SXSW in 2015. Here’s why it pivoted three months later and became Houseparty.

2018-03-18T03:04:33+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Founder and CEO Ben Rubin explains the livestreaming company’s extreme makeover on Recode Media. Three years ago, the mobile livestreaming app Meerkat was the app of South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. But this year at SXSW, Meerkat’s founder Ben Rubin was happy just hanging out. On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter [...]

Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, is suing dating app Bumble for patent infringement

2018-03-17T03:04:56+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Match Group wants to buy Bumble. Now it’s also suing Bumble. Match Group, the online dating company that owns services like Tinder and Match.com, wants to buy Bumble, another popular dating app that lets women make the first move. But Match may be trying to push the deal along in an unconventional way: A new [...]

Former Uber exec Aaron Schildkrout is joining the board of bike-sharing startup Jump

2018-03-17T03:04:52+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Jump is also looking to raise a new round of funding. Bike-sharing and ride-hailing have obvious parallels: Fighting local regulatory battles and coming up against an entrenched incumbent while trying to transform the way people travel. That has led to a sharing of top talent between the two industries. The top ranks at most of [...]