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Donald Trump using a new iPhone after calling for Apple boycott

Donald Trump has been busy tweeting from a new iPhone even though he once called for an Apple boycott

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Experts: Online trolls are here to stay, unless we do something

A report issued this morning by the Pew Research Center and Elon University said that online interactions will continue to be shaped by trolling and mistrust, according to a survey of digital scholars and futurists.

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Smyte wants to get biblical on all those bad online actors

Smyte wants to do some biblical-level smiting of its own and strike down credit-card fraud, scams, spam and other devious online activities.

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Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner did not just delete his tweets, says Wayback Machine

The alleged recent mass deletion of tweets did not happen, at least according to the indispensable Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

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Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner tweets nothing like Trump

Jared Kushner has had a twitter account for eight years but uses it nothing like his famous father-in-law, President Trump.

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Peelytics turns peeing into a way to promote products

Not many companies would want you to pee on their product, but one at Cebit positively encourages it.

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6 of the most effective social engineering techniques

It takes a layered approach to technology and added protections and assurances for your people to fight social engineering.

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Social media companies have a month to update service terms in the EU

Facebook, Twitter and Google have been given a month to make changes to their user agreements in the European Union or face "enforcement action."

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Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter Counter, a third-party analytics service, appears once again to have provided a gateway for hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts.

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Can Facebook prevent suicides using AI?

Facebook claims that its AI technology can spot potential suicides using complex algorithms, tackling a problem that is widespread on social media.

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Honeypot catches social engineering scams on social media

Research company investigates 40,000 fake accounts to find impersonator tactics. 

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The 10 essential Reddits for security pros

Here, we’ve gathered 10 of the best cybersecurity Reddits so you don’t have to waste any time and can get straight to what you are looking for.

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How Twitter is working to win the fight against trolls

Twitter has implemented an algorithm that hopes to ban accounts associated with inflammatory posts, but it has a tough battle on its hands if it hopes to succeed.

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Facebook throws an open source hackathon

Last Friday, Facebook’s Cambridge, Mass., office played host to an open source hackathon around the theme of GraphQL, a sophisticated data-fetching query language originally developed by Facebook to help manage its vast stores of user...

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Facebook shareholders would have uphill climb ousting Zuckerberg from board

A move by a watchdog group and a small group of shareholders to oust Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from his post as chairman would be an uphill battle that would be unlikely to succeed and could hurt the company, analysts said.

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What company execs can learn from Trump’s tweeting

Being judicious about social media use and staying away from WiFi protects executives and the enterprise.

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Irish court hears case challenging transatlantic data transfers

Max Schrems' 2013 complaint to the Irish data protection commissioner over Facebook's handling of his personal information put him in an unusual position on Tuesday: He's a co-defendant, alongside Facebook, in a case before the High...

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Twitter fights back, again, against online trolls

Twitter is extending its campaign to curb trolls and abuse on its social network, building on efforts it rolled out last fall.

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Emoji and hashtag creators scoff at 17th Century pretenders

Archivists in Slovakia have stumbled upon 17th Century examples of what the Daily Mail of London last week trumpeted as perhaps the first emoji and hashtag, claims that are being met with dismissive smiles by the actual creators of...

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How Facebook and Google are battling internet terrorism

Leading platform providers are exploring new ways to actively engage in counter-messaging, building on robust systems to flag and remove extremist content.

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