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Privacy Groups Pan Facebook’s Site-Governance Changes In Letter To FTC (AllFacebook)
Salesforce Unveils Files, a New Way to Map Files Across Services Like Dropbox, Box and SharePoint (The Next Web)
Salesforce has overhauled its file-sharing system to allows users to share files from any business unit on any device. Called Salesforce Files, this updated tool will work with services like Google Drive, Box and others — essentially acting like a map or directory to help people find their files through their different repositories. The service is available in private beta.
We Post Nothing About Our Daughter Online (Slate)
The problem is that Facebook is only one site. With every status update, YouTube video and birthday blog post, Kate’s parents are preventing her from any hope of future anonymity. That poses some obvious challenges for Kate’s future self.
The Syrian President Scripted and Staged on Instagram (SocialTimes)
As the conflict in Syria has grown more heated, social media has been used to spread awareness, particularly about the recent chemical attacks. Instead of cutting off access to the protest social media channels, the Syrian government is running a social media campaign of its own.
Russian Tech Giant Cashes in on Facebook’s Recovery (The New York Times/Dealbook)
On Thursday, the Russian Internet company Mail.ru, which is partly owned by the billionaire Alisher Usmanov, announced that it had sold its remaining stake in Facebook for around $525 million. The Russian company initially bought its stake in Facebook in 2009 for around $200 million.
NSA Can See Through Encryption, Including Your Private Emails, Says Report (CNET)
Despite losing a ’90s era debate over allowing a government back door into all encryption technologies, the U.S. National Security Agency set up a clandestine program code-named Bullrun and can now circumvent much of the virtual armor intended to protect digital communications — from everyday emails to financial and medical records — according to a report from The New York Times.
Storyful Verifies Social Media Video from Syria (USA Today)
Founded in 2010 by longtime Irish television journalist Mark Little, now its CEO, Storyful represents a new kind of news organization, one without reporters. Its mission is harnessing the power of social media.
How Are Hospitality Businesses Using Social Media? [Infographic] (AllTwitter)
If you work in the business of hospitality, here are a few key statistics that will open your eyes – both with the thought of opportunity and, in some cases, unbridled terror. By 2015, it is estimated that nine in 10 consumers will own a mobile phone.
Parse Announces Analytics, Email, and Gaming Features for Mobile Devs (VentureBeat)
Mobile backend-as-a-service Parse rolled out five new products Thuresday, all of them sure to be big hits with the developer community, from game devs to iPhone devs to analytics nerds and beyond. First, Parse is partnering with Unity to bring its mobile backend as a service to the Unity game engine, Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar announced Thuresday at his company’s Developer Day in San Francisco.