Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy | Biz Stone Film

Facebook updates its privacy policy. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone shoots and writes a film. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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Yes, Everything You Post on Facebook Can Be Put in an Ad (The Daily Dot)
Every single thing you put on Facebook can be used by the company in advertising. If you were ever unsure as to what Facebook owns, the social network’s new privacy policy makes it clear that all user info — from teenagers to senior citizens — can be made into an ad. Bloomberg
The updates, proposed in August, aimed to provide simpler guidelines on how the world’s largest social-networking company uses names, profile pictures and other data in online promotions. At the time, Facebook included a sentence that said minors will verify that a parent or guardian had consented to them being part of such ads. The New York Times The new terms of use do not affect a separate change that the company announced last month that allows teenagers to post status updates, videos and images that can be seen by anyone, not just their friends or people who know their friends. However, Friday’s change does fit into a broader pattern: Facebook is pushing its users to share more data while also making that information easier to find. The Huffington Post In the blog post Friday explaining the policy, Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan said the sentence regarding minors did not grant the company any additional rights over user content. After receiving feedback, the company agreed “that the language was confusing” and “removed the sentence.” IDG News Service Two major concerns users had were about how likes were used by companies to advertise on Facebook and how Facebook used your profile photo to suggest that friends tag photos of you. In the policy clarifications posted Friday, Egan said your privacy settings still apply to likes, so if your likes are visible just to friends, then even if a company pays to promote that you like them, only your friends will see it.

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Turns to ‘The Raven’ as Inspiration for His First Short Film (The Verge)
With the guidance of director Ron Howard, Project Imagination is showing off 10 short films — five from celebrities and five picked from a wide pool of submissions. One of the five celebrity films was shot and written by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, not someone typically known for getting behind the camera.

What Does Facebook Integration Bring to Sony PS4? (AllFacebook)
The newest version of the PlayStation gaming platform from Sony, the PS4, which began shipping Friday, incorporates login with Facebook to connect Facebook friends while they play online. Sony said the PS4’s Facebook integration allows users who log in with Facebook to connect their accounts and share their Facebook profile pictures and real names with opponents.

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JPMorgan Forced to Cancel Twitter Q&A After Onslaught of Abuse (AllTwitter)
Jimmy Lee, one of JPMorgan’s senior bankers who worked closely on Twitter’s IPO, was all set to “take over” @JPMorgan‘s Twitter profile on Thursday, receiving questions under the hashtag #AskJPM. However, by Wednesday afternoon, thousands of Twitter users had rallied around the #AskJPM hashtag to bombard @JPMorgan – and, by association, Jimmy Lee – with abuse.

Twitter Expands its Alerts Service to The U.K. and Ireland to Push Out Critical Info from the Met Police And 56 Others (TechCrunch)
In related news, Twitter Alerts — a service that Twitter launched in September for emergency, relief and charity organizations from the U.S., Japan and Korea to send out critical messages to opted-in users — is getting more international. Sunday, the newly public company turned on Twitter Alerts in the U.K. and Ireland.