Even though Facebook users try to keep personal information private, it turns out, that is hard to do. A recent Cambridge University study shows that computer programs can track how a person uses Facebook, and undisclosed private information about an individual. Private information that can revealed includes, Facebook users’ sexuality, drug habits, and users’ parents relationship status. Financial Times reported on this study, and their article can be read here.
Do you take pictures of your food at restaurants? Plan on taking a picture of your Valentine’s Day dinner? You might be banned from taking that picture this Valentine’s Day. This is because New York City restaurant owners are banning food photography by customers. The restaurant owners don’t want people posting pictures of their food on social media sites. Is this fair? Should the practice be banned? Read the CBS News story here, and comment on this post with your thoughts.
Social Media firms are now increasing their presence in the Middle East. The companies hope to capitalize on the recent popularity of social media in the region. They are asserting their presence via digital advertising. Digital advertising has traditionally not been used in the Middle East. According to The New York Times, print advertising, and television advertising, have been the main methods of advertising. It will interesting to follow whether digital advertising will take off in the Middle East. Click on this link to read The New York Times article about the topic.
The New York Times recently published an article entitled “Google Says Electronic Snooping by Government Should Be More Difficult.” According to the article, “If a government wants to peek into your Web-based e-mail account, it is surprisingly easy, most of the time not even requiring a judge’s approval.” Click here to read the article.