Latest Social Media articles

MPs call for social media firms to simplify terms and conditions on data use as Twitter reveals plans to track users' apps

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'Most people click yes to terms and conditions contracts without reading them, because they are often laughably long and written in the kind of legalese you need a law degree from the USA to understand,' says Andrew Miller MP
28 Nov 2014

Backbytes: David Davis MP has a Twitter account of a different kind

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Are you on Twitter? Sort of...
24 Oct 2014

Facebook considering move into healthcare, claims report

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But do long-suffering users want more, or less, from Facebook?
03 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Whatever you’re doing, it’s probably against the law

Met Police make laws up as they go along
26 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Braintree GP surgery's zero-tolerance of social-media whiners

“Rude” people complaining online given warning by Braintree practice manager
12 Aug 2014

Facebook profits soar as mobile advertising grows to 62 per cent of revenues

Facebook's stock price quadruples in two years as mobile advertising push pays off
24 Jul 2014

Facebook number one social network for phishing attacks

Kaspersky Labs warns Facebook users remain vulnerable to cyber criminal phishing
16 Jul 2014

Ironically Facebook is our inspiration, says privacy-by-design social start-up Respect Network

CEO Drummond Reed explains how blending the Facebook and credit card business models can create a network where users control their own personal data
03 Jul 2014

The BBC appoints Matthew Postgate as CTO

Controller of research and development takes up key technology role
01 Jul 2014

Facebook goes down in unprecedented outage

Morning outage for popular social networking website
19 Jun 2014

Fears over Facebook’s new listening feature becoming ‘yet another spying tool’

Social network unveils addition to smartphone app to enable ‘easier sharing’ but sceptics warn about potential privacy concerns
22 May 2014

Facebook profits triple as mobile ad sales surge

Revenue soars 72 per cent to $2.5bn
24 Apr 2014

Facebook eyes mobile payment service for Europe - report

E-money service would enable users to make payments and transfer funds to others
14 Apr 2014

ING Bank selects HortonWorks ahead of Cloudera in a bid to exploit big data

Dutch bank wants to cut costs and improve services by replacing ageing data warehouse with a Hadoop data platform
04 Apr 2014

Sell Hack, the email-revealing LinkedIn plug-in, shuts down... for now

Browser extension shuts down after a cease and desist order from LinkedIn but vows to return after "record signups"
02 Apr 2014

Hadoop Summit 2014: $50bn of big data market in 2020 will be driven by Hadoop - IDC

Forrester Research finds that 81 per cent of large organisations are "interested in Hadoop"
02 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: eBay, TfL and others use social analytics to improve customer service

Major organisations in different industries are monitoring social channels to improve their services
28 Mar 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Youth social media oversharing “a real challenge” for workplace data privacy

Solicitor Robert Bond tells Computing's Big Data Summit 2014 about a time a work placement girl almost revealed a confidential deal to Facebook
27 Mar 2014

Are businesses sold on social media analytics?

Not everyone is convinced by the business case
11 Mar 2014

Facebook’s Instagram 'signs $50m advertising deal' with Omnicom

Deal could see likes of Pepsi, Microsoft and AT&T posting videos and photos on mobile photo-sharing app
10 Mar 2014

Customers big up Dynamics as Microsoft updates apps at Convergence 2014

Updates aimed at easing integration and enhancing functionality of 'customer centric' companies, says Microsoft
04 Mar 2014

Stop using WhatsApp now that it has been acquired by Facebook, warns privacy regulator

Facebook will exploit users' data as it attempts to monetise its services, according to Thilo Weichert
21 Feb 2014

Debenhams: Social media analysis is helpful, but not when it is computer generated

Retailer tells Computing that its own staff analyse Twitter and Facebook comments
14 Feb 2014

Debenhams, B&Q unconvinced by social media analytics

No buy-in on sentiment data which leads to the unknown, say retailers
13 Feb 2014