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A treasure trove of PII from social networks and the public Internet is there for the taking.
Search site must face allegations that it broke fair credit reporting laws.
Low attention and a flood of data are serious problems for social networks.

Two Tickets as Bait

Over the previous weekend, social networks were hit with a wave of posts that falsely claimed that major airlines were giving away tickets for free. Users from all over the world became involved in this: they published posts that mentioned Emirates, Air France, Aeroflot, S7 Airline, Eva Air, Turkish Airlines, Air Asia, Air India, and other companies.
It seems that not a week goes by without social media hitting a new high — or, as United Airlines might attest, a new low. Whatever your perspective, there’s no denying that social networks and online connections can shape how we work, think and interact to a dramatic degree.High-tech analyst and consultant Scott Steinberg offers guidance on how to get along in this digital world with his new book, Netiquette Essentials: New Rules for Minding Your Manners in a Digital World, which was released in February.

This is Steinberg’s seventh book about business or technology. Here he discusses why manners matter on social media, and why CIOs should care.
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State investigator, Oregon DoJ attorney lash out in lawsuits A chap whose job was to investigate threats on social networks is suing the Oregon Department of Justice – for allegedly retaliating against him after his online sleuthing led him to the agency's own director of civil rights.…
Facebook on Wednesday rolled out some staggering statistics related to its social networks.

Each day, users watch 100 million hours of video, 400 million people use Messenger, and more than 95 million photos and videos are posted on Instagram.That puts a heavy load on Facebook’s servers in data centers, which help orchestrate all these services to ensure timely responses.
In addition, Facebook’s servers use machine learning technologies to improve services, with one visible example being image recognition.[ Roundup: TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe machine learning and deep learning frameworks. | Get a digest of the day's top tech stories in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter. ]The story is similar for Microsoft, which is continually looking to balance the load on its servers.

For example, Microsoft’s data centers apply machine learning for natural language services like Cortana.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Around July last year, more than a 100 Israeli servicemen were hit by a cunning threat actor.

The attack compromised their devices and exfiltrated data to the attackers’ C&C.
In addition, the compromised devices were pushed Trojan updates.

The operation remains active at the time of writing this post.
In an effort to make Maps more of a social tool than a directional tool.
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The company is turning to software and may be developing its own app store.