Facebook and other social media companies could be compelled to provide user content that is already public to criminal defendants, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The high court rejected an appellate court's ruling that providers were prohibited from disclosing communications configured by the user to be public and that remained public at the time defendants subpoenaed the information. The case centers on a pair of San Francisco murder defendants who want access to videos and other content posted to Facebook and Instagram by the victim and a witness. They also sought information from Twitter.The defendants, Lee Sullivan and Derrick Hunter, were charged with murder in connection with the 2013 drive-by shooting death of a 19-year-old man. They sought the social media posts by Sullivan's former girlfriend -- a prosecution witness in the case -- to demonstrate that her testimony was motivated jealous rage over his involvement with other women. The social media … [Read more...] about Criminal defendants could get access to Facebook user content, court rules
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Last week, Instagram announced that it was planning to jazz up Stories with content from other apps, including Spotify. According to an APK teardown by TechCrunch—all the cool kids are doing them now—music integration into Instagram's Stories will be even deeper than previously thought. New "music stickers" may allow you to play clips of selected songs in your Stories. TechCrunch was tipped off to the changes in the APK's code by Ishan Agarwal, who found several new strings containing the word "music" indicating the hidden existence of a new "Search Music" feature, which is alleged to include tabs for navigating content, including "genre" and "moods." The behavior for this new feature obviously can't be tested, but it is believed it should allow for users of the service to search for and select music to include in the platform's Stories, including videos and (potentially) photos. Facebook has been in negotiations with rerecord labels for some time, so it isn't known if this … [Read more...] about Instagram to add ‘music stickers’ to Stories according to TechCrunch’s APK teardown
Supported by Technology By SHEERA FRENKELMAY 6, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story SAN FRANCISCO — In July 2014, a team of four Swedish and Polish researchers began using an automated program to better understand what people posted on Facebook.The program, known as a “scraper,” let the researchers log every comment and interaction from 160 public Facebook pages for nearly two years. By May 2016, they had amassed enough information to track how 368 million Facebook members behaved on the social network. It is one of the largest known sets of user data ever assembled from Facebook.“We’re concerned about how easy it was to collect this,” said Fredrik Erlandsson, one of the researchers and a lecturer at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. Last December, he and his colleagues published a research paper in the journal Entropy detailing how their methods of trawling social media … [Read more...] about Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It?
UPDATE: Now that everyone has had time to cool off, there are some who are looking at Instagram's new ToS and saying that the new wording never gave Facebook the right to sell your pictures without permission, and that Instagram always had the same rights to use pictures You can't blame Facebook. As a public company, the social-networking site has an obligation to its shareholders which means trying to find a way to make big bucks off Instagram. To Facebook's credit, the plan isn't to put ads on the site as we surmised a week ago. But the reality is something that many Instagram users are not going to like.The new Terms of Service on Instagram give Facebook the perpetual rights to license your pictures to any company or organization, and the photos could be used for advertisements. And guess who is not getting paid for the use of the pictures. If you guessed Facebook, guess again. Instagram users have until January 16th to delete their account because that is the date when the new ToS … [Read more...] about Instagram’s new ToS allows Facebook to profit from your pictures forever and ever
posted on 05 Apr 2014, 03:27 11 1. vincelongman (Posts: 5283; Member since: 10 Feb 2013) It'll be overpriced and crap, like Beats by Dre posted on 05 Apr 2014, 05:24 5 4. SleepingOz (unregistered) My thought exactly.. posted on 05 Apr 2014, 03:54 2 2. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013) At this rate I think I'm going to wait this whole smartwatch thing this year :S posted on 05 Apr 2014, 04:36 21 3. Kuroki (Posts: 130; Member since: 24 Nov 2013) Will.i.buy? NOPE! posted on 05 Apr 2014, 06:03 1 5. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012) Sounds expensive an under powered as a stand alone device. posted on 05 Apr 2014, 06:44 0 6. marlboro (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Mar 2014) viewed several times, nice concept designwise and a bunch of sense of humor, LOL! posted on 05 Apr 2014, 06:51 0 7. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1728; Member since: 30 Jul 2013) The same guy wanted 150$ for some crappy iphone case … [Read more...] about Comments for : Will.i.am to release smartwatch this July, that can connect to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook