11 Apr 2018

Spotlight on digital skills at Mobile Learning Week

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Digital skills, digital divide and gender gap. These are among the issues being explored and discussed at Mobile Learning Week, UNESCO’s flagship information and communications technology in education event, which kicked off in Paris on 26 March 2018.  The annual gathering was organized in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Mobile Learning Week 2018...
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11 Apr 2018

Facebook In Congress: What To Expect When Zuckerberg Goes To Capitol Hill

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will face Congress in two separate hearings this week, as his company grapples with intense scrutiny over privacy and security on the social media site. It will be Zuckerberg’s first appearance on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday afternoon, more than 40 senators will crowd into a hearing room, where members of the...
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10 Apr 2018

International Commission on Distance Education News Spotlight

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International Commission on Distance Education April 2018 Spotlight on digital skills at Mobile Learning Week Digital skills, digital divide and gender gap. These are among the issues being explored and discussed at Mobile Learning Week, UNESCO’s flagship informacion and communications technology in education event, which kicked off in Paris on 26 March 2018. Read more...
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1 Apr 2018

Facebook plans crackdown on ad targeting by email without consent

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Facebook is scrambling to add safeguards against abuse of user data as it reels from backlash over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now TechCrunch has learned Facebook will launch a certification tool that demands that marketers guarantee email addresses used for ad targeting were rightfully attained. This new Custom Audiences certification tool was described by Facebook representatives...
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28 Mar 2018

Beware of A.I. in Social Media Advertising

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Nine days ago, we learned that Cambridge Analytica, the firm engaged by the Trump campaign to lead its digital strategy leading up to the 2016 United States presidential elections, illegitimately gained access to the Facebook data of more than 50 million users, many of them American voters. This revelation came on the heels of the...
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25 Mar 2018

Tesla, Mozilla are among businesses taking a Facebook pause

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NEW YORK (AP) — Some companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. Elon Musk’s companies — Tesla and SpaceX — along with Firefox creator Mozilla, speaker maker Sonos and German bank Commerzbank are among the brands that say...
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24 Mar 2018

Mark Zuckerberg, The Facebook Data Breach And The Dark Side Of Social Media

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Facebook (FB) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg touts the world’s largest social network as a platform for bringing people closer together. But the Cambridge Analytica scandal whipped up by news of a Facebook data breach is fueling fears that social media are tearing Americans apart and may be jeopardizing their own success in the process. Concerns...
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20 Mar 2018

Government mulls crackdown on social media platforms

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The government is looking at a range of new measures to regulate social media platforms, according to Margot James, a minister at the Digital, Media, Culture and Sport department. New regulations could include legislation similar to that recently introduced in Germany, which requires social platforms to take down harmful content that meets certain criteria within...
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