Monday, July 6, 2015

Around The Net

  • Senate Panel Wants Web Companies To Report Posts By 'Suspected TerroristsWashington Post

    The Senate Intelligence Committee recently approved a bill that would require social media platforms and email providers to report content posted by “suspected terrorists,” the Washington Post reports. The bill hasn't yet been voted on by the full Senate. ...Read the whole story

  • AT&T Promises To Roll Out U-Verse To 11.7 Million Customers If Merger ApprovedDslreports

    AT&T says in a new regulatory filing that it will roll out U-Verse gigabit service to 11.7 million customer locations if its DirecTV merger is approved. Originally, AT&T had only promised to extend U-Verse GB service to 2 million additional customers. But DSLReports ponits out that nothing in AT&T “has a long history of making promises to get deals approved that may or may not make sense under closer inspection.” ...Read the whole story

  • IoT Seen As Changing How People, Companies WorkCBR Online

    The IoT revolution is expected to create millions of new job opportunities across the industry, especially for electrical professionals. This sits in contrast to the revelation that automation will cause massive job redundancies. This opposing opinion was made by industry leaders including Schneider Electric, Osram, ABB, and Philips who were brought together by digital media business and sales enabler Voltimum. Schneider Electric UK&I president Tanuja Randery said: "The IoT revolution is going to change the way we work, as individuals, organisations and companies. "We have to find new ways of applying our resources, so I don't agree with those that say it's going to ... ...Read the whole story

  • Google's Ad Algorithms Show Bias, Research FindsMIT Technology Review

    Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the International Computer Science Institute built a tool called AdFisher to probe Google's ad targeting practices served on third party Web sites. The results found that fake Web users believed by Google to be male job seekers were much more likely than equivalent female job seekers to be shown ads for high paying executive jobs when they later visited a news Web site. ...Read the whole story

  • Hulk Hogan/Gawker Sex Tape Trial DelayedTampa Bay Times

    A judge says the trial can't begin today, as planned, because of several technical violations. That may delay it for three months. Gawker showed a video of Hogan having sex with the wife of disc jockey Bubba the Love Sponge, who at the time was the wrestler's friend. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, claims his privacy was violated.  ...Read the whole story

  • Backlash Against Native AdsSkyword

    Native ads are on the outs. Reuters Institute's "Digital News Report 2015 found that four in 10 U.S. consumers feel disappointed or deceived when they later find out content they saw was sponsored by a brand. Millennials are the exception. The study found that younger consumers are significantly less likely to feel deceived by native ads. One-fifth of 18-24 year-olds and 15% of 25-34 year-olds say they feel more positive about brands with native ads. ...Read the whole story

PostBeyond Helps Employees Engage Online (Safely)

Social media has presented a huge dilemma for companies and brands, torn between the desire to engage consumers and the fear of a public relations catastrophe resulting from an ill-advised post. Inviting your employees to post ...More