If you’ve got concerns about Google’s respect for your privacy, you can now buy anti-Google merchandise to prove it. From Microsoft.
Journalists covering the winter Olympics in Russia will be banned from using social media, according to reports. Bing adds songs from YouTube, other sources, to music video search. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook changes the default setting for teenagers to share posts with friends, but allows them to post publicly if they choose. LinkedIn unveils apps for recruiters. These stories and more in this morning’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
In today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed, read about what Google’s changes in its Terms of Service will mean for you, how Twitter’s Dick Costolo was almost fired, and much more.
More BS from the world of Klout. Today, Microsoft’s Bing search engine announced it was going to expose more people to Klout’s worthlessness.
The latest on your privacy, the NSA’s PRISM project, and how the tech companies want to protect it better.
Cisco, Facebook Teaming Up on Free Wi-Fi (AllFacebook)
Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers said at the Interop New York 2013 conference Wednesday that it is working with Facebook to provide free Wi-Fi in public places, including hotels and retail stores, for users who login with Facebook, Reuters reported. Chambers said potential uses included users being able to check in at hotels by signing in via Facebook applications on their smartphones, or retailers offering personalized promotions and information to users who check in at their stores, according to Reuters.
YouTube Gets the Yuck Out in Comments Cleanup (CNET)
Laugh all you want, fuzzball, but Google is changing how YouTube uploaders manage comments on their videos. The new system, which began rolling out to a limited number of uploaders on Tuesday, favors relevancy over recency and introduces enhanced moderation tools.
Zuckerberg: Moving Fast ‘Gets Us into Tons of Trouble’ (Mashable)
One of Facebook’s core values, Move Fast, isn’t always successful for the company. “It gets us into tons of trouble,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during an interview at TechCrunch Disrupt, a technology conference held in San Francisco, on Wednesday. The sentiment, however, encourages employees to try out new things and see what works with the Facebook audience, a trait that Zuckerberg says is important for innovation.
CEO’s from Yahoo! and Facebook speak out regarding the U.S. government spying program known as PRISM — and they don’t mince words.