Earlier this year, the media got very excited about Trump.dating, a site for the pro-Donald set that promised to “make dating great again.” Much of the media coverage was critical: The site only allowed users to conduct heterosexual searches; the male-half of the couple originally featured on the homepage had a child sex conviction; and its creator didn’t seem to actually exist. Despite all this, the site attracted over 250,000 members, according to its media liaison, Sean McGrossler. He told me over email that 15 percent of those members paid for accounts, starting at $24.99 per month, which would mean the site has made a not immodest $1 million over the last few months. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that NeverTrump.dating launched weeks later. It got its own round of news articles, despite being founded by a “political startup” called the “American Liberal Council” that only seems to exist on Facebook, where it mostly posts liberal … [Read more...] about Pray for the Souls of the People Sucked Into This Dating Site Hell
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Supported by Technology By CADE METZ and SHEERA FRENKELMAY 1, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story SAN JOSE, Calif. — Mark Zuckerberg may have laughed off questions that Facebook is too powerful when he appeared in front of Congress last month. But for the companies in the online dating business, there was nothing amusing about the news that the social network was about to bring its heft into their arena.At Facebook’s annual developer conference on Tuesday, Mr. Zuckerberg revealed that the world’s largest social network will soon offer an online dating service. More than 200 million people on Facebook identify themselves as single, he said, and the new service will let these people connect with each other from within the company’s primary app.“This is for building real long-term relationships, not just hookups,” Mr. Zuckerberg said, in an apparent jab at dating apps like Tinder that have a … [Read more...] about Facebook Will Soon Offer a Dating Service
Supported by Technology By SHEERA FRENKEL and CADE METZMAY 1, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story SAN JOSE, Calif. — Mark Zuckerberg has faced scandal after scandal in recent months. On Tuesday, he indicated he was ready to move on and continue Facebook’s march of taking over people’s online lives.At the social network’s annual developer conference in San Jose, Mr. Zuckerberg, its chief executive, announced a slew of new products and technology features. They included a dating app for Facebook members, a group calling feature for the WhatsApp messaging service and photo filters on Instagram. Mr. Zuckerberg also said Facebook’s cordless virtual reality headset, Oculus Go, was now available for $199.“The world would lose if Facebook went away,” he said to a crowd of about 5,000 developers, tech executives and engineers — the kind of Silicon Valley audience he is at ease with. … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg Has a Message: Facebook Will Keep Building
Still smarting from intense criticism of user data breaches, Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg today sought to patch up relations with one of its most important constituencies: software and website developers. Zuckerberg (pictured) opened his keynote today at the company’s annual F8 conference for developers in San Jose, California, with a rerun of his recent apologies for those data breaches and other issues such as fake news and Russian interference in elections via inflammatory posts that stretch years back. But this time, it was his turn to apologize to developers for the recent limitations it has imposed that have angered some of those developers. “I know it hasn’t been easy being a developer these past couple months, and that’s probably an understatement,” Zuckerberg said. “This has been an intense year. I can’t believe we’re only four months in.” Zuckerberg positioned developers as central to the effort to make … [Read more...] about At F8, Zuckerberg resumes apology tour, this time with developers
Supported by U.S. By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and GABRIEL J.X. DANCEAPRIL 8, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Christopher Deason stumbled upon the psychological questionnaire on June 9, 2014. He was taking a lot of online surveys back then, each one earning him a few dollars to help pay the bills. Nothing about this one, which he saw on an online job platform, struck him as “creepy or weird,” he said later.So at 6:37 that evening, Mr. Deason completed the first step of the survey: He granted access to his Facebook account.Less than a second later, a Facebook app had harvested not only Mr. Deason’s profile data, but also data from the profiles of 205 of his Facebook friends. Their names, birth dates and location data, as well as lists of every Facebook page they had ever liked, were downloaded — without their knowledge or express consent — before Mr. Deason could even begin reading the first survey … [Read more...] about ‘You Are the Product’: Targeted by Cambridge Analytica on Facebook
A breach at a software provider has compromised the credit card information of numerous Delta Air Lines Inc. and Sears Holding Corp. customers, according to the two companies. The outside provider in question is 7.ai Inc., which sells tools for managing contact center operations. According to a statement issued by Delta today, several hundred thousand flyers may have been affected. Sears, in turn, said that fewer than 100,000 customers are affected. The two companies shared some information about the breach in their respective announcements. Sears said that it was notified by 7.ai in mid-March about an incident that the latter firm claimed took place from Sept. 27 to Oct. 12 of last year. Delta went into more detail, specifying that the customer service provider’s systems were infected with malware designed to steal payment information. According to the airline, the attackers had access only to credit card details that customers typed in manually while purchasing … [Read more...] about Data breach exposes Delta and Sears customers’ credit card details
Technology By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 3 January 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42541409 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A dating website's claim that it used a "scientifically proven matching system" to pair up those looking for love has been banned.An advert for eHarmony on the London Underground in … [Read more...] about Online dating ‘scientific’ ad banned
Supported by Technology By NATASHA SINGERAPRIL 3, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Grindr, the social network aimed at gay, bisexual and transgender men, is facing a firestorm of criticism for sharing users’ H.I.V. status, sexual tastes and other intimate personal details with outside software vendors.The data sharing, made public by European researchers on Saturday and reported by BuzzFeed on Monday, set off an outcry from many users. By Monday night, the company said it would stop sharing H.I.V. data with outside companies.The criticism of the company continued on Tuesday, with officials in Europe and the United States joining in. A consumer group in Norway filed a formal complaint with the country’s data protection agency, accusing the company of breaching European and Norwegian laws. Two United States senators sent a letter to Grindr’s chief executive, asking whether the app had asked users to opt in … [Read more...] about Grindr Sets Off Privacy Firestorm After Sharing Users’ H.I.V.-Status Data
Supported by Personal Tech Tech Fix By BRIAN X. CHEN MARCH 28, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story You may be reeling from revelations that the private Facebook data of millions unwittingly got in the hands of a voter-profiling firm with ties to President Trump. And you may be weighing the pros and cons of deleting your social media accounts altogether.But before you go there, ask yourself a simpler question: Why do you hoard so much data on social networks in the first place?For many of us, our timeline of posts has piled up since we signed up for Facebook and Twitter. While the social networks portray their products as time capsules of your fondest memories and conversations, the experience of poring through past posts is more like rummaging through a digital junk drawer of good, bad and ugly moments. And the hoarded data is just sitting out there for … [Read more...] about Want to Purge Your Social Media Timelines? Can You Spare a Few Hours?
Supported by Technology 查看简体中文版 查看繁體中文版 Kevin Roose THE SHIFT MARCH 28, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story I don’t need to tell you that something is wrong with social media.You’ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it’s the way you feel while scrolling through your Twitter feed — anxious, twitchy, a little world weary — or your unease when you see a child watching YouTube videos, knowing she’s just a few algorithmic nudges away from a rabbit hole filled with lunatic conspiracies and gore. Or maybe it was this month’s Facebook privacy scandal, which reminded you that you’ve entrusted the most intimate parts of your digital life to a profit-maximizing … [Read more...] about Can Social Media Be Saved?