In a blog post today, Twitter announced that they're "experimenting with new ways of targeting ads," which is their way of saying they're planning to track you around the web-even when you leave Twitter-and relay that information to advertisers to craft better ads. Here's how to opt out.
"Some slow week in summer, I should write a tirade against flip-flops," I unwisely remarked to my editor one disgusting August afternoon a few years back, as we walked back from lunch behind a woman whose street-blackened soles could be glimpsed anew with each schlapp!-ing step. Now, during an early-July...
Courtesy of Scott Sporleder The overwhelming and endless stream of electronic alerts and messages on our computers, phones and tablets is driving demand for a new kind of summer camp for adults. "Technology-free" camps that force their campers to surrender their gadgets, wallets and that nagging "fear of missing out" - FOMO - are booking up fast.
A heat advisory is in effect for the New York metropolitan area and parts of New Jersey until 8 p.m. Sunday as temperatures are expected to hit the low 90s and feel even hotter. Heat index values are expected to be between 95 and 99 degrees Saturday and Sunday afternoons, with humidity making it feel even more sweltering.
State Department officials spent $630,000 to get more Facebook likes, prompting employees to complain to a government watchdog that the bureau was buying fans in social media, the agency's inspector general says. The department's Bureau of International Information Programs spent the money to increase its likes count between 2011 and March 2013.
Welcome to this quarter's report on Fake Social followers. BarracudaLabs dove headfirst into the world of paying for perceived social popularity. Verdict: The fake follower economy is still flourishing and is still the scourge of social media. The study showed that not only is the fake follower economy flourishing, but it is in fact growing.
A large coalition of civil rights and privacy groups and potentially thousands of websites will stage protests on the Fourth of July to protest surveillance programs at the U.S. National Security Agency. As part of the Restore the Fourth campaign, many website members of the 30,000-member Internet Defense League plan to display a protest of NSA surveillance and the text of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S.