WhatsApp, the popular messaging service acquired by Facebook for $22 billion, has added end-to-end encryption for some mobile users, reports Threatpost.
Some data scientists wanted to study the stages of romantic relationships from first date to break-up on Twitter. They took a serious and calculated look at 661 conversations and asked CrowdFlower to help them parse the data.
Yes, yes, Pam, I'm sorry. I know this Spotlight appears to be aimed squarely at your territory. (Folks, do be sure to read Pam Baker's FierceBigData, it's well worth your time.)
Last week Twitter and IBM announced an agreement that gives IBM direct access to Twitter data for mining purposes. According to an Associated Press report, "The company [IBM] plans to use this access to enhance a number of its products and consulting services."
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The commentary service could have simply said, please, please embed us in your apps, and here's an SDK, but don't violate our rules. Instead, Twitter went and did somethin' more clever-like.
Twitter has seized the initiative and launched a mobile payments service based on its social network in France, Reuters reports.
If the Twitter platform is being leveraged by marketing service providers to determine what's interesting and relevant to people, then won't Twitter's own determinations ruin their predictions?
If Twitter starts rearranging your feed based on what it thinks is relevant, then will all those tools that examine your Twitter feed for things you find relevant, be right or wrong?
A new study finds that what IT pros post on social media can easily come back to haunt them, and a single negative post about a current employer can prevent them from getting the next job.