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Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile
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Facebook has fixed a bug that let any website pull information from a user’s profile — including their “likes” and interests — without that user’s knowledge. That’s the findings from Ron Masas, a security researcher at Imperva, who found that Facebook search results weren’t properly protected from cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks. In other words, a website could quietly siphon off certain bits of data from your logged-in Facebook profile in another tab. Masas demonstrated how a website acting in bad faith could embed an IFRAME — used to nest a webpage within a webpage — to silently collect profile information. “This allowed information to cross over domains — essentially meaning that if a user visits a particular website, an atta [...]
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The forgotten ‘Facebook of China’ is sold for $20M
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Renren, which was once heralded as the ‘Facebook of China’ and later became China’s answer to MySpace after falling out of fashion among its core young users, is selling its social networking business. Renren’s parent company Beijing Qianxiang Wangjing has agreed to sell all tangible and intangible assets of renren.com to Beijing Infinities Interactive Media, according to a statement. As part of the deal, Qianxiang will receive $40 million worth of shares in Beijing Infinities, a $700 million firm that owns one of China’s major IT news sites DoNews. “I am happy to find a home for renren.com,” says Renren’s chairman and chief executive officer Joseph Chen in the statement. The social network won’t be foreign to its new home. On the lis [...]
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7 ‘palomitas’ que debes darle a tu contrato de trabajo antes de firmarlo
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Forbes México. 7 ‘palomitas’ que debes darle a tu contrato de trabajo antes de firmarlo ¿Firmarías tu contrato de trabajo de la misma forma que aceptas las condiciones de privacidad de Facebook? En México, 8 de cada 10 disputas entre trabajadores y empleadores que terminaron en juntas de arbitraje, surgieron a raíz de desavenencias sobre la titularidad del contrato. Y 10 de cada 12 huelgas tuvieron como motivo el incumplimiento del contrato. Esto, según datos del Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) de 2017. Si no quieres verte obligado a manifestarte en las calles porque le diste al “Aceptar” a tu contrato laboral sin saber a qué te estabas comprometiendo con tu empresa, la bolsa de trabajo online Bumeran.com.mx te indica los 7 puntos de tu contr [...]
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Facebook Lasso app lead Brady Voss leaves for Netflix right after launch
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Facebook Lasso has a steep uphill climb ahead as it hopes to chase the musical video app it cloned, China’s TikTok (which merged with Musically). Lasso lets you overlay popular songs on 15-second clips of you lip syncing, dancing or just being silly — kind of like Vine with a soundtrack. It’s off to a slow start since launching Friday, having failed to reach the overall app download charts as it falls from No. 169 to No. 217 on the U.S. iOS Photo and Video App chart, according to App Annie. Sensor Tower estimates Lasso has been downloaded fewer than 10,000 times across both iOS and Android. Forme Facebook Lead Product Designer Brady Voss And now one of the Lasso team’s bosses, Brady Voss, is leaving Facebook for a job at Netflix. He’d spent five years as a l [...]
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Discover the next messaging giant at Disrupt Berlin
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Truecaller may already be a familiar name, but many of you probably don’t know that it’s slowly becoming a significant messaging app. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Truecaller co-founder and CEO Alan Mamedi will join us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. Truecaller first started as a call screening app. Some countries are more affected than others. But it’s clear that text and call spam is the most intrusive form of spam. The Swedish company then leveraged this user base to quietly turn the app into a full-fledged messaging app with one focus in particular — India. With the acquisition of Chillr, the company shows that it wants to recreate a sort of WeChat for India. The company launched payment features — Truecaller Pay lets you pay other Truecaller users as well as pay [...]
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How to Use LinkedIn Elevate to Manage an Employee Advocacy Program
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Want your employees to share curated on-brand content with their own social audiences? Wondering how to measure the impact of those shares across multiple social media platforms? In this article, you’ll learn how to use LinkedIn Elevate to manage and measure the impact of an employee advocacy campaign for your business. How to Use LinkedIn Elevate to Manage an Employee Advocacy Program by Karlyn Williams on Social Media Examiner. What Are the Benefits of Employee Advocacy for Your Business? Employee advocacy is when you engage your employees to be ambassadors to grow your company’s reach, generate more prospects, and convert them into paying clients without spending excess advertising dollars. Let’s look at a few reasons why employee advocacy works, according to LinkedIn [...]
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Clarity on Your Goals Is Key to Growing a Business That Attracts High-End Clients
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A good way to grow into a bigger company is for your well-heeled potential customers to think you're that big already. [...]
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On a Scale of 1 to 10, Compared to Richard Branson, How Relatable Are You?
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4 ways to ensure you're an entrepreneur who connects with your customers [...]
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