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The Digest: Social media told to simplify terms… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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MPs say they need 'serious discussion' with social networks over users' data  | The Guardian "Social networks should simplify their terms and conditions, to ensure that their users fully understand how their personal data will be collected and used, MPs have concluded. A report by the Commons science and technology committee calls for…

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Twitter to look at your other apps to better target its ads

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Twitter is to use the other apps you have downloaded to make its targeted adverts more relevant to you, it has emerged. According to the Bangkok Post quotes Twitter as saying: "We are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might…

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The Digest: Prince quits the internet… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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Prince deletes Twitter and Facebook accounts | Billboard "Musical genius and admitted Luddite Prince ended his awkward, year-long dalliance with social media on Tuesday. Yes, the Twitter handle for Prince/3rdEyeGirl (his backing band) and his Facebook page are now missing from the internet, gone like a purple motorcycle disappearing into the deep Minneapolis…

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The Digest: Sony Announces PlayStation Vue… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apps, Computer Security, Gadgets, Gaming, HDTV, Internet, IPTV, Malware, Mobile phones, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Twitter 1 Comment

Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue | Reuters "Sony has unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015. The web-based television service allows users to access live TV and on-demand content without a cable or satellite service, the company said." …

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The Digest: Video games don’t cause violence… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, Facebook, Facebook Applications, Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, iPhone, Twitter, Video games, Windows Leave a Comment

US study finds no links between violent video games and violence | The Independent "A new long-term study into violent media in the US could help settle the long-standing argument of whether or not violent films and video games are to blame for violence in society. The research, led by psychologist Christopher Ferguson…

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The Digest: Twitter makes some tweaks… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Drones, Gadgets, Gaming, iPhone, Malware, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Samsung, Smartphones, Social Media, Twitter, Video games Leave a Comment

​Twitter takes another teeny tiny step toward becoming Facebook | Gizmodo "Twitter tweaked its website design today to move the status bar where you compose a tweet a couple short inches from the right-hand corner to the center of the page. And guess what, it looks just like Facebook now." …

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The Samaritans Radar app is a reminder that we have no control over how our data is used

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It has been almost a week since Samaritans launched its "Radar" web app - and almost a week since the backlash began. Astonishingly, the charity is sticking to its guns - and this should remind us that once our data is out there, we can't control what happens with it. On the surface the app…

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