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The Equifax breach may have exposed 143 million people's Social Security numbers — but here's why you shouldn't freak out

Earlier this year, the personal data of 143 million Americans was compromised by a software breach of credit agency Equifax. With many scrambling to set up fraud alerts and freeze their credit, Your Money editor Lauren Lyons Cole explains why you shouldn't freak out about the Equifax breach and what you can do to protect your credit information. Show More Summary

Google Glass app helps autistic children with social interactions

A prototype software application, to be used with the optical head-mounted display Google Glass, has been designed as a social-skills coach for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Once a Running Joke, LinkedIn Is Suddenly a Hot Social Network. Here’s What Changed

When Microsoft announced it was acquiring LinkedIn for $26 billion last December, the tech world responded with a collective "Huh?" Why did the enterprise software giant want LinkedIn so badly, and why was it willing to pay so much? Did Microsoft have a secret plan to turn the social network for business professionals, which lost...

How to get a computer science education without the massive student loans

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Ever since The Social Network made programming sexy, software developers have been in high demand. (Okay fine, before that, too.) And...Show More Summary

Networked gaming is the new social media, and it's a boys' club

The Entertainment Software Association has been documenting how women now comprise almost half of the gaming population in U.S., but the Pew survey highlights persistent differences in how they are gaming. Not only do boys play more, they tend to be networked gamers; 55% of boys play with friends online at least once a week, compared to 25% of girls. Show More Summary

Blocking the ad blocker with smarter digital, social marketing

The mountain of software tools and social platforms available to marketers haven’t budged conversion rates for most. E-Commerce conversion rates in the current year are 2.5 percent, according to Statista Inc. Not terrific, considering 70 percent of marketers say converting leads is their top priority, according to Hubspot Inc. Show More Summary

Mastodon is big in Japan. The reason why is… uncomfortable

Remember Mastodon? In April 2017, there was a wave of excitement about Mastodon, a federated social network begun in October 2016 by Eugen Rochko, a 24-year old German software engineer, as an alternative to Twitter. Recent news about CloudFlare’s decision … Continue reading ?

UMass Amherst computer scientists offer new techniques to measure social bias in software

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Brun says, "Unchecked, biases in data and software run the risk of perpetuating biases in society. For example, prior work has demonstrated that racial bias exists in online advertising delivery...Show More Summary

Computer scientists offer new techniques to measure social bias in software

Today, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments for patients. These uses of software make it critical that the software does not discriminate against groups or individuals, say computer science researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

When Government Rules by Software, Citizens Are Left in the Dark

Agencies decline to release information about algorithms used for criminal justice, social welfare, and education.

Using no-code tools to auto-archive social media information

There are problems that can only be solved with software. But what happens when you're the only person with that problem?

7 tips to increase your engagement on Instagram

Instagram recently changed the software behind the social network, which has caused a decrease in user engagement. First, Instagram began to crack down on accounts that had a large number of fake followers or that bought likes and comments. Show More Summary

Why you need a ‘culture of engineering’ to build the best real estate software

SAN FRANCISCO -- "The best engineers can always get jobs -- it's not hard," noted Steve Garrity of Hearsay Social. So how are you supposed to find the very best people to build your real estate software...

Starting a Protest with YouMap: The Social Mapping Network for iOS

YouMap is a mapping software developed for the social media age on iOS. Users make location-based posts on the ground to voice their opinions and observations, influencing events around them. Think Google Maps, but interactive and constantly evolving in real-time. Show More Summary

Facebook Live 360 Can Now Support Resolution Up to 4K

Facebook Tuesday announced several updates to its Live 360 livestreamed 360-degree video feature. The social network announced its Live 360 Ready Program, a list of third-party 360-degree cameras and software solutions verified by Facebook. The cameras and software will feature the Facebook Live logo on their packaging or their websites, and they will enable users...

Nimble Named #1 in Sales Intelligence Customer Satisfaction and High Performer by G2 Crowd

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

PRESS RELEASE: Nimble, the pioneer of Social Sales and Marketing CRM, has been named Sales Intelligence High Performer and #1 in overall Customer Satisfaction by G2 Crowd, the world's leading business software review platform. Prospect...

New Small Business Social Media Marketing Research Report Opens Eyes

MMW was privy this morning to the findings of a new report from Ripl, Inc., one of the leading providers of small business mobile marketing software. The company has just announced the release of the white paper report and infographic summarizing the findings of their recent Q2 2017 Small Business Social Media Marketing Research Survey. Show More Summary

Limn 8: a social science journal issue devoted to hacking

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Gabriella Coleman is the hacker anthropologist whose work on the free software movement, Anonymous and the Arab Spring, the politicization of hacking, and the true role of alt-right dank memes in the 2016 elections are critical reading for the 21st century. (more…)

This woman didn't fit the profile of a Facebook engineer — and now she's helping the social network re-examine who it hires and why (FB)

When Candace Zhu first applied to work at Facebook as a software engineer, she was rejected. She had interviewed well, but it was decided that she wasn't a great match for the role — she originally went to college for business, and only picked up programming later in life through community college classes and online learning. Show More Summary

Western Digital Launches New My Passport Ultra HDDs: New Enclosure, Up to 4 TB

3 months agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Western Digital this week refreshed its My Passport Ultra lineup of small form-factor external HDDs. The new hard drives use a new enclosure and come with software that backs up data not only from local PCs, but also from social networks and cloud services. Show More Summary

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