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|TM||Welcome everyone to our Round Table show. Its the show we do once a month where we expand the regular show into a full-fleged round-table discussion. We do a full hour of meaty discussion with Sarah, myself and our guests. While all of our topics cover news of the day, let's start with a few tech things you should know.|
|sl||MoviePass's service was unable to process ticket requests Thursday because Moviepass hadn't paid the company that processes its payments. Parent company Helios and Matheson borrowed $6 million to pay that company and get everything working again. However technical issues were blamed for continued outages on Friday. And the loan is half due August 1st with the total due August 5.||http://fortune.com/2018/07/27/moviepass-out-of-money-end/|
|tm||Twitter reported monthly active users fell by 1 million as it removed bots and spam and failed to attract new users. Twitter says user numbers will continue to fall this year because of that. Twitter says it is prioritizing cleaning up the platform over near-term product improvements that could drive usage. Twitters daily active users were up 11 percent, the 7th quarter in a row of growth. Twitter also reported its third straight quarter of positive income at $100 million. For the first time overseas revenue contributed the majority of Twitter's ad sales.||https://www.recode.net/2018/7/27/17621090/twitter-health-user-growth-q2-earnings-2018-jack-dorsey|
|sl||Telegram added a feature called Passport, which it calls phase 2 of its Telegram Login project. A user can upload their ID to Telegram storage where it's protected by end-to-end encryption. Websites that require ID can implement Telegram Passport Support instead of requiring an upload. ePayments is one of the first to support the feature.||https://www.neowin.net/news/telegram-launches-passport-for-services-that-require-real-life-id|
|tm||Google updated its Play Store app submission guidelines. It now explicitly bans apps that appeal to children but contain adult themes, apps that facilitate the sale of explosives, firearms, ammunition, or certain firearms accessories" and apps that are themselves cryptocureency miners. Google also now bans apps with repetitive content in order to stop multiple versions made from templates, apps that are primarily made of ads, and apps that intentionally mislead users.||https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/26/google-bans-crypto-miners-repetitive-content-play-store/|
|sl||LinkedIn added the ability to send contacts up to a one-minute voice messages on its iOS and Android apps. Messages can be played back on the website as well as the apps.||https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/27/linkedin-adds-voice-messaging-because-weve-definitely-been-clamoring-for-that/|
|tm||A Wilmington, DE jury awarded IBM $83.5M after finding that Groupon nfringed four of iIBM's e-commerce patents other companies had paid to use. IBM owns more than 45,000 patents and IP licensing revenue brought the company $1.19 billion in 2017. Groupon's legal defense argued that IBM never used the patents and wanted to extract money from other companies.||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-27/ibm-wins-83-million-from-groupon-in-e-commerce-patents-case?cmpid%253D=socialflow-twitter-markets|
|:35||sl||Shannon Discussion Topic|
|Titan Security Keys – Google launches its own USB-based FIDO U2F Keys||https://thehackernews.com/2018/07/google-titan-security-key-fido.html|
|Why physical keys exist and if these are better than apps. |
Would they be adopted by a wider audience, etc.
|:50||tm||Rob's Discussion Topic|
|Underground Lake of Liquid Water Detected on Mars|
New evidence of water on Mars could be the best indication yet that liquid flows on the Red Planet.
|How synthetic aperture radar is allowing scientists to look for planteary features.||https://www.geekwire.com/2018/mars-express-orbiter-delivers-radar-evidence-hidden-lake-red-planets-south-pole/|
|:05||sl||Guest C Discussion Topic|
|Teens Are Debating the News on Instagram|
TAYLOR LORENZ at The Atlantic
|More teenagers are getting their information from so-called flop accounts.|
- Flop accounts usually have the word flop in their name and a generic image for their avatar. In Instagram’s bio section, account admins all list their first name; their emoji “signature,” which they use as shorthand to sign comments and captions; their pronouns; and often their ages; which run from 13 to 18.
- flop accounts share strong distrust of the news media. what they read in the news, saw on TV, or even were taught in their U.S.-history class. Teen flop-account admins and followers said they found information on flop accounts to be far more reliable because it could be crowdsourced and debated.
|factors at play:|
- desire to avoid adults
- distrust in authoritative media
- chaos of social media feels normal
- poor understanding of consequences for bad behavior (future jobs, etc)
- not using privacy tools that are truly private
|The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers||https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/well/family/the-secret-social-media-lives-of-teenagers.html|
|apps like Vaulty hide photos and videos, and also has a “mug shot” feature, which takes a photo of anyone who tries to access the app using an incorrect password. Users can create two passwords for one vault, with each password tied to specific levels of access. So, a parent who insists that a teen hand over the password still might be getting limited access.||UCLA study from 2016 found that the areas of teens’ brains focused on reward processing and social cognition are similarly activated when they think about money and sex – and when they view a photo receiving lots of likes on social media. When teens viewed photos deemed risky, researchers found the brain regions focused on cognitive control were not activated as much|
|What unanticipated side effects GDPR is having on businesses in Europe as well as in the US?|
|GDPR has effects way beyond better user privacy. Sorry I've been pasting this in... | Hacker News||https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17156373|
|eBay (EBAY) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript||https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2018/07/19/ebay-ebay-q2-2018-earnings-conference-call-transcr.aspx|
|Should Investors Worry About GDPR's Impact on Facebook?||https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/27/should-investors-worry-about-gdprs-impact-on-faceb.aspx|
|Facebook, Twitter Say Europe's Privacy Law Causing User Drop - Bloomberg||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-27/facebook-says-eu-privacy-law-caused-user-drop-europe-disagrees|
|Under GDPR, Data Breach Reports in UK Have Quadrupled||https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/under-gdpr-data-breach-reports-in-uk-have-quadrupled-a-11249|
|GDPR: Where are we now? | CSO Online||https://www.csoonline.com/article/3287651/privacy/gdpr-where-are-we-now.html|
|The negative impacts of GDPR | ITProPortal||https://www.itproportal.com/features/the-negative-impacts-of-gdpr/|
|Nearly two months into GDPR, is the EU law making a difference? - MarTech Today||https://martechtoday.com/nearly-two-months-into-gdpr-is-the-eu-law-making-a-difference-218226|
|Report: Google and Facebook seen as early GDPR winners - MarTech Today||https://martechtoday.com/report-google-and-facebook-seen-as-early-gdpr-winners-216442|
GDPR went into effect May 25
In short GDPR makes requirements on companies about how they handle customer data to insure privacy and give users back some control.
- Only applies to EU BUT any company with an EU customer has to obey it for its EU customers. Which means in a lot of cases its just easier/cheaper to apply it to all users.
- Also you can't force consent for data collection unless the collection is essential to run the service.
Security Breach Reporting
- organizations must track all breaches, as well as report certain types of breaches to authorities "within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach, where feasible,"
- In UK reported breaches went from 400 in March and April to 700 in May and hit about 1,750 in June.
- Anecdotes of companies requiring small vendors to have certifications and other paperwork in order to reduce liability. Since the company is somewhat responsible for what its vendors do with their customer's data.
- ICO advising organizations not just report every breach but rather determine whether each breach is indeed reportable under the rules. Also use the 72 hours to gather information, don't just report immediately.
- Facebook, Facebook-owned Instagram, Facebook-owned WhatsApp, and Google.
Early reports that Facebook and Google were seeing more advertising directed away from smaller ad exchanges because the large companies were better at obtaining consent.
- Ebay - seeing minimal disruption to date from GDPR to our third-party advertising revenue in Europe
- Facebook - "European MAU and DAU may be flat to slightly down sequentially in Q2 as a result of the GDPR roll-out" ... "we do not anticipate these changes will significantly impact advertising revenue." Also indicated profit margins will be reduced because of cost of GDPR-related maintenance.
- Twitter - the law will contribute to a further decline in active users of its service
- Wix.com Wix.com, said on a Wednesday earnings call that the web-design company had seen “no impact” on its business as a result of GDPR
- Google "too early to tell"
- Vp of marketing at Janrain “In our consent-reconfirmation outreach, less than 8 percent of folks in our database declined permission to serve them full advertisements, and only 5 percent went as far as to deny the right to record data for analytics purposes." however on email only 22 percent of those who began the double opt-in process completed it."
|Sites blocking Europeans|
- Tronc, (LA Times, Chicago Tribune) decided to block all European readers rather than risk being found non-compliant with GDPR
- Lee Enterprises (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
- USA Today offered an alternate version
- NPR plaintext version
- EU pages are still running fast: Catchpoint said this week the US pages were loading in about 10.22 seconds versus Europe’s average of .57 seconds.
- Disagreement over gathering information for WHOIS which shows who owns websites. Right now registrars not all gathering info depsite ICANN rules.
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