Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg briefly addresses on stage the killing of a man in Cleveland that was uploaded to the social network, saying ‘we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this.’ Steve Stephens posted a video of the killing of Robert Godwin Sr on Monday. The next day, Stephens killed himself while being pursued by police.
“This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook.”
The “content” the Facebook spokesperson was referring to was the apparent killing of 74-year-old grandfather Robert Godwin, shot at close range in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon as he walked home from an Easter meal with his family. Godwin’s suspected attacker, 37-year-old Steve Stephens, filmed a first-person view of the shooting and uploaded it to his Facebook page, where it remained for more than two hours before being taken down – not before the video had been copied, reposted and viewed millions of times.
Square, the payments company founded by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, is entering the UK market offering merchants next-day settlement and slashed prices compared to rivals.
The company is taking on current market leader, Stockholm-headquartered iZettle. Both companies seek to provide a better service to small businesses than legacy card payment firms such as WorldPay and Barclaycard, whose bulky terminals and complex fee structures can lead to merchants choosing to only take cash payments.
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The Children’s commissioner has warned that children as young as eight are signing up to social media terms and conditions without reading or understanding the agreements they are entering.
Let’s be honest, that probably goes for a lot of adults too – and most of these lengthy legal documents that we never bother to read include some rather unexpected clauses. Here are some of the more wide-reaching and most bizarre.
Facebook obtains the permission to use any of your public posts, photographs or videos for anything, anywhere in the world, without paying you – and to sell them to others to do the same. You also agree to your name, your picture, and your content appearing in connection with commercial, sponsored, or related content.
I wonder how my students would feel about only getting responses between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
A social futurist explains why answering work emails after hours may be bad for you, as a new law in France orders many firms to set out the hours when staff should not check emails.
Aaron On has recently been appointed as an Education and Outreach Executive with the University of Hertfordshire.
As a recent graduate of the Mass Communications programme within the School of Humanities in the United Kingdom, Aaron will be bringing a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge and personal experience to his new job.
Aaron will be working closely with colleagues in our regional office in Kuala Lumpur to facilitate talks, counselling sessions,and presentations by UH academics across Malaysia and Singapore. He will also be creating content for our social media platforms across the region.
This is the way of the future. Earlier this year I attended an Adobe conference where these innovations were discussed. One of the issues raised was the possibility that the phone needs rights to access your bank account and make withdrawals automatically. Also if you go back into the shop, how can you be sure that the shop does not withdraw payment again for a purchase made earlier in the day.