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Sorry, but you just can’t erase yourself from the internet

Our data is being collected constantly, and unfortunately, many people don’t know exactly what is being tracked our how its being used. Cybersecurity expert Ondrej Krehel explains how escaping the grasps of giant tech companies is a little more complicated that simply deleting your social media accounts.  Read more… More about Facebook, Twitter, Google, Mashable[…]

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Court Fines Dentsu Just $4,400 in Excessive Overtime Suicide Case

Dentsu Inc., one of the largest global ad agency holding groups, today was fined a mere 500,000 yen (approximately $ 4,400) for violating Japan’s labor laws, violations that purportedly culminated in the suicide of a 24-year-old employee. The Tokyo Summary Court handed down the penalty, which is strikingly small for a company that reported $[…]

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Make a giant career change into digital marketing for just $20

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The good news: social media and digital marketing can unlock massive conversion and revenue, taking your business to the next level of success. The not-so-good news: managing your own personal website and social media account won’t exactly prepare[…]

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Campaign Makes Clear That This Native American Tribe Does a Lot More Than Just Run Casinos

Agencies of all shapes and sizes are used to promoting brands or specific products. But what about entire tribes of people? The Choctaw Nation is a federally recognized, “non-reservation-based” tribe comprising more than 223,000 Native Americans, a significant minority of whom live across 12 tribal districts across 10.5 counties in southeast Oklahoma. The group, which…[…]

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Obama’s Charlottesville response just became most-liked tweet in history

Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that’s not stopping him from making history. In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the[…]

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Nobody is joining Twitter, so let’s just blame Trump

Twitter may be President Donald Trump’s favorite tool, but for the average person, its appeal has apparently become a bit lackluster.  In three months, Twitter’s growth has remained flat, sitting at 328 million monthly active users, the company reported on Thursday as part of its quarterly earnings release. Even worse, the company also saw a[…]

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A security researcher just revealed a huge Myspace security flaw. (And yes you should care.)

Tom, u up? MySpace — you know that game-changing social media platform that you created and sold — appears to have some serious security issues, dude.  Security researcher Leigh-Anne Galloway shared a blog post on Monday detailing a huge security flaw she spotted on Myspace’s account recovery page back in April.  SEE ALSO: In honor of[…]

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Rethinking the Publicis Pullout: Awards Shows Like Cannes Are About More Than Just the Awards

Aftershocks from Publicis’ decision to take a year off from major conferences and awards shows are still reverberating through the cafes and nap rooms of top creative agencies around the world. It’s about more than ros? and parties, we say. It’s even about more than the best global creative talent and ideas all in one…[…]

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You can have your own social media team for just $25,000 a month

Tom Bilyeu has a vision. It’s of a world in which Tom Bilyeu’s wisdom is available to you, aspiring business leader bereft of foresight, at any time, on any platform, in any medium, always and forever. “My product is educational content that changes your life,” says Bilyeu, 41, whose social media feeds are a never-ending[…]

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Trump’s tweet about women just made the internet’s head explode

No Donald. Just, no.  The president tweeted out a video Thursday about how “only by enlisting the full potential of women in our society will we truly be able to (you have not heard this expression before) make America great again.” Only by enlisting the full potential of women in our society will we be[…]

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Daredevil just crossed the Atlantic in the most epic way

Well, that’s one way to get an ab workout. A South African man named Chris Bertish has just become the very first human being to cross the entire Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddleboard. He made the fierce 4,050-mile journey alone at sea over 93 days, The Guardian reports, crossing from Agadir, Morocco to Antigua’s[…]

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Twitter just launched, and killed, a new abuse fix in 2 hours

Twitter is trying to listen to users when it comes to abuse, apparently. And that means rolling out a fix and killing it in short order. On Tuesday morning, the company announced it would no longer notify users when they were added to lists. Lists are often deployed as a tool of harassment — adding[…]

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Bacardi and Swizz Beatz Just Created a New Kind of DJ Experience on Instagram

Bacardi today is employing Instagram Stories to let consumers play interactive DJ, representing a truly new kind of musical experience on the 4-month-old feature. Working with agency BBDO and Facebook's Creative Shop, the liquor brand's global chief creative for culture, Swizz Beatz, has concocted a way for viewers to feel like their hands are doing scratches[…]

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‘Trumpgrets’ is the Tumblr page for Trump supporters who just can’t take him anymore

Throughout his campaign, supporters of Donald Trump loyally stood by his in-your-face bombast, from that very lewd Access Hollywood clip to the blunt insults he threw time and time again. In their eyes, The Donald could do no wrong. Now the “Trumpgrets” Tumblr is bringing to life those #MAGA voters who do have a critical[…]

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The New Star Wars Movie Just Added a Healthy Dose of Twitter Marketing in Theaters

Here's the latest example of Twitter being everywhere in the media: The microblogging platform has teamed up with Disney and National CineMedia, which is in 1,600 theaters, to show tweets about the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Through Jan. 5, theatergoers can experience the marriage of social media and Hollywood in the lobbies[…]

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The Green Starbucks Cup, Designed to Bring People Together, Is Just Another Thing to Be Pissed About

Heading into the holiday season, Starbucks wants Americans to feel united again after a brutal election season. But Americans clearly just aren't ready for that. They want to fight—over the color of a cup. The coffee chain on Tuesday unveiled a limited-edition green cup, designed by artist Shogo Ota (below), who used a single line[…]