Twitter has released two complete data sets related to election tampering on its site, one regarding activity by Russia's Internet Research Agency and the other featuring information from accounts that are suspected to have come from Iran and were related to the November midterm elections. The data sets jointly comprise over 10 million tweets and 2 million images, videos and GIFs.
Pinterest has rolled out a range of improvements to its self-service Ads Manager tool, including a step-by-step wizard, which helps advertisers define, create and target campaigns. Additional updates include the Pause Campaign tool, which lets marketers review creative before publishing it, and the ability to select multiple Pins at the same time while creating ads.
Many sports teams are using immersive technology to provide better experiences for fans, with the Sacramento Kings and the New York Jets taking advantage of such innovations. This development is supported by the creation of tech-enabled stadiums such as the Golden 1 Center, which boasts a 6,000-square-foot data center that allows fans to access bandwidth equivalent to that of 17,000 homes.
Apple has given more leverage to its US customers by allowing them to change or delete all data collected on them by Apple devices. The new online tool also makes it easier for customers to suspend or permanently delete their Apple accounts.
Tommy Hilfiger is adding in-person social interactions to shoppable content with a new experience on Facebook Messenger. Users click a link to activate the SideFlix feature, allowing them to invite friends to sign up and revealing additional content as more people join.
FoxNext Games, Game Insight and Superheart Studios are among the many game makers taking advantage of AppOnBoard's instantly playable game demos in the Google Play Store. Developers are using AppOnBoard tech to leverage the highly popular Google Play Instant, which allows visitors to sample various games.
Development of valuable facial recognition technology could be held back if a lawsuit challenging Facebook in Illinois succeeds, the Internet Association argues. The Silicon Valley lobbying group is contesting the biometric privacy law, saying facial recognition "can allow consumers to unlock their smartphones with a glance, streamline airport security screenings and assist doctors in identifying rare genetic diseases."
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