` Turkish court orders `Turkish Telecommunications Ministry ‘ to life ban on Twitter ‘ as it contradicts Constitutional State ‘


#AceSocialNews – ANKARA – March 26 – A court in Ankara has ordered the Turkish Telecommunications Ministry to lift ban on the social network Twitter. The court stressed that blocking access to Twitter “contradicts the principles of a constitutional state.”

Turkish telecommunications authority is expected to order all Internet providers to restore access to Twitter in compliance with the court order.

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` France’s Consumer Rights Group `Files Lawsuit ‘ in ` Paris Court ‘ against Social Media for Violation of Privacy ‘


#AceSocialNews – FRANCE – March 25 – France’s top consumer rights group has filed a lawsuit in a Paris court against Google+, Facebook and Twitter, accusing the social networks of violating the country’s privacy laws.

UFC-Que Choisir – a group which advises consumers on products, services and their rights – said it was filing a suit in the High Court over “abusive” and “illegal” practices in the conditions of use on the three social networks, AFP reported Tuesday.

The consumers’ group said that last summer they warned the companies that they would bring legal action in case they did not address concerns over terms of use and data-collection practices.

However, “they are stubbornly maintaining clauses that the association considers abusive or illegal,” the group was reported as saying.

UFC-Que Choisir asked the court to order Google+, Facebook and Twitter to get rid of or change the fine print on their terms of use since, they believe, it is far too complicated.

According to the organization, the instructions were “inaccessible, unreadable and full of hypertext links” – some of which are available only in English.

The watchdog claimed that the social networks “persist in authorizing the widespread collection, modification, preservation and use of the data of users and even of those around them.”

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` Facebook reportedly in talks to take-over over `Titan Aerospace’ and build its own fleet of Drones ‘


#AceSocialNews says that Facebook is reportedly in talks to take over an American-based aerospace company, and if so the social networking site could soon have its fleet of drones delivering the internet to currently unconnected people across the world.

TechCrunch was the first website to report this week on rumors that Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook is interesting in acquiring Titan Aerospace — a deal that is believed to be worth as much as $60 million.

But while that hefty sum is not exactly chump change, it’s just a fraction of what Facebook has spent on other acquisitions recently: Facebook bought mobile photo app Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock in 2012, and only weeks ago forked over nineteen-times that to acquire the rights to the WhatsApp program.

This time, however, Facebook could be getting its hands on some drones, and ideally harnessing the abilities of those unmanned aerial vehicles to bring the internet to the estimated 2.7 billion people currently without access.

Titan Aerospace is responsible for making near-orbital, solar-powered drones, and TechCrunch says Facebook could be spending millions of dollars to acquire the company and get around 11,000 of those small UAVs in return.

According to TechCrunch, Facebook’s new arsenal would be composed of Titan’s “Solara 60” UAVs, an aircraft that can carry a payload of 250 pounds apiece.

On the Titan website, the company explains that these drones can be used for anything from weather monitoring to disaster recovery to earth imaging, and provides customers with “easy access to real-time high-resolution images of the earth, voice and data services, and other atmospheric-based sensor systems.”

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#AceSocialNews says this is a great book, from a great writer and really nice person #mustread

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This is the book cover for my latest work: The Wizard, The Girl and The Unicorn’s Horn

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Facebook = Spybook


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#AceSocialNews says “Absolutely agree with your post and l was told years ago – nobody does something for nothing ” In social media circles never a truer word has been spoken #facebook

Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:

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Sometimes when something you want is free, be aware, you might not be looking at the product. You might be the product

International Business Times UK: 
Facebook Sued for Selling Details of Private Messages to Advertisers

Forbes: 
New Facebook Policies Sell Your Face And Whatever It Infers

Discovery: 
How Facebook Sells Your Personal Information

CNET: 
Facebook selling user content to advertisers

Yahoo: 
3 Ways Facebook Plans to Exploit Users

We’ve all heard the saying. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” As a follower of Christ, I don’t take such a dark view. But it stands to reason that something as huge as Facebook or Google might be attracting capital from people with less than altruistic motives. And then, when they “go public”, they are pressured more openly to show a strategy of monetization. It’s at that moment that such warm and fuzzy organizations are forced to take their masks…

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Ballmer calls Google a ‘monopoly’ that should come under antitrust scrutiny


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AceNewsServices says ” Just How Powerful Does Google Have To Become – Before the Anti-Trust Lobbyists Stop Being Afraid of Their Own Shadow” #googleantitrust

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Microsoft has been flushing money down the drain trying to make Bing a legitimate threat to Google over the years but outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer says there’s a very good reason for it: If Microsoft doesn’t try to compete with Google in the search realm then no one will. The Verge reports that Ballmer on Thursday lashed out at Google and called its dominance over the search market a monopoly that should face some kind of antitrust regulations.

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Face-Scanning Screens That Can Determine Your Age and Gender Are Coming to a Gas Station Near You


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#AceSocialNews says ” Amscreen Agrees Deal with Tesco to Install Face Scanning Screens at Fuel Stations” #privacy

http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/Face-Scanning-Screens-at-Tesco-Can-Tell-Your-Age-and-Gender

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gasNext time you absent-mindedly watch the ads as you’re waiting to pay for a tank of gas, they might be watching you back. Digital advertising company Amscreen (a division of Alan Sugar’s Amshold) has announced a deal with British supermarket giant Tesco to roll out its OptimEyes technology across their 450 petrol forecourts. Screens near the pump will have a built-in camera with facial detection to measure how many people are viewing, and to determine their gender and age range based on visual features. In a press release, Amscreen claims the tech will “help to deliver more measurable campaigns for advertisers, as well as more relevant on screen content for the Tesco customer.” It’s not quite as slick (or intrusive) as the infamous personalized ads in Minority Report, as the system only uses facial detection, not facial recognition—so it won’t be tracking your individual consumer habits like some stores in Japan. Rather, it will enable advertisers to target specific demographics…

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