Research confirms that Facebook, Twitter and Google are spying on users

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Social networks: can robots violate user privacy?

ECM Plus +++ Recent news in the international media has revealed numerous Internet privacy concerns that definitely deserve attention and further investigation, which is why Geneva-based High-Tech Bridge  decided to conduct a simple technical experiment to verify how the 50 largest social networks, web services and free emails systems respect – or indeed abuse – the privacy of their users.

According to High-Tech Bridge, the experiment and its results can be reproduced by anyone, as we tried to be as neutral and objective as possible. Continue reading

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Amdocs survey finds ‘direct link’ between NPS and revenues

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Significant opportunity for service providers to profit from NPS increase

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Israeli-based software behemoth Amdocs has just released findings of a new consumer survey of smartphone owners that explores the link between Net Promoter® Score (NPS) and service provider revenues and costs. Continue reading

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Mobile Content Revenues To Hit USD65 billion by 2016 – report

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A variety of laptops, smartphones, tablets and ebook readers arranged. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Juniper Research says tablet purchases, direct carrier billing implementation to fuel growth

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Annual revenue generated from content delivered to mobile handsets and tablets is set to rise by nearly US$25bn over the next three years, reaching US$65bn by 2016, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Continue reading

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DownloadBuyer.com adds new PC and Mac games to content catalogue

Now available the Latest and Greatest Games from Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Square-Enix, Eidos, Ubisoft, Capcom, Rockstar, Atari and many many more. All At Competitive Prices and Backed by Downloadbuyer’s Outstanding Customer Service

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DownloadBuyer.com, the online software superstores, have just added over 1,000 new gaming titles to their gaming download store!

“An extensive games catalogue has always been planned at DownloadBuyer.com, and now it is a reality – it’s fair to say we now have one of the most extensive retail software catalogues in the world, covering Windows and Apple Mac, at very competitive prices and available within minutes of purchasing.” Said Jon Silvera, Managing Director of Downloadbuyer.com. Continue reading

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SDL pumps CEM with new 2013 WCM offering

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SDL accelerates Customer Experience Management with new release of SDL Tridion 2013 web content management

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ SDL has just released SDL Tridion 2013, the new version of its web content management software for managing global online brands.

According to the company, the new version enables marketers to understand and create multi-channel digital experiences through enhancements to the SDL Tridion user interface, advanced workflow functionality that is built to support multi-asset content marketing and an integration framework, with “out-of-the-box” connectors that open up enterprise content repositories. Continue reading

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EpiServer connects up with SharePoint

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EPiServer optimises collaboration and customer experience with EPiServer Connect for SharePoint

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Content management bellwether EPiServer has just launched its new EPiServer Connect for SharePoint product, in what the company claims as being the first add-on of its kind integrating SharePoint 2013, 2010 and/or 2007 with EPiServer 7 CMS.

EpiServer said the new version enables business users to bring their SharePoint assets to the web with EPiServer Connect for SharePoint also helping marketers to use SharePoint enterprise content management and to convert internal collaboration into online marketing results, EpiServer said.

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Seventh heaven for CoreMedia WCM

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WCM bellwether intros flexible, future-proof Web Content Management platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Web content management software vendor CoreMedia has just launched CoreMedia 7, the latest release of its WCM platform.

According to the company, Version 7 is designed to keep pace and thrive in the rapidly-changing business landscape that is driven by mobility, social engagement, on-demand technology and content-driven customer interactions.

With CoreMedia 7, both business and IT users can respond to the pressure to quickly deliver relevant and engaging content to their customers across multiple channels. Continue reading

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Domain name campaigners battle corporate monopoly of gTLDs

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ICANN  (Photot: Wikipedia)

‘Stop Corporate Takeover of Internet Names Petition” launched

ECM Plus +++ An internet activist has launched a petition to prevent large companies control over Chinese, Japanese, English and many other new top internet addresses.

“We believe this is an abuse of the New gTLD Program and it poses great risk of harm to consumers, business, and internet users globally” declares Tom Gilles, NewgTLDsite.com  TLD-vangelist and petition organizer. “These generic category top level domain names such as .app, .book, .music, and others should be open for the general public, not monopolized and closed off for use by one large corporation exclusively at their sole discretion.” Continue reading

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Amazon and eBay implicated in data protection scandal

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Privacy International 2007 privacy ranking Consistently upholds human rights standards Significant protections and safeguards Adequate safeguards against abuse Some safeguards but weakened protections Systemic failure to uphold safeguards Extensive surveillance societies Endemic surveillance societies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Online retail giant and auction behemoth site lobbyists found to be writing EU data protection law in copy-paste legislation scandal

ECM Plus +++ A European privacy group claimed today that dozens of amendments to the new Data Protection Regulation being proposed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are being copied word-for-word from corporate lobby papers, with MEPs frequently failing to even remember their own amendments. Max Schrems, of the website and campaign Europe v Facebook, noticed striking similarities between proposed amendments and lobby papers written by representatives of Amazon, eBay, the American Chamber of Commerce and the European Banking Federation. Continue reading

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Half of firms suffering from cloudphobia – survey

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Fear of governments snooping deters companies from using the cloud

ECM Plus +++ Almost half of IT experts are deterred from keeping sensitive data in the cloud because of fear of government intervention and possible legal action, according to a new survey from Lieberman Software which was released today. Continue reading

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ANALYSIS: The 50 Fastest Growing Online Job Trends In Q4 2012

English: Freelance artist

Freelance artist

Web hosting rises as Android, IPhone ‘app fatigue’ and facebook, twitter social media confusion flatter to deceive

By ECM Plus

ECM Plus – Freelancer.co.uk has just released the Fast 50 report for Q4 2012, tracking trends in the online jobs market.

“The Freelancer Fast 50 report is a fairly unique leading indicator of the online economy”, said Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.co.uk. “As the largest outsourcing marketplace in the world with almost 7 million users and over 4 million jobs posted to date, the Freelancer Fast 50 report is uniquely placed to provide insights into ups and downs in the demand for skills, technologies, products and performance of companies through analysis of over one hundred thousand jobs per quarter being posted online” he added. Continue reading

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EFF amicus brief urges protection for news search engine

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AP argues for dangerously narrow view of ‘fair use’ in battle over news-tracking service

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation has urged a federal judge today to protect fair use of news coverage and reject the Associated Press’ (AP’s) dangerously narrow view of what is “transformative” in a copyright court battle over a news-tracking service. Continue reading

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FEATURE: The Wisdom Of Integral Management Vs. Corporate Narcissism

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Meetings: Corporate Narcissism? (Photo credit: lhl)

by Mats Eriksson

You have probably already heard this ancient wisdom tale: There was once a king who wanted to marry off his daughter. Naturally he wanted to find a smart and wise son-in-law. So he arranged a test for all her suitors. They had to go into a dark room and determine what was in it. Continue reading

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Seventh amendment for EpiServer

Peter Larsson, Episerver, på Webbdagarna

Peter Larsson, Episerver, på Webbdagarna (Photo credit: skrivanet)

EPiServer launches multi-channel CMS with EPiServer 7 CMS

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ EPiServer has just released EPiServer 7 CMS, the first content management system that it says can enable marketers and editors to ‘create’ content that works seamlessly across channels. Continue reading

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ISO ratifies web content accessibility standard

World Wide Web Consortium

World Wide Web Consortium

W3C Web content accessibility guidelines become ISO/IEC International Standard

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ A new ISO/IEC standard has been ratified that is set to increase accessibility for people with disabilities.

The new ISO/IEC 40500:2012, Information technology – W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, will also make the Web more usable for all. Continue reading

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Nine found open wireless group for shared Wi-Fi resources

Why we need an open wireless movement

Why we need an open wireless movement (Photo credit: opensourceway)

New project promotes shared open Wi-Fi with tips and how-to’s

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /San Francisco/ +++ A new open wireless group has been formed that will open up the airwaves to shared Wi-Fi resources.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and a coalition of nine groups has launched the ‘Open Wireless Movement’, a new project to promote a landscape of shared, wireless Internet. Continue reading

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Renewal of smartphone jailbreaking and video remixing rights

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60

Jailbreaking now ok for ‘smart’ phones

Copyright Office Announces Exemptions to Mitigate DMCA Harms

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation has won renewal of critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in a new ruling, including the upholding of jailbreaking rights for smartphones – and new and expanded legal protections for video remixing. Continue reading

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FSF crashes Windows 8 launch with free software campaign

Activists trick-or-treat for free software at Windows 8 launch event

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /New York/ +++ Visitors to the primary Windows 8 launch event were greeted by an unexpected and uninvited visitor – a gnu.

Activists, one dressed as the free software movement’s buffalo-like mascot, converged on Microsoft’s event to distribute pamphlets about the hidden dangers of Microsoft’s latest proprietary creation. The Halloween-themed action included plastic pumpkin buckets full of DVDs loaded with Trisquel, a free software distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. Continue reading

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Oil giant demands disclosure of private emails

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Chevron Corporation headquarters in San Ramon, California. (Photo: Wikipedia)

EFF and ERI fight to quash ‘speech-chilling’ subpoenas from Chevron

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and EarthRights International (ERI) have requested judges in California and New York to quash subpoenas issued by Chevron Corporation to three email providers demanding identifying information about the users of more than 100 email accounts. Continue reading

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Britain suffering from inflated data centre pricing – report

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Pricing remains one of highest in Europe, increase in new raised floor space outside the London area will constrain growth in future pricing

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ A new report published by Tariff Consultancy Ltd (TCL) ‘Data Centre Pricing UK 2012′ reveals that the British data centre market is set to rise by 35 percent to 767,000 square metres of raised floor space by the end of 2017, whilst at the same time, seeing average rack space pricing remaining high at above £800 per month.

According to the report, the main reason for the increase in data centre development is the growth in new campus-based data centres outside London, which will also act as a brake on forecast future average rack space price increases. Continue reading

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Encrypted web moves step closer with HTTPS Everywhere 3.0

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation backing HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 web site encryption

EFF partners boost HTTPS Everywhere 3.0, now protecting 1,500 more sites

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation has stated its long-term mission to ‘encrypt as much of the Web as possible’.

The Foudantion said it now hopes to encrypt all of it.

According to the EFF, HTTPS Everywhere, the browser extension it produces with the ‘Tor’ Project and a community of volunteers, is now used by more than 2.5 million people around the world, the EFF said. Continue reading

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Flickr Killer? FSF backs MediaGoblin for free media sharing platform

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FSF backing MediaGoblin and StatusNet

FSF rallies support for GNU MediaGoblin to make media publishing free “as in freedom”

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ The Free Software Foundation is backing the GNU MediaGoblin project’s fundraiser at http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html – a community-developed free – as in freedom – software that enables users to share their experiences through photos, videos, and audio in a decentralised way.

MediaGoblin ‘sidesteps’ current media-publishing gatekeepers, FSF said. Continue reading

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Massive 65% rise in data centre power consumption – survey

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Power requirements surging across globalised data centres – survey

Exponential gigawatts more energy being siphoned into globalised corporate data centres

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ In a sharp rise in expected power consumption by data centres used for cloud computing as a result of globalisation of the IT and corporatist sectors, research firm DCD Intelligence has just taken the wrsps off stark findings from its DatacenterDynamics 2012 Global Census report. Continue reading

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Chaos abounds as BYOD costs prompt confusion

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Cost confusion and chaos in BYOD (Photo: s_falkow)

Fiercely divided opinion on BYOD despite ‘hype’

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ A new survey has revealed that fears are rising around the hidden costs of BYOD deployment – as well as ‘class divides’ and evidence that company managers are using BYOD to ‘pacify’  staff.

Moreover, some IT managers are even asking ‘is it worth surrendering control just to raise staff morale?’

Opinion is still divided when it comes to implementing ‘Bring Your Own Device’ strategies within businesses, with many at the top suggesting that such deployments create more problems than they solve. Continue reading

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Hearing to probe cellular data legal status

English: A cell phone tower in Palatine, Illin...

A cell phone tower in Palatine, Illinois, USA.

Foundation fights for cellular phone users’ privacy in Tuesday hearing

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation will urge a federal appeals court on Tuesday to recognize cellular phone users’ privacy rights and require that the government obtain a warrant before collecting cell phone location information.

According to the Foundation, the oral argument is set for 9 a.m. on October 2nd in New Orleans.

At issue in Tuesday’s hearing are government requests for judicial orders authorizing the disclosure of 60 days of location data from two separate cell phone companies as part of a routine law enforcement investigation. Continue reading

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