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The Week We Searched For – January 27, 2012
Posted By Camille Canon On January 27, 2012 @ 11:41 am In Featured,News | No Comments
US mobile ad spending exceeds expectations- According to eMarketer , mobile ad spending increased 89% in 2011 to $1.45 billion from $769.6 million in 2009. eMarketer forecasts mobile ad spending will increase to $1.8 billion in 2012.
Google opens up Google+ to teenagers- Google announced  on Thursday that it would open up Google+ to users 13+ as well as introduce new safety protections for underage users. Previously, individuals had to be at least 18 to join the network. New user protections include kicking teenagers off Hangout if a stranger joins the conversation and reminding a user when they are about to share a post publically. “Between strong user protections and teen-focused content, it’s our hope that young adults will feel at home (and have some fun) on Google+,” explains Google+ VP Bradley Horowitz  in a Google+ post.
Twitter acquires Dasient- On Monday Twitter announced  its acquisition of the Internet security firm Dasient. Dasient is an antimalware technology startup based in Sunnyvale, CA, which offers a service to protect ad networks and publishers from malware ads. The details of the deal were not disclosed.
Facebook makes Timeline compulsory- Facebook announced  this week that it would make its Timeline feature compulsory. The feature has been opt-in since its introduction at the end of 2011.
Twitter can now censor tweets- Twitter announced  on Thursday that it now has the technology to censor tweets that violate individual countries’ restrictions on speech. ”Until now, the only way we could take account of those countries’ limits was to remove content globally,” Twitter said in a blog post . “Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.”
FBI seeks Facebook-snooping app- The FBI is soliciting proposals for an app, which can sort through content on online media sites and social networks. The app should “have the ability to rapidly assemble critical open-source information and intelligence that will allow SIOC to quickly vet, identify, and geo-locate breaking events, incidents, and emerging threats,” according to the FBI’s application guide. 
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 announced: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/updating-our-privacy-policies-and-terms.html
 filed: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=huff+po+google+privacy&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
 recent privacy settlement: http://www.thesearchagents.com../2012/01/google-take-some-heat-over-google/
 eMarketer: http://finchannel.com/Main_News/Tech/102438_US_Mobile_Ad_Spending_Soars_Past_Expectations/
 announced: https://plus.google.com/u/0/113116318008017777871/posts
 Google+ Aims to Attract Young Users, Just Like Facebook,: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2012/01/google-facebook-teens-safety/
 announced: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223658/Twitter_acquires_security_firm_Dasient
 announced: http://mashable.com/2012/01/27/facebook-timeline-changes-communit/
 announced: http://blog.twitter.com/2012/01/tweets-still-must-flow.html
 application guide.: https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=7f9abf0ff0fdba171d1130ddf412aea3
 Facebook’s Sandberg Gently Warns Europe About Privacy Rules: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/facebooks-sandberg-gently-warns-europe-about-privacy-rules/?smid=tw-nytimesbits&seid=auto
 Wall Street clicks ‘like’ on Facebook IPO-: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-facebook-20120127,0,6352193.story
 Is Google buying AND SELLING links? –: http://www.thesearchagents.com../2012/01/is-google-buying-and-selling-links/
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