Japanese Banks at Risk as Borrowing in Dollars Doubles, BIS Says

June 26, 2017

… U.S. rivals. But the biggest portion of dollar funding for non-U.S. banks — $4.1 trillion — now comes from deposits outside the U.S., according to BIS data. That shift toward offshore dollar deposits also presents risks because the Federal Reserve’s funding backstop during the 2008 crisis wouldn’t be present in non-U.S. jurisdictions if dollar funds became scant, the BIS said. The Fed provided $538 billion of emergency loans to European banks that lost dollar …

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

… to propose an expansion of broadband access to remote areas as part of an ambitious infrastructure bill. “I will be including a provision in our infrastructure proposal $1 trillion proposal, you’ll be seeing it very shortly to promote and foster, enhance broadband access for rural America,” he said. “We will rebuild rural America.” Trump said limited broadband is keeping farmers from using the latest agricultural technology, like big data tools that track crop …

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Five ways politicians can win over young voters – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… these types of policy are costly. It is this long term thinking that could be the real “win” for policy makers though, according to Ms Macfarland “Look beyond the five-year term – policy makers would instead be appealing to voters with five decades ahead of them,” she said. A new rule-book for a new way of work Image copyright Reuters Surveillance, misuse of data, privacy and hacking are all issues that Dr Huw Davies of the Oxford Internet Institute believes …

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The rise of the Facebook star

June 24, 2017

… million minutes consumed, without paid promotion, according to viewership data provided by Delmondo. “It’s really hard to get a viral video on YouTube, if you dont have a following already. If I make good content [on Facebook] people are going to want to share it,” Binsky said. “I’ve only made 25 videos since January, and I have over 14 million minutes.” Success on Facebook comes with a catch. While Clery and Binksy might have millions of “likes” …

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Instagram Stories is hurting Snapchat more than we thought

June 21, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable Instagram Stories is still eating Snapchat alive, and we have fresh data to prove it. Instagram’s Stories now have 250 million daily active users, up from 200 million in April, according to the company. At the same time, engagement with Snapchat Stories declined 50 percent in June compared with the same time last year, according to new numbers from social analytics company Delmondo. “We saw a decline of 50 percent in average unique viewers per story from …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… create potential alternatives. Earlier this year, a host of premium brands including the New York Times, Conde Nast, and NBCUniversal announced an ad partnership that includes shared sponsored content and user data in addition to display ads. Groups of outlets across other categories are following suit. Some of the biggest firms in ad tech are following a similar game plan. AppNexus, MediaMath, and LiveRamp launched a consortium last month that pools their media buying capabilities into a force …

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Snap’s stock price is hovering at an all-time low

June 16, 2017

… above $25. Image: google finance Investors and analysts just haven’t had much faith in Snapchat. Not unlike Twitter, the stagnant user growth is worrying to many. The app saw a 40 percent year over year decline in downloads in the first two months of the second quarter compared to the year prior, according to data from Sensor Tower, cited by analyst Anthony DiClemente. Snap is trying to build up the narrative that slowing user growth isn’t that worrying when current Snapchat …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… message services to reach the young – and in some cases mobilising them into an army of potential canvassers – had been important in reaching the youth vote, Mr Todd said. Momentum says it reached some 400,000 people through the messaging platform WhatsApp, which data shows is used most by 18-to 29-year-olds, in the UK. The group also set up mynearestmarginal.com – a website that enables activists to pool together, and often lift share, to canvass in marginal seats. Momentum …

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Snapchat releases new research that says its for close friends

June 13, 2017

… makes it much, much easier to record snaps Snap’s new research shows that engagement on the app’s high, and influential, tooamong other ways they demonstrate this, Snapchat (as they tell it) drives purchase intent, since most people chatting on Snapchat know each other. The research comes after shortly a dreary headline from Fortune, “Snap Investors Should Be Very Worried About This Number,” last week. An analyst surfaced data that Snapchat’s iOS downloads …

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Even In The Military, Black People Are Punished Disproportionately: Report

June 8, 2017

data obtained by the organization through the Freedom of Information Act revealed that black service members were as much astwo and a half times more likely than their white counterparts to face court-martial or nonjudicial punishment in an average year. The disparity is notable, considering white service members make up the largest racial group in the military. Retired Col. Don Christensen, the groups president and former chief prosecutor of the Air Force, claimed that military leaders are …

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New NSA hacking report is basically a ‘House of Cards’ episode

June 6, 2017

… their own. The report begs to differ. It clearly states that a Russian military intelligence agency was involved. The documents detail an attack on an elections-related software company in April 2016. Then with data from that, the hackers apparently created a “spear-phishing campaign” targeting local U.S. government organizations. In those phishing emails there was a Microsoft Word document sent out with malicious code. Finally in October 2016, the hackers sent out an email offering …

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Snapchat snaps startup to help it with location tracking

June 6, 2017

… is focused on tracking and measuring consumers locations via their smartphones and using those insights to empower mobile advertising. Snapchat already offers a “Snap to Store” product that helps advertisers track sales from online to in-store, but that product is limited to only Snapchat and snap data. For example, 80 percent of Snapchat users take snaps in restaurants, according to a study by Greenberg Strategy that Snap commissioned. What Placed offers is analysis on other …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

May 28, 2017

… NFL players, will use a new 3D head-scanning process on each player who wears its new Precision Fit headgear. To be sure there are other innovations in helmet tech, but unlike just about every other helmet design on the market, which use inflatable pads that are adjusted manually by handheld air pumps, the inside of the Precision Fit models have a custom-fit liner system made of “energy managing materials” built according to the personalized scan data of each player’s head. The …

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Data Mining to Find Tax Cheaters

May 25, 2017

… this high-stakes game of catch-me-if-you-can is heating up, thanks to an avalanche of data handed over by the 80 Swiss banks that made deals with the U.S. to avoid prosecution. As with the Americans, they’ve had to show how the cheating worked, although in deference to Swiss privacy laws they weren’t required to name clients or provide account numbers. Prosecutors have been poring over the information and focusing on “leavers”—the clients who pulled their …

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What Snapchat vs Facebook means for the media

May 20, 2017

… secretive about when and how the benefits would flow in. It seems that, no matter how much Snapchat and Facebook claim to fight for the benefit of publishers, the only winners – for now at least – will be themselves. Raghav Bahl is the founder of Quintillion Media and board member at Silicon Valley based Quintype, a data-driven platform for publishers. WATCH: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is waging a war on fake news More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

May 19, 2017

… Dove. Given how much I tweet about Red Bull and Dunkin’ Donuts, I’m a little bit confused on where they’re getting this data from, but okay. Image: twitter screenshots/kerry flynn Twitter is now empowering users, like myself, to de-select interests that may not actually be true or maybe ones that I just don’t want to be advertised for. I also requested my advertiser list via email, which took only about 30 minutes to send over to me. I am listed on 18,631 audiences …

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France fines Facebook over alleged privacy violations

May 18, 2017

… lInformatique et des Liberts fined Facebook around $167,000 for violating the French data Protection Act, according to a May 16 statement. For Facebook, that barely counts as petty cash, but these kind of fines may balloon to enormous sums when new European Union privacy regulations fall into place in 2018. Those regulations will allow government entities to fine companies such as Facebook and Google as much as four percent of their yearly revenue for privacy violations. For Facebook which …

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Election 2017: People turn to Google ahead of election – BBC News

May 18, 2017

The data reveals “who should I vote for” was more popular in Willesborough in Kent than anywhere else between 9 May and Tuesday. The area comes under the Ashford constituency, which was last won by the Conservatives in 2015. Second on the list is Chorley in Lancashire, which was last won by Labour. Election 2017: All you need to know What do new voters make of the election? The maps that reveal where the election could be won How Google Trends works Google Trends combined …

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