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Google+ Services End Due to Lingering Data Privacy and Security Risks

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With a seemingly never-ending stream of high-profile data breaches, network penetrations and other malicious online activity, it comes as no surprise that privacy and security remain chief concerns for today’s netizens. In an effort to better support users, Google recently conducted an internal security audit focused on the company’s data sharing policies and practices. This review unearthed some eye-opening findings which resulted in several key policy changes including the termination of Google+ services. Overall, this audit may lead to enhanced user security and allow greater control over data sharing online.

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Four Factors That Help Develop Your Content Strategy and Provide Value to Customers

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With leading search engine providers heavily focused on enhancing overall user experiences, hosting content which is actionable, engaging and high quality is now more important than ever. But what constitutes “high quality content” and how has the definition morphed over time? Today’s content must not only align with your small to medium-size business's overarching marketing goals but must also stand out from the static to inspire users to action. By examining four essential factors of your content strategy, your business can go beyond chasing the SEO tactic du jour, and, instead, focus on providing value to users.

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Facebook Expands Campaign to Target Misinformation Through Analysis of Images and Video

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Efforts to combat the spread of fake news, misinformation or otherwise false and misleading content online is rapidly becoming a top priority for many social media platforms. Facebook recently announced further efforts to reign in the proliferation of false information by fact-checking images and video, rather than just text. Through collaboration with third party, independent fact checkers and sophisticated artificial intelligence models, Facebook hopes to rapidly identify inaccurate content and, similar to techniques designed to combat malware, quickly quarantine and remove it before it can spread to other users online.

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Facebook Rolls Out Creative Advertisement Overlays Just in Time for the Upcoming Holiday Shopping Season

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Preparing to capture consumer interest during the upcoming holiday spending spree requires meticulous planning, focus on trends and, above all, a razor-sharp marketing campaign strategy. With under 75 days left until the kickoff of Black Friday, businesses should be in the final phases of tweaking sales strategies. However, for marketing and advertisement teams behind the holiday shopping season power curve, Facebook’s announcement of enhanced ad overlays to help highlight products may offer a breath of fresh air. Armed with these dynamic and visually appealing overlays, your business may be able to boost holiday sales.

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Five Tips to Help Your Business Craft a Dynamic Social Media Presence

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Each day, your clients and potential new leads interact extensively via a wide range of diverse social media sites. Does your small business have a defined strategy to capture and maintain interest across social networking platforms? If so, could it benefit from becoming more robust, active or sophisticated? Are there any new angles you could take in order to reach an even bigger audience?

By using some or all of the following five practical tips, you may garner additional attention on social media sites, gain new leads and, potentially, expand your brand’s reach into new territory. 

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