Google announced on Monday (Oct 8) it is shutting down the consumer version of its online social network after fixing a bug exposing private data in as many as 500,000 accounts. Google says social network bug exposed private data, source: shutterstock The US internet giant said it will "sunset" the Google+ social network for consumers that failed to gain meaningful traction after being launched in 2011 as a challenge to Facebook. A Google spokesperson cited "significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ that meets consumers' expectations" along with "very low usage" as the reasons for the move. In March, a security audit revealed a software bug that gave third-party apps access to Google+ private profile data people meant to share only with friends. Google said it was unable to confirm which accounts were affected by the bug, but an analysis indicated it could have been as many as 500,000 Google+ accounts. "We found no evidence that any developer was … [Read more...] about Google says social network bug exposed private data
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Dr. Đỗ Văn Quân from the Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences talks to Khoa học & Đời sống (Science & Life) newspaper on how to utilise social network properly. Trương Quang Nghĩa, Secretary of the Đà Nẵng City Party Committee has recently said that nowadays many Government officials have shied away from social networks, especially Facebook. As a researcher on the role of social counter-arguments on the mass media, how do you respond to this? I highly appreciated what Nghĩa has said. This is an indication that he has acknowledged the role of social networks in our society nowadays. It is undisputable that social network nowadays is a fruit of the civilisation of mankind. And that trend will become more and more popular in the fourth industrial revolution. All rank and file people have opportunities to approach the trend and be influenced by it. In my opinion, in our society, a group of … [Read more...] about Should Government officials use the social network?
Vietnam has over 360 legal and active homemade social networks, but they are dwarfed into insignificance by global giants like Facebook. An agency under the Ministry of Information & Communications says Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram are among the most used networks in Vietnam at the moment. “The current homegrown social networks are mostly in the forum form, which are usually used only for discussions and cannot compete with the likes of foreign platform as they are more socially interactive and have a well-designed user interface,” said a representative of the National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy. “These foreign social networks are global companies that have high localization capability, which means they can provide their service to any region and expand to multiple markets by breaking geographical and language barriers,” he said. Independent internet experts say that among the 300 plus indigenously developed social networks in … [Read more...] about Made in Vietnam social networks no match for overseas giants
Almost a third of more than 4,100 enterprises surveyed in Việt Nam do business on social networks, a slight decrease from the previous year.— Photo thoibaonganhang.vn HÀ NỘI — Almost a third of more than 4,100 enterprises surveyed in Việt Nam do business on social networks, a slight decrease from the previous year. Việt Nam E-commerce Association (VECOM) conducted the survey on Vietnamese e-commerce activities from September to November last year. Thirty two per cent said yes, they were using social networks, which is down 2 per cent compared to 2016. Business on social networks is a trend among small- and medium-sized enterprises, business households and individuals in recent years, said the report. In addition to social networks, e-commerce platform is also a useful tool for small and medium enterprises, but the trend of using e-commerce trading floors has not changed dramatically over the past few years. Eleven per cent of businesses … [Read more...] about Third of local firms do business on social networks
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism VNAT has announced the new slogan and symbol of the Vietnam tourism promotion program for the new period of 2012-2015. As such, Vietnam has successfully chosen the way it will follow in the new stage of development, and what's next? "Vietnam - Timeless Charm" and the five petal lotus have been selected as the slogan and symbol of Vietnamese tourism in 2012-2015. In principle, the event is expected to be followed by a lot of activities to popularize the new slogan and new symbol. VNAT's General Director Nguyen Van Tuan has confirmed this, saying on Thoi bao Kinh te Saigon that Vietnam would spend much money on advertisement campaigns to attract foreign travelers to Vietnam to discover the "timeless charm." Tuan said that VNAT is preparing for the implementation of the strategy on tourism development until 2020 with the vision until 2030. One of the priority tasks of the strategy is building a tourism brand for Vietnam's … [Read more...] about Vietnam to prioritize to advertise tourism on social networks, Internet