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Facebook woes with User Data

Things are looking bad for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. In the UK, he’s being called before Parliament. In the US, Congress and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) want to chat. On Wall Street, Facebook stock is tanking. An attempt at crisis management fell flat. And irate users are talking about dropping the social media platform altogether since allegations surfaced that the personal data of 50 million members was used to help elect Donald Trump. — David Rovella, Bloomberg

Facebook Probed Over Data Allegedly Used by Trump. The FTC and members of Congress are investigating how the personal data of all those Facebook users allegedly made it to Cambridge Analytica, the firm that worked for Trump’s campaign.

Youtube Ad Controversy

Google has apologized to major advertisers after their ads were featured alongside YouTube videos carrying homophobic and antisemitic messages. It led to Marks & Spencer, HSBC, BBC, and McDonald’s pulling ad content from Google websites in the UK. Google said that it will take a tougher stance on hateful content in response to this incident, hire more staff and tighten safeguards in its YouTube Partner Program.

We appreciate this constructive approach by Google, because millions of videos are added every week, and its indeed very difficult to scan all videos for their content. Text scanning can be done, and it is already being done by new software. Picture scanning software is also improving.

Old economy companies like M&S, BBC, should understand that they need Google more than Google needs them. These companies are acting holier than thou. Advertisers should know that they don’t have much negotiating power against the Internet giant Google. If they don’t use Google, their competition will do, and there are not many options anyway. So they should make less noise. Long live Youtube!

Software Sales Analyst Job in Fremont, CA

Apptivo is seeking a motivated individual who is looking to work in a fast-paced startup environment with lots of freedom. This is a job for someone who loves to think on the fly, and takes pride in constantly improving themselves and their team.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about giving customers a great overall experience through clear communication and deep product knowledge. Our product is a suite of integrated business management tools, including CRM, project management, invoicing, and other applications. In short, we help small businesses stay organized and operate more efficiently. We have a team of over 150 employees worldwide, and you will be joining a small group based out of the Fremont headquarters.

Apptivo is known for having great support for our apps, and we are the only business software company to offer real-time support chat to our customers. You will be constantly interacting with Apptivo users via support chat, phone calls, and emails. This will involve everything from basic questions about how much the product costs, to what security measures we take to protect user data, and down to solving a problem a customer runs into when using the software. Users will count on you to leverage your product knowledge, and suggest the right ways to address their business needs. Continue reading Software Sales Analyst Job in Fremont, CA