Strava says military users should opt out of heatmap feature to avoid revealing secret army base locations

Military personal who used the fitness app Strava have unwittingly contributed to revealing the location of secret army bases around the world. Strava published a "heatmap" of global user activity in November, and from this data visualization the location of secret military bases was accidentally exposed. The company argues that the information had already been made public by users who chose to share their location data. It goes on to suggest that military users might want to consider opting out of the heatmap feature of the iOS and Android app. See also: Ahead of GDPR laws, Facebook publishes privacy principles… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2018-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook users cannot avoid location-based ads, investigation finds

No combination of settings can stop location data being used by advertisers, says reportFacebook targets users with location-based adverts even if they block the company from accessing GPS on their phones, turn off location history in the app, hide their work location on their profile and never... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In “All My Mother’s Lovers,” a Mother’s Secret Letters Reveal Her Secret Life

Not to sound like an assistant district attorney from SVU, but it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that acclaimed essayist and book critic Ilana Masad has carved a prominent space for herself in the realm of mother-daughter literature with her debut novel, All My Mother’s Lovers. It sits upon a... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-06-22 11:00:00 UTC ]
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A memoirist faces the consequences of revealing her family’s secret past

Helen Fremont’s parents were Holocaust survivors. Her new book “The Escape Artist” explores what happened when she shared that in a book. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-20 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman reveals inspiration behind Secret Commonwealth at sold-out launch

Philip Pullman officially launched The Secret Commonwealth to huge cheers at a sold-out Alexandra Palace last night, where the author appeared in conversation with journalist Zing Tsjeng on stage after readings from actors including Anne-Marie Duff and Niamh Cusack. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 18:20:42 UTC ]
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Edward Snowden memoir to reveal whistleblower’s secrets

In Permanent Record, the former spy will recount how his mass surveillance work eventually led him to make the biggest leak in historyAfter multiple books and films about his decision to leak the biggest cache of top-secret documents in history, whistleblower Edward Snowden is set to tell his... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-08-01 13:09:01 UTC ]
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Facebook e-mails reveal Zuckerberg deliberations on user data

Facebook is being accused by U.K. lawmakers of offering access to its users and their data based on the amount of money a prospective partner would spend, following the latest document dump painting its leadership team in a potentially unflattering light.On Wednesday, British lawmaker Damian... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A new Snapchat feature lets publishers create live stories out of users’ posts

Snapchat is launching a new feature with 26 publishers including CNN and NBC Sports. And unlike a lot of platform features, it doesn't require a ton of resources. The post A new Snapchat feature lets publishers create live stories out of users’ posts appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury to reveal secrets to Middle Grade success at Children's Conference

Rebecca McNally, publishing director of children's books at Bloomsbury, will reveal her insights into publishing middle grade fiction at this year’s The Bookseller Children’s Conference. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Alarming' study reveals only 4% of children's books feature a BAME character

Only 4% of all the children’s books published in the UK last year featured a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) character, according to “alarming” new figures from a study into ethnic representation in children’s literature. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury reveals new Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Bloomsbury will release a ‘house edition’ of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second book in the Harry Potter series, in June. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Christie's 'secret' letters to HarperCollins set to be revealed

The secret history between Agatha Christie and her long-standing publisher, HarperCollins, are being revealed as part of a new exhibition celebrating the company’s 200th anniversary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Location for first New York Rights Fair revealed

The location for the New York Rights Fair launched by Bologna Fiere has been revealed and is set to take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in midtown Manhattan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fairfax Media planning another shake-up, secret document reveals

Group plays down significance of information stumbled upon by staff union, but agrees to consult further with MEAAFairfax Media is planning another restructure of the Age and Sydney Morning Herald newsrooms, according to a secret document discovered by the staff union.However, the publisher has... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AOL Inks Mobile Data Deal to Power More Location-Based Ads

As part of AOL's ongoing work to build a mobile advertising business that rivals Facebook and Google, the company is partnering with Berlin, Germany-based Adsquare on a new data effort. Adsquare's data will be built into AOL's programmatic platform One by AOL that helps publishers sell ads.... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Twitter Opens 'Moments,' Its Once-Hidden Tweet Collection Feature, to All Users

Once upon a time, Twitter Moments was a closely guarded fortress surrounded by moats of publishers vying to get a spot on the throne. The feature, which aims to be "the best of Twitter in an instant," was only available to Twitter employees and certain publishing partners.  But that changed... Continue reading at AdWeek

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BEA 2016: Kobo's User Data Reveals Its 'Sexiest' E-book Consumers

Rakuten Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn notes that readers over the age of 50 drive ebook sales, though they still love their print titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Permission based publishing lets users keep control of content

Once content has been published online it's almost impossible to retain control and know who sees it or where it's distributed. A new solution from StoryCloud seeks to offer online content publishers control over how their material is consumed. Called Share By it provides user-controlled file... Continue reading at Betanews

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BookCon 2015: Put ’Em Up! Powerhouse Mystery Writers Reveal Secrets on the ‘Pencil Panel’

Don’t tell anyone,” confides bestselling author Brad Meltzer about today’s panel “Inside the Mystery Writer’s Studio,” in which he is participating with fellow superstars James Patterson and Nelson DeMille. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Harry Potter secrets to be revealed by new JK Rowling bibliography

Recording the author’s weariness with revisions, and hugger mugger meetings over manuscripts, new book collects ‘definitive’ behind-the-scenes storiesThe door to the chamber of secrets has opened a crack, as a bibliography of JK Rowling’s work reveals insider details about the publication of her... Continue reading at The Guardian

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