Today I am going to review 6 recent
Shocking and Useful Social Media
Marketing Stories from around the
Internet you may have missed but
really should know about. The worst:

Avast is harvesting users’ browser
histories on the pretext that the
data has been ‘de-identified,’ thus
protecting your privacy.

But the data, which is being sold
to third parties, can be linked
back to people’s real identities,
exposing every click and search
they’ve made.

Last month, a Security Researcher,
set off public scrutiny of Avast’s
data-collection policies, when he
saw Browser extensions were logging
every website visited and a user
ID. The findings prompted him to
call out the extensions as spyware.

Well, for me, that’s a very
surprising story about what a VPN
Company was doing with your data it
said it was not collecting in the
first instance.

In my opinion, time after time, the
danger of free or ultra cheap VPN
systems come back to haunt their
Customers. What do you think? How
are they paying for the free
services they are giving you.

The cost of Avast’s Free Antivirus: companies can spy on your clicks

The cost of Avast's Free Antivirus: companies can spy on your clicks

 Last month, the…       You Should read and understand this.  A 5 min read.

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YouTubers are quitting their day jobs to influence full time. Their followers aren’t always impressed.

YouTubers are quitting their day jobs to influence full time. Their followers aren't always impressed.

“Today I am filming the most nerve-wracking video I’d have to film in quite a while,” said 23-year-old Natalie Barbu.

But what happens when what made these people gain their following — their day-to-day, “relatable” lives — are ushered out and instead we see their increasingly not relatable influencer lifestyle?       A 3min read

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Here’s how to turn your love of video into a lucrative YouTube career

Here's how to turn your love of video into a lucrative YouTube career

Here’s how to turn your love of video into a lucrative YouTube career mashable.com                                                       A 3 min read

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KFC teamed up with Crocs to make some seriously weird shoes

KFC teamed up with Crocs to make some seriously weird shoes

In a truly unnerving marketing move, Kentucky Fried Chicken has teamed up with Crocs to ruin the world — I mean — create an unprecedented new kind of footwear. The fried chicken Crocs are coming, and yes, we are all doomed. Kentucky Fried Crocs Image: KFC / C…

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Facebook sends cease-and-desist to facial recognition startup Clearview AI over photo scraping

Facebook sends cease-and-desist to facial recognition startup Clearview AI over photo scraping

Facial recognition software startup Clearview AI has been under fire over revelations it’s been training its machine learning algorithm on billions of publicly available photos, including public personal images scraped from social media without permission. No…        A 4 min Read

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5  skills that can help you turn your marketing clout into a side business

5 skills that can help you turn your marketing clout into a side business

TL;DR: Gain five necessary marketing skills with the Digital Marketing Side Business Certification Bundle for $29, a 97% savings. Freelancing was once associated with foregoing a traditional job environment – complete with a nice check, 401(k), and health ins…

Now Here is a guide to get started earning an income as a Freelancer.     A 3min read.

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Conclusion

So 6 Shocking and useful Social Media Stories:

I have researched stories that may
shock and inform you this week,
such as the Avast story, You Tube
Marketing life, how to gain the
skills as a Freelancer to earn an
additional income and what’s
happening in Facial Recognition. A
wide variety of Hot Social Media
Marketing Stories you may have
missed.

There’s always so much information
being released and a fair bit of it
you may have missed. I will try and
help you by identifying top
stories and bringing them to you
along with any up-coming trends.

My thanks to all the news sources
credited this week especially PC
Mag with the main Avast Story which
can see again HERE

If you have found this useful
please hit the buttons and pass on
to 3 of your friends as that would
really help me.

You can read a lot more Social
Media
Information Ideas, Tips and
Strategies at my Pinterest Board
HERE

Thanks again – please circulate this

All the best

Paul Watts


Paul Watts
Paul Watts

Many years of Life Experience, lastly as a Hotelier and a Coffee Shop and Indian Restaurant owner. I like to try the unusual. Now retired for the last 3 years living the Laptop lifestyle.