Social Media Newsfeed: Edward Snowden on Social Media | Twitter ISIS Threats

Edward Snowden urges you to stay away from Dropbox, Facebook, and Google, if you're interested in keeping your information private. Twitter CEO says employees have received threats from ISIS. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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snowden150Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: ‘Get Rid Of Dropbox,’ Avoid Facebook And Google (TechCrunch)
According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook and Google. Snowden conducted a remote interview as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what we can do to protect our privacy. Newsweek During an audience Q&A, Snowden said that people should “search for encrypted communication services” because they “enforce your rights.” Snowden suggested using alternative storage services like SpiderOak, which does support encryption, although he was careful to mention that much of the technology the public needs hasn’t been invented or popularized yet. Politico Snowden implied he had been vindicated by President Barack Obama, who said in January that a debate on surveillance “will make us stronger” as a country. Obama’s statement was “very important for everybody who believes that our rights matter, our constitution matters and intelligence agencies, even if they have good intentions, can go too far, when they violate the constitution on a massive scale, that matters, and they need to be held to account for it,” he said to questions by New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer.

Twitter Staff Received Death Threats from ISIS, Admits CEO (CNET)
Twitter’s employees have been threatened with assassination from the group known as ISIS, CEO Dick Costolo revealed in an interview on Thursday. Speaking with the Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, Costolo talked about his company’s response to ISIS.

How to Run a Facebook Contest, Analyze Your Page and More: 11 Ideal Facebook Tools for Marketers (The Next Web)
There are some fabulous Facebook tools out there, and they can help push your Facebook marketing campaign forward with contests, insights, advertising, and more. Here is a selection of Buffer’s top picks for Facebook marketing tools.

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Why Facebook Spent $22 Billion to Buy 14 Companies [Infographic] (SocialTimes)
Ever since online media companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook started to come into their own as industry powerhouses, there’s been a spree of merger and acquisitions. A new infographic from explored Facebook’s acquisition history, and why it can be beneficial for both companies involved.

Penn State Police Investigating Shooting Threat Posted on Social Media Site (Penn Live)
Penn State Police are taking precautions after receiving an anonymous threat regarding a Monday shooting at the university. According to police, the threat was posted Saturday on the social media platform Yik Yak in which the poster indicated there would be a possible shooting at the HUB around noon on Monday.

Three Foolproof Ways to Network on Twitter (AllTwitter)
Want to make friends and influence people (on Twitter)? Here are three foolproof ways you can step up your networking game today.

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Links to Photos Said to Be Stolen From Snapchat Users Flood Message Boards (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
Members of anonymous online message boards claim to have accessed hundreds of thousands of private photographs shared on Snapchat, a popular photo-sharing service, just weeks after a celebrity hacking scandal drew increased attention to online privacy concerns. But the photos do not appear to have come directly from Snapchat.

MTV Generating Buzz for EMA Ahead of 20th Anniversary Show (LostRemote)
2014 MTV EMA takes place this year on Nov. 9 in Glassgow, and the 20th anniversary of MTV’s European Awards show will be hosted by Nicki Minaj. While the show takes place in Europe, MTV EMA recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and the network has announced that Nick Jonas will kick things off from Miami the night of the show with a performance of his single “Jealous” from his forthcoming album.

Introducing the Power Users of Social Media You Want to Reach (Entrepreneur)
During a recent Money Talk radio interview on KCAA, Vanessa DiMauro, CEO of Leader Networks, shared the results of a study she conducted with Don Bulmer showing that marketers would be wise to think about their audience not so much by generation but rather by gender. “Women were two times more likely to turn to social channels to inform their decisions about purchases than men — at all age groups,” she said.

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