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In Privacy Update, Reddit Tightens Restrictions on Nude Photos (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
Reddit announced a change to its privacy policy on Tuesday that prohibits posting nude photos or videos of people engaged in sex acts without their prior consent to have it posted. The policy shift will likely upset members of a number of Reddit communities, some of which use the site to trade illicit photos taken of others without their permission. The Verge The move comes in the face of widespread criticism following lpaoast year’s leak of hundreds of nude celebrity photos, many of which were hosted and gleefully discussed on Reddit forums. And it represents a major shift in policy for the crowdsourced news and commentary site, which has previously left it to forum moderators to decide what could and could not be posted there. Mashable “Last year, we missed a chance to be a leader in social media when it comes to protecting your privacy — something we’ve cared deeply about since reddit’s inception,” Alexis Ohanian, a co-founder of the site, and Ellen Pao, interim CEO, wrote in the post explaining the changes Tuesday. “At our recent all-hands company meeting, this was something that we all, as a company, decided we needed to address.” BuzzFeed Now Reddit must begin the painstaking process of having to process and execute takedown requests from the site’s over 9,000 communities. And while many of the realities of that process won’t begin to fully present themselves until it begins in earnest, BuzzFeed News had a few questions for the site.

LinkedIn to Pay Premium Users a Measly $1 for Leaking Their Passwords (The Next Web)
LinkedIn agreed to pay $1.25 million into a fund, and lawyers being lawyers will get one-third of that amount. There are some other expenses and at the end of it all, LinkedIn Premium users will each get a buck.

How to Boost Facebook Ad Relevance with Lookalike Custom Audiences (SocialTimes)
Facebook makes it pretty easy to build lookalike audiences based on your first-party website and conversion data, but there are some advanced tactics marketers can use to turbocharge lookalike targeting on Facebook. Here are five tactics to start reaching more “lookalike” targets on the world’s largest social platform.

Medium Gets a Bit More Twitter-Like, and a Bit More Blog-Like (GigaOM)
One of the interesting things about Medium — the combination platform and publishing company that former Twitter CEO Evan Williams launched in 2012 — has been watching it evolve in real time, as it tries out new features and changes existing ones. In its latest evolution, Medium has added several new tools that feel very similar to the two things Williams is best known for: namely, Twitter and Blogger.

Why The Young Turks Launched a Facebook-Native Show (LostRemote)
Earlier this month, The Young Turks launched a new Facebook-native show called “Final Judgment” in which Cenk Uygur delivers his ‘#FinalJudgment on the biggest news story of the day. The one- to two-minute-long shows are unscripted and feature no teleprompters, and they are posted each night on and

Spotify Exec: We Collect an ‘Enormous Amount of Data on What People are Listening to, Where, and in What Context’ (VentureBeat)
Spotify knows a whole lot about what its millions of users are doing, when they’re doing it, and where. During a session at VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit, Spotify vice president of North American advertising Brian Benedik said that thanks to its requirement that every user — paying or non-paying — sign in to use the service, it collects an “enormous amount of data on what people are listening to, where, and in what context. It really gives us insight into what these people are doing.”

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, David Wehner to Participate in Morgan Stanley Conference (SocialTimes)
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and chief financial officer David Wehner will participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco March 2. The session featuring Sandberg and Wehner is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. PT/1:15 p.m. ET.

Keith Olbermann Off Air After Tweets (ESPN)
Keith Olbermann will not host his show for the rest of the week, ESPN said Tuesday, because of tweets critical of Penn State and its annual THON fundraiser. “We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State,” ESPN said in a statement. “It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN.

Marketers Still Can’t Measure Social Media ROI, Says Study (SocialTimes)
While 87 percent of business to business (B2B) marketers use social media, less than one in five (17 percent) can prove clear ROI, reveals a November 2014 study by Webmarketing123. Equally, 87 percent of business to consumer (B2C) marketers also use social, but just 27 percent can calculate ROI.

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