The results of a study by social media analytics provider Quintly on global interaction rates with social networks were no shock: Facebook remains at the top.

There has been lots of buzz around Periscope and Meerkat since they hit the market this spring. However, live-streaming has been around for a long time. In the early days, live-streaming was crude and unreliable, and many live-streaming apps have come and gone. Still, there are several live-streaming platforms standing strong — some more suited for meeting the needs of brands than others.

Porn data: visualising fetish space

What are the most expensive kinks? Is porn keeping track with inflation, and is it possible to map ‘fetish-space’? Porn metadata could help find the answers to these and many other questions about human sexuality.

An attempt to visualise ‘fetish-space’. Categories are linked by the number of times they appear together in Clips4Sale studios, and larger circles represent categories with more clips.

An attempt to visualise ‘fetish-space’. Categories are linked by the number of times they appear together in Clips4Sale studios, and larger circles represent categories with more clips. Photograph: Martin Robbins

 

Brett “Remix Manifesto” Gaylor tells the story of his new project: a revolutionary “mashup documentary” about privacy and the Web. Read the rest
Google Says Driverless Cars Involved in 11 ‘Minor’ Accidents in 6 Years

“Accident reports should be “part of broader communications strategies that both companies and governments should be developing and executing, long before the first tragic crash,” said Bryant Walker Smith, an expert on the legal aspects of autonomous vehicles at the School of Engineering at the University of South Carolina.

The Logjam bug allows attackers to break secure connections by tricking the browser and server to communicate using weak crypto — but why do browsers and servers support weak crypto in the first place? Read the rest

Global Market Leaders Invest in the Internet of Things

Current mergers and acquisitions related to the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to break records, according to the latest worldwide market study by 451 Research. Moreover, the applications for machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies are already surfacing in numerous industries. Buyers so far this year have spent $14.8 billion to purchase 39 IoT-related companies, surpassing the $14.3 billion spent for 62 such companies in all of 2014, which itself was a record-breaking year.

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