Austrian law student Max Schrems and his Europe Versus Facebook group have been a thorn in Facebook’s side since challenging the social network’s privacy policies in 2011, and they are now going after bigger game: Safe Harbor, the agreement between the U.S. and the European Union that gives more than 3,000 U.S. companies — including Facebook, Google and Apple – the ability to capture personal data from European users.
This week, Brigade Marketing is hiring a senior social media brand manager, as well as a social media coordinator. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times is seeking a social media producer, and PR.com is on the hunt for a marketing and social media director. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.
An eyewear retailer took a close look at Facebook’s revamped Atlas ad platform and liked what it saw, as Coastal Contacts used the platform’s people-based measurement to gain a more clear picture of the connection between its online advertising and its in-store sales.
Facebook-owned cloud application platform Parse announced the launch of its Parse Push Experiments earlier this month, aimed at allowing developers to incorporate A/B testing into their apps’ push notifications. Facebook data scientist John Myles White offered some best practices for developers using Parse Push Experiments, as well as a video of the tool in action, in a blog post.
Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer reported in a Form 4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday that he exercised 20,000 restricted stock units and immediately sold the 20,000 class-A shares of Facebook common stock that resulted from the transaction.
Facebook is looking for a few good men and women to build a few good drones.
The bad news for college applicants: More admissions officers than ever are visiting their profiles on Facebook and other social networks. The good news for college applications: Those admissions officers are finding fewer reasons on those profiles to red-flag applicants.