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If you plan to succeed online and grow your business through online channels, you’re going to need development help. Whether you need a complex custom ecommerce website built from scratch, a simple themed WordPress site setup, or individual fixes, plug-ins, site maintenance, or coding assistance, Thrive’s experienced technical staff has you covered! We will work directly with your in-house technical team, collaborate with your current development contractors, or take on all development needs ourselves. Every situation is different. Thrive will work to make yours a success! Web Development.

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Google Rolls Out Updates To Give Users Easier Access To Privacy Controls

A redesign of Google Account gives users a clearer access to their privacy control settings. On Thursday, the product manager of Google Account, Jan Mannermann, announced the updates on Google’s blog.  Currently, Android users will see this redesign immediately.  web users and iOS users will be able to have access to this interface later this year. [...]

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Google Axes Political Ads In Washington state, LinkedIn Does It Globally

According to an article that appeared in GeekWire, Google will pause state and local political ads in Washington state.  This action is in response to a new campaign finance law that requires near “real-time disclosure of detailed information about election ads in response to public records requests.” This is what Google had to say in its AdWords policy update: [...]

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Facebook Faces More Scrutiny, This Time For Sharing User Data With Device Makers

It seems Facebook can't get out of trouble.  The company is, once again, under fire once again for mishandling user data.  This time, it is being charged with Sharing information with at least 60 device makers, including Amazon, Apple, Blackberry, HTC, Microsoft and Samsung. According to reports by The New York Times, since 2007, Facebook has created partnerships [...]

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EU’s Disruptive ‘Copyright Reform’ Moves Closer To Passage

The GDPR is now in effect, and on its heels is the proposed EU copyright reform for US technology companies.  The pending legislation would take the disastrous “link tax” approach applied in Germany and Spain across the whole of Europe. The idea behind this legislation is to harmonize copyright laws across Europe.  The European Commission wants to fix the fragmented set of laws and enforcement rules [...]

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Yelp-Led Group’s New Video Appeals To Google Employees To Advocate For Internal Change

Recently, Yelp filed a private antitrust complaint against Google with the European Commission (EC).  Now it's attempting to appeal to Google's own employees to agitate for change from within the company. This attempt is both naïve and shrewd at the same time.  Check out the “Focus on the User” video below, which makes several points: Google is an essential tool [...]

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Yelp Asks Europe To Take New Antitrust Action Against Google

In a report by the Financial Times (paywall), Yelp is complaining to the European Commission (EC) that Google "abused its dominance in local search" and is seeking a formal Statement of Objections against the company due to antitrust charges. The complaint is almost exactly like the claims that were made against Google in the shopping search context [...]

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Facebook’s First Transparency Report Shows Majority Of Offending Content Removed Before Being Reported

The first ever Facebook transparency report has been released, and outlines the amount of content it has identified as breaking Community Standard rules between October 2017 and March 2018.  Based on the data, a majority of the offensive content had action taken against it by Facebook before it was reported by users. The report is part of [...]

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Facebook Says It Has Suspended 200 Apps For Possible Misuse Of Data

Ever since Cambridge Analytica was suspended for using an app to exploit user information a couple of months ago, Facebook says that it has suspended an additional 200 more apps. After the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook said that it would perform a thorough audit and investigation of all apps on its platform with access to large amounts of [...]

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