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Top Five: Social media security & privacy advances

Top 5 must know news and information from the world of social media for this week.

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Google launches new and improved Gmail

Google launches new and improved Gmail

Google has launched an all-new Gmail, with a brand new look, advanced security features, new applications of Google’s artificial intelligence and even more integration with other G Suite apps. It will soon be available to the 4 million business that pay for G Suite cloud-based services. Members of the Early Adopter Program (EAP) already have access.

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Facebook gives video creators more ways to make money

Facebook gives video creators more ways to make money

Facebook is now including pre-roll ads in search results and timelines for Pages. Facebook says it’s expanding the pre-roll ad test to places on the site where users are seeking out videos. It has also introduced a feature that automatically determines the ideal place for an ad break within an eligible video for its mid-roll ads. Other new features are also being introduced.

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Infographic: What social networks are doing to protect your information

Infographic: What social networks are doing to protect your information

Hubspot has created this great infographic which summarizes what LinkedIn, Facebook andTwitter are doing to improve security and protect users' privacy.

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Twitter updates privacy policy and terms of service

Twitter updates privacy policy and terms of service

Twitter wants its newly launched privacy policy to be easy to understand and follow. That's why it's written in plain English and broken down into easy to understand sections. Soon the social network will be issuing an update to its terms of service for people who live in the EU in order to reflect GDPR.

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Pinterest redesigns business profile pages

Pinterest redesigns business profile pages

Pinterest is launching newly-designed business profile pages to include more customization options, as well as a monthly viewer count that shows the total number of people who have seen a company’s pins during the past 30 days. The new customization options include a “dynamic” cover image, the ability to showcase the company’s latest Pins, choose a specific board to highlight or display recent Pinterest activity.