Social Media News Roundup 28.09.18

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You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads.

Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal information. Contrary to user expectations and Facebook representatives’ own previous statements, the company has been using contact information that users explicitly provided for security purposes—or that users never provided at all—for targeted advertising. (EFF)

How Facebook could screw up Instagram

Instagram’s founders are finally leaving Facebook, six years after they sold their startup to Mark Zuckerberg. We’ll skip the drama of their departure in this post. This is about keeping a great thing going — and how Facebook could potentially mess it up. (Recode)

LinkedIn has hired EP+Co as its first B2C social media agency 

EP+Co is tasked with developing LinkedIn’s social voice and engagement. The firm will provide services such as content creation and brand management and help the brand with ongoing initiatives, according to a statement from the agency. (PR Week)

Snapchat Is Rolling Out 3 New Ecommerce Features

Snapchat’s busy week continued with yet more ecommerce features for advertisers and brands. (Ad week)

Instagram Users Are Disappointed With IGTV: Now What?

IGTV has been makings headlines, and many of them have been less than favorable. (Adweek)

Facebook Announces Facebook and Messenger Stories Ads, Coming Stories Additions

After announcing that Facebook Stories ads were coming back in July, The Social Network has this week confirmed that all businesses can now advertise within Facebook Stories, with Messenger Stories (formerly 'Messenger Day') ads also coming soon. (social Media Today)

Stuart Hall