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China adopts a new Cybersecurity law

China legislative body has approved the cybersecurity law which caused a lot of debates, according to Bloomberg.
The new law allows law enforcement authorities to freeze the accounts of foreign citizens and organizations with suspected sabotage of the China's information infrastructure. During the investigation, they will be required to provide the full access to data to the authorities.
The law also requires mandatory certification of computer equipment and personal data storage of Chinese users within the country. According to experts, the input of these requirements will give one more advantage to local market companies over foreign competitors such as Microsoft, Google, Cisco and others.
"This is a step backwards for Chinese innovations. The country's authorities are right in the aspect of ensuring the security of digital systems and information in the country; however, the law will not help to achieve the goal. Instead, it creates barriers to marketing and innovation,"- said James Zimmerman, the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
The law will come into force in June 2017.

Google My Business introduced notification settings

Google has added a new setting into the My Business service. Using the settings users can manage notifications for email and mobile devices.
From now on you can modify the following notifications:
- important account updates;
- feedbacks from customers;
- notifications about photos published by the clients;
- notifications about new features and offers, which will help to attract more customers and others.
The information regarding new settings can be found here: business.google.com/settings.
More information about the innovation is available in the Help screen in Google My Business.

Facebook extends the Audience Network coverage for Digital TV

Facebook starts testing video ads sales on Apple TV and Roku sets in Audience Network this week.
"We want to test the way to the best video ads delivery across Audience Network users connected to the Internet TV devices. Our goal is to provide relevant ads to both Facebook and Social Networks users", the company comments.
Testing will be held with a limited scale.
We should also remind you that early this year Facebook Audience Network has expanded ad views on the mobile Internet. Previously, he was made only in the annexes.
In May advertisers were able to target non-Facebook users, but who visits the websites and applications included to the FAN.

Seo Facts #124

December 2014 research by Zogby Analytics found that 48.2% of US small-business owners didn’t use any social media for business purposes. (Source: eMarketer)

Seo Facts #162

66% of Americans own at least two digital devices – smartphone, desktop or laptop computer, or tablet – and 36% own all three. (Source: Pew Research)

Seo Facts #98

The forecasted number of e-mail users worldwide by 2016: 2.76 billion. (Source: Statista)