While Microsoft has long since the patched the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, Enterprises and businesses aren’t exactly clear on what they have to do ensure their devices are safe. A study done by Barkly, a blog dedicated to security, has found that while 75% of enterprises have begun to patch their devices, only 4% of them are fully patched. The reason for this lag isn’t due to any particular insouciance or laziness, rather there is a lack of information about what needs to be done.
WhatsApp has a fake news problem, and the Facebook-owned company might be trying to fix it. WhatsApp focused sites (via TechCrunch) have noticed a new notification when forwarding messages in the app. The firm will now attach a message to frequently forwarded chains or copypastas, informing users that this message has been forwarded on several times. This feature is still in development has not yet rolled out officially to beta, and may never make it past testing.
While Spotify is best known for streaming all you can hear music, the firm has had higher aspirations, offering video and podcast content in the app. Now, Spotify wants to improve the usability if its platform as a storytelling platform. With Spotify Spotlight, it adds visual content to the listening experience, offering “contextual visual elements” that match with the audio on screen. It sounds very much like Spotify branded slideshow, and it’ll be interesting to see how it is in actual use.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".