Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index:

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
The infographic shows the massive size of the Equifax data breach and what you should do in response.

What Type of Side Hustle Should You Try?
Need some extra cash? Try pursuing a side gig. Side businesses are not only great for the extra income, but they can also be a way to pursue your passions or share your expertise.

Shoppable Media Is Transforming How Consumers Find and Then Buy Products
From click-to-buy buttons on Pinterest to “swipe up” directives on Snapchat, the shoppable media ecosystem is growing at a rapid pace, making it easier than ever for advertisers to place products in front of consumers on the platforms they look to for inspiration.

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Hits $1 Trillion
The world’s biggest state piggy bank just passed a major milestone. Earlier this week, it was announced that Norway’s sovereign wealth fund surpassed the $1 trillion mark for the first time, driven by climbing stock markets and currency shifts.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

This drop in tech stocks is different and could mean an overall market decline is ahead
Large-cap technology shares including the FANG basket crushed the market this year and drove hedge fund performance. But with the technology stalwarts faltering, what does that mean for the stock market?

Bearish On Snap: Tech Influencer Oliver Isaacs Explains Snap’s Sharp Decline
Since Snap went public back in March, its stock has been in a pretty steady decline. Overall, it has seen a 19 percent drop since that initial public offering.

Facebook Scraps New Share Class in Rare Win for Investors
Facebook Inc. scrapped plans to create a new class of shares, a rare victory for outside investors in a battle for control of the world’s largest social media company.

BIG DATA NEWS

National security relies more and more on big data. Here’s why.
Big data is a “big deal” for U.S. spy agencies, which have long relied on multiple data sources to produce intelligence reports.

Dissecting the Pros and Cons of New Big-Data Economic Indicators
It’s a brave new world out there for wonks. Companies including LinkedIn and Trulia rank among a laundry-list of firms producing and publishing their own economic data in the U.S., and it can be hard to parse what’s good and what’s questionable.

5 Massive ‘Big Data’ Myths Most People Believe – But Shouldn’t
There’s so much hype around the subject of Big Data that it’s inevitable it will sometimes be over-sold.

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