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Facebook PR vs. reality

The illustration was meant as a joke, but is it?

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It isn’t surveillance capitalism

I hear people complain about surveillance capitalism, corporations buying and selling personal and private information about people en masse, but I think this is a misunderstanding that will stop us from solving the problem. A story about someone looking through … Continue reading

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Delete Facebook

This is your regularly scheduled reminder to delete Facebook. This time brought to you by “why do we keep tracking the location of our users, even after they turned location tracking off? Because we want the location data.” Facebook acknowledged … Continue reading

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Facebook accidentally accessing your camera

At this point, why bother? Facebook users, who really should reconsider their life choices right about now, are noticing that Facebook’s iOS app is accessing their iPhone or iPad camera while they’re doing completely unrelated things, like skimming their FB … Continue reading

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Facebook is not free speech

Read Jon Evans’ “Facebook isn’t free speech, it’s algorithmic amplification optimized for outrage“, as a response to Mark Zuckerberg’s self-made revisionist speech about Facebook.

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Directionless

Mark Zuckerberg striding purposefully down a hallway, but unsure of where he is going. It's like a metaphor come to life https://t.co/wYK9eHu55E — Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) September 19, 2019 (twitter)

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Transcribing private conversations

Big Tech transcribes samples recorded from the microphones at our homes. We know this. I was honestly surprised that the Danish newspaper Politiken chose to treat the fact that Apple and Google had had private conversations of their users transcribed … Continue reading

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More good advice for privacy and security

From NordVPN, “20 bad Internet behaviors – and how to fix them” is worth a read. I like how NordVPN continues to communicate. And I also like this meme: (from this picture)

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How to demonstrate power, the Facebook way

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, called for its break-up, as it had become too powerful. Facebook then sent its VP of Global Affairs and Communications (“PR”), Nick Glegg, to rebut. Or as the American attorney Zephyr Teachout translated it: Zuckerberg: … Continue reading

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Change your passwords, now

People tend to use the same password more than one place Facebook stored the passwords of users in plain text, discoverable at least by Facebook employees, since 2012 Culture eats strategy for breakfast. But, in the case of Facebook culture … Continue reading

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