Reading Time: 7 minutes Without a quorum of four commissioners at the FEC, Facebook announced updates to its ad policy. Experts warn self-regulation could bring more problems than solutions ahead of the 2020 election.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Your online devices may be broadcasting more about you than even your psychiatrist knows — and this private information is being used by people who want your business, your money, your vote, and much more.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Why and how algorithms are taking over our lives, why we should care, and what we can do about it.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Facebook users 65 and older shared the majority of fake news during the 2016 election, a new study found. The results were consistent for all baby boomers regardless of political ideology.
Reading Time: 14 minutes A provocative essay by a noted civil rights attorney on the dangers of censorship, and why he believes that “the only defense against a bad guy’s hate speech is a good guy’s counter-speech.” OPINION
Reading Time: 2 minutes That the most populous social media platform would dabble in the rapidly expanding sphere of online dating is not radical. But to unveil the new initiative just weeks after the company’s biggest data scandal seems like self-sabotage.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Millions of Facebook users likely had their privacy violated when the company’s lax controls allowed user data to be sold to Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly used the information to manipulate voters. As Facebook faces declining consumer trust and an eroding stock price, its executives promise changes. Will they be enough to keep our information safe?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Facebook makes money by sucking as much data from your profile and your actions as possible. There is no reason to believe the company will stop doing that until it is compelled to.
Reading Time: 2 minutes As lawsuits pile up and stocks tumble, will Facebook finally start taking privacy issues seriously?
Reading Time: 2 minutes What has gotten lost amid the coverage of how Cambridge Analytica executives bragged about their dirty tricks is that the data company seemed to hold Trump voters in very low regard. They certainly didn’t seem worthy of the truth.