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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Unbelievable billionaire conspiracy!!! Too good to be true for Clinton supporters!!! Zuckerberg orders Facebook Premium Algorithm Loop Mapping team to fix the election for Trump. Click here!!!
Reading Time: 7 minutes Due to the latest escalation in violence, Israeli lawmakers are aiming to force Facebook to remove what it considers “inciting” content.
Reading Time: 3 minutes What happens when giant Internet gatekeepers decide what is news? What happens when news organizations lose their platforms? What do we all lose?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Is there anything you can still do on your computer without Facebook or Google or the NSA looking over your shoulder?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers filed a motion last month requesting a new trial, at a different venue. Media superficially covering the filing glossed over an important defense claim: evidence Tsarnaev’s team says shows at least some of the jurors were exposed to “inflammatory” information on their social media feeds.
Reading Time: 2 minutes An ad outfit has created an app that will allow cameras to automatically identify us when we walk into retail establishments. The promise is a good deal. But the implications represent a very, very bad deal.