Censorship Upgrade: Facebook Testing Burying Posts From News Outlets And Businesses In 6 Countries Unless They Pay

Aaron Kesel Activist Post Facebook is currently testing a change that would force news publishers to pay to show their posts from their Facebook Pages in the timeline of Facebook users in an effort disguised to fight “fake news.” In the test, pages are now shown in a separate Explore tab, while the main timeline only shows posts from friends, ads, and posts that companies have paid … Continue reading Censorship Upgrade: Facebook Testing Burying Posts From News Outlets And Businesses In 6 Countries Unless They Pay

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention The Guardian Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which he compares to heroin, and imposed limits on his use of Facebook. But even that wasn’t … Continue reading ‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Facebook wants to spy on you through webcam and smartphones

Ten Eyewitness News

Social media giant Facebook announced it wants to get up close and personal to its users, by spying on them through webcams and mobile devices.

The platform said it wishes to monitor users’ emotions in a bid to specifically target advertisements toward them.

As part of the idea, Facebook would watch people through a camera in real time as they browse online. The technology would then determine a persons emotions, based on whether they look sad, happy or bored. Continue reading “Facebook wants to spy on you through webcam and smartphones”

Twitter takes big step backward in new privacy policy rollout

Natural News

A new update to Twitter’s privacy policy sees the end of a longstanding pledge to protect user privacy by the firm. Twitter, which has never been profitable, is now taking a more proactive approach toward boosting revenue and it’s coming at the expense of its loyal users.

In an effort to improve the reach of its targeted ads, Twitter will be collecting more data about people. This will include tracking your activities even when you’re outside of its app and website and then storing this information for as long as 30 days; the current maximum is just ten days. Continue reading “Twitter takes big step backward in new privacy policy rollout”

Mark Zuckerberg calls for universal basic income at Harvard speech

Todd Haselton CNBC Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called on the need to consider universal basic income for Americans during his Harvard Commencement Speech. Zuckerberg’s comments reflect those of other Silicon Valley bigwigs, including Sam Altman, the president of venture capital firm Y Combinator. “Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract,” Zuckerberg said during … Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg calls for universal basic income at Harvard speech

Mark Zuckerberg: We Need a ‘Global Superstructure to Advance Humanity’

Lucas Nolan Breitbart Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stated his belief that the world is in need of a “global superstructure” in a recent article from the New York Times Magazine. In an article titled “Can Facebook Fix It’s Own Worst Bug?” author Farhad Manjoo poses the question, “Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped start. But is the most powerful tool … Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg: We Need a ‘Global Superstructure to Advance Humanity’

Free Money: Potential Presidential Candidate Mark Zuckerberg Suggests That All Americans Should Get A ‘Universal Basic Income’

Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse

Should everyone in America receive a “basic income” directly from the federal government?  Considering the fact that we are already 20 trillion dollars in debt, such a concept may sound quite foolish to many of you, but this is an idea that is really starting to gain traction in leftist circles.  In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested that this was something that we should “explore” during the commencement speech that he just delivered at Harvard.  For quite a while it has been obvious that Zuckerberg is very strongly considering a run for the presidency in 2020, but up until just recently we haven’t had many clues about where he would stand on particular issues.  If he is serious about proposing a universal basic income for all Americans, that would make Zuckerberg very appealing to the far left voters that flocked to the Bernie Sanders campaign. Continue reading “Free Money: Potential Presidential Candidate Mark Zuckerberg Suggests That All Americans Should Get A ‘Universal Basic Income’”

The European Union Wants to Censor Hate Speech on Social Media

Scott Shackford| Reason In America, civil libertarians frequently have to remind citizens that there’s no “hate speech” exemption to the First Amendment. But our First Amendment doesn’t fly in Europe, and now the European Union (EU) may be about to mandate censorship rules for social media. EU ministers today approved a plan that will require social media platforms and online video hosts to block and … Continue reading The European Union Wants to Censor Hate Speech on Social Media

Facebook offering “vulnerable teens” to advertisers shows it is willing to be used as a weapon

Rob Beschizza
BoingBoing

Facebook was caught offering advertisers a direct line to psychologically vulnerable teens. Nitasha Tiku writes that this exposes the deeper danger of its insight into our lives: it’s not the data that’s the problem, it’s how it could be “weaponized in ways those users cannot see, and would never knowingly allow.” Continue reading “Facebook offering “vulnerable teens” to advertisers shows it is willing to be used as a weapon”

The Imperative of Replacing Google and Facebook

Tony Cartalucci
New Eastern Outlook

Nations are beginning to take more seriously the control of their respective information space after years of allowing US-based tech giants Google and Facebook to monopolize and exploit them.

Vietnam, according to a recent GeekTime article, is the latest nation to begin encouraging local alternatives to the search engine and social media network in order to rebalance the monopoly over information both tech giants enjoy in the Southeast Asian country today. Continue reading “The Imperative of Replacing Google and Facebook”