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Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting, but questions remain

03.17.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

We already knew that Facebook moved quickly on Thursday to stop videos of the New Zealand mass shooting from spreading, but now we have some actual numbers. In a public statement and identical series of tweets dispensed by Facebook Newsroom, the comp... ...

Facebook’s News Feed changes were supposed to make us feel good. It’s not working.

03.15.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

More than a year after Facebook changed its News Feed algorithm to make us feel better, new data suggests we're still sharing the same old garbage as before.  NewsWhip, an analytics company that tracks how content spreads across Facebook, put ou... ...

Facebook’s former chief security officer compares company to ‘The Matrix.’ Whoa.

03.14.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

A system designed to keep us docile while extracting value from every aspect of our dulled existence is both an extremely rough plot summary of the 1999 film The Matrix and a description of Facebook.   Just ask the company's former chief securit... ...

Facebook faces criminal investigation over controversial data sharing deals

03.14.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

As if today couldn't get any worse for Facebook, the company is now facing a criminal investigation as the result of its controversial data sharing practices. Federal investigators are scrutinizing partnerships that allowed other companies to access ... ...

Twitter wants to gather more info about reported tweets with personal information

03.08.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Twitter would now like its users to get specific when reporting tweets containing personal information. In a tweet on Thursday, Twitter unveiled a new process for users when flagging tweets that contain details like a user’s home address, phone... ...

Twitter says it can tell if you actually believe that bullsh*t you’re spreading

03.06.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The internet is a confusing place. It's not always clear if that weird Twitter account spamming your mentions is a well-intentioned idiot or a malicious actor – unless you work for the social media giant itself, that is.  Speaking to ... ...