22 Sep

“Facebook’s racist ad problems were baked in from the start”

“Facebook and Google, two of world’s biggest and most influential companies, pride themselves on their ad businesses. These operations generate tens of billions of dollars per year, thanks in part to letting advertisers target even the most obscure microcommunities using unprecedented sets of data.”

Read: Facebook’s racist ad problems were baked in from the start

02 Nov

“On Twitter, Trump bots are out-tweeting Clinton bots 7 to 1”

“A huge percentage of election-related talk on Twitter isn’t coming from humans. It’s coming from bots. And the majority of those bots are gunning for Trump to win the race, according to a paper released yesterday from Oxford University’s Project on Computational Propaganda.”

Read: On Twitter, Trump bots are out-tweeting Clinton bots 7 to 1

02 Nov

“On Twitter, Trump bots are out-tweeting Clinton bots 7 to 1”

“A huge percentage of election-related talk on Twitter isn’t coming from humans. It’s coming from bots. And the majority of those bots are gunning for Trump to win the race, according to a paper released yesterday from Oxford University’s Project on Computational Propaganda.”

Read: On Twitter, Trump bots are out-tweeting Clinton bots 7 to 1

12 Oct

“Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram surveillance tool was used to arrest Baltimore protestors”

“For years, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have provided data to a company marketing social media surveillance tools to police, according to a newly published investigation by the ACLU of Northern California.”

Read: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram surveillance tool was used to arrest Baltimore protestors

10 Jun

“Creepy startup will help landlords, employers and online dates strip-mine intimate data from your Facebook page”

“There’s a scene in the dystopian scifi novel “Ready Player One” in which the protagonist glimpses the dossier of personal information a major tech company has gathered on him. It includes his height and weight, his browser history, his address — even several years of his school transcripts.”

Read: Creepy startup will help landlords, employers and online dates strip-mine intimate data from your Facebook page

08 Jun

“‘Mathwashing,’ Facebook and the zeitgeist of data worship”

“Computers are people, too. It’s something we’ve been thinking about over at Technical.ly Brooklyn HQ for a bit and it’s come up in the news recently a few times, most notably last month with the Facebook Trending Topic Imbroglio of 2016.”

Read: ‘Mathwashing,’ Facebook and the zeitgeist of data worship

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