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Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Listening Tour’ Stops in DC

It’s ironic that privacy vulture Mark Zuckerberg’s first day of Senate testimony so closely resembled the action in a first–person shooter: 44 waves of poorly programmed, time–limited attackers that didn’t come close to doing any real damage. It was like Zuckerberg was shooting tunnel rats in Fallout. The Senate questioning was so ineffective Zuckerberg could have gone all Microsoft on ...

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Using Facebook Data-Genius or Villain? Depends On the Year…and the Winner!

Theatrics and politics are constant companions, and this week’s appearance of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg before a congressional committee was almost entirely theater. It was for show, both by the politicians who use their questions and comments to posture for their supporters and feed their confirmation biases, as well as for Zuckerberg, who climactically fell on his sword in a ...

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Facebook: Message Banning Two Popular Conservative Content Creators Is ‘Inaccurate’

  by Eric Lieberman Facebook seems to regret banning two highly popular conservative women from Facebook earlier in April, telling The Daily Caller News Foundation that the message purporting their content is “unsafe” is “inaccurate.” The dynamic duo, known as Diamond and Silk, are known for creating and publishing videos on multiple social media platforms. The content includes discussions of current ...

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Trust Us! Remember When Facebook Wanted Nude User Pics to Combat Revenge Porn?

Now that the cat is out of the bag about how Facebook has been allowing the exploitation of user data for years, it is important to recognize that this evil corporation’s misdeeds have been hiding in plain sight for quite some time. It took the story that third-party Cambridge Analytica had used commonly accepted data-mining practices on Mark Zuckerberg’s social ...

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Hey Conservatives, Facebook is for finding cat videos, not news

Google and Facebook have admitted to changing their internal algorithms in a manner that favors some sites over others and Twitter has been accused of “shadowbanning” conservatives. The move has channeled traffic away from right-leaning sites and personalities while leaving left-wing entities virtually unharmed or even fairing better. Those changes have caused a massive drop in revenue for many outlets ...

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Facebook Deleted Zuckerberg’s Personal Messages Retroactively. No One Else Can Do That

  by Eric Lieberman Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had some of his communications retroactively deleted at some point in the past, the social media company essentially admitted in a statement to TechCrunch. Such a benefit, even power, is not afforded to the average person, of course. Facebook introduced a feature for its proprietary Messenger app in 2016 that empowered users with the ...

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Facebook to overhaul privacy and security amid data collection scandals

Facebook announced Wednesday that it will overhaul its privacy and security settings as fallout from the Cambridge Analytica and smartphone data gathering scandals continue to cause problems for the social media behemoth with the public, Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and private law firms. “The last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies, and ...

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Federal Trade Commission confirms investigation of Facebook; stock continues downward

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) saw its share price tumble Monday morning after the Federal Trade Commission confirmed that it is investigating the social media giant for possible violations of the FTC Act. “The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers,” Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of ...

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Facebook being sued for potential misconduct in massive data breach

On March 17, 2018, The New York Times reported that data from approximately 50 million Facebook users was used by Cambridge Analytica (“CA”) to, among other things, target those individuals with advertisements. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has belatedly admitted that Facebook was informed of CA’s improper access to user data in 2015. Zuckerberg describes the incident as a “major breach of trust” ...

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Who’s Your Data – A.F. Branco Cartoon

Although the media called Obama a genius for using data mining, they have now changed their tune calling Trump Evil for doing the same thing. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018. A.F.Branco Coffee Table Book <—- Order Here!

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Facebook Suppresses Certain Media Outlets In Your Newsfeed. It Won’t Tell You Which Ones

  by Peter Hasson Within the span of eight days in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced two different key changes to Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm that together have boosted a “trusted” minority of news outlets while suppressing their competitors. First, Facebook would slash news articles’ share of the newsfeed from five percent to four percent in the coming months, Zuckerberg said. Second, ...

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Facebook Is STILL ‘Fact Checking’ Christian Satire Article After Saying It Was A ‘Mistake’

  by Anders Hagstrom Facebook is still using its “Related Articles” fact check feature to warn readers away from a satirical Babylon Bee article, nearly a day after it claimed to have rectified the mistake Friday. Facebook mistakenly threatened the satire site The Babylon Bee with demonetization and reduced viewership after the left-leaning Snopes website “fact checked” one of its ...

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