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  • France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

    12/13/2017 11:13:00 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 6 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | December 13th, 2017 | Channel News Asia
    PARIS: All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday (Dec 13). The requirement is part of a French bill that seeks to adapt data privacy regulations and improve access to the information internet companies gather, store and in many cases sell to other firms about people's online activity
  • Vanity Fair: 'Will Donald Trump Take Facebook and Twitter Down With Him?'

    12/12/2017 12:00:39 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 12, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    "HELP! Donald Trump has infected my mind and I can't get him out!!!" That should have been the title of Nick Bilton's article in the December 11 Vanity Fair. Instead his article is titled WILL DONALD TRUMP TAKE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER DOWN WITH HIM? even though he makes virtually no case for this premise. In fact it is practically invisible as Bilton uses that fake premise which he almost totally ignores to launch into a rant about Trump being obsessed with himself while revealing that it is Bilton himself who is obsessed by Trump. As if to emphasize the point,...
  • Port Authority bombing suspect wrote on Facebook: 'Trump you failed to protect your nation'

    12/12/2017 9:48:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/12/17 | Katherine Lam/ ap
    The Bangladeshi man accused of strapping a pipe bomb to his body and detonating it in a subway passageway Monday wrote on Facebook before the attack that President Trump “failed to protect” the U.S. and left handwritten notes in his home saying, “O America, die in your rage,” a criminal complaint against Akayed Ullah stated.
  • Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

    12/11/2017 11:08:57 AM PST · by x1stcav · 54 replies
    The Verge ^ | 12/11/17 | James Vincent
    Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media. Palihapitiya’s criticisms were aimed not only at Facebook, but the wider online ecosystem. “The short-term, dopamine-driven...
  • Forgery 101: Beverly Nelson and Gloria Allred Both Presented ‘Notes’ as Roy Moore’s Own Writing

    12/09/2017 7:56:10 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Dec 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    So-called “fact-checking” websites have objected to Breitbart News’ use of the term “forgery” to describe the yearbook that Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson and her lawyer, Gloria Allred, have used in attempting to corroborate Nelson’s allegation that Moore sexually assaulted her some 40 years ago. Politifact labeled the claim “Pants on Fire,” and Facebook has even attached a pop-up warning to a Breitbart article about the alleged forgery. On Friday, Nelson admitted that she had added “notes” to an inscription that she claimed Moore made in her high school yearbook. She still claims that Moore signed the yearbook, but...
  • Woman gets probation in Facebook hate-crime case (Tortured white Trump supporter on Facebook)

    12/08/2017 7:03:12 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 51 replies
    A woman who live-streamed herself and a trio of friends abusing a mentally disabled man and taunting him with racial insults was sentenced to probation Friday after spending nearly a year behind bars. Brittany Covington, 19, had been held at the Cook County Jail without bond since January, when she and co-defendants Tesfaye Cooper, Jordan Hill and her 24-year-old sister Tanishia Covington were arrested on kidnapping and hate-crime charges. The plea deal prosecutors made with Brittany Covington makes her the first of the four to be released, though she will remain on probation for four years and is barred from...
  • Facebook Informs Breitbart Gloria Allred Yearbook Forgery is Fake News

    12/08/2017 5:25:47 PM PST · by x1stcav · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/8/17 | Ben Kew
    Facebook warned Breitbart News on Friday that the author of a completely factual story concerning the accuser of Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore needed to consult “additional reporting” from the liberal fact-checker Politifact. The story, published on Friday morning, detailed how Beverly Young Nelson, who accused Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager, admitted to adding “notes” to part of her yearbook, which she claims Moore signed. This revelation came despite Nelson claiming at her initial press conference alongside her lawyer Gloria Allred, that the entire yearbook document was solely Moore’s handwriting. In a message...
  • Facebook Suspends Feminists for “Men are Scum” Posts, Drama Ensues

    12/05/2017 2:15:46 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you’re not up to date with the politically correct lingo, you should know that the concept of protected classes was created by leftists and it’s pretty much similar with the notion of identity politics. Basically, a protected class, whether we’re talking about minorities (blacks, Hispanics, “people of color”) or women/transgenders/gays/lesbians/whatever sexual so-called oppressed minority by the “patriarchy” (it all relates to Marx’s class war with a twist, now it’s a gender/sex/ethnicity war but the scope is the same, divide and conquer) has immunity/protection from  “hate crime laws” which are destroying conservative movements on the Internet (Facebook, YouTube are cracking...
  • Charlie Rose Was a Thorn in Writer’s Side

    11/23/2017 7:13:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2017 | Mara Siegler
    Rebecca Johnson, who wrote a 1999 profile on ex- “CBS This Morning” host Charlie Rose for the New York Times Magazine, said Rose was an “unmitigated X” while she was writing the article. Johnson posted on Facebook this week: “We spent several days together, and I really came to dislike him.” She continued, “I had just signed a contract with Vogue and he asked me if I liked [then-Vogue-Editor-in-Chief] Anna Wintour. I replied that I didn’t ‘like’ her or not. It wasn’t that kind of relationship. When he sensed my increasing coldness, he SO weirdly called me up and threatened...
  • Facebook says they will let its users know if they liked Russian-linked election propaganda

    11/23/2017 7:17:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 22, 2017 | by Andrea Miller
    Facebook announced they are making a portal that will allow users to find out if they liked pages or followed Instagram accounts made by the Internet Research Agency, the Russian internet company that was outed as a troll farm after the 2016 election. The portal will provide a database of those potential pages and accounts that would have been liked or followed between January 2015 and August 2017, before and after the 2016 election. “This is part of our ongoing effort to protect our platforms and the people who use them from bad actors who try to undermine our democracy,”...
  • How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos

    11/19/2017 9:37:09 PM PST · by poinq · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/19/2017 | John Naughton
    ne of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened. Exhibit A is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose political education I recently chronicled. But he’s not alone. In fact I’d say he is quite representative of many of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech world. We have a burgeoning genre of “OMG, what have we done?” angst coming from former Facebook and Google employees who have begun to realise that the cool...
  • Facebook Banned Me for Tying Islamic Terror to...Well, Islam

    11/17/2017 9:36:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 17, 2017 | Paul Austin Murphy
    A week or so ago I was banned (again!) by Facebook for critical comments I made about Islam. I was reported by a Muslim female called Farnaz Javed. This Muslimah frequently carries out Islamic Da‘wah on a Facebook discussion page called "The Great British Political Debate." In other words, she does very little politics; and what politics she does do is always connected to Islam in some way. I've been reported -- and subsequently banned -- by Facebook before, either by Muslims or by their left-wing enablers. Indeed, I've been previously banned after debating with this very woman. I also...
  • News nanny: The race to censor Internet news

    11/13/2017 9:47:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Bombthrowers ^ | 11/13/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    If we don’t fight now, conservatives will vanish from the Internet How can you tell that Internet censorship is really taking off? Easy. It’s becoming a business model. Steven Brill is raising $6 million to launch News Guard. This new service will rate news sites on their trustworthiness from green to red. Forget politically unbiased algorithms. The ratings will be conducted by “qualified, accountable human beings” from teams of “40 to 60 journalists.” Once upon a time, journalism meant original writing. Now it means deciding which original writing to censor. “Can trust be monetized?” The Street’s article on News Guard...
  • Facebook helps small businesses increase sales, attract customers

    11/11/2017 4:35:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Vietnam.net ^ | November 12, 2017
    Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, met with small business owners who are using the social network to grow their business in Viet Nam and internationally on the sidelines of APEC Summit 2017 in the central city of Da Nang on Thursday. “Small businesses are at the heart of our economies – and create the majority of new jobs all around the world. We recently teamed up with MorningConsult for an Economic Impact Survey to understand how small business owners are growing their companies, hiring more employees, and contributing to their communities,” Sandberg said. “In Asia and the Pacific region,...
  • Facebook Founder: God Knows What Social Media Does to Our Children

    11/10/2017 2:44:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, I got to thinking about it. I say so much, the amount of content disseminated every hour on this program, it’s even tough for me to remember it all. You know, I’ll say something on X day, and two weeks later, a story will happen, and I will remember I predicted it, and I wonder how many of you in the audience remember. I’ll never know. I’ll never know. I assume many of you do because I assume you listen very closely and very carefully, but at the same time I realize that it’s impossible to remember...
  • Sean Parker unloads on Facebook "exploiting" human psychology

    11/10/2017 5:34:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Axios ^ | Nov 9, 2017 | Mike Allen
    Sean Parker unloads on Facebook "exploiting" human psychology Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gave me a candid insider's look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our brains. Be smart: Parker's I-was-there account provides priceless perspective in the rising debate about the power and effects of the social networks, which now have scale and reach unknown in human history. He's worried enough that he's sounding the alarm. Parker, 38, now founder and chair of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, spoke yesterday at an Axios event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, about accelerating cancer...
  • Humans to vet Facebook revenge porn photos

    11/09/2017 5:09:09 PM PST · by dennisw · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 November 2017
    Humans rather than algorithms will view the naked images voluntarily sent to Facebook in a scheme being trialled in Australia to combat revenge porn. The BBC understands that members of Facebook's community operations team will look at the images in order to make a "fingerprint" of them to prevent them being uploaded again. Facebook will notify the person once the photo has been "hashed'. It will then be up to the sender to delete the image. The trial, which could be extended to other countries, is seen as a way of of allowing users greater control over their intimate photos...
  • China Spreads Propaganda to U.S. on Facebook, a Platform it Bans at Home

    11/08/2017 7:20:32 AM PST · by Gennie · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 8, 2017 | Paul Mozur
    HONG KONG — China does not allow its people to gain access to Facebook, a powerful tool for disseminating information and influencing opinion. As if to demonstrate the platform’s effectiveness, outside its borders China uses it to spread state-produced propaganda around the world, including the United States. So much do China’s government and companies value Facebook that the country is Facebook’s biggest advertising market in Asia, even as it is the only major country in the region that blocks the social network.
  • Paradise Papers – Facebook and Twitter Received Hundreds of Millions from Russians

    11/08/2017 5:23:14 AM PST · by davikkm · 3 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    You will hear about the Trump associates, you will hear about the famous, but you won’t hear much about two of the largest beneficiaries from Russian State linked investment in the Paradise Papers. Could this be because between the two of them they control the entire market of social media? When the flood of documents first came out in 2013, it was, and is the second largest “document dump” in history. People have spent years poring over the details, some of which came to light today. It turns out that both Facebook and Twitter received hundreds of millions of dollars...
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.