Police routinely ask Google to provide information about all phones within a neighborhood of a crime. This has resulted, in at least one example, of an innocent man arrested for murder. While released a week later, he was fired from his job – even though he was 100% innocent. Further, from the linked news article, Google retrains location information for potentially forever – we already know that Google collects location data even when you disable Location services.
For once, Facebook is honest? 🙂
Amazon staff listen to Alexa recorded audio but only an “extremely small number of interactions from a random set of customers”.
A fiction writer for Boston Magazine suggests diabetes is an allergy to carbs and does not understand that there are two kinds of diabetics: Type 1 and Type 2 (and a third) – and they are very different. Wonder why people think reporters are dimwits?
Facebook continues to claim they oppose discrimination in all forms, in spite of mountains of evidence showing they continue to discriminate based on age, gender and other attributes in their ad platform.
Social media promoters know that “outrage” leads to more views. That’s why conspiracy theories and other outrageous content flourish on social media – because they are watched.
UpGuard’s Cyber Risk team said Mexico City-based digital platform Cultura Colectiva openly stored 540 million records on Facebook users, including identification numbers, comments, reactions and account names. Another database, an app called At the Pool, listed names, passwords and email addresses of 22,000 people, UpGuard said. Source: Facebook removes exposed user records stored on Amazon’s servers | Reuters
Facebook’s advertising tools enabled advertising to target potential housing customers by “race, religion, familial status, disability” in order to exclude members of protected classes from renting or buying property.
This image was censored by Facebook. Why? No one knows. But I suspect it was due to an image to text conversion error, or to AI language analysis that misinterpreted the meaning of the text. AI has been promised as the savior of social media but in reality, it continues to have numerous problems.
Home Deport (and Lowe’s) no longer use neonicotinoids on plants but the Internet meme/propaganda message continues to float around online.
Facebook does not seem to have hired bright people over the years. Everything turns into a mistake or crisis for them, always opposed to the interest of their user community.
Shadow banning is common on social media, including newspaper comments. Rather than outright ban a comment, the media publisher hides the comment from everyone except the person who wrote it. In this way, the comment author is unaware that they have been censored.
“A good cause makes a lie easier to buy”. This is why many propaganda campaigns use themes such as “for the children” – even though their claims are exaggerated or not true. The target buys the propaganda message since its for a good cause.
Social media has become a weapon of mass destruction.