Facebook is all about mind control, using what it knows about you – or what its algorithms think they know about you – to manipulate your actions: Instead of merely offering advertisers the ability to target people based on demographics and consumer preferences, Facebook instead offers the ability to target them based on how they will behave, what they will buy, and what they will think. These capabilities are the fruits of a self-improving, artificial intelligence-powered prediction engine, first unveiled by Facebook…
Perhaps at some point in the past few years you’ve told Facebook that you like, say, Kim Kardashian West. …. What you probably missed is that researchers had figured out how to tie your interest in Ms. Kardashian West to certain personality traits, such as how extroverted you are (very), how conscientious (more than most) and how open-minded (only somewhat). And when your fondness for Ms. Kardashian West is combined with other interests you’ve indicated on Facebook, researchers believe their…
Police forces and federal agencies around the country have bought relatively cheap tools to unlock up-to-date iPhones and bypass their encryption, according to a Motherboard investigation based on several caches of internal agency documents, online records, and conversations with law enforcement officials. Source: Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show – Motherboard
Aleksandr Kogan collected direct messages sent to and from Facebook users who installed his This Is Your Digital Life app, the Guardian can reveal. It follows Facebook’s admission that the company “may” have handed over the direct messages of some users to the Cambridge Analytica contractor without their express permission. The revelation is the most severe breach of privacy yet in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Source: Revealed: Aleksandr Kogan collected Facebook users’ direct messages | News | The Guardian Note…
https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/technology-43718175 No one knows how many people or private messages were stolen. Empirically, Facebook can not be trusted to hold any personal information.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/body-parts-threatened-wildlife-widely-sold-facebook-234807698–politics.html Facebook is a bizarre for selling threatened and endangered dead wildlife.
http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/09/technology/fake-black-lives-matter-facebook-page/index.html Most of Facebook is Fakebook. I’ve covered similar fake Twitter accounts before. Social media is big alligator infested swamp with lots of poo.
“We are not sweeping up data. People are inputting data. People are sharing data with Facebook,” she said. You mean like our Android telephone and text message metadata? Everyone knew they were just giving this to Facebook? Our off Facebook web access was being collected and we all knew that? http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/04/09/how-much-does-facebook-make-off-amount-may-surprise.html
https://amp.ft.com/content/7a99cb46-3b0f-11e8-bcc8-cebcb81f1f90 What I was saying a couple of days ago… Article refers to the “authoritarian” nature of social media oligarchs engorged on our personal data. The column is written by a former director of Cambridge Analytica.