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Month: May 2018

100% Fictiopnal News: “Hillsboro is building its own Wi-Fi network | KATU”

100% Fictiopnal News: “Hillsboro is building its own Wi-Fi network | KATU”

NO! The largest planned residential development in Oregon history is now under construction in Hillsboro, and the city has an enticement for people to move there: Wi-Fi. The city is building its own Wi-Fi network separate from the cable giants. Source: Hillsboro is building its own Wi-Fi network | KATU Update: See the original screen shots of the KATU fictional news story, below. They have since rewritten their original fiction story (same URL as before) to correctly report on the…

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Twitter is  issuing everyone a social score – just like China!

Twitter is  issuing everyone a social score – just like China!

Twitter will now use thousands of behavioral signals when filtering search, replies, and algorithmic recommendations. If it believes you are trying to game its system, or simply acting like a jerk, it will push your tweets lower down. Source: Twitter Is Going To Limit The Visibility Of Tweets From People Behaving Badly Just like China! –> China assigns every citizen a social credit score to identify who is and isn’t trustworthy The U.S. government will doubtfully ever adopt a China-like…

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At least 200 #Facebook apps may have been pilfering personal data from users

At least 200 #Facebook apps may have been pilfering personal data from users

In other words, everyone stole everything? Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Source: Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation Facebook’s public relations team did a remarkable job getting the media to focus on Cambridge Analytica – when the problem is Mark Zuckerburg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s…

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Study proves media engages in propaganda messaging

Study proves media engages in propaganda messaging

In a peer-reviewed study we published this month, we find op-eds do change minds. After reading opinion pieces, we found people were far more likely to agree with the author’s point of view. Even in today’s allegedly post-fact world, people are capable of considering new evidence and reaching new conclusions. Source: This column will probably change your mind – The Washington Post

What Fiction News Looks Like: “Volcanic eruptions like the one in Hawaii, are not natural disasters — without them the Earth would explode”

What Fiction News Looks Like: “Volcanic eruptions like the one in Hawaii, are not natural disasters — without them the Earth would explode”

Fox News runs a column about Kilauea in which it gets almost everything wrong starting with the headline. Source: Volcanic eruptions like the one in Hawaii, are not natural disasters — without them the Earth would explode | Fox News What an actual volcanologist has to say about this: I also checked with my personal consulting geologist who agrees with Dr. Pitcher. In case Fox fixes their stupidity on this, here’s a screen capture of the headline:

West Sacramento monitors social media posts in the city

West Sacramento monitors social media posts in the city

The City of West Sacramento is using software to continuously analyze social media posts on Facebook and Twitter, saying it gives the city government insights into citizen concerns. The pilot project gives city leaders a look at what’s trending in the city, whether it’s good or bad. Is the content of social media reflective of what people actually care about? What if, entirely hypothetical, of course, an organization decided to flood social media with emotional and inflammatory posts about a…

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#Facebook employees can secretly log in to any account on system-and they have #DeleteFacebook #Privacy

#Facebook employees can secretly log in to any account on system-and they have #DeleteFacebook #Privacy

Their log in to your account is done in secret, and once logged in, they can access your private messages, photos, video and restricted posts. Further, Facebook applies a double standard: if one FB employee accesses the account of another FB employee, then that employee is notified their account has been accessed. Ordinary users (the peons?) are not given a similar notification. Source: Facebook has a backdoor to your account, and you’ll never know if it’s being used – BGR