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Month: October 2018

Facebook’s #Instagram is as privacy invasive as #Facebook

Facebook’s #Instagram is as privacy invasive as #Facebook

Log in to Instagram in a browser. Click on your profile icon at upper right. Click on the round, slightly gear shaped icon next to your channel name and “Edit Profile” button. Click on Privacy and Security option on the pop up menu. Page down and click on View Account Data. Here you can see that they record – forever – any current and former phone numbers and email addresses you have provided. They also record – forever – any…

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Automated detection of copyright violations on social media does not work

Automated detection of copyright violations on social media does not work

Source: Platform Censorship: Lessons From the Copyright Wars | Electronic Frontier Foundation I had two music publishers both claim copyright ownership of a music track in one of my videos. Obviously, both could not own the copyright. The music selection I used was written during the U.S. Civil War, decades before music was copyrightable, and the performance was by the U.S. Army with a specific license that it may be used by anyone for any purpose. I challenged the copyright…

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“Riches Await as Earth’s Icy North Melts”

“Riches Await as Earth’s Icy North Melts”

Years ago, the Washington Post wrote a story about a ship reaching the North Pole without the aid of an ice breaker. Some how, they missed that the ship is itself an ice breaker. Duh. They also had the ship manufactured in the wrong country.

Official, provable, corporate funded marketing lies from Code.org

Official, provable, corporate funded marketing lies from Code.org

Code.org is a lobbying organization funded by high tech industrial giants. They are lobbying to have more kids K-12 studying computer science and less time spent studying other subjects in school. One of their methods is to straight up lie about the size of the job market, as you’ll see on the attached post. And its not a little lie, but being off by a factor of ten. This is a great example of corporate funded propaganda that turns into “facts” quoted in media news stories and then likely gets quoted by politicians.

Apparently Star Wars was a propaganda film

Apparently Star Wars was a propaganda film

Much of the online criticism about the Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, was driven by Russian troll farms and bots as a form of information warfare intended – successfully – to tear our society apart. It’s pretty ugly.

Facebook hack far more dangerous than first indicated

Facebook hack far more dangerous than first indicated

If you use your Facebook account to login to other web sites, the latest Facebook security blunder enabled attackers to log in to all of those web sites too, not just FB. FACEBOOK’S latest hack attack doesn’t just affect the social network – but loads of other sites too. If you use Facebook to log into other services – like Instagram or Tinder – then Fac… Source: Facebook hackers got access to your Tinder, Spotify, Instagram, Messenger and Airbnb too…

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