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#Facebook to hire Chief Apology Officer, to free up time for Zuckerberg and Sandberg to find new ways to share your data

#Facebook to hire Chief Apology Officer, to free up time for Zuckerberg and Sandberg to find new ways to share your data

As this humorous news item notes, Facebook spends an inordinate amount of time apologizing for its repeated screw ups regarding storing massive amounts of personal data on everyone and constantly leaking it to partners. Source: Facebook apologizes. It does other stuff too, but mostly it apologizes

Heh: #Facebook dating algorithm to find the perfect match for your carefully curated online persona – The Beaverton

Heh: #Facebook dating algorithm to find the perfect match for your carefully curated online persona – The Beaverton

SILICON VALLEY – Taking a break from helping the Russian government tamper with American elections, Facebook has pivoted into the dating sphere, utilizing their infamous data collection to facilitate romance. The new date-matching service promises to outperform popular apps such as Tinder by carefully analyzing the idealized self-portrait that users present and matching them with […] Source: Facebook dating algorithm to find the perfect match for your carefully curated online persona – The Beaverton Satire, if you need to be…

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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:

Google News publishes fake news on April 1

Google News publishes fake news on April 1

Google News has been punked (so much for all that AI and machine learning!) And if one reads the news article: An exclusive source has confirmed to Finance Magnates that beleaguered social media giant Facebook is diversifying its product line with a cryptocurrency of its own – Facebook Coin (FBC). Users will have to register to use the coin, but Facebook will guarantee that wallets and transactions will be completely anonymous. Source: Exclusive: Facebook to Launch its Own Cryptocurrency with…

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