“I don’t like the phone because my [parents] are on their phone every day … I hate my mom’s phone and I wish she never had one,” one student wrote in a photo posted to Beason’s Facebook page that has since been turned to private. The post was shared more than 261,000 times — parents expressed guilt, and fellow teachers echoed similar conversations they’ve had in their classrooms. Source: kgw.com | I wish my mom’s phone wasn’t invented, 2nd grader…
Source: Yahoo and AOL Just Gave Themselves the Right to Read Emails, Access Bank Records | Trending
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
I began writing this blog, privately – not visible to the public – back in 2014. It was a way for me to keep notes on my observations about propaganda on social media. At the time, due to Facebook’s incorrect characterization of my politics, my news feed was filled with very left wing propaganda – typically what I call “propaganda posters”. I observed that this seemed like propaganda – a topic I knew little about back then. I set about…
Hours after being alerted by KrebsOnSecurity, Facebook last week deleted almost 120 private discussion groups totaling more than 300,000 members who flagrantly promoted a host of illicit activities on the social media network’s platform. The scam groups facilitated a broad spectrum of shady activities, including spamming, wire fraud, account takeovers, phony tax refunds, 419 scams, denial-of-service attack-for-hire services and botnet creation tools. The average age of these groups on Facebook’s platform was two years. Source: Deleted Facebook Cybercrime Groups Had 300,000 Members…
Surveillance is us, 24 x7: This Israeli surveillance juggernaut is sitting on a massive database of faces taken from Facebook and YouTube, all feeding facial recognition tech for national governments. Source: These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database
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.