On the Thursday before a major holiday weekend, and an hour before the much-anticipated Mueller report was released to the public, Facebook updated a month-old blog post titled "Keeping Passwords Secure" with a few lines of italicized text.
Facebook’s leaders seriously discussed selling access to user data — and privacy was an afterthought.
The story somehow just gets worse and worse and still they just apologize and continue on as usual… It’s shocking to see so many who raised ethical issues along the way are remaining silent now, ostensibly because they are still on the gravy train and are enriching themselves by staying silent.
Make your tweets ephemeral and your Facebook impenetrable.
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Twitter Inc said on Monday it paid its Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey $1.40...
Surely I won’t be the first to have said it, but a penny per character in a tweet almost seems fitting if not overpaying. But they need to amend his contract to match the new 280 character limit.
I have seen the outlines of a regulatory and judicial regime for internet companies that begins to make sense to me. In it, platforms set and are held...
An interesting update and take on internet regulations.
A social network for a better tomorrow. Honest, personal, privacy-friendly and ethically sustained.
Looks interesting, but I’m not sure what they’re really building this on. One would expect it to have the most open web standards around though, wouldn’t one?
I’m number 6427 on their waitlist to see what it looks like.
Most companies encrypt passwords to prevent them from being stolen in the event of a data breach or used for nefarious purposes by company employees.
Increasingly, scholars are turning to Twitter for sharing research and engaging with the public
My online social experience is mostly through the indieweb. For following people and blogs, I use Aperture, a Microsub server, to subscribe to various social feeds. And then I read and interact with those feeds in various clients – e.g. Indigenous on Android, and Monocle on the web. Although I don...
I haven’t migrated over to a microsub-based reader yet, but this is an excellent description of some tools for freeing yourself from reading friends and family in Twitter.
The changes are meant to make good on the company's promise to promote "healthy conversation."
Their sample certainly doesn’t look any better here. I wonder how much of a change it will really represent?
I worry that the camera is just another means of weaponizing their users’ phones?
A WordPress Conference about education on Twitter
Two reports for the US senate reveal how Russia’s Internet Research Agency has fomented distrust and division in the west
Today, Facebook is encouraging its legions of users to declare civic enthusiasm to their friends, with a prominent "I'm A Voter" botton at the top of the newsfeed. Large-scale, experimental research shows that simply clicking the button, and sharing your voting intention, could do more to increase …
Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. Observer tech columnist John Naughton explains the importance of Zuboff’s work and asks the author 10 key questions
If you can’t read Zuboff’s new book in full, this article/interview may convince you that you should anyway. It may be one of the most important things you read all year.