Facebook To Use Metadata From Chats To Alter News Feed

By: Thursday March 26, 2015 11:00 am

Facebook Messenger is a News Feed signal: http://t.co/m6lYtQ6tW2 pic.twitter.com/Qy23HAXd0g — Todd Olmstead (@toddjolmstead) March 26, 2015 Social media monopoly Facebook recently held its developers conference called F8 where it talked about a series of new products it was introducing. One of the major areas of focus for the company is Facebook Messenger which is integrated with the social media [...]

 

Seattle Police Jail Elderly Military Veteran for Walking with a Golf Club

By: Wednesday February 4, 2015 10:00 am

Many of these examples appear to involve racism, white cops misusing their authority over African-Americans. Examples are often dismissed by police supporters over some ambiguity or another. What makes the following example so compelling is not the extremes of violence (none take place) but the clarity of the power dynamic, and the clarity of how [...]

Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech, Social Media

By: Thursday January 8, 2015 9:00 am

Citizens, you have an obligation to remain silent. What you say online, once upon a time an arena of free speech, can and will be used against you. Here are two creeping examples. In the UK Six British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, what the Prime Minister called a “desperately sad day for our country.” [...]

Government Claims Right To Create Fake Social Media Accounts From Stolen Identities

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 7:06 am

Is the government sending you a friend request? The DEA has claimed in court documents that it has the right to use information obtained from someone arrested to create a fake social media account in order to further a drug investigation.

US Air Travel Snarled by One Guy Not a Terrorist

By: Monday September 29, 2014 5:15 pm

Luckily ISIS has never thought to employ psychotic contractors in a bid to mess with America. ‘Cause that apparently works.

Facebook And Google To Leave ALEC Over Climate Denialism

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:50 am

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) may lose two prominent technology companies due to its denialism on climate change. Facebook and Google will apparently break with the conservative policymaking group over ALEC’s position of, as Google Chairman Eric Schmidt put it, “literally lying” about climate change.

Satire: NSA Quits Spying on Americans Out of Disgust

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 2:24 pm

Citing an endless river of filth, vacuous conversations, idiotic Tweets and endless cat videos, the NSA announced it is “freaking done” with spying on Americans.

NSA Spying Costs U.S. Companies Up To $180 Billion in Lost Overseas Business

By: Friday August 1, 2014 8:15 am

The German government will end its contract with Verizon. Brazil dumped Boeing for Swedish company Saab to replace its fighter jets. Sources told Bloomberg News“The NSA problem ruined it” for the U.S. defense contractor.

Unfettered NSA spying has cost U.S. companies up to $180 billion in lost overseas business. The number is expected to grow.

New Facebook Page Equates Sex With Israeli War on Gaza

By: Friday July 25, 2014 6:00 pm

As the death toll of civilians, including children (the UN states the conflict takes the life of one child each hour), and the overall death count reaches 800 persons, you’d think even Israelis might be asking questions about what is being carried out in their names.

But at least in some cases, you’d be wrong.

In an apparent show of support for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), a new Facebook page has appeared where women (and one man) strip down to show their breasts and butts in provocative, sexual positions all decorated with pro-IDF slogans. It’s NSFW.

Facebook Mood Manipulation Experiment Connected to Department of Defense

By: Thursday July 3, 2014 1:00 pm

The highly controversial and possibly illegal Facebook experiment on mood manipulation is reportedly connected to the Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative. The Minerva Initiative tries to model tipping points for social unrest and is funded directly by the Pentagon as well as indirectly through the National Science Foundation. The project is supposed to help improve relations between the Department of Defense as well as help military planning.

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