Category Archives: Tech

The Guardian: What’s genius for Obama is scandal for Trump

This isn’t particularly shocking. In 2012, The Guardian reported that President Obama’s reelection team was “building a vast digital data operation that for the first time combines a unified database on millions of Americans with the power of Facebook to target … Continue reading

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William Shatner Blasts Facebook for Posting Fake News of His Death on Eve of His 87th Birthday | FB 1st in Fake News

Wednesday, on the eve of his 87th birthday, iconic “Star Trek” actor William Shatner received a stunning Tweet from a fan: “@WilliamShatner I thought you might want to know you’re dead.” The tweet contained a picture of a Facebook ad … Continue reading

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How to delete your Facebook account | It’s Not About Politics, It’s Your Life – Take It Back From Facebook

Step 1: Stop over-thinking it Worried about losing touch with old friends? Don’t. If you were actually friends — not mutual stalkers — you would be chatting over a cup of coffee right now. What about networking? I get it, … Continue reading

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‘Utterly horrifying’: ex-Facebook (2012) insider says covert data harvesting was routine | Media Praised Obama For Tech-Savvy Use of Facebook Data

Sandy Parakilas, the platform operations manager at Facebook responsible for policing data breaches by third-party software developers between 2011 and 2012, told the Guardian he warned senior executives at the company that its lax approach to data protection risked a … Continue reading

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Facebook Apologizes Again: This Time For Search Suggestions Of Child Pornography Videos | Uncontrollable

Facebook was forced to apologize after it suggested weird and vulgar searches to users in the U.K. on Thursday. The social media company’s suggestions, which are supposedly the result of popular search terms as determined by an algorithm, started to … Continue reading

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The Higher Ed Crack Up Begins [Updated]

I’ve been predicting, most recently in a lecture last month at Arizona State University that I’ll post up as a podcast at some point soon, that universities would soon begin to divide into two entities—the STEM fields and related practical … Continue reading

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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Trump: Facebook Makes It’s Money By Selling Your Info & Ads

via Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Trump: What you need to know (FAQ) – CNET Was Facebook hacked? No. The New York Times characterizes this as a “breach” and says it’s “one of the largest data leaks in the social network’s … Continue reading

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