RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:One man’s online politics is another man’s poison | John Naughton on BenGummer.net We may end up with Kremlin-sponsored ads but the democratising effect of new technology opens the door to all voicesThe Financial Times columnist Edward Luce had an interesting article in Thursday’s paper about the demonisation of Silicon Valley. “In […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Facebook and Instagram services restored after major global disruption on BenGummer.net Computers, smartphones and apps all hit by problem – with Europe and North America worst affected by faults now thought resolvedFacebook and Instagram were offline to many users on Wednesday afternoon in what appeared to be a global connection problem.The website […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Facebook and Instagram out of action for users around world on BenGummer.net Computers, smartphones and apps all hit by problem – with Europe and North America seemingly worst affectedFacebook and Instagram remained offline to many users on Wednesday evening in what appeared to be a global connection problem.The website Down Detector suggested […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Why Facebook is in a hole over data mining | John Naughton on BenGummer.net It’s Mark Zuckerberg’s business model that allows Facebook to be is manipulated by political activists – no wonder he’s in denial about itOne of my favourite books is The Education of Henry Adams (published in 1918). It’s an […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Jeff Bezos has his shops, so now Mark Zuckerberg wants a whole town | John Naughton on BenGummer.net Strange how history repeats itself. Amazon is following the model of Sears Roebuck and Facebook seems to have taken a page out of a railroad tycoon’s bookThe abiding problem with writing about digital technology […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:British courts may unlock secrets of how Trump campaign profiled US voters on BenGummer.net Legal mechanism may help academic expose how Big Data firms like Cambridge Analytica and Facebook get their informationA US professor is trying to reclaim his personal data from the controversial analytics firm that helped Donald Trump to power. […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:The Guardian view on dating apps: users must own their love lives | Editorial on BenGummer.net The wealth of information many dating apps request may help to home in on the perfect match. But users should be able to find out what is known about them and how that sensitive information is […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:The tide is starting to turn against the world’s digital giants | John Naughton on BenGummer.net Multimillion fines are just the start for Facebook and Google, as the world comes to realise how political big tech has becomeIn his wonderful book The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began, the literary historian Stephen Greenblatt […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793: Instagram uses ‘I will rape you’ post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap on BenGummer.net After Guardian reporter Olivia Solon posted a screenshot of a profane email threat, it appeared on Facebook, encouraging viewers to follow her on InstagramInstagram used a user’s image which included the text “I will rape […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Facebook to give Congress thousands of ads bought by Russians during election on BenGummer.net Mark Zuckerberg says providing ads will ‘help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened’ in the electionFacebook will provide to Congress the contents of 3,000 advertisements purchased by Russians during the 2016 US presidential […]
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