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The Not-So-Shocking Thing Facebook and Big Pharma Have in Common

by Kate Harveston When they came to light, the Panama and Paradise papers revealed a globe-spanning oligarchy that has laid siege to most of our governments and the entire world’s industrial apparatus. This situation has been the case for a very long time, but at last, there was something tangible …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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How to Survive a Facebook Hack

Here we go again. Radware’s threat research group recently announced that more than 40,000 Facebook users were duped into downloading a “Relieve Stress Paint” application, via a crafty phishing email, that stole their login credentials and browser cookies while they pretend-painted in the app. Worse, the attack was…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Share Facebook Posts With Non-Facebook Friends

Pervasive as Facebook is, not everyone uses the social service. Maybe they hate social networking, orthey’re frustrated with Facebook’s continual privacy “oopsies,” or they’re not technologically savvy. In this week’s installment of Tech 911, a readers asks how they can share content outside of Facebook’s (somewhat)…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Stop Sharing Details From Your Personal History on Facebook

If the last few weeks of Facebook scandals have revealed anything, it’s that the social network already knows way too much about us. But in case you needed another reason to stop giving Facebook your personal info here’s a good one: it could get your online accounts hacked.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mary Shelley Warned Us About Mark Zuckerberg

Societies have long known that when inventors don’t ask hard questions of themselves, the results can be catastrophic. Mark Zuckerberg learned this the hard way this week when he testified before Congress over two consecutive days concerning Cambridge Analytica’s breach of Facebook data in the 2016 …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Twitch’s Roasting of Mark Zuckerberg Is The Most 2018 Thing

Over ten thousand people watched the second day of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying in front of Congress today on The Washington Post’s Twitch channel. The spammy, fast-moving Twitch chat for this hearing was like seeing the entirety of 2018 collapse into a self-referential black hole.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Here’s the Data Facebook Can Learn From Your Selfies

Today the Wall Street Journal listed all the data Facebook can grab when you upload a photo, based on Facebook’s privacy and data collection policies. The list illustrates what we’ve said before: Facebook doesn’t need to spy on your through your microphone, because you already let it spy on everything else you do.Read more… Continue […]

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How to Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Testimony Live on YouTube, Facebook, and VR

Mark Zuckerberg is on the hot seat today. The billionaire CEO of Facebook will testify on Capitol Hill about the privacy scandals that have rocked his company, including the theft of data from over 87 million Facebook users by the political research firm Cambridge Analytica.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Remove Pregnancy and Baby Ads From Your Facebook Feed 

Maybe you bought a baby shower gift off an online registry. Or maybe you googled “ovulation calculator.” Or maybe a bunch of your friends have infants and you liked one of their posts. Whatever the reason, your Facebook feed is now flooded with ads for pregnancy and baby products, and it is the worst.Read more… […]

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Facebook Is About To Destroy Local News

I write this as a veteran of dozens and dozens of Facebook news feed algorithm changes over the past few years: local news publishers beware, Mark Zuckerberg and the news feed team are about to wreck your business.  Today, Facebook announced that users will start to see more stories from local …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: My Friend Joined the NRA the Day of March For Our Lives

I grew up in Los Angeles and now live in Brooklyn, so it’s fair to assume that I live in “a bubble.” However, I went to college at Northwestern University, right outside of Chicago, and even at a school whose political makeup was mostly center-left, we had quite a few conservatives, even in the …Continue […]

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See Which of Your WhatsApp Contacts Have Been Chatting With This Creepy New App

iOS: Facebook spies on us all the time, and, by extension, so do the companies it owns like Instagram and WhatsApp. Now, one app is turning the tables by letting you use all that data they’re quietly collecting to spy on your own WhatsApp friends and contacts.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Keep Facebook from Spying on You with Firefox’s New Extension

You can’t stop Facebook from tracking everything you do on the social network (unless you delete your account, of course), but there is a way to stop it from tracking where you go once you leave the company’s walled garden. All you need is Mozilla’s new Firefox browser extension: Facebook Container.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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