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Facebook Let Other Companies Harvest User Data Without Consent

In a bombshell report released yesterday, The New York Times revealed that Facebook allowed companies such as Netflix and Spotify to harvest its users’ data without their consent, potentially violating their 2011 Federal Trade Commissions agreement. Over the past few years, Facebook has been …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.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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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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Here Are the Myriad Ways Facebook Is Getting Dunked on Right Now

The Zuckerberg empire is burning from all directions at once. Yes, the man who once called his users “dumb fucks” for entrusting him to be the steward of their personal data is in the midst of a disastrous and very public reckoning. Take a moment to process this unexpected turn of events if you must.Read […]

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Facebook’s value plunges yet again, down $60 billion

If bad things truly come “in threes,” then the worst is not over for Facebook just yet. The social networking service’s shares have plummeted for the second day in a row, resting at a trading value of $164.07. The shares have fallen 4.9 percent since March 19, when shares closed at a price of $172.56. Facebook […]

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Facebook Wants to Overhaul Its News Feed—I Made Mine Empty Instead 

“We need to refocus the system,” is how Mark Zuckerberg explained the dramatic changes he plans to make to Facebook’s News Feed in an interview with The New York Times yesterday. “We want to make sure that our products are not just fun, but are good for people.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Understand His Product’s Role in The 2016 Election

The Banter Long Read: Creators, inventors, and CEOs often have a hard time understanding the consequences of their products when used for ill means, arguing that technology, when it first comes into existence, is a tabula rasa — that is neither all good nor all bad..To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Understand His Product’s Role in The 2016 Election

The Banter Long Read: Creators, inventors, and CEOs often have a hard time understanding the consequences of their products when used for ill means, arguing that technology, when it first comes into existence, is a tabula rasa — that is neither all good nor all bad..To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Why You Should Consider Spacing Out Your Parental Leave, Like Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting another baby soon, and the Facebook CEO wrote a post about how he plans to take some time off from work to spend with his growing family. As he did with his first daughter Max, Zuckerberg will take two months of paternity leave to bond with […]

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We Tried Mark Zuckerberg’s Tricks for Looking Taller in Photos

Didn’t you think Mark Zuckerberg is tall? According to a 2010 New Yorker profile, he’s “only around five feet eight, but he seems taller, because he stands with his chest out and his back straight, as if held up by a string.” Wired writer Graham Starr thinks Zuck seems tall for another reason: He stages […]

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The Number of Dollar Store Items The Richest Person In Every State Can Buy

Forbes recently released its list of the richest person in every state. But when we’re talking about so much money, it can be hard to wrap our heads around just how wealthy these people are. But don’t worry, Gizmodo is here to help.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Scenes From Mark Zuckerberg’s First Big Stump Speech

Facebook founder and domestic travel enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg pretended to be a politician at his Harvard commencement address on Thursday afternoon. Not many people showed up, probably because it was cold and rainy and generally miserable outside. Not even Facebook can control the weather.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Facebook Will Add 3,000 More People to Watch Murders and Suicides

Facebook has a problem. Not the one where they admitted to being a megaphone for propaganda and psy-ops. Or the one where they narced on at-risk teens. No, today’s news concerns how the social giant/massive data collection scheme has (increasingly) become an unwilling platform for users to broadcast violent crimes, …Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Facebook Shruggingly Admits It’s a Tool for Propagandists

Back in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was “quite proud of the impact that we were able to have on civic discourse,” doubling down on his stance that the rise of misinformation, spread of outright propaganda, and rapid erosion of trust in the fourth estate were anyone’s problems but his. A whitepaper …Read […]

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