Category Archives: Journalism Media and Social Media

In Push for 2020 Election Security- Top Official Was Warned: Don’t Tell Trump – The New York Times

    By Eric Schmitt, David E. Sanger and Maggie Haberman April 24, 2019 290 “WASHINGTON — In the months before Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign, she tried to focus the White House on one of her highest priorities as homeland security secretary: … Continue reading

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Opinion | Think You’re Discreet Online? Think Again – The New York Times

By Zeynep Tufekci Dr. Tufekci is a professor of information science who specializes in the social effects of technology. April 21, 2019 59 CreditAlexis Beauclair “People concerned about privacy often try to be “careful” online. They stay off social media, or … Continue reading

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Opinion | A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign – The New York Times

By Philip N. Howard Professor Howard is the director of the Oxford Internet Institute and the author of “Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up.” March 27, 2019 Some of the Facebook … Continue reading

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Opinion | If Stalin Had a Smartphone – By David Brooks – The New York Times

By David Brooks Opinion Columnist March 11, 2019,  90  ImageA woman in Moscow taking a selfie with an image of Stalin, on the anniversary of his death.CreditCreditMladen Antonov/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images “I feel bad for Joseph Stalin. He dreamed of … Continue reading

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Some of the Popular Images and Themes the Russians Posted on Social Media – The New York Times

Using an array of accounts on multiple platforms and targeting a variety of demographics, the Russians have generated millions of interactions with their posts. By Scott Shane Dec. 17, 2018,  172c When Russia targets Americans on social media, it has … Continue reading

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Facebook- Twitter and YouTube Withheld Russia Data- Reports Say – The New York Times

By Sheera Frenkel- Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Dec. 17, 2018,       77c SAN FRANCISCO — When lawmakers asked YouTube, a unit of Google, to provide information about Russian manipulation efforts, it did not disclose how many people watched … Continue reading

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The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for … Continue reading

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How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location – By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries and Natasha Singer – The New York Times

DL: I just learned that Android is not as good as Apple in this important privacy function. Apple allows you to share location “Only when the app is in use,”  as opposed to all the time! See the difference explained. … Continue reading

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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night- and They’re Not Keeping It Secret – The New York Times

By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES, NATASHA SINGER, MICHAEL H. KELLER and AARON KROLIK DEC. 10, 2018 The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following the path of an anonymous cellphone user. One … Continue reading

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Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News – By Adam B. Ellick- Adam Westbrook and Jonah M. Kessel – The New York Times

Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News By Adam B. Ellick, Adam Westbrook and Jonah M. Kessel via Breaking News, World News & Multimedia – The New York Times David Lindsay: This is an excellent video piece about the … Continue reading

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