Category Archives: Journalism Media and Social Media

Opinion | The Expensive Education of Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley – by Kara Swisher – NYT

Let me first state that I actually like Mark Zuckerberg and have since the day I met him more than a dozen years ago. But let me also say that he and Facebook, the huge social network that he started … Continue reading

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Facebook Has Identified Ongoing Political Influence Campaign – By Nicholas Fandos and Kevin Roose – NYT

By Nicholas Fandos and Kevin Roose July 31, 2018 198 WASHINGTON — Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages that are believed to be engaging in political … Continue reading

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How WhatsApp Pushes Mobs to Murder in India – By Vindu Goel, Suhasini Raj and Priyadarshini Ravichandran – NYT

In India, false rumors about child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April. One of the first to be killed was a 65-year-old woman named Rukmani. She and four family … Continue reading

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Opinion | This Russian Company Knows What You Like on Facebook – By Siva Vaidhyanathan – NYT

By Siva Vaidhyanathan Mr. Vaidhyanathan is the author of a book about Facebook. July 12, 2018,    37 comments “Not long ago, debates about privacy and surveillance were theoretical. What’s the harm if Amazon and Google and Facebook know my … Continue reading

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Editorial | Can Facebook Be Cut Down to Size? – The New York Times

When the government broke up the telephone system in 1984, the fact that AT&T could count most citizens as customers and that it was arguably the best-run telephone company in the world was not deemed compelling enough to preserve its … Continue reading

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Stop Facebook tracking you across the web- change these settings | ZDNet

Head to this link (and sign in if you have to), then make sure the “Ads on apps and websites off of the Facebook Companies” option is turned “no.” And that’s it. The caveat is that you may see ads … Continue reading

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Apple Shuns the Tech Industry’s Apology Tour – The New York Times

Monday, the company said its Safari web browser would disable tracking software, or cookies, that advertising companies like Facebook and Google embed in websites to track users’ activity across the internet. via Apple Shuns the Tech Industry’s Apology Tour – … Continue reading

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Apple Shuns the Tech Industry’s Apology Tour – The New York Times

Monday, the company said its Safari web browser would disable tracking software, or cookies, that advertising companies like Facebook and Google embed in websites to track users’ activity across the internet. via Apple Shuns the Tech Industry’s Apology Tour – … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Device Partnerships Explained – The New York Times

Facebook has said that some of the device partners store Facebook users’ — and their friends’ — data on their own servers. But Facebook has also said that regardless of where the information is stored, its partners are bound by … Continue reading

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