Category Archives: Journalism Media and Social Media

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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Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends – The New York Times

As Facebook sought to become the world’s dominant social media service, it struck agreements allowing phone and other device makers access to vast amounts of its users’ personal information. Facebook has reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers … Continue reading

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Cambridge Analytica and the Coming Data Bust – The New York Times

The queasy truth at the heart of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, which is so far the company’s defining disgrace of 2018, is that its genesis became scandalous only in retrospect. The series of events that now implicate Facebook began in … Continue reading

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Ad Scammers Need Suckers- and Facebook Helps Find Them – Bloomberg

It was a Davos for digital hucksters. One day last June, scammers from around the world gathered for a conference at a renovated 19th century train station in Berlin. All the most popular hustles were there: miracle diet pills, instant … Continue reading

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I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. – By BRIAN X. CHEN – NYT

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook … Continue reading

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