Category Archives: Fake News

Opinion | Will Deep-Fake Technology Destroy Democracy? – By Jennifer Finney Boylan –

“But deep-fake technology takes deception a step further, exploiting our natural inclination to engage with things that make us angriest. As Jonathan Swift said: “The greatest liar hath his believers: and it often happens, that if a lie be believed … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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