Category: Social Networking

Facebook says its controversial new $200 ‘Portal’ video-calling device DOESN’T listen in on users – but admits it will monitor how you use it to create targeted ads

Annie Palmer & Tim Collins | The Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook has admitted its $200 Portal device, which goes on sale today in the US, will monitor user activity to serve lucrative personalized ads to owners.  The firm claims it collects devise usage information to understand how Portal is […]

SPLC Leads Soros-Funded Groups in ‘Orwellian’ Attempt to Ban ‘Hate Speech’ on Social Media

SPLC Leads Soros-Funded Groups in ‘Orwellian’ Attempt to Ban ‘Hate Speech’ on Social Media

Tyler O’Neil | PJ Media | Source URL Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) teamed up with five other groups funded by George Soros to pressure tech companies to “reduce hateful activities on their platforms.” While this sounds like a noble goal, mainstream conservative and Christian groups that […]

Big Tech Has Performed the “Greatest Bait-and-Switch in American History” As It Now Turns On Free Speech

Joseph Jankowski | Planet Free Will | Source URL Big tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube have performed “perhaps the greatest bait-and-switch in American history” as they now have committed to an about-face to the American value of free speech. That is the assessment of Breitbart New‘s Allum Bokhari […]

Supreme Court agrees to hear a case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users

Tucker Higgins | CNBC | Source URL The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds. The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network […]

THE GOOD CENSOR: Tech Companies Should ‘Police Tone’, Give Users ‘Positive Guidelines’

Breitbart | Source URL  The Good Censor – GOOGLE LEAK by on Scribd A 85-page briefing entitled “The Good Censor,” exclusively leaked to Breitbart News from within Google, advises tech companies to “police tone rather than content” and to not “take sides” when censoring users. The document, which can be […]

Facebook investigating ‘worst ever’ security breach affecting 50 MILLION users that could have let hackers take over user accounts – including Mark Zuckerberg’s

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook has discovered a massive security breach affecting 50 million user accounts – including those of Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. The social media giant said attackers exploited the site’s ‘View As’ feature, which lets people see what their […]

Facebook’s new home gadget might have a creepy camera as its main feature

Jared Newman | Fast Company | Source URL After calling off the launch of a smart display device earlier this year, Facebook is reportedly planning to announce it next week. Here are the details from Cheddar‘s Alex Heath, who cites unnamed sources: The main feature will be video chat, and […]

Facebook ‘censors’ conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced

RT | Source URL Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don’t think it was an accident. PragerU (short for Prager University, after its founder Dennis Prager) says nine of its […]