Category: Social Networking

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 […]

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

iSpeech 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 […]

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

iSpeech 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, […]

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 […]

Cyber criminals are using Facebook Messenger to trick people into opening malicious links that harvest their personal data, FBI officials warn

Convert Text to Speech Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL FBI agents have issued a warning about a new scam that targets instant messaging apps, including Facebook Messenger. The scam attempts to trick users into opening a malicious URL that harvests their personal data and login credentials for social networks, […]

Twitter asks academics to help it kill off toxic tweets with algorithms Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Twitter is finally taking stock of the quality of conversation happening on its platform.  The social media giant is partnering with a group of researchers from academic institutions around the world to assess the severity of Twitter’s ‘echo chamber’ problem and […]