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Other people’s lives are not fodder for your feeds – TechCrunch

#PlaneBae You should cringe when you read that hashtag. Because it’s a reminder that people are being socially engineered by technology platforms to objectify and spy on each other for voyeuristic pleasure and profit. The short version of the story attached to the cringeworthy hashtag is this:...

#PlaneBae You should crin...

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Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars – TechCrunch

Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake news-peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The...

Alex Jones’ Infowars is...

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Researchers find that filters don’t prevent porn – TechCrunch

In a paper entitled Internet Filtering and Adolescent Exposure to Online Sexual Material, Oxford Internet Institute researchers Victoria Nash and Andrew Przybylski found that Internet filters rarely work to keep adolescents away from online porn. “It’s important to consider the efficacy of Internet filtering,” said Dr,...

In a pap...

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How Alibaba’s Dingtalk became China’s largest enterprise messenger app with 100m users

Alibaba’s Dingtalk app now boasts of 7 million enterprise clients – including the Chinese police. / Photo credit: Dingtalk Tencent’s WeChat has become the default messaging app of everyday life in China, but there’s one territory that it has yet to conquer: the workplace. There’s a list...

Alibaba’s Dingtalk app n...

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UK’s Information Commissioner will fine Facebook the maximum £500K over Cambridge Analytica breach – TechCrunch

Facebook continues to face fallout over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed how user data was stealthily obtained by way of quizzes and then appropriated for other purposes, such as targeted political advertising. Today, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it would...

Facebook continues to fa...

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Facebook buys ads in Indian newspapers to warn about WhatsApp fakes – TechCrunch

As Twitter finally gets serious about purging fake accounts, and YouTube says it will try to firefight conspiracy theories and fake news flaming across its platform with $25M to fund bona fide journalism, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is grappling with its own fake demons in India, where...

As Twitter finally gets s...

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Facebook was never ephemeral, and now its Stories won’t have to be – TechCrunch

Before Snapchat made social media about just today, Facebook made it about forever. The 2011 “Timeline” redesign of the profile and keyword search unlocked your past, encouraging you to curate colorful posts about your life’s top moments. That was actually an inspiration for Snapchat,...

Before Snapchat made soci...

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