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TED Talk - Zeynep Tufekci: We're Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click on Ads   video
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, Zeynep Tufekci, technosociologist, Facebook, Google, Amazon, digital platforms, manipulation, social movements )

Evelyn
- 183 days ago - youtu.be
NB - predates the FB scandal! Zeynep Tufecki details how the algorithms FB etc use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize access to political & social info. We need to understand how the powerful might use AI to control - & what we can do
Electronic Brainwashing: Cambridge Analytica's Sinister Facebook Strategy -The Daily Show   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, Facebotch, manipulation, failure, private data protection, quiz, research, Trump Campaign )

Evelyn
- 185 days ago - youtu.be
A mix of facts, humour and sane advice by Trevor Noah concerning manipulation through vulnerabilities
Tell Facebook: This (Cambridge Analytica) Can't Happen Again.
Science & Tech  (tags: Cambridge Analytica, computer, Facebook, humans, internet, technology )

Kathy
- 187 days ago - foundation.mozilla.org
Up to 50 million Facebook users had their information used by Cambridge Analytica, a private company, without their knowledge or consent. That's not okay.
How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You'Ve Ever Met
Science & Tech  (tags: Facebook, privacy, technology )

Judy
- 320 days ago - gizmodo.com
Inside Facebook's Black Box: Investigating the secret algorithm that knows who you know
'Our Minds Can Be Hijacked': The Tech Insiders Who Fear a Smartphone Dystopia
Science & Tech  (tags: Silicon Valley, Google, Facebook, Alphabet, Social networking )

Judy
- 351 days ago - theguardian.com
Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention.
Don't Click 'Like' on Facebook Again Until You Read This
Science & Tech  (tags: FaceBook, "likes", like-farming, scams, phishing, unfriendly links )

Evelyn
- 932 days ago - usatoday.com
Scammers are taking advantage of that 'Like' reflex for a dangerous scam called "like-farming." Popular stories give the scammer more eyeballs for posts that trick people out of information or send them to malicious downloads.
HERE*S A UNIQUE NEW WAY FACEBOOK IS TRACKING YOU DOWN
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, internet, news, technology, world, facebook )

M
- 941 days ago - digitaltrends.com
With a combination of computer vision techniques and FB*s image-identification generator, the engineers were able to identify man-made structures in satellite imagery of the planet. The image-recognition generator...
India Rejects Facebook Plan to Exploit World's Poorest With Private Internet
Science & Tech  (tags: Technololgy, World, Rights, Net Neutrality, India, Facebook )

Judy
- 958 days ago - commondreams.org
"The message is clear....We can't create a two-tier Internet--one for the haves, and one for the have-nots."
PETITION: FACEBOOK Must Be Accountable For Crimes Committed On Their Pages!
Science & Tech  (tags: facebook )

FOTEINI
- 993 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Several Facebook websites contain graphic pictures, videos & general gore depicting boiled, roasted, or hanged pets, dogs being drug behind cars & gruesome dog fights all of which have no educational value..
Anxious French Rush to Israeli Tech to Check on Friends
Science & Tech  (tags: facebook, Paris, attack, Israel, Safety Check app, computers, design, internet, science, tech, technology )

Gillian
- 1040 days ago - israel21c.org
Over 4 million people in Paris marked themselves as safe following Fridays deadly terror attacks using Facebooks made~in~Israel Safety Check app.
Internet Users Oppose Fast Tracking the TPP, But Facebook Doesn't Seem to Care-Petition
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, Facebook, Fast Track, humans, internet, tech, world )

Kathy
- 1234 days ago - cms.fightforthefuture.org
Thousands of tech companies, from tiny startups to well loved sites like reddit and Tumblr, oppose this anti-democratic and anti-Internet Fast Track legislation, but Facebook is supporting it.
Harvard Clean Energy Project
Science & Tech  (tags: Harvard Research, Solar, Hardvard, Facebook, science, environment, computers, energy, news, study, NewTechnology, research, interesting, design )

Mari
- 1289 days ago - facebook.com
Updates from the Harvard Team on Facebook! Would you like to help find new compounds for organic solar cells? The goal is 3000 Likes please help them get there.
Facebook Adds New Feature For Suicide Prevention
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, Facebook, Suicide Prevention, humans, protection, risks, sadness )

Dee
- 1306 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Starting on Wednesday, Facebook is rolling out a new feature for suicide prevention. The social media site is partnering with Now Matters Now, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Save.org and
Facebook Emotion Experiment Sparks Criticism
Science & Tech  (tags: Facebook, experiment, psychological research, manipulation, emotions )

Evelyn
- 1547 days ago - bbc.com
Facebook is facing criticism after it emerged it had conducted a psychology experiment on nearly 700,000 users without their knowledge. The test saw Facebook "manipulate" news feeds to control which emotional expressions the users were exposed to.
 

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