Skip to main content

Home/ ITGSonline/ Group items tagged facebook ITGS

Rss Feed Group items tagged

dr tech

Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator | Technology | The Gu... - 0 views

  •  
    "A group of current and former contractors who worked for years at the social network's Berlin-based moderation centres has reported witnessing colleagues become "addicted" to graphic content and hoarding ever more extreme examples for a personal collection. They also said others were pushed towards the far right by the amount of hate speech and fake news they read every day."
dr tech

Facebook launches 'clear history' tool - but it won't delete anything | Technology | Th... - 0 views

  •  
    "The new feature, part of a wider set of tools covering "off-Facebook activity", will not delete anything from Facebook's servers, instead simply "disconnecting" data from an individual user's account."
dr tech

Bringing big tech to heel: how do we take back control of the internet? | World news | ... - 0 views

  •  
    "From our vantage point, this arc from the stocking frames of the Luddites to the Factory Acts makes total sense: a transformative technological change, its adaptation unfettered by regulation, and then the demand for a collective response as the implications of those changes become clearer."
dr tech

Doctored video of sinister Mark Zuckerberg puts Facebook to the test | Technology | The... - 0 views

  •  
    "The piece is meant to be a commentary on the collection and use of private data by tech companies, as Posters explained. "The fact that citizens' data - including intimate knowledge on political leanings, sexuality, psychological traits and personality - are made available to the highest bidder shows that the digital influence industry and its associated architectures pose a risk not only to individual human rights but to our democracies at large.""
dr tech

The dead will take over Facebook in the next 50 years | ZDNet - 0 views

  •  
    "A time is coming in which you may see more memorial accounts on Facebook than active users, with academics estimating that accounts belonging to the deceased will outnumber the living within 50 years."
dr tech

Can Blockchain and Privacy Save Facebook? - Hacker Noon - 0 views

  •  
    "Facebook could also shift monetization from ads to ecommerce via blockchain-based payments and services"
dr tech

Teens 'not damaged by screen time', new Oxford study finds / Boing Boing - 0 views

  •  
    "Based on data from over 17,000 teenagers, the study "casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health.""
dr tech

Facebook is paying The Daily Telegraph to publish positive stories about Facebook / Boi... - 0 views

  •  
    "Facebook is keeping true to its "be terrible" motto by paying The Daily Telegraph to run a series of sponsored articles praising Facebook."
dr tech

Why Targeted Ads Are a Serious Threat to Your Privacy - 0 views

  •  
    "Data collection is a prerequisite to delivering targeted ads, so their use will inherently stir up privacy concerns. Ad companies are incentivized to collect and share as much data as they can, with safeguarding this information only a secondary issue at best. Breaches are a concern largely because of the potential fallout to a company's brand."
dr tech

Facebook's Zuckerberg Calls for Global Internet Regulations - Bloomberg - 0 views

  •  
    "Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations governing the internet, recommending overarching rules on hateful and violent content, election integrity, privacy and data portability."
dr tech

Obscure no-deal Brexit group is UK's biggest political spender on Facebook | Politics |... - 0 views

  •  
    "The single biggest known British political advertiser on Facebook is a mysterious pro-Brexit campaign group pushing for a no-deal exit from the EU. The revelation about Britain's Future, which has never disclosed the source of its funding or organisational structure, has raised concerns about the influence of "dark money" in British politics."
dr tech

Anti-vaxx 'mobs': doctors face harassment campaigns on Facebook | Technology | The Guar... - 0 views

  •  
    ""The idea that we can have counter-speech when [Facebook] groups become brigade mobs is ludicrous," said Renee DiResta, an expert in online misinformation and co-founder of Vaccinate California. "It makes just participating as an everyday citizen a high-stakes ordeal.""
dr tech

Small number of Facebook Pages did 46% of top 10,000 posts for or against vaccines / Bo... - 0 views

  •  
    "no dearth of posts related to vaccines, the top 50 Facebook pages ranked by the number of public posts they made about vaccines generated nearly half (46 percent) of the top 10,000 posts for or against vaccinations, as well as 38 percent of the total likes on those posts, from January 2016 to February of this year."
dr tech

Facebook's content moderation a mess, employees outraged, contractors have PTSD: Report... - 0 views

  •  
    "Of all the disturbing parts of this @CaseyNewton piece about Facebook content reviewers -- and there are many -- the one about people slowly coming to believe the conspiracy theories sticks with me https://t.co/ulDx3PEaWa"
dr tech

Revealed: Facebook enables ads to target users interested in 'vaccine controversies' | ... - 0 views

  •  
    "Facebook enables advertisers to promote content to nearly 900,000 people interested in "vaccine controversies", the Guardian has found. Other groups of people that advertisers can pay to reach on Facebook include those interested in "Dr Tenpenny on Vaccines", which refers to anti-vaccine activist Sherri Tenpenny, and "informed consent", which is language that anti-vaccine propagandists have adopted to fight vaccination laws."
dr tech

Delete your account: leaving Facebook can make you happier, study finds | Technology | ... - 0 views

  •  
    "As with any habitual behavior, you might reasonably expect that abstaining would lead to an improved mood and an overall sense of wellbeing. A new study goes a long way toward suggesting the benefits of cutting Facebook out of our lives altogether."
1 - 20 of 105 Next › Last »
Showing 20 items per page