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15.04.2018

Facebook Unfriends Democracy

Facebook Unfriends Democracy

The for-profit social media giant Facebook harvests vast amounts of data from each of its 2 billion users across the globe. This data trove gives Facebook unparalleled commercial power and, as is becoming increasingly clear, the ability to influence significant events, including national elections. Revelations about Facebook’s role in the… »

18.03.2018

How Facebook data was used to influence US elections (and Brexit?)

How Facebook data was used to influence US elections (and Brexit?)

New reports reveal how pro-Trump firm Cambridge Analytica ‘exploited’ Facebook to harvest data of 50 million users “This story is a devastating tale of how personal data and massive, unaccountable technology platforms combined with malevolent political interests to subvert the public sphere. Facebook owes us the truth.” by Jake… »

01.03.2018

Blockchain Will Upend Big Medicine

Blockchain Will Upend Big Medicine

Posted on: Monday, February 26th 2018 at 1:45 pm Written By: James Grundvig The original article, copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2018, can be found here. Here are GreenMedInfo Re-post guidelines Translated into Italian in two parts: here and here   The third digital revolution to… »

16.11.2017

Human Touch through Virtual Space and Time

Human Touch through Virtual Space and Time

This morning, I woke up and found this lovely note from an old college friend on my Facebook page which, for some reason, touched my heart. Sure, we receive notes and posts like these which at times may sound mushy and sentimental. But this rang true, coming from an… »

30.07.2017

Fake news by algorithm

Fake news by algorithm

Today I opened my Facebook and discovered that two of my very good friends in another country were getting married. It seemed odd as they have been together for many years, they have grown up children and did not make any announcements. But the FB post looked genuine; there were… »

12.05.2017

Access Denied: Facebook blocks abortion pill provider’s page for ‘promotion of drug use’

Access Denied: Facebook blocks abortion pill provider’s page for ‘promotion of drug use’

‘WTF Facebook?!’ say supporters of international group that provides reproductive health information and access to abortion pills in countries where it remains illegal by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams As of late Thursday night, Facebook has yet to explain why it has… »

18.11.2016

Snowden Warns Facebook Growing Too Powerful

Snowden Warns Facebook Growing Too Powerful

In media news, Facebook is coming under fire from critics who say the social media giant helped swing the election for Donald Trump by failing to crack down on an epidemic of fake news articles targeting Hillary Clinton. Such articles drew millions of clicks and featured such phony… »

18.10.2016

The new power of manipulation

The new power of manipulation

Google and Facebook are able to influence the opinions of their users. That’s dangerous. By Sandro Gaycken Computer scientist Sandro Gaycken was long active in the German hackers’ association, Chaos Computer Club. He now advises companies and institutions such as NATO on cybersecurity issues. The relationship between democracy and the… »

08.01.2016

Arab-Jew ‘forbidden’ kiss video mysteriously disappears from Facebook

Arab-Jew ‘forbidden’ kiss video mysteriously disappears from Facebook

A video of Arab and Jewish couples engaging in “forbidden” kisses has disappeared from Facebook, prompting claims of hacking and censorship.The video by TimeOut Tel Aviv features six couples doing the “forbidden deed”, was a response to an Israeli Ministry of Education decision to exclude a book describing a love… »

15.11.2015

When changing a profile picture on Facebook is not enough…

When changing a profile picture on Facebook is not enough…

Today the Western world is reeling from the events in Paris where dozens of human beings died and hundreds have been injured. The horror of mass killings has once more hit Europe and Western media has provided 24 hour coverage, providing every single detail time and time again, generating in… »

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