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lxle (#1) 20 minutes ago
gizmodo.com - There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 20 hours ago
cnbc.com - Speaking during an interview at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam, Peter Sunde said that there is "no democracy" online. "People in the tech industry have a lot of responsibilities but they never really discuss these things ... Facebook is the biggest nation in the world and we have a dictator, if you look at it from a democracy standpoint, Mark Zuckerberg is a dictator. I did not elect him. He sets the rules," Sunde told CNBC. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 1 day 16 hours ago
https://theintercept.com - “At this point, it should go without saying that the information the FBI wants to include in the statue is extremely revealing — URLs, for example, may reveal the content of a website that users have visited, their location, and so on,” Andrew Crocker, staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, wrote in an email to The Intercept. “And it’s particularly sneaky because this bill is debated behind closed doors,” Robyn Greene, policy counsel at the Open Technology Institute, said in an interview. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 2 days ago
bbc.com - Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots, according to Chinese media reports. One factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots", a government official told the South China Morning Post. Xu Yulian, head of publicity for the Kunshan region, added: "More companies are likely to follow suit." China is investing heavily in a robot workforce. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 2 days ago
washingtontimes.com - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a secret email to conduct official business broke a number of department policies, an inspector general concluded in a report sent to Capitol Hill Wednesday that also suggests she used the account to try to hide her communications from the public. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 4 days ago
washingtontimes.com - Facebook announced Monday it was sending employees out for retraining and would discontinue some of its practices as it sought to defend itself against charges of political bias against conservatives. Discuss
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anonymouse52 6 days ago
securityaffairs.co - A study of online trackers carried out by researchers at Princeton University allowed the identification of the Audio fingerprinting tracking technique. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 6 days ago
heatst.com - We wish this wasn’t true – but it looks like Mark Zuckerberg’s message hasn’t got through to Facebook’s employees. Conservative activist and Donald Trump supporter Lauren Southern was just kicked off the site for a totally inoffensive post noting its censorship of another conservative. And what’s more, Lauren videotaped the whole thing. Discuss
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