Think Before You Tweet In the Wake of an Attack

img_0355.jpgMonday night, a suicide bomber took the lives of at least 22 people—including an 8-year-old girl—at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Almost instantly, images and video of the devastating attack overtook Twitter timelines and Facebook News Feeds. As natural and understandable a response to horrific events as that might be, it also threatens to amplify the chaos that terrorists intend. Terrorists have always sought attention, and the age of social media has enabled them to find it with unprecedented breadth. They use social networks to recruit, to inspire, and to connect, but they also rely on social media bystanders—everyday, regular people…….Read More

Facebook Adds Another New Censorship Tool To Stop “Conspiracies” And “Misinformation”

In the video, Vin Armani gives an update about YouTube and Facebook’s latest attempt to censor content on their platforms. He discusses a brand new Facebook tool to further censor conspiracy theories, and misleading and sensational content. Well, that’s subjective…….Read More

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Facebook says it has deleted tens of thousands of accounts in Britain ahead of the June 8 general election in a drive to battle fake news. The tech giant also took out newspaper advertisements in Britain’s media offering advice on how to spot such stories. The ads suggest that readers should be “skeptical of headlines,” and to “look closely at the URL.” The company says it has made improvements to help them detect fake news accounts more effectively.Simon Milner, the tech firm’s U.K. director of policy, says the platform wants to get to the “root of the problem” and is working with outside organizations to fact check and analyze content around the election………Read More

Facebook Live: Zuckerberg adds 3,000 moderators in wake of murders

IMG_0251.JPGFollowing outrage over broadcasting of murder and assaults, Facebook chief says social network will invest in people and tools to remove content more quickly.  Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to add 3,000 more content reviewers and invest in tools to help remove objectionable content more quickly, after a man broadcasted footage of himself killing his 11-month-old daughter. Over the last few months, footage of shootings, murders, rapes and assaults has been streamed on Facebook. The live broadcasts have then been viewable as recorded videos by the social network’s users, often for days before being taken down. But instead of scrutinising content before it is uploaded, Facebook relies on reporting tools used by the social network’s 1.86 billion users and a team of people at Facebook to review reported posts and content and retroactively remove them from the site…….Read More

Facebook Handed Over Data On ‘Insecure’ And ‘Overwhelmed’ Australian Teenagers To Advertisers

Popular Smart Phone Apps Of 2016Facebook probably knows more about you than your own family, and the company often uses these type of insights to help sell you products. The best — or worst! — new example of this comes from the newspaper The Australian, which says it got its hands on some leaked internal Facebook documents. The 23-page document allegedly revealed that the social network provided detailed data about teens in Australia — including when they felt “overwhelmed” and “anxious” — to advertisers. The creepy implication is that said advertisers could then go and use the data to throw more ads down the throats of sad and susceptible teens……Read More


Tomorrow’s World: The Unsettling Performance That Showed the World Through AI’s (video)



INSIDE AN ABANDONED warehouse on the San Francisco docks, as the damp air floods through the holes in its rusted tin roof, Sunny Tang is playing her cello while recovering from the flu. She is 45 percent sad and 0.01 percent disgusted. That, at least, is the read from the AI that’s tracking her expressions, gestures, and body language from the other side of the warehouse, flashing these stats on the movie screen behind her. The audience—several hundred people huddled between her and the AI, dressed in scarfs, hats, and overcoats—lets out a collective laugh. Tang is playing alongside the rest of the Kronos Quartet, the iconic San Francisco string ensemble known for its unorthodox experimentation, and the AI is obeying orders from Trevor Paglen, the American artist who poses big questions about technology and surveillance through nearly any medium he can get his hands on. It’s all part of Sight Machine, a Paglen-orchestrated performance that explores the rise of computer vision……Read/Video

Smart phone to Die: Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for what comes next enter virtual and augmented reality, universal internet connectivity


virtual and augmented reality, universal internet connectivity, and artificial intelligence start to slowly move from fantasy into reality.

This new technology will open the door to some crazy future scenarios, where Facebook, or some other tech company, intermediates everything you see, hear, and, maybe even, think. At this week’s Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his crazy ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016. Here’s the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg this week: Basically, Zuckerberg’s uses this roadmap to demonstrate Facebook’s three-stage game plan in action: First, you take the time to develop a neat cutting-edge technology. Then you build a product based on it. Then you turn it into an ecosystem where developers and outside companies can use that technology to build their own businesses…….Read More