Remember the whole Russia Gate thing? If you don’t, I’m referring to when we were told that Russian spies were hacking our data to destroy our democracy. Well, there was some truth to that, but American companies are not ones to be outdone by the Eastern Bloc. And while that
By JohnTaylor Wildfeuer You must not be reading your user agreements either, because if you were you would have little time for anything else. A 2008 Carnegie Mellon University study found that if American consumers read user agreements for websites they visit once per year it would require 76 full
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“Irrational exuberance” Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan first uttered the phrase in 1996, describing what he considered an alarming economic trend. The rise of home internet usage was spurring several investors to stake digital claims like an online Oklahoma land run. Tech companies sprang up overnight, each hoping to
As time passes, real life appears to be less relevant than ever. The only space that needs to be taken seriously is the digital space. Things like the Metaverse, Elon Musk’s brainchip, and Google’s billion dollar mission to “solve death” are all concepts that sound like plots in science fiction
By Keith Burbank A wrongful death lawsuit against Facebook, which recently changed its name to Meta, was filed Thursday on behalf of the sister of a federal officer shot and killed in Oakland by an alleged member of an extremist group, attorneys for the woman said. Federal Protective Service Officer
Last Tuesday, on November 23, Lush Cosmetics announced that it would deactivate its Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok, and Snapchat pages until social media platforms “can provide a safer environment for their users.” “We wouldn’t ask our customers to meet us down a dark and dangerous alleyway – but some social
A racial and economic justice group is calling on people nationwide to hit Facebook where it hurts: right in the revenue. The “Facebook Logout” campaign urges people to log off Facebook and Instagram Wednesday to disrupt the social media giant machine that profits off ad revenue targeted at its users.
Facebook is firmly planted in the hot seat this week, which, of course, means calls to repeal Section 230 are again at a fever pitch. But, there’s a lot of confusion over what and who the policy actually protects, and who stands to gain and lose in its potential reform.