Category Archives: social media

Facebook threatens to block news sharing for Australian users

Facebook threatens to block news sharing for Australian users https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-facebook-threatens-to-block-australian-news-sharing/ France is considering similar changes so digital platforms like Facebook and Google who benefit from news content being shared must contribute to the content. The Canadian government is considering changes … Continue reading

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Facebook: Apple’s iOS 14 will damage Audience Network ad business – Business Insider

https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-apple-ios-14-damage-audience-network-ad-business-2020-8

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Facebook raises settlement to $650-million in facial recognition lawsuit

July 31 2020 Facebook raises settlement to $650-million in facial recognition lawsuit https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/international-business/us-business/article-facebook-raises-settlement-to-650-million-in-facial-recognition/

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Photo or Image Resize, Reduce, Batch

Here is and easy way to batch resize photos and share on at least android. Some people prefer to avoid social misledia which is probably a good idea or want to reduce bandwidth or online storage use. Some mobile photo … Continue reading

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AI Bot Experiments

Here is some stories about AI bot experiments. The first three are from 2016 or 2017 but you may still find them interesting. I like many fell for misinformation about the first one that spread by word of mouth or … Continue reading

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Google Sued for $5 Billion for Tracking Users, Even Those Using Incognito Mode – VICE

Image from Vice … Google has faced several other lawsuits over its data collection, this one tries to use the Federal Wiretap Act. The Act states that users have the right to sue if their private conversations are intercepted. The … Continue reading

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Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images — British environmental photographer’s copyright claim prompts website to remove film that has been condemned by climate scientists Jonathan Watts @jonathanwatts Mon 25 May 2020 20.33 EDT Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from … Continue reading

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Online privacy tips for YouTube and in general plus some of their limitations

A tip for those that use the YouTube mobile app and care about limiting online data collection of personal information (aka digital fingerprint). If you have signed in to the app to interact, upload or other feature but want to … Continue reading

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Revealed: ‘former Vodafone executive’ in 5G conspiracy video is UK pastor

Link to article in The Guardian plus added commentary — Jim Waterson Media editor Fri 24 Apr 2020 … Jonathon James, who regularly preached at churches in Bedfordshire, is the previously unidentified individual who reached millions of people with his … Continue reading

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Why pandemics are the perfect environment for conspiracy theories to flourish

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