Category: Internet

adminNovember 21, 20219min490
US whistleblower and former Facebook engineer Frances Haugen says people deserve to know more about how the content they see is shaped by the jumble of data that gets fed into the social media machine—or how algorithms work. From the YouTube videos we’re recommended to deciding who gets a job, algorithms wield an ever-growing influence […]

adminNovember 19, 20216min300
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is promoting the concept of his company producing a virtual world ‘metaverse’ A consortium of US states announced a joint probe Thursday of Instagram’s parent company Meta for promoting the app to children despite allegedly knowing its potential for harm, in fresh regulatory trouble for the scandal-hit network. The social media […]

adminNovember 18, 20215min320
Barbados, shown in this file photo, plans to open an embassy in the metaverse. Tiny Caribbean nation Barbados has laid claim to establishing what it says will be the first diplomatic embassy in the metaverse—a virtual reality version of the internet. The announcement was sparse on details, but Barbados said this week that clients would […]

adminNovember 16, 20214min400
Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Hackers compromised the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s external email system on Saturday. The hackers sent out tens of thousands of emails from an FBI email account warning about a possible cyberattack, according to the Spamhaus Project, which tracks spam and related cyber threats. The FBI said it, along with the Cybersecurity […]

adminNovember 15, 20215min340
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Viral, true tweets spread just as far, wide and deep as viral untrue tweets, according to new research from Cornell University that upends the prevailing assumption that untruths on Twitter move faster. This finding helps illuminate why certain mitigating strategies to curb disinformation on Twitter haven’t worked, while also suggesting that […]

adminNovember 14, 202110min390
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen plans to tour universities next year and inspire a youth movement. What exactly does one do after leaking thousands of documents from the world’s most powerful social media company? For Frances Haugen, the answer is obvious: start a youth movement. Facebook has faced stinging criticism over the whistleblower’s document drop, not […]

adminNovember 13, 20217min280
Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Explicit and disturbing content is being served up to children online and the kids themselves are calling on adults in government and tech companies to step in to protect them, according to a new international report. Experts are calling for a clear duty of care after research conducted with some of […]

adminNovember 12, 202115min320
France’s President Emmanuel Macron, right, talks with U.S Vice President Kamala Harris, during the Paris Peace Forum, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Some world leaders and internet giants are expected to issue a global call to better protect children online during a Paris summit of about 30 heads of state and government, including U.S. […]