Facebook Negotiating Multibillion-Dollar US Fine As UK Labels "Digital Gangsters"
Facebook and its executives were labeled "digital gangsters" by a UKParliamentary inquiry into the social media giant's abuse of users privacy. The company should immediately be subject to statutory regulation the report published at the conclusion of the 18-month investigation by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport parliamentary committee recommended ...
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Facebook Slides After Report Claims 50% Of Its Users Are Fake
As it is Burns day we think the words of Scotland's national poet serve pereftly as a warning to Silicon Valley nerds with world domination ambitions: "The best lain schemes o' mice and men gang aft agley."
One such world domination wannabe for whom things have gang agely in the past year is Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg. But as badly as things have gone for Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal broke one year ago, in conformation of Murphy's law ("No matter how bad things are thery can always get worse," a new report froma team of researchers, led by a former coleague of Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard who helped Zuck create one of the original Facebook prototypes, suggests the reality of the company's circumstances is even more dire than investors realize.
The Gilets Jaunes (yellow vest)movement, which began as a Facebook group for dissatisfied French drivers almost a year ago and since the Macron government proposed a hike in fuel taxes for petrol and diesel cars spakred the first street protests, has mushroomed into a people's rebellion against globalism and corporatism. It has worried the French establishment and succeeded in forcing the usually arrogant and imperious President Macron into offering what globalist fellow travellers in mainstream media call major concessions from the government,
Censorship Comes To The Internet - Goodbye Free Speech
Censorship has always been a sore point in democratic societies, without the right to free speech democracy does not exist. So why have we for years now been willing to tolerate the efforts of Silicon Valley high tech corporations and their left - leaning (that's left as in Chairman Mao or Pol Pot,) been willing to tolerate this.
Since the 2016 US Presidential election, when the phrase ‘fake news’ entered the vernacular, Facebook has employed thousands of human moderators tasked with identifying what is and is not acceptable content to be posted on the censorious social media website. These humans were not employed to replace the ‘Artificial Intelligence’ automated moderation system the nerdocracy … Continue reading
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E.U. Parliament Members Call for Facebook Audit, Competition Law Overhaul
Though not widely reported (well the proceedings were boring,) a number of parliamentary hearings in the European Parliament and the elected assemblies of member nations, have investigated Facebook’s user data breach scandal involving the data thieves Cambridge Analytica. European Union MEPs, including those from Britain have called for a full audit of the social media company and an overhaul of E.U. competition law.
During a meeting held behind closed doors last week, Facebook's Campbell Brown, according to several people present, warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoth's efforts to "revitalize journalism" (i.e. ensure nothing is published Zuckerberg does not like,) will leave media outlets dying "like in a hospice." Initially reported by The Australianunder a headline which read Work With Facebook or Die: Zuckerberg"Facebook Introduces Anti-sex Censorship In Secret December 8, 2018
Facebook is to purge its platform of all sex-related content according to the announcement of a new policy banning everything from nude pictures to “sexualized slang,” up to and including “vague suggestive statements.” The social media giant has not bothered informing its users of the new move. The new “sexual solicitation” rules were adopted by … Continue reading
IoT gadget maker Nest Labs adding Google facial recognition to doorbell web enabled doorbell, Google will know who's at home
Long before Google acquired Internet of Things company Nest, its co-founder Matt Rogers was saying he and his team had big dreams. Nest seem to have convinced themselves that building fridges, washing machines, thermostats and doorbells that couls spy on their owners might work the same trick for them as spying through our computers did for Microsoft, Google and Facebook ...
Zuckerberg – his prison mug shot? After Mark Zuckerberg has twice failed to respond to a summons to answer questions in front of a UK Parliamentary investigation into Facebook’s failure to protect users privacy, and hold accountable for the Cambridge Analytica data breach outrage, the U.K. Parliament has seized a cache of Facebook’s confidential documents … Continue reading The Datapocalypse: Why Facebook's crisis is a turning point for privacy
The strangest thing about the tidal wave of public revulsion about violations of privacy that have hit Facebook this week in the wake of revelations throughout this month of improper commercial exploitation of users data is the story of how an academic built an app to harvest the private data of people who took his 'personality test', and then sold his database to a public relations consultancty should have surprised nobody.
posted by Ian R Thorpe, Yesterday we posted on another site a report on how Britain’s last two right – of – centre mass circulation newspapers, The Daily Mail and The Daily Express, have recently undergone changes of ownership or management which will likely shift editorial policy and reporting slant towards the globalist, … Continue reading
Mainstream media and left wing politicians like to show how they are up with modern trends and developments by heaping praise on psychopathic Silicon Valley, virtue-signaling, shadowbanning, conservative – censoring, fake news generating social media billionaires. Thus, though the … Continue reading
The tech giants are strangling our culture and economy. Joel Kotkin, The Daily Beast Even as many Americans look with horror on the authoritarian blusterer in the White House, we are slowly succumbing to a more pernicious, less obvious and far more lasting tech oligarchy gaining ever more control over our economy, culture and politics. … Continue reading
Things are not getting any better for Facebook: from Zero Hedge A Facebook engineer whose controversial memo on the company’s “political monoculture” that is “intolerant” of conservatives, had quit his job according to Business Insider. Engineer Brian Amerige sent an internal message to co-workers on Wednesday, writing: “These problems can be solved — just not by … Continue reading
OK, when you saw that little request from Facebook, to give them your telephone number (purely for security reasons,) you thought “They say they will not share the info, but this is Facebook, an organisation that has never knowingly told the public the truth. They’re having a laugh aren’t they? Well no they weren’t, the … Continue reading
August 14, 2018
In Private Meeting, Top Facebook Exec Threatened News Outlets That Do Not Coperate With Censorship Policy During a meeting held behind closed doors last week, top Facebook executive Campbell Brown, acording to several people who were present, warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoth’s efforts to “revitalize journalism” (i.e. ensure nothing … Continue reading British Police To Prosecute Facebook Users for Mocking Them?
The Federal Trade Commission has confirmed that it has opened a nonpublic probe into Facebook’s privacy practices, saying it’s committed to protecting consumers’ privacy and data and will hold accountable companies that abuse the FTC guidelines. In a statement, the FTC said it takes “very seriously” recent press reports raising concerns about the data security … Continue reading Bored With Watching The Facebook Slow Motion Train Wreck?
As we reported yeserday, the backlash against Facebook over the Cambridge Analytics data harvesting story continues to grow. At first it seemed fairly innocuous, some crazy scientist had developed an app that tricked people into granting access to their personal details and activity records. Then it emerged that even though the guy had been naughty, … Continue reading Facebook Is Falling Apart so Fast We Can’t Keep Up March 21, 2018
Facebook Is Falling Apart so Fast We Can’t Keep Up Anyone who reads The Daily Stirrer regularly will know we have never been fans of Facebook, Google or any of the other multi – billion dollar internet corporations which operate business models based on abusing users privacy. We have always predicted retribution would one day … Continue reading
Katie Hopkins Reports From Hellacious Sweden, ‘Where Females Fear to Tread’
A news feed filled with reports of the rape and assault of Sweden’s young women, some inexplicably streamed live on Facebook by the gang as they attacked. Other reports filed quietly away in a box marked unmentionable: the rape of a 12-year-old unaccompanied immigrant by a so called fellow 'unaccompanied minor' immigrant who later bragged he was 45.
We Know What Inspired The Manchester Attack, We Just Won't Admit It
In the wake of the Manchester arena bombing, politicians, public servants and the media warned against blaming the Muslim community. I had to defriend someone on Facebook [... ] My blogged response to the Manchester Arena bombing was that we should get angry, not at Muslims in general, but at the politicians, and law enforcement officers who time and again have failed to act against suspected (and sometimes known,) terrorists ...
The Internet Purge Of Politically Incorrect (aka truthful) Content Begins
Facebook, Google (owners of YouTube) and Microsoft have long been known as CIA collaborators and it has been acknowledged that Obama's move in divesting the US government of responsibility for ICANN allows The White House to make outraged noises about suppression of free speech while using Search Engine Operators as proxies to shut down anything challinging US and NATO propaganda (on the grounds no doubt that challenging the politically correct orthodoxy constitutes hate speech.)