There’s plenty of blame to go around, but the list of actors has to start with Facebook. And for all its wonders — reaching nearly 2 billion people each month, driving more traffic and attention to news than anything else on earth — it’s also become a single point of failure for civic information.
Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.2019/02/20
Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.https://medium.com/s/story/nothing-can-stop-google-duckduckgo-is-trying-anyway-718eb7391423In late November, hotel conglomerate Marriott International disclosed that the personal information of some 500 million customers — including home addresses, phone numbers, and credit card numbers —… Related
Ex-cardinal McCarrick defrocked by Vatican for sexual abuse2019/02/17
Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked by Catholic Church with Pope Francis’ approval over sexual abuse today – Live updates – CBS Newshttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/cardinal-theodore-mccarrick-defrocks-catholic-church-laicization-sexual-abuse-live-updates/Former American Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who resigned last summer after being accused of sexual misconduct, has been defrocked by the Vatican, a move Pope Francis personally signed off on. The move to strip him of […]
German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook’s Whole Ad Business2019/02/09
“Facebook will no longer be allowed to force its users to agree to the practically unrestricted collection and assigning of non-Facebook data to their Facebook user accounts,” FCO president Andreas Mundt said in a statement announcing the decision. https://www.wired.com/story/germany-facebook-antitrust-ruling/?CNDID=49046367&CNDID=49046367&bxid=MjM5NjgxNjQ4MjY5S0&hasha=051456e5dd3dcc7e9dc3f0af5c58ce38&hashb=f25d57ca4e78eed3fd06146c3baa1f06f00d9d42&mbid=nl_020819_daily_list1_p4&source=DAILY_NEWSLETTER&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIRED%20NL%20020819%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nlThe country’s antitrust regulator told Facebook it couldn’t demand so much data from users simply to have […]