There Is Literally No Excuse to Keep Using Facebookhttps://medium.com/s/story/there-is-literally-no-excuse-to-keep-using-facebook-anymore-f76eaa5573faFacebook is harming democracies around the world, including the U.S. It supports shady advertising and fake news. There are other options more concerned with safety than revenue. Let’s #QuitFacebook.
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Apple Blocks GrayKey iOS Hacking Device Shocking Security Expertshttps://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-blocks-graykey-ios-hacking-device-shocking-security-experts/86331/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=102618&utm_term=NewsletterApple’s freshest update to the iOS operating system came with a bevy of security upgrades that strengthen consumers’ confidence in the integrity of their iPhones. The security measures include end-to-end encryption of messages and FaceTime video chats, safeguards that make it harder for data companies to gather information for targeted advertising, and a web portal that allows you to check up on how much information Apple has collected about you.
Huawei caught passing off DSLR pictures as phone camera sampleshttps://www.engadget.com/2018/08/20/huawei-caught-passing-off-dlsr-pictures-as-phone-camera-samples/Huawei’s back at it with the BS advertising. This is literally the third time the company’s been called out for deceptive marketing.
Facebook Can’t Be Fixed. – NewCo Shifthttps://shift.newco.co/its-the-advertising-model-stupid-b843cd7edbe9Facebook’s fundamental problem is not foreign interference, spam bots, trolls, or fame mongers. It’s the company’s core business model, and abandoning it is not an option.
Firms ditch YouTube ads over predatory comments on videos of children | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/24/youtube-aggressive-action-predatory-comments-videos-children?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=253924&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2Global brands suspend YouTube and Google advertising after it was placed alongside videos paedophiles exploited
Why I’m done with Facebook – Radley Snails – Mediumhttps://medium.com/@videobrad/why-im-done-with-facebook-7eae613b2712The digital society is one where boundaries and ethics are still being developed, but if we can’t have companies that are at the forefront of this technological area policing their platforms in a meaningful way, then we are on a path to total disaster. The future will be a wasteland of advertising and manipulative communications disguised as fun social environments that drop your guard and allow companies to pull back the veil and learn the most private aspects of your personality.
Netflix, Microsoft, and Google just quietly changed how the web works | The Outlinehttps://theoutline.com/post/2304/netflix-microsoft-and-google-just-quietly-changed-how-the-web-works?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethitsThe organization that sets standards for the web just failed to beat back a stupid, greedy technology. The proposed standard that was voted on is called Encrypted Media Extensions, or EME. If you boil down the reason why EME was contentious, it’s because some people saw it as a gift to large corporations that would make the web worse for users, and extrapolated from there that the web’s most important organization is now in the pocket of Big Capitalism. Preserving personal privacy is at odds with serving advertising. Making websites equally fast and accessible no matter what their content is or who owns it — also known as net neutrality.
Your Facebook Messenger app is about to be filled with ads | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/12/facebook-messenger-app-adverts?utm_content=buffer982b8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=bufferAfter forcing Facebook users to switch to a separate Messenger app to continue chatting, the social network is about to start pushing adverts on those using the function. Facebook said on Tuesday that it was testing advertising on its Messenger app globally as the world’s largest social media company looks to further monetise its popular chat service, which has 1.2 billion monthly users.
News Publishers Team Up to Take On Facebook, Google – WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/news-publishers-team-up-to-take-on-facebook-google-1499708353Newspaper publishers are calling on Congress to allow them to negotiate collectively with Google and Facebook as the duo increasingly dominate digital advertising and news distribution online. If granted a limited waiver by Congress, the group said it would push for stronger intellectual-property protections, better support for digital subscription models and a fairer share of revenue and customer data.
Jing Zhiang illustrates fun and colorful infographics for all ages | DesignFaveshttps://www.designfaves.com/2017/06/jing-zhiang-illustrates-fun-and-colorful-infographics-for-all-ages#refnlPie charts and graphs can produce efficiency and productivity at work. But these statistical and informational graphics can also turn meetings and conferences into dull and boring routines. Much to our delight, one Chinese illustrator has come up with unique and fun infographic designs that will surely get anyone’s attention. London-based graphic artist Jing Zhiang works mostly in the advertising industry. Turning long and complicated general facts into animated, easy to read material has earned her a YCN Professional Award.