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There Is Literally No Excuse to Keep Using Facebook

There Is Literally No Excuse to Keep Using Facebook

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.

AI as Fact Checker: Algorithm Identifies Fake News

AI as Fact Checker: Algorithm Identifies Fake News - Geek.com

AI as Fact Checker: Algorithm Identifies Fake News – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/ai-as-fact-checker-algorithm-identifies-fake-news-1754452/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleFake news dates back further than a bullying president and Twitter. But the 125-year-old tradition of yellow journalism may have finally met its match. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) developed a new system that uses machine learning to determine if a source is accurate or politically biased.

“I was devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the man who created the world wide web, has some regrets

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets | Vanity Fair

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets | Vanity Fairhttps://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/07/the-man-who-created-the-world-wide-web-has-some-regretsTim Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.

BEWARE: Wendy’s Hack = BDO Phishing Emails

The April 23 hack of fast food chain Wendy’s Philippines exposing over 80,000 records is now being used by the hackers to send phishing emails purportedly from BDO asking to verify your account.

Obviously, DO NOT click on the button as it DOES NOT direct you to bdo.com.ph, but to dsi.mtsu.edu which is perhaps another compromised site housing a fake BDO page asking for your credentials. (See below)

Always check that the URL indicates the address of the site you want. Although modern web browsers conduct a check and warn you of potential deception, be vigilant nonetheless.

 

 

 

This is how the fake BDO site on dsi.mtsu.edu looks like – pretty damn good! I’m showing you so you won’t have to find out for yourself:

I have already sent an email to this educational institution informing them that their servers are being used for nefarious purposes. You’re welcome, BDO! </donvy>

Human or bot? Google Duplex scares

Human or bot? Google Duplex scares me - CNET

Human or bot? Google Duplex scares me – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/google-duplex-assistant-bot-deception-scary-ethics-question/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756In this age of disinformation, where fake news thrives and the public has trust issues with technology, Google designed a machine that can deceive humans. Gosh, what could go wrong?

Facebook Now Suppresses Untrustworthy Sites to Weed out Fake News

What an excruciatingly miniscule amount of effort for the largest social media platform. But then again, not all members of this community are human beings. Followers you say? Technically they’re bots. Just like their master! Clearly he’s not human. </donvy>

Facebook Now Suppresses Untrustworthy Sites to Weed out Fake News

Facebook Now Suppresses Untrustworthy Sites to Weed out Fake Newshttps://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/facebook-will-suppress-certain-news-sites-weed-fake-news/70562/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=05042018&utm_term=NewsletterDuring a speech this week at Menlo Park, California’s Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced to an audience of high-ranking media executives that his company’s platform has begun ranking news organizations and their pages based on “trustworthiness,” in what appears to be the social media-giant’s next foray into combating so-called “fake news.”

Facebook ending News Feed experiment condemned as ‘Orwellian’

Facebook ending News Feed experiment condemned as ‘Orwellian’ | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/01/facebook-news-feed-experiment-media-posts?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=266179&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2Company announces end to trial in which professional news posts were removed from users’ feeds in six countries. The backlash from news organizations in the affected countries was swift. “Facebook doesn’t think about consequences and has no interest at all in what is happening inside its test countries,” wrote the Slovakian journalist Filip Struhárik, one of the most prominent critics of the experiment. In December, Struhárik used CrowdTangle data to show that the experiment was hurting professional media more than fake news.