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Threat to Our Digital Rights Revealed in US-UK Trade Talks Leak

Written by on December 3, 2019 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Threat to Our Digital Rights Revealed in US-UK Trade Talks Leak

Leaked records of US-UK trade negotiations suggest the US is targeting our digital rights—and the UK seems alarmingly willing to play ball. #digitalrights

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10 Social Media Networks to Use Instead of Facebook

Written by on June 10, 2019 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
10 Social Media Networks to Use Instead of Facebook

There are six primary reasons why we need our social media run through the blockchain technology: distributed consensus mechanisms ensure better security and privacy; blockchain eliminates censorship and safeguards freedom of speech by anonymizing user meta-data; in a blockchain, you aren’t the product (your meta-data is not harvested for commercial gain); by eliminating a central server, users have more control over their own content; blockchain’s tokens, coins, and smart contacts make transactions, payments, and peer-to-peer commerce smoother; decentralized networks sans external payment methods mean crowdfunding for startups is much easier.

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As New Privacy Rules Hit Europe, Google and Facebook Hit With $8.8 Billion in Lawsuits

Written by on May 28, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
As New Privacy Rules Hit Europe, Google and Facebook Hit With $8.8 Billion in Lawsuits

Accusing Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Instagram of “intentionally” violating Europe’s strict new privacy rules that officially went into effect on Friday, Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems filed four lawsuits against the tech companies arguing they are still “coercing users into sharing personal data” despite rolling out new policies ostensibly aimed at complying with the new regulations.

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As Feds Launch Probe, Users Discover ‘Horrifying’ Reach of Facebook’s Data Mining

Written by on March 27, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
As Feds Launch Probe, Users Discover ‘Horrifying’ Reach of Facebook’s Data Mining

After a New Zealand man named Dylan McKay called attention in a viral tweet last week to the alarming fact that Facebook had collected his “entire call history” with his partner’s mother and “metadata about every text message [he’s] ever received or sent,” other Facebook users began downloading their archive of personal data the social media giant had stored and discovered that McKay’s experience was hardly anomalous.

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