Faith-book? Users blast Facebook’s ‘creepy’ prayer tool after company admits it’s used to create personalized ads

Facebook has come under fire on social media for being “creepy” after admitting that its controversial new prayer feature uses data collected from the ‘thoughts and prayers’ of its more religious users to create personalized ads. … Read More >Faith-book? Users blast Facebook’s ‘creepy’ prayer tool after company admits it’s used to create personalized ads

As US social media giants censor free speech online, Russia & China lead the charge to break free from American control of the Web

When it comes to online censorship, few voices outside the Western mainstream are safe. Not even a US president. Now, this near-total lack of accountability among tech giants is pushing states to develop sovereign internet spaces. … Read More >As US social media giants censor free speech online, Russia & China lead the charge to break free from American control of the Web

Total control

Everything we associate with modern life has been digitalized. In fact, we live within ecosystems created by Big Tech. They decide what we see, what we can buy, and even what we can say. But these systems no longer serve us – they control us. So, is there a way out of this growing dystopia? … Read More >Total control

Facebook promises to clarify what it considers satire after being reprimanded for flagging meme as hate speech

Facebook has pledged to provide a more detailed explanation of what constitutes satire on its platform, after the company’s oversight board ruled that a meme commenting on the Armenian genocide was wrongfully removed. … Read More >Facebook promises to clarify what it considers satire after being reprimanded for flagging meme as hate speech

Hardcore regulations? Russian government could control access to porn under new proposals designed to protect underage children

Russian lovers of adult content could soon be forced to ask their government for permission before they can access saucy snaps and spicy clips online, with a public services portal acting as the gateway to all legal pornography. … Read More >Hardcore regulations? Russian government could control access to porn under new proposals designed to protect underage children

Another Pr**k in the Wall? Roger Waters chews out Mark Zuckerberg for wanting to use Pink Floyd protest song in Instagram ad film

Denouncing Facebook’s “insidious” operating practices, iconic Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters did not mince words in rejecting the social media giant’s request to use his song ‘Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)’ in an ad campaign. … Read More >Another Pr**k in the Wall? Roger Waters chews out Mark Zuckerberg for wanting to use Pink Floyd protest song in Instagram ad film

American internet giants still refusing to remove 10,000 posts including child porn & terrorist materials, Russian regulator says

Moscow’s media watchdog has warned that some of the world’s largest tech companies are continuing to host shocking illegal content online, despite thousands of requests from officials in the country to take down prohibited posts. … Read More >American internet giants still refusing to remove 10,000 posts including child porn & terrorist materials, Russian regulator says