News Clips Upcoming iOS 14 Changes Have Facebook in a Panic

Upcoming iOS 14 Changes Have Facebook in a Panic

Apple’s new iOS 14 upgrade should be out sometime in September, and some of its new privacy features have Facebook worrying about its own business. Remember, Facebook is not in the business of being a social network. We don’t pay to use the service. Instead, like Google, it’s in the business of mining data and …

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News Clips Facebook debuts workplace censorship tool, highlights “unionize” as a target

Facebook debuts workplace censorship tool, highlights “unionize” as a target

From The Intercept: During an internal presentation at Facebook on Wednesday, the company debuted features for Facebook Workplace, an intranet-style chat and office collaboration product similar to Slack.…The presentation discussed the “benefits” of “content control.” And it offered one example of a topic employers might find it useful to blacklist: the word “unionize.” The Intercept …

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Analysis What’s behind Trump’s attacks on social media?

What’s behind Trump’s attacks on social media?

This morning the AP, Bloomberg and many, many others are reporting on Trump’s threats against social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, in particular to “strongly regulate, or close them down” after Twitter meekly added a fact check link to an plainly false tweet that mail-in voting would lead to voter fraud. Also this morning, …

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News Clips Google, Facebook working with US government on civil liberties-busting location database to “combat coronavirus”

Google, Facebook working with US government on civil liberties-busting location database to “combat coronavirus”

Even in times of global crisis, we must maintain our civil liberties. While many if not most of us are taking safety precautions like social isolation in the face of COVID-19, we must be vigilant in our defense of our civil rights. The Washington Post reports that the U.S. government, in partnership with Facebook, Google …

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