Following the announcement of Facebook’s new dating feature, privacy experts have expressed skepticism surrounding the company’s new direction. Facebook recently announced a new Tinder-style dating app that would allow Facebook users to express romantic interest in other users attending the same events as them or located nearby. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated during the F8 conference: “This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just for hookups.” The CEO also attempted to calm privacy fears that many may have had surrounding Facebook’s latest user data scandal. Zuckerberg stated: “We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning. Your friends aren’t going to see your profile, and you’re only going to be suggested to people who are not your friends.”But some privacy experts are not convinced that the new dating feature is a good idea, according to SFGate. Justin … [Read more...] about Privacy Experts Warn About Dangers of New Facebook Dating Feature
POLITICS 06/08/2018 05:45 am ET Problems arise when a giant digital platform tries to regulate political speech on its own. By Paul Blumenthal The new political ad database Facebook unveiled last month has already exposed previously hidden politicking by campaigns and political action committees. But it’s also ensnaring news sites, podcasts and nonprofits whose ads aren’t political — and highlighting the problems inherent in having a private company regulate political speech. Sean Guillory ran into problems with the new policy when he tried to advertise an episode of his Russian history podcast. Guillory, a Ph.D. candidate in Russian studies at the University of Pittsburgh, wanted to advertise a podcast episode featuring Laurence Bogoslaw, the editor of a book of Russian press reports about Donald Trump going back to the 1990s. But Facebook blocked the ad because it decided the podcast contained political content. “I see my podcast as … [Read more...] about Facebook’s New Ad Disclosures Are Meant To Fight Russian Trolls. A Russian History Podcaster Is Paying The Price.
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Trump lawyers launch appeal in ‘Apprentice’ lawsuit Trump has denied subjecting Summer Zervos to unwanted sexual advances. Zervos is suing Trump for calling her a liar Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Associated Press Published 11:45 a.m. ET April 2, 2018 New York – President Donald Trump’s lawyers are asking a New York state appeals court to throw out or freeze a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on “The Apprentice” who has accused Trump of unwanted kissing and groping. Notice of the appeal was filed Sunday. Trump’s lawyers are challenging a Manhattan judge’s refusal last month to halt the lawsuit by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos. Trump’s lawyers want the appeals court to put the case on hold during his … [Read more...] about Trump lawyers launch appeal in ‘Apprentice’ lawsuit
PRISCILLA Chan is an American paediatrician who's married to Mark Zuckerberg. Here's everything you need to know about the Facebook CEO's wife... Who is Priscilla Chan? Priscilla Chan, 33, is an American philanthropist and paediatrician and she's married to Mark Zuckerberg. Priscilla's parents were Chinese refugees who fled Vietnam in boats, she grew up speaking both Cantonese and English. In 2003 Priscilla graduated as class valedictorian, the highest ranking student among her peers, and she was voted "class genius" by her fellow students. Priscilla then attended Harvard University where she met and began dating Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook. After graduating with a BA in biology in 2007 Priscilla continued her education and in 2015 she finished her paediatric residency. How many children do the couple have? On July 31, 2015, Zuckerberg announced that he and Chan were expecting a baby girl. He said he felt confident that the risk … [Read more...] about Who is Mark Zuckerberg’s wife Priscilla Chan and when did the philanthropist and mother-of-two marry the Facebook CEO?
POLITICS 04/13/2018 05:13 pm ET But history may have already handed us the right one. By Paul Blumenthal In 1873, Union Pacific completed the final tracks linking the two halves of the transcontinental railway by bridging the Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska. The mega-project inaugurated a new industrial era in the United States that transformed the nature not just of work and life, but also of time and space. Soon a new phrase would be used to describe the locations of workplaces, people, goods and entire cities. They were either “on-line” or “off-line,” the line being the railway itself. Either you were connected (or traveling on that connecting line) or you weren’t. This distinction had consequences. Online, which lost its hyphen sometime before AOL launched, now refers to our connection to the internet and its millions of active websites. Our phones are almost always connected to the internet, but … [Read more...] about The Problem With Facebook Is No One Can Agree On A Metaphor