Facebook Isn’t Listening to You, But Delete Their App Anyway

WIRED ask if conspiracy theories about the Facebook app are true. Spoiler: they’re not. Feasibility, ubiquity, and efficacy: Those filters demolish almost every Facebook conspiracy theory you’ll ever hear. The short version to all this tin-foil-hat theorizing: There’s no way Facebook is eavesdropping on you right now. But it is tracking you in other—no less […]

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280 Characters is Bad, but it’s the Users That Will Kill Twitter

Twitter is losing its character while gaining 140. Twitter has a problem with Nazis and the President of the United States and instead it chose to double its character limit in a move few really wanted. Rightfully, users are angry. Many, however, went too far. A trend of people claiming they will not read tweets over 140 […]

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Requiem for a Banner Ad: Content Blockers as a Force for Good

If we want writers to make great work, vloggers to challenge our wit and then inventors to create new places for us to praise and critique them, somehow we need to pay. They need incentive because working for free is exploitative. We pay our politicians to change our countries and the immensely charitable Gates Foundation was born out […]

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