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Micro-targeting: How Facebook is selling you to advertisers
…a marketing strategy that involves turning a social media profile into a psychological profile, in order to create specifically targeted advertisements.
psychology  facebook 
14 hours ago by carlesbellver
Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information
The researchers also found that if User A, whom we’ll call Anna, shares her contacts with Facebook, including a previously unknown phone number for User B, whom we’ll call Ben, advertisers will be able to target Ben with an ad using that phone number, which I call “shadow contact information,” about a month later. Ben can’t access his shadow contact information, because that would violate Anna’s privacy, according to Facebook, so he can’t see it or delete it, and he can’t keep advertisers from using it either.
facebook  privacy 
7 weeks ago by carlesbellver
Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason
Facebook really is evil. Not on purpose. In the banal kind of way […] To Facebook, the world is not made up of individuals, but of connections between them. The billions of Facebook accounts belong not to “people” but to “users,” collections of data points connected to other collections of data points on a vast Social Network, to be targeted and monetized by computer programs. There are certain things you do not in good conscience do to humans. To data, you can do whatever you like.
facebook  data  socialnetworks 
july 2018 by carlesbellver
Cory Doctorow: Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags
For commercial surveillance to be cost effective, it has to socialize all the risks associated with mass surveillance and privatize all the gains. There’s an old-fashioned word for this: corruption […] Facebook doesn’t have a mind-control problem, it has a corruption problem. Cambridge Analytica didn’t convince decent people to become racists; they convinced racists to become voters.
socialnetworks  surveillance  facebook 
july 2018 by carlesbellver
Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance
Maciej Cegłowski. The economic basis of the Internet is surveillance. Short term fixes (security, ephemerality and defunding) are feasible, but we need to make structural changes.
internet  politics  facebook  surveillance 
june 2018 by carlesbellver
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony with EU lawmakers was super awkward
Weber suggested that Facebook’s algorithms are “incomprehensible,” and that perhaps regulation should consider making algorithms public.
data  privacy  facebook 
may 2018 by carlesbellver
Are you really Facebook’s product? The history of a dangerous idea.
If anything, Facebook’s mistake in the Cambridge Analytica case was that it failed to treat users’ data as a valuable product.
facebook  data  privacy 
april 2018 by carlesbellver
Why Zuckerberg’s 14-Year Apology Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook
Facebook is not a community; it is a regime of one-sided, highly profitable surveillance.
facebook  privacy 
april 2018 by carlesbellver
Redirect FB algorithms now and 4 lessons from Cambridge Analytica
…correlations have their scientific merits (argh!), humans can be profiled in just 12 likes, anything measured can be used against us, and teachers seem more ethical than scientists.
facebook  surveillance 
march 2018 by carlesbellver
Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones
If you granted permission to read contacts during Facebook's installation before Android 4.1, that also granted access to call and message logs.
facebook  privacy 
march 2018 by carlesbellver
‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower
At the end of which Kogan’s app, called thisismydigitallife, gave him permission to access their Facebook profiles. And not just theirs, but their friends’ too. On average, each “seeder” – the people who had taken the personality test, around 320,000 in total – unwittingly gave access to at least 160 other people’s profiles, none of whom would have known or had reason to suspect.
facebook  data  privacy 
march 2018 by carlesbellver
Google and Facebook are watching our every move online. It's time to make them stop
76% of websites contain hidden Google trackers; 24% have hidden Facebook trackers.
facebook  privacy 
february 2018 by carlesbellver
How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met
Shadow profiles, contacts info and the creepy PYMK algorithm.
facebook  fb  privacy 
november 2017 by carlesbellver
André Staltz: The Web began dying in 2014, here's how
In the Trinet [GOOG+FB+AMZN], we will have even more vivid exchange of information between people, but we will sacrifice freedom. Many of us will wake up to the tragedy of this tradeoff only once it is reality.
internet  web  facebook  amazon  google 
november 2017 by carlesbellver
How Social Media Endangers Knowledge
…the web created an alternative space that threatened television’s grip on society. Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values.
facebook  internet  wikipedia  socialnetworks 
october 2017 by carlesbellver
Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence
Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow: more than 100 training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts.
facebook 
may 2017 by carlesbellver
We didn't lose control – it was stolen
Google, Facebook: surveillance capitalists as people farmers.
facebook  google  internet  socialnetworks  fb 
march 2017 by carlesbellver
Facebook is the new AOL
The revenge of '90s. Google is the new Microsoft. Etc.
facebook  Google  internet 
january 2015 by carlesbellver
fbcmd
A command line interface (CLI) for facebook. PHP based.
facebook  php 
august 2012 by carlesbellver
Socialite.js
"Socialite provides a very easy way to implement and activate a plethora of social sharing buttons." Less than 2kb. Built in support for Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn. Extendable.
Javascript  facebook  twitter  google+ 
december 2011 by carlesbellver

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