Scientists Are Just as Confused About the Ethics of Big-Data Research as You

When a rogue researcher last week released 70,000 OkCupid profiles, complete with usernames and sexual preferences, people were pissed. When Facebook researchers manipulated how narratives appear in News Feeds for a mood contagion survey in 2014 1 , people were really pissed. OkCupid filed a copyright claim to take down the dataset; the periodical that…

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the outcomes of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for intent? The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims .[]…

It was not consent, it was concealing

Facebook’s response to the clutch of users who are suddenly woke — triggered to delve into their situates by the Facebook data misuse scandal and #DeleteFacebook backlash — to the fact the social behemoth is, quietly and continuously, harvesting sensitive personal data about them and their friends tells you everything you need to know about…

The Complexity of Simply Searching for Medical Advice

In the first few hours of a newborn’s life, doctors administer a vitamin K shot. This is because infants are born without enough of the vitamin, and the newborn needs a boost to prevent any potential bleeding. This is a routine practice–ask your pediatrician, your obstetrician, or the CDC. “Babies are born with very low…

Report: Suspected Russian-backed Facebook pages were pushing tags like “Abolish ICE”

Here’s another one of those instances where you have to click through the tweet and read the related article … and then read another article to confirm that article. The Hill’s tweet surely is tantalizing and teasings that Russia is meddling with the 2018 midterm elections via Facebook; however, The Hill’s article is based around…

Abortion pill group’s Facebook page deleted over promoting ‘drug use’

Page for Women on Web, which connects doctors with women in places that restrict abortion access, deleted over promotion or encouragement of drug use Facebook has censored the page of an organization that helps females procure abortion pill, citing its policy against the promotion or encouragement of drug use. Women on Web, which is based…

Facebook break can boost wellbeing, examine suggests

Research procures leaving social network for a week increases life gratification, particularly among heavy users and lurkers Taking a breaking from Facebook can boost emotional wellbeing and life gratification, with the effects especially pronounced among persons who lurk on the social network without actively engaging with others, a study suggests. The research by the University…

The 20 best tech companies to work for in 2017

Scenes of daily work and life at Facebook, Inc. USA Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Facebook employees relax with a game of ping-pong on campus .Image: Kim Kulish/ Corbis via Getty Images Facebook is apparently connecting with many of its own employees. It ranked as the best tech company to work for in 2017 and…

Facebook planning encrypted version of its Messenger bot, sources tell

The move illustrates how technology companies are doubling down on procure messaging while not was intended to get in the way of their other business objectives Facebook users this summer are able to make a choice: do they want extra privacy or better artificial intelligence? In the coming months, according to three people close to…