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Facebook is increasingly censoring alternative media

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In an apparent example of Facebook censorship, multiple users of the social media site reported they were unable to share YouTube videos by Infowars and other alternative media outlets during the past day. When attempting to share videos by Infowars and by social commentators E.T. Williams and Mark Dice, Facebook users received error messages preventing them from sharing the videos even ... Read More »

New Facebook Messenger app has NSA backdoor built-in

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How much access to your (and your friends’) personal data are you prepared to share for access to free mobile apps? I suspect the amount is significantly less than that which you actually agreed to share when blindly accepting the Terms of Service. Case in point: Facebook‘s Messenger App, which boasts over 1,000,000,000 downloads, requires the acceptance of an alarming ... Read More »

Facebook hiring police to spy on students

Facebook spying

Facebook is using its pull in its Silicon Valley hometown to fund the entire salary of at least one police officer, according to a new report that again questions the pervasive company’s intentions just weeks after it was revealed that it made users into lab rats in a psychology study. Officer Mary Ferguson, a 34-year-old officer with the Menlo Park, ... Read More »

Facebook emotions experiment linked to Pentagon research on civil unrest

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Facebook‘s experiment on over half-a-million unsuspecting users has taken a new twist with the revelation that a researcher connected to a Department of Defense-funded program to use the military to quell civil unrest also participated in the study. Social media sites exploded over the weekend after it was revealed that Facebook, no stranger to controversy of late, secretly manipulated posts ... Read More »

Google to Wi-Fi entire planet with 180 satellites

Space satellite

The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to the company. The California-based giant will spend more than $1 ... Read More »

Facebook is censoring this HangTheBankers.com article

Facebook censored article Hang The Bankers

In the past week we have seen the social media networks do their best to censor liberty minded accounts and in some cases just plain and simple delete them. This has not gone unnoticed and if anything has backfired on the likes of Facebook and Youtube with people waking up to their attempt to control free speech and information. YouTube ... Read More »

“Josie the Outlaw” page deleted by Facebook

Josie The Outlaw

This article is originally from Christopher Cantwell’s website. With no warning, no notice, and no explanation given, the “Josie the Outlaw” Facebook page has been deleted. Josie Wales, admin of the page, and YouTube sensation, still has her personal profile. I originally heard about the story from We Are Change, and asked Josie if she had any update. Chris Cantwell: I just saw ... Read More »

US and UK intelligence planning to infiltrate social media to spread propaganda and disinformation

Social media spying NSA

American and British intelligence hope to take advantage of social media platforms, like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, in an effort to spread disinformation and propaganda, as well as potentially foment public protests, recent Snowden leaks claim. According to Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first broke the news on the Snowden NSA leaks, an Orwellian-style dystopia is lurking on the horizon ... Read More »

Facebook friends could change your credit score

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Choose your Facebook friends wisely; they could help you get approved or rejected for a loan. A handful of tech startups are using social data to determine the risk of lending to people who have a difficult time accessing credit. Traditional lenders rely heavily on credit scores like FICO, which look at payments history. They typically steer clear of the millions ... Read More »

PRISM: Google and Facebook DID allow NSA access to data and were in talks to set up ‘spying rooms’

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Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Larry Page of Google both strongly denied giving unfettered access to user data to U.S. officials, but it turns out both companies have, in fact, cooperated with governments requests. Zuckerberg denied his company’s link to secret government data-sharing scheme PRISM on Friday in a blustery posted message that described allegations that Facebook gave ‘US or ... Read More »