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Viral Disinformation Warning: Fake News Are Taking over Facebook

Posted on November 14th, 2016.

Today’s news: Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford voted for Donald Trump, the Republican President-elect of the US, because the liberals want to take away their money; Melania Trump filed to divorce her husband, Donald Trump; Donald Trump himself said to People Magazine that Republicans are the dumbest group of voters; All the news above...

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Op-Ed

Like: Facebook Could Stop Playing Nanny and Thought Cop

Posted on October 25th, 2016.

Facebook is often criticized for playing nanny: removing content deemed unsuitable for minors, removing content deemed offensive to this or that group, and in general adopting a perhaps benevolent but certainly heavily hands-on approach to the material posted by users. That could be about to change. According to a Facebook news release...

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Law

A Judge Has Approved a Lawsuit to be Served via Twitter

Posted on October 7th, 2016.

Non-profit St. Francis of Assisi has been prosecuting a lawsuit on behalf of the estates and families of Assyrian Christians were murdered and had their property destroyed as a result of ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State activities in the middle east. The group is suing Kuwait Finance House, Kuveyt-Turk Participation Bank Inc., and a man named...

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Op-Ed

Be Very Careful Who You Follow on Twitter, or the PC Thought Police Will Come For You

Posted on October 6th, 2016.

A few days ago Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, unveiled a visionary, awesome plan to colonize Mars, and then the solar system. No less. For a couple of days Musk’s space colonization plan was all over the social media. But now the trending news about Elon Musk are that… he doesn’t follow enough...

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Communication

Mystery Circulates Edward Snowden After Cryptic Tweet

Posted on August 11th, 2016.

Edward Snowden has left a cryptic tweet sparking concern among the masses that his safety is in question. The whistleblower recently tweeted a 64-character hex code that was traced to a bitcoin transaction amounting to 0.000911, leading many to question whether or not this was a dead man’s switch, which is an automatic message that...

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Business

YouTube Will Pay Up To $1 Million in Legal Fees For Qualifying Users

Posted on November 27th, 2015.

After a long history of strange gaffes in its copyright claim system, YouTube is finally making moves to support its lifeblood – its independent content creators who, too often for comfort, are subjected to copyright claims that actually violate their rights to fair use. Or, occasionally, the claims can be even more ridiculous – groups...

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Social Media

Feds Arrest Ohio Man Over GIF

Posted on November 26th, 2015.

Whether you call it a “jiff” or a “giff,” a .GIF file can get you arrested these days, even if it doesn’t contain banned pornography. Thursday, the Justice Department released a statement about its recent move to arrest Terrence McNeil of Akron, Ohio, in relation to posts on his Tumblr account. Specifically, the charges state that...

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Business

Giant German Web Publisher Axel Springer Is Suing an Ad-Blocker

Posted on November 24th, 2015.

It’s a wonder web publishers are able to make a living anymore, in that most people unapologetically use some form of ad-blocking software. The conscientious visitor to a given website will turn off the blocker for that site, in hopes that the site is able to continue to produce the content that brings them there. There is also the...

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Law

Girl Listed Simultaneously As Minor and Adult for Nude Selfie

Posted on November 22nd, 2015.

16-year-old Brianna Denson of Fayetteville, North Carolina plead guilty in July as an adult – for crimes against herself. The girl had taken nude photos of herself, an increasingly common activity among teenagers, and had possessed it. That’s two charges. To avoid becoming a sex offender, which brings with it a lifetime stigma, the...

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Companies

Facebook Removes Woman’s Account Because Her First Name is Isis

Posted on November 19th, 2015.

The goddess Isis was an important figure in ancient Egypt. The ideal wife with a name meaning “throne,” she was the very embodiment of the Pharaoh’s supernatural right to power. Thus it’s no surprise that some women might see fit to name their daughters after her. In fact, Isis was one of the most popular baby names among...

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Communication

The DEA Digs Your Instagram Bong Selfies

Posted on November 17th, 2015.

It will come as no surprise to the average Hacked reader that the government is interested in their social media activity. People talk, and a lot of times, give themselves away, even when doing things which can get them in lots of trouble. Thus the DEA, FBI & Secret Service, all of course with some help from the NSA, are quite keen...

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Activism

Hackers Must Eject the SJWs, Says Legendary Hacker Eric Raymond

Posted on November 16th, 2015.

In a post titled “Why Hackers Must Eject the SJWs,” legendary open-source software developer and Libertarian activist Eric Raymond, the author of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar,” warns that the hacker culture is under ideological attack from the so-called “Social Justice Warriors” (SWJs).

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Communication

Facebook Sides With Identity Thieves

Posted on November 13th, 2015.

Open teaching is the idea that people have the right to learn regardless of their ability or circumstance. The diversity of the people they interact with makes for a much larger attack surface, with a huge range of connections on Facebook and elsewhere. But here we’ll focus on Facebook and some recent incidences. Readers may not be...

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Activism

[Two]Face[D]Book? Facebook May Be Pushing for Controversial CISA Bill

Posted on October 26th, 2015.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) has found vocal opponents in several prominent U.S. senators and some of the world’s most widely-used tech companies including Apple, Google and Twitter. However, sources close to privacy-rights group Fight for the Future have the group alleging that Facebook is actually supporting the...

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Opinion

Facebook Admits to Draining Phone Batteries

Posted on October 23rd, 2015.

Ordinarily, bug fixes are welcomed, but now and then, someone needs blame. In Facebook’s mobile app version, this is the case. The company has a market capitalization of nearly 300 billion dollars. It would seem that they could get their act together in regards to mobile applications. Ostensibly, that’s what they’ve...

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Business

Facebook Disrupting Digital Journalism with Instant Articles

Posted on October 22nd, 2015.

Digital journalism, blogs, and web video have their share of dead analogs to their credit. It’s hard to calculate how many independent newspapers no longer exist. Broadcast journalism will soon also find itself struggling against online competitors, as fewer and fewer people from the later generations purchase cable television...

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Decentralization

Politicians and Regulators Beware, the Uber Economy is Here to Stay

Posted on October 20th, 2015.

Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft saw huge demand increases in Portland between May and August, KGW reports, while taxi service slowed, according to a report released by the city of Portland.

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Opinion

Half-Measures? Facebook Warning Users of State Sponsored Attacks

Posted on October 19th, 2015.

In perhaps a subtle stab at the NSA and other surveillance agencies, Facebook has joined Google in informing users when it suspects they are being victimized by state-sponsored hacking. Users who fall into this category will now receive a warning when they login to Facebook along with information regarding “approved logins,” a form of...

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Eavesdropping

EU Court: US Safe Harbor Scheme Invalid

Posted on October 6th, 2015.

US companies have made a habit in the last several years of locating data centers in Ireland in order to serve European customers. These companies include Google, Microsoft, and, most importantly for this article, Facebook. Austrian citizen and privacy activist Maximillian Schrems decided to lodge a complaint against Facebook to the...

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Social Media

Hackers Post Porn on High-Profile Twitter Accounts

Posted on October 5th, 2015.

Hacked Twitter accounts have been a feature of the Internet ever since the platform started gaining serious momentum in the late 2000s. One of the bigger stories was of Taylor Swift’s account and a subsequent ransom of alleged naked photos. Sometimes the threats are empty, sometimes they aren’t. Other times, the hackers just...

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