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Facebook admits it is deleting accounts at the direction of the US and Israeli government

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In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.” The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked …

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Facebook censors Hillary Clinton’s emails that expose her crimes

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On Wednesday, a major archive containing over 30,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails was released. Though the State Department began releasing the emails in May last year — after a Freedom of Information Act request — it is the first time the messages have been made easily available in a searchable format, courtesy of …

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Facebook to increase censorship of alternative media

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Facebook said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on “hoaxes” and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network. The company said it had introduced an option to allow Facebook users to flag a story as “purposefully fake or deceitful …

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PSYOPS: British army to create Facebook propaganda division

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The British army is creating a special force of Facebook warriors, skilled in psychological operations and use of social media to engage in unconventional warfare in the information age. The 77th Brigade, to be based in Hermitage, near Newbury, in Berkshire, will be about 1,500-strong and formed of units drawn …

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Facebook will share users political views with ABC News, Buzzfeed

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The world’s largest social network has closed a deal to provide aggregated data about Americans’ political views to website Buzzfeed and ABC News, for their coverage of all US elections up to and including the presidential vote in 2016 Facebook will automatically monitor the political expression of all of its …

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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 …

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Graphing Groupon’s grotesque governance and “growth”

In case you hadn’t noticed, Facebook is set to IPO very soon but, courtesy of BackgroundCheck.org, we have a breakdown of the dismal truth behind the next best thing since sliced bread – Groupon. Between their ‘dodgy’ growth and desperately poor governance, the SEC is showing a keen interest (or maybe just …

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US military to search through 350 billion social media messages

US military search social media messages

The US military plans to analyze 350 billion social-media posts from around the world to help it track how popular movements evolve. A tender for the project, based at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, calls for screening messages from at least 200 million users from more than 100 countries in …

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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 …

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CrossFit ditches Facebook and Instagram, citing privacy concerns

CrossFit ditches Facebook Instagram privacy concerns

CrossFit, the popular fitness and lifestyle program with a cult-like following, broke up with Facebook and Instagram on Friday, citing security and privacy concerns. CrossFit, Inc., which boasts 15,000 affiliates and millions of followers, said it was investigating alleged security problems and opposed what it called Facebook’s overwhelming influence on”the marketplace of public thought,” the …

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Israeli Facebook executive arrested in underage sex sting

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Dov Katz, an Israeli hi-tech executive living in California, was arrested in Washington state last week and charged with attempting to solicit sex with a 15-year-old girl. The 38-year-old Katz is the head of computer vision at Oculus VR, virtual reality company, which was acquired by Facebook for about $2 …

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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 …

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Facebook hiring police to spy on students

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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. …

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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 …

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