Internet

A Driver for Uber and Lyft Covertly Streamed Hundreds of Rides on Twitch Without Rider Consent

In the past few months, wannabe online video stars have filmed themselves doing a suicide bomb “prank” at college and spreading a fake rumor about a …

Cybersecurity

The white father of 5-year-old biracial YouTube stars apologizes after racist tweets reappear

The McClure twins have amassed more than 1 million subscribers on YouTube by posting cute videos of the 5-year-old biracial children helping a …

Women of Color

Zuckerberg Censors Conservatives on Facebook, But Gives Holocaust Deniers Free Rein

Since the 2016 election, it seems as though Facebook has pretty much done everything in its power to silence legitimate conservative thought short of …

Alex Jones

Status of Internet Privacy Legislation By State

Alaska<p>States where legislation has been introduced<p>Alaska’s HB 232, and the similar HB 230, prevents ISPs that do business within the state from …

Privacy

The Trump administration is insisting upon having a Military Parade on 11-10-2018. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

How Petitions Work<p>Create a Petition<p>Call on the White House to take action on the issue that matters to you.<p>Gather Signatures<p>Share your petition with …

Trump Administration

Weekend Read: Mark Zuckerberg’s comments about Holocaust denial are disturbing

After a burst of criticism, Zuckerberg clarified his remarks, but only with respect to his personal feelings about those who engage with Holocaust …

Hate Groups

The AT&T Time Warner merger will be back in court sooner than we expected

When Judge Richard Leon ruled in favor of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner last month, he explicitly warned the Department of Justice against seeking a …

Pay-TV

Post-Brexit labels will help shoppers distinguish between real and fake fur

Post-Brexit labels will help shoppers distinguish between real and fake fur after scandal prompted inquiry<p><b>New post-Brexit labels to help shoppers</b> …

Great Britain

Great, Now Facebook Is Investigating Potential Data Misuse By Something Called 'Crimson Hexagon'

Facebook may have stumbled through its Cambridge Analytica user privacy scandal largely unscathed so far—the yet-to-be-determined outcome of four …

Cambridge Analytica

A Global Guide to State-Sponsored Trolling

_______ |_ _| | | | | ____| | | | | | | | \______/ ournalist Nedim Turfent was reporting on a brutal counterterrorism operation in Turkey’s Kurdish …

Social Media

Facebook's face-plant

<i>The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:</i><p>"Facebook can't get its story straight on fake news," said …

Social Media

G.I. Supervisor on Tonawanda Coke cease and desist order: "This is not the end"

"It has gone on for too long," Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray added during a news conference Saturday morning.<p>McMurray says he thought he …

Buffalo

Will Goodbody: The turning tide against big tech

The €4.34 billion fine levied on Google by the European Commission this past week for abusing the dominant position of its Android operating system …

Technology (Ireland)

Unlike Trump, India is partial to net neutrality. But what does that mean? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

India’s adoption of net neutrality this month caps off years of campaigning for an open and fair internet in the world’s second most populous …

Net Neutrality

What I Learned While Banned by Facebook

—<b>I’m not everybody’s cup of tea.</b>OK, wait. I didn’t learn that while in Facebook Jail.I already knew that no one is everyone’s cup of tea, and not all …

Customer Service

Where To Find The Best Reddit Chat Rooms

Illustration: Reddit<p>Reddit chat rooms are here. As if you didn't spend enough of your 9-to-5 workday browsing /r/aww, /r/explainlikeimfive, …

Apps

Should Facebook Ban Holocaust Deniers and Professional Trolls?: Podcast

In a recent interview on the <i>Recode</i> podcast, Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to allow Holocaust deniers and professional trolls such as …

Alex Jones

Help California Secure Net Neutrality Protections: Support S.B. 822

While Congress can still, and should, act to save net neutrality on a national scale, federal protections do not exist today. In response, states …

Net Neutrality

James Gunn’s Firing from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Is a Disastrous Win for Right-Wing Mobs

James Gunn’s old “jokes” and tweets are indefensible. So is Disney’s decision to play into the hands of a right-wing troll peddling conspiracy …

News (U.S.)

For almost a decade the internet has quietly maintained an obscure Futurama joke

Once in a very long while, strangers on the internet will put aside their differences in the name of an important cause. It’s never something so …

Offbeat News

Disney fires 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn over tweets

James Gunn is out at Disney/Marvel -- where the "Guardians of the Galaxy" writer/director was working on the next film in the series -- due to resurfaced old comments he allegedly made on Twitter.<p>"The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are indefensible and …

Marvel Universe

Zuckerberg ‘clarification’ makes clear Facebook won’t stop the spread of climate science denial

Facebook's fact-checkers consist of top climate science deniers.<p>If you had any hope that Facebook would be a positive force in the fight against …

Fake News

‘Net Neutrality’ Has Been In Effect For One Month. Are You Dead Yet?

It’s been just over one month since “net neutrality” regulations officially ended, flinging civilization back into the Paleolithic hellscape of 2015. …

Net Neutrality

Facebook confirms it's building an internet satellite

It looks like Facebook is indeed building an internet satellite.<p>The social network is working on a new satellite project that will provide broadband …

Tech Trends

Missing the Mark: Zuckerberg's confusion on online lies

Defending the right of Facebook users to share lies, the CEO of the social media giant stepped in it, confusing falsehoods devised to attack and …

Anti-Defamation League

Kenya to get internet by balloon, Comcast drops Fox pursuit

In today's top stories, Google's Loon announces a deal that will bring internet to remote parts of Kenya. Meanwhile, Disney is primed to acquire Fox's assets after Comcast bows out of a bidding war.

Comcast

What James Gunn’s Firing Means for Marvel, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ and Hollywood at Large

James Gunn, the filmmaker behind <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> and its 2017 sequel, was fired by Disney on Friday in the midst of planning the franchise’s …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Facebook's rhetoric on misinformation doesn't match its actions

Facebook has said it finds claims that survivors of a violent tragedy are actually actors duping the public to be "abhorrent." The company has said that content with such claims violates its community standards, and has pledged to remove such posts.<p>But when contacted by CNN over the last week about …

Gun Control

Make the Call: Stop the FCC from Dismantling Lifeline.

We Can't Let the FCC Disconnect Millions from Phone and Internet Service<p>In the next few months, the FCC will vote on a proposal to dismantle the …

Net Neutrality

This data conclusively debunks the myth of conservative censorship on Facebook

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Conservatives are not being censored — in fact, right-wing Facebook pages are thriving<p>Melissa Ryan<p>July 21, 2018 11:29am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Media Matters.<p>Right-wing politicians, pundits, and campaigns continually claim that Facebook and other tech platforms censor …

Social Media