Facebook Mood Manipulation Experiment Connected To Department Of Defense

By: Thursday July 3, 2014 3:38 am

The highly controversial and possibly illegal Facebook experiment on mood manipulation is reportedly connected to the Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative. The Minerva Initiative tries to model tipping points for social unrest and is funded directly by the Pentagon as well as indirectly through the National Science Foundation. The project is supposed to help improve [...]

Facebook Claims Emotional Manipulation Study Part Of ‘Customer Service’

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 7:55 am

The customer never knows what is right. Facebook has cobbled together an interesting justification for treating its users like lab rats, it was for the customers. It was all for you friends. Though Facebook never told its customers it was trying to manipulate their emotions, it was all somehow for their benefit according to Facebook’s [...]

Facebook And BuzzFeed Violating User Privacy

By: Monday June 30, 2014 5:37 am

This is some serious potential evil from Buzzfeed. Collecting lists of rape victims, ppl with eating disorders, etc. http://t.co/fp3pR0BMBU — Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) June 26, 2014 The NSA are not the only ones violating people’s rights online. Both Facebook and BuzzFeed have been recently caught engaging in transgressive conduct regarding users’ privacy.Treating their users with [...]

Suckerberg: Facebook’s $100 Million Education Donation Chiseled By Consultants

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 9:35 am

Last night Ras Baraka won Newark’s mayoral election all but formally ending the Cory Booker era. With the power of grass roots and union support Baraka overcame Booker’s chosen establishment backed successor Shavar Jeffries. Though Booker has already gone on to continue hyping himself in the US Senate, his legacy in Newark has yet to [...]

Liking A Company On Facebook Could Surrender Your Right To Sue

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 11:42 am

Welcome to more fun in 21st century litigation. Food conglomerate General Mills has implemented some interesting rules regarding digital coupons and social media. If someone downloads a coupon or likes the company on Facebook they may be surrendering their right to sue, instead a consumer must enter arbitration if any disputes arises. When contacted by [...]

Facebook Getting Into The Drone Business

By: Tuesday March 4, 2014 8:14 am

It seems Silicon Valley has once again found a way to profit off of taxpayer funded technology. The drone industry, which has had massive amounts of R&D provided by US taxpayers, is taking off and now TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook wants in. As part of its effort to bring in new customers Facebook helped [...]

[UPDATED] Business Insider Compromises Integrity On Buzzfeed Story

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 7:58 am

One ever-diminishing hope for New Media was that it would set a higher standard for journalistic integrity and principles, no more closed off favor-trading elite trying to manage the news for its own benefit. Yeah, not so much. According to Gawker, a piece that included a critique of Buzzfeed‘s notoriously sketchy business model at Business [...]

As Unemployed Lose Benefits DC Enjoys A Wonderful Year Of Patronage

By: Tuesday December 24, 2013 10:20 am

Thanks in part to the war economy give away/Ryan-Murray budget, the long term unemployed have lost their benefits and been left out in the cold this holiday season. Perhaps sometime next year they will get some of their benefits back though that may be too late to save them from the poverty they live on [...]

NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ‘Radicalizers’

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 5:41 am

Now we get to the second phase of understanding the Surveillance State – once you have vacuumed up all this private information from everyone, what do you do with it? Answer: blackmail, extort, and destroy. Information is power, the power to punish your perceived enemies and reward your friends and the NSA’s mastery of the [...]

NSA Reportedly Hacked Internet Companies At Weak Spot

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 7:39 am

One of the open questions regarding internet companies like Yahoo, Google, and Facebook concerning the now revealed NSA spying program is how in the dark were they? No one is really buying their protestations of total innocence but there does seem to be some possibility that they were not completely aware of all the NSA [...]

State Department Spent $630,000 On Facebook ‘Likes’

By: Wednesday July 3, 2013 10:02 am

An Inspector General’s report blasts the State Department for wasting $630,000 on trying to get ‘likes’ on Facebook. The Bureau of International Information Programs spent the money to increase its “likes” count between 2011 and March 2013. Who needs popular policies when you can just buy fans on social media? State Department officials spent $630,000 [...]

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