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Facebook CEO’s missive on privacy disturbs as it tries to take over messaging too

If ever Alanis Morrissette wanted a definition of "ironic" it was Mark Zuckerberg's use last week of the word "privacy". He says bizarre things like Robert Mugabe used to, oblivious to the reality on the ground, and how absurd his utterance sound.

By combining its various messaging services, Facebook is treading on dangerous ground with privacy and anticompetitive monopoly

Facebook intends to combine is messaging apps – WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram – into a single backend so people can message across the various platforms. While Facebook clearly believes it will make it easier for its users to communicate, the rest of the rational world is alarmed at its unprecedented monopoly of communication getting worse, and potentially compromising our data privacy even mo...[Read More]

Facebook uses phone numbers to target ads, for realsies

By now, everyone should know that Facebook uses your personal information to personalise ads especially for you — but instead of feeling flattered, people feel their privacy has been invaded. With good reason… because now we know that if you choose to (sensibly) add two-factor authentication via your phone number, Facebook uses that same phone number to help target ads at you. For example, i...[Read More]

Facebook is all for community, but what kind of community is it building?

There are many of us who stand for bringing people together and connecting the world. I hope we have the focus to take the long view and build the new social infrastructure to create the world we want for generations to come. – Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook Post Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks a good game about wanting to build a better global community, but a community is only as good as the stand...[Read More]

Fixing Facebook: Don’t expect any quick fixes, according to Zuckerberg

A lot of digital ink has been spilled over Facebook’s most recent woe, that of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that saw millions of users’ info being siphoned off for various uses – uses that the owners of that information did not agree to. This was followed by other data-related controversies. It’s been clear for some time that Facebook has to change, something that founde...[Read More]

Mark Zuckerberg disingenuous about privacy instead of explaining Facebook data collection

What was the most damaging part of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to US Congress last week? Was it the admission that Facebook uses cookies to track its users as they surf all over the web, even when they are logged out? Was it that Facebook even tracks people who aren’t users? Was it his refusal to name the hotel he stayed in and who he messaged while expecting his 2.2bn users to be okay with such i...[Read More]

The changes Facebook are making in the wake of their recent privacy issues

Facebook hasn’t been having the best time of late, what with the Cambridge Analytica scandal which saw some 50 million (as was originally reported — see below) Facebook users having their data siphoned and then used to influence events like the British Brexit vote and the American presidential election in 2016. This was followed by the revelation that Facebook was harvesting far more d...[Read More]

If Facebook ruled the world: Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of a digital future

Mark Zuckerberg, the 32-year-old multi-billionaire co-founder and CEO of Facebook has published his manifesto for the future. It’s a comprehensive vision, running at nearly 6,000 words – and the political and media elites have been poring over every word. This epic, sprawling treatise begins with Zuckerberg’s writing of Facebook’s continuing journey to connect the world. In times like these, he st...[Read More]

Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Africa has given our entrepreneurs the spotlight

Arriving in Africa for the first time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg praised the continent’s renowned innovative spirit: “This is where the future is going to be built”. “The thing that is striking is the entrepreneurial energy. I think when you’re trying to build something, what matters the most is who wants it the most,” he said in Lagos last week, his first stop on a trip...[Read More]

Light Start – Zuck gets hacked, Star Wars hologram, toothbrush camera, and Uber late fees

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg’s Twitter, Pintrest accounts hacked Wait, isn’t Mark Zuckerburg the head of the largest social network in the world? One with a heavy emphasis on password security? Surely he wouldn’t muck around and choose a crappy social network password? Surely? Actually… yeah, he did. The damage isn’t severe, just a case of bruised pride as his Pin...[Read More]

Facebook’s rolled out reactions for everyone

“You get a reaction and you get a reaction and you get a reaction!” shouted Oprah in the almost inevitable meme that’ll be generated by Facebook’s announcement that it’s rolling out the Reactions feature it’s been testing in half a dozen countries since last year to all of its users. The announcement came earlier today in a post to Facebook’s newsroom by p...[Read More]

The Zuck on Free Basics, VR and freakin’ lasers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at MWC yesterday for the second time (the first being with Samsung on Sunday) to talk about getting the internetless online using a combination of laser transmissions, pilotless aircraft and pubic Wi-Fi hotspots, why we should (and shouldn’t) stop fixating on high-speed mobile internet and how great VR is. But let’s start from the top. A f...[Read More]

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