Make being online fun again: Purge ‘Friends’ from social media

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We have finally hit that stage where it is universally acknowledged (like an axiom almost) that social media has become a nasty place. In other words, it is bad. Many believe that social media is bad for the privacy and well-being of the society. Other believe that social media has transformed into something that sinks …

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Facebook alternatives: How to kick Facebook out of your life

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Facebook has had a rough period spanning the last seven or eight months. Regulators and various activists have accused the company of discrimination and policy loopholes. After all the greedy advertising mechanisms, the political mess, the data breaches, a ton of users have come to realize that Facebook is simply not just a place to …

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The Filter Bubble Problem That Tech Companies Have To Solve

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For the first part of this post click here. The first part of the post ended with a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Grant Blank, talking about the ways in which researchers defined the term echo chamber and that according to results his team obtained, there was no echo chamber. Grant Blank also …

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Online Filter Bubbles Are Bad. But What Do They Look Like?

Various Twitter maps now show why online divides are extremely hard to actually bridge and how problems such as political polarization manifest. Public life in America has become rather segregated ideologically speaking. And such segregation has kept on increasing year by year as screens have taken the place of newspapers. However, what people need to …

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Project Veritas: Twitter Employees Hate Conservative People?

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Media reports have come out and revealed that an engineer working at the company had come up with a plan to ban a certain way of talking. Opposing views say that the engineer never referred to conservatives while discussing the plan. A certain James O’Keefe has actually managed to make quite a name for himself …

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How To Find People Online (The Ultimate Guide)

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Who doesn’t want to look up information for those obscure actors? Maybe you want to make an effort to track down your “lost” relatives of old. Or maybe you just want to look someone up on the web for fun. The first option for most people to do any of the above-mentioned is to use …

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How to Stay Safe on Social Networks

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Social networks have been increasing in popularity rapidly, revealing their incredible nature and covering the needs for communication and interaction with friends, family and acquaintances, business associates, companies and clients. Many things that add to the value of good social networking, and almost everyone enjoys spending time connecting with those who he keeps close. However, …

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Hacking Team got hit by cyber attack, 400GB of private data breached

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Even hackers can get hacked. The Italian hacking and spyware tool provider offering surveillance software to organizations – mainly for law enforcement, has seemingly suffered a huge data breach over the weekend. The lawful interruption equipment developed by the firm have been connected to many cases of privacy attack by experts and the mass media. …

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FBI: CyberSecurity Researcher Hacks and Controls Plane – Hero or Villain?

Cyber-Security Researcher Hacks and Controls Plane

An affidavit came from the FBI which says hacker expelled from United Airlines flight a month ago figured out how to alter flight destination from his seat. Whenever you’re traveling via airplane and the traveler alongside you is on his PC, he/she may be appreciating the in-flight stimulation, or he may be guiding the airplane. …

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Federal Court: NSA mass phone surveillance ruled illegal

A government petitions court has ordered the NSA’s mass collection of huge number of United States’ telephone records is illegitimate. The system was uncovered by Edward Snowden, National Security Agency informant; the ACLU appealed its claim construct to mainly on Snowden’s disclosures. A panel consisting three-judges of the American Circuit Court in New York passed …

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