NEWS FLASH: FACEBOOK HOSTS FAKE NEWS. THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS HACKED.

The “real” media has been broadcasting the woes of so-called “fake” news. What is fake news? Can any news story really be accurate yet unbiased? Is it possible for a reporter to write or read stories like Walter Cronkite once did, without giving them a spin or bias? Fake news is not new. It has […]

Is Facebook Monitoring your Messenger Texts?

Facebook Messenger is neither secure nor encrypted. Despite Facebook’s marketing of Messenger as a private way to communicate safely, it is not private at all. First, the encryption claim. Messenger is not as secure as WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage. Facebook’s text product disguises the data in transit while your text message travels through the Internet […]

New LinkedIn “Privacy Policy:” Be Careful Where You Click

New LinkedIn “Privacy Policy:” Be Careful Where You Click

LinkedIn contains a wealth of important information about business people and is a source of personal and corporate self-marketing. Many people who use LinkedIn do not even associate it with social media — it is so unlike Facebook and Instagram in that it does not have the sense of immediacy and intimacy that is the attraction, as well […]

Facebook’s Data Collection Policy: Giving Away Your Private Information

Facebook's Data Collection Policy: Giving Away Your Private Information

Thousands of companies that provide internet services systematically and purposely collect confidential information belonging to every person who uses their web platforms. Social media, search engines, mobile apps and games — all of these ask for, collect, maintain, and in some instances re-distribute personal information about their users. Facebook recently confirmed its dark side when […]