Erasebook Updates

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Facebook blocks links to fundraising campaigns for Kyle Rittenhouse legal defense

The campaigns were created after his GoFundMe was shut down, but now Facebook is blocking them and even punishing users for sharing links.

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Viral Incentives: Technoauthoritarians Thrive on Your Fear

Last month the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust heard testimony from the CEOs of four companies on whom we’ve all become more dependent lately: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. The irony of doing this in the midst of ongoing lockdowns was not lost on a friend who wrote, “Statist chutzpah reaches another low when the legislature that wants you to stay home grills Bezos, the man making this possible.”

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Facebook is quietly pressuring its independent fact-checkers to change their rulings

As Facebook struggles with waves of misinformation, the company’s political and business concerns are influencing its fact-checking policies.

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Inside America's Secretive $2 Billion Research Hub - Collecting Fingerprints From Facebook, Hacking Smartwatches And Fighting Covid-19
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  • Source: Forbes
  • 09/30/2020

Mitre Corp. runs some of the U.S. government's most hush-hush science and tech labs. The cloak-and-dagger R&D shop might just be the most important organization you've never heard of.

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District Judge Kelly “Likes” Facebook’s Infection with the FTC-DOJ Virus

protecting privacy via property and contract

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Federal Judge Stunned by Facebook’s ‘Unscrupulous’ Violation of the Law, Warns of Much Deeper Problems

A U.S. district judge in the District of Columbia signed off on a historic settlement Thursday, putting an end to 8-year-old litigation between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Facebook.

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Facebook Really Is Spying on You, Just Not Through Your Phone’s Mic

“Can I try the Cole Haans in a size 8?” Later that night on Facebook: An advertisement for Cole Haan pumps. OK, maybe a coincidence.

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Facebook spies on us but not by recording our calls. Here's how the social network knows everything
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  • Source: USA Today
  • 09/03/2020

It's a given that Facebook is listening in on our conversations, right? That's how the social network can follow up on our real-world conversations about products with ads that show up in our News Feed.

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Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook  has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August.

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The Evil List
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  • Source: Slate
  • 09/03/2020

Which tech companies are really doing the most harm? Here are the 30 most dangerous, ranked by the people who know.

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Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Audio Chats
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  • Source: Bloomberg
  • 09/03/2020

Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work.

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Why ‘Mark Zuckerberg is the most dangerous person in the world,’ according to this NYU business professor
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  • Source: CNBC
  • 09/03/2020

As the CEO of Facebook, a business that has the attention of billions of people, Mark Zuckerberg has incredible power. And that’s what makes the Facebook chief executive “the most dangerous person in the world,” New York University Stern School of Business professor Scott Galloway said on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close” on Wednesday.

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Facebook gets dumped from an S&P index that tracks socially responsible companies
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  • Source: CNBC
  • 09/03/2020

Facebook will no longer be included in the S&P ESG Index that tracks companies that practice good environmental, social and governance policies.

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One of Facebook’s Founders Warns of Zuckerberg's ‘Near-Unilateral Power'
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  • Source: Bloomberg
  • 09/03/2020

Days after calling on the U.S. government to break up Facebook Inc., one of the company’s co-founders amplified his concerns over the level of Mark Zuckerberg’s sway across the social media empire and its billions of users.

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Former Facebook insiders have turned into some of its harshest critics — here’s a rundown
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  • Source: CNBC
  • 09/03/2020

Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes on Thursday called on regulators to break up the company.

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