Erasebook Updates

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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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If you’re still considering whether or not to get off of Facebook, here’s one good reason you should
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  • Source: Medium
  • 09/03/2020

Hint: it’s not because of fake news or Zuckerberg‘s inhuman tendencies

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The Big, Bad List Lawsuits Against Facebook

This year hasn’t done any good to Facebook. After dealing with sustained backlash from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Zuckerberg and Co. have doubled efforts to reassure the masses that change is on the way. But if public opinion was any indication then according to a poll by Survey Monkey and Recode Facebook is the least-trusted major tech company.

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Former Facebook exec won't let own kids use social media, says it's 'destroying how society works'
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  • Source: Fox News
  • 09/03/2020

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and the CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, said in a November interview that social media is damaging society and voiced concerns about its impact on his own children.

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