The debate over user privacy online is getting ever more intense. Barely a week goes by without some new horror being revealed. On Buzzfeed News, Charlie Warzel laid out just how dire the privacy situation has got and how bad the general public is at understanding the problem. Whether its celeb-twinning apps or Facebook, users simply do not know enough about how their data is being used nor how to discuss the issue.
Opaque algorithms and operations allow executives to dismiss the concerns of journalists and activists as unfounded or ignorant. They argue that critics are casting normal, industry-standard practices and terms of service agreements as malicious. What does it say about us or the culture built atop the modern internet that Byzantine terms of service agreements that few understand or even bother reading govern so much of our lives online?
Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple hiring a former Facebook employee and a few features of iOS you might have forgotten.
Mark Zuckerberg announced that in 2019 he is going to host a number of public discussions about the future of tech.
Intel revealed at CES that it is working on a new class of AI chip with a number of partners, including Facebook.
I heart this so much. There aren’t enough emojis in the world to describe how much I love Apple’s giant message to CES: “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.” It’s on a massive outdoor sign hanging on the side of a ::checks notes:: Marriott…wait, is Apple trolling Marriott, too? Fitting, if so. Whatever, the target is ostensibly Google, Facebook, Amazon, Android, and the myriad of companies whose customers are the product. And that message is being delivered to CES in Las Vegas, a show Apple doesn’t bother to attend. Chris Velazco of Engadget tweeted the first image I could find (below), and Mashable‘s Adam Rosenberg pitched it as, “Apple spent money to publicly troll everyone else’s privacy issues at CES.” Again with the feels, Apple. Thanks for brightening my day.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Facebook’s latest data breach (yes again) and new 5G hardware rollouts.
Facebook allowed other tech firms to access user’s personal data to a far greater degree than was known by them.
Instagram has added the ability to send and receive a voice note in the app, the simple tool adds a new dynamic to the photo sharing app.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by Chuck Joiner from MacVoices to discuss Facebook’s ongoing crisis of blunders and mistakes, and whether or not CEO Mark Zuckerberg should go. They also look at what seems to be Tumblr’s real-time death spiral, and debate whether or not Wall Street is punishing Apple for not reporting iPhone sales and whether or not that’s OK.
Today is all privacy, talking Facebook spyware and how to keep your credit card safe, with Andrew Orr, Charlotte Henry, & host Kelly Guimont.
Among the revelations, we learn more about the company’s free VPN app that was essentially spyware.
The session was wide ranging, but included accusations that Facebook has upended democratic institutions, led by “frat bot billionaires from California.”
Host Kelly Guimont talks to John Martellaro about the popularity(?) of iPhone XR, and Charlotte Henry about Facebook’s trip to Parliament.
The company shared that some accounts have been using third-party software to artificially grow their audience.
Former Facebook privacy advisor Dipayan Ghosh argues that Silicon Valley prioritizes profits and conformity of thought over ethics.
Under-pressure Mark Zuckerberg has published a note laying out how Facebook plans to govern content in the future and its progress in 2018.
Host Kelly Guimont talks to Andrew Orr and John Martellaro about how Apple’s AI can help college students, and Facebook’s latest PR problems.
What particularly made Mr. Zuckerberg mad was Tim Cook’s comments during a joint MSNBC and Recode interview.
Facebook’s has had to halt the mandatory introduction of its new transparency system for political ads following the revelation of a number of major failures.