To fix the problem of deepfakes we must treat the cause, not the symptoms | Matt Beard

Once technology is released, its like herding cats. Why do we continue to let the tech sector manage its own mess? We havent yet seen a clear frontrunner emerge as the Democratic candidate for the 2020 US election. But Ive been interested in another race the race to see which buzzword is going to be […]

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters How Cambridge Analyticas algorithms turned likes into a political tool The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trumps election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of […]

I made Steve Bannons psychological warfare tool: meet the data war whistleblower

Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didnt yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in […]

Thailand threatens Facebook with legal action over anti-monarchy posts

Junta, which has led a focused crackdown since it took power in a 2014 coup, gives the site until Tuesday morning to remove 131 illicit posts Thailand has threatened Facebook with legal action unless it removes 131 pages it considers illegal, including posts critical of the monarchy, within four days. If even a single illicit […]

The miracle of live: man uses Facebook Live to stream his child’s birth

Fakamalo Kihe Eiki defended himself from internet backlash, saying The gift of life is so bad to share wow such a world we live in shame A California man has defended himself from criticism after live-streaming his childs birth on Facebook Live on Monday. Fakamalo Kihe Eiki from Carmichael, California, describes himself as a Christian […]

Sheryl Sandberg salutes single mothers on Facebook: ‘I didn’t get how hard it is’

After her husbands death, the Facebook chief operating officer says she has begun to recognize the challenges faced by women raising children alone Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has marked Mothers Day by paying tribute to single mothers, saying she never realized how hard it was to be a single parent until her husband […]