Two veteran Facebook engineers were grilled about the company’s sprawling data collection operations in March. Their response will come as little relief to those concerned with the company’s stewardship of billions of digitized lives. Facebook engineers struggled to explain where … Continue reading Facebook Engineers: No Idea Where We Keep Your Personal Data
What happens when you mix Law with Social Media? This two part documentary shown in the UK on C4 Real Lives, and on Channel 5 from Hey Buddy Films. Here is a compendium of misjudgement and poorly thought out decisions … Continue reading Don’t Blame Social Media?
Sir Andrew Parker, MI5’s director general, has called on the technology and social media companies to establish a technical feature in their software platforms that allowed spy agencies “exceptional access” and law enforcement access to encrypted messages, amid fear they … Continue reading MI5 calls on Tech companies help
On the 15th December 2011 last year and following a two-year campaign of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the internet giant announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this possible! Facebook’s message to energy producers is clear: invest now in renewable energy, and move away from coal power. In addition, Greenpeace and Facebook will collaborate in the promotion renewable energy and encourage major utilities to develop renewable energy sources (pdf). The following Greenpeace campaign video from Youtube was part of the campaign that saw … Continue reading Indonesia Greenpeace and KFC & Facebook and Greenpeace Victory
Fantastic News! Jabbar Savalan the young activist from from Azerbaijan has been released and recieved a pardon for his detention. today. He is now at home with his family. This is fantastic news however, 16 prisoners of conscience remain in jail in Azerbaijan. He originally was detainedby Azerbaijan authorities after he’d posted messages against the government rule in the country on Facebook he was charged with ‘drug offences’ and detained on 4 May 2011 for two and a half years in prison. Amnesty International considered Jabbar a prisoner of conscience and many activisits worldwide have been campaigning for his release. … Continue reading Jabbar Savalan Released
This week Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making headlines over his decision to eat only animals he kills himself. His choice comes as part of an annual challenge he poses for himself. Last year’s challenge was to learn Mandarin. This year’s challenge is a little bit different. “This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat. I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have. This … Continue reading Facebook CEO to eat meat he’s killed himself