Why I Left Facebook

facebookMark Couhig – Like millions of Americans, I have in recent days grown sick of Facebook. Like hundreds of thousands, I’ve abandoned it for Parler.

When I said goodbye to my friends on Facebook, they were all kind. Many said they’d miss me, and others offered advice. One told me she had glanced into Parler and had found it horrifying. But, she said, she was sure I had done my due diligence before signing on.

Indeed I had. Parler allows you to choose whose words you read and whose memes you chuckle at. I’m not a fan of outlandish conspiracy theories so I don’t keep up with the Joneses — Alex or Mother. I enjoy reading intelligent articles from all sides, so I follow the American Thinker and National Review on Parler. I’m a libertarian, so on Parler I also follow Reason and the Cato Institute. Because they haven’t yet signed on to Parler, I subscribed to the New Republic and Harpers. I don’t want to be trapped in a bubble of anyone’s making. Continue reading “Why I Left Facebook”

NY Post’s Hunter Biden Laptop Story Topped Social Media Despite Twitter Censorship

Twitter the twitEmily Zanotti – Despite Twitter’s best efforts at slowing the spread of a New York Post story alleging evidence of international influence peddling within the Biden family, the story blanketed social media, becoming the lead political story last week, according to a Wednesday report from Axios.

“Facebook and Twitter’s frantic attempts to stop the spread of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden story didn’t prevent the article from becoming the top story about the election on those platforms last week, according to data from NewsWhip,” Axios noted. Continue reading “NY Post’s Hunter Biden Laptop Story Topped Social Media Despite Twitter Censorship”

Top Social Media Networks in the World

social mediaSocial media has transformed our lives over the years. It helps us share career interests, ideas, and information with family and friends. Different social media networks have improved communication between communities, individuals and organizations. Most of them use a dialogic transmission system that helps them send information to many receivers at once. In this post, we discuss eight top social media networks worldwide.

1. Facebook

Facebook is the largest social media platform with 2.23 billion active users. Close to 29 percent of the world’s population access Facebook through computers and mobile phones. Over 65 million enterprises use Facebook pages while over six million advertisers promote their brands on Facebook. Users can share images, live videos, videos, stories, and text through it. Facebook’s algorithm often prioritizes content that starts interactions and conversations between friends and family. Continue reading “Top Social Media Networks in the World”

Smart TVs Caught Sending Sensitive User Data To Facebook And Netflix

Tyler Durden – A study by researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found that many popular smart TV models, including models by Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and Amazon FireTV, are leaking sensitive user data to advertisers.

The models listed above would share data like location and IP address with Netflix, Facebook and third-party advertisers, according to the FT.

Just when social media companies were starting to modify their data collection practices to better respect user privacy, the next threat is coming from the Internet of Things (IoT). Smart TVs are becoming increasingly popular in the US. Continue reading “Smart TVs Caught Sending Sensitive User Data To Facebook And Netflix”

Big Tech is ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Taking Sides’ [Video]

GoogleAlexandra  Bruce – We’re living in a dystopian science fiction novel, in which the mass media and the Internet are in lockstep with the Neoliberal establishment, in an effort to create a one-party government.

Big Tech, with their bias towards Internationalism and coercive control is the biggest threat to free, open and democratic nations that the West has ever experienced. They are subverting freedom of speech and freedom of expression in multiple countries by using underhanded methods that most people don’t even understand. Continue reading “Big Tech is ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Taking Sides’ [Video]”