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Facebook’s Libra: Questions and Objections Loom Large Over Launch

Facebook’s Libra: Questions and Objections Loom Large Over Launch

The Libra is Facebook’s new attempt at breaking into the world of cryptocurrency, however, new hurdles may be facing the social media company. Questions loom over how Facebook’s new currency will affect markets – and whether in fact the “Libra” is actually a cryptocurrency at all. Cryptocurrencies by their very nature are decentralized, and the Libra is not. The only[Read More…]

MPs call for a clampdown on alternative news

MPs call for a clampdown on alternative news

An influential parliamentary committee has pushed for new laws to ban alternative news sites, it has been revealed. The interim report from the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended that British regulators should be given more control over Facebook and Google to stop the spread of whatever they consider to be “fake news”. In the[Read More…]

Facebook face recognition technology prompts privacy concerns

Facebook face recognition technology prompts privacy concerns

Facebook’s push for facial recognition technology has prompted privacy concerns, it has been reported. Facebook has been using face recognition for years to make suggestions of who should be tagged in photos you share. Indeed, it released a statement that said: “Our technology analyzes the pixels in photos you’re already tagged in and generates a string of numbers we call[Read More…]

Facebook under fire for refusing to remove child porn content

Facebook under fire for refusing to remove child porn content

There has been much in the news lately about Facebook taking steps to remove fake news from its website. Back in March, the social media giant flagged prominent warnings on its site advising users not to trust news stories that could not be confirmed by an official or well-known source. When users logged into their Facebook account, it would display[Read More…]

Snowden warns of increased domestic spying

Snowden warns of increased domestic spying

Domestic surveillance and spying may increase thanks to Donald Trump’s election victory, it has been claimed. Edward Snowden said that that democratic checks and balances were losing ground to authoritarianism. Snowden is a former US agency spy contractor who lives in Moscow under an asylum deal after he leaked classified information in 2013 that exposed the extent of the US[Read More…]