Mark Zuckerbergs Facebook mission statement hides his real aim | Emily Bell

March 14, 2019

Social media founders exclaim their idealism, like modern day messiahs. Yet all they crave is global market domination It is hard to remember that there was a blissful time , not so long ago, when corporation chief executives were anonymous creatures who rarely expressed with the outside world and, when they did, it was through the unengaging medium of a corporate press release. As with many other perfectly good practices,…

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Parents: don’t panic about Momo worry about YouTube Kids instead | Keza MacDonald

March 11, 2019

One is a viral hoax. The other is rife with distressing and disturbing content, says Keza MacDonald, the Keeper video games editor I firstly been hearing Momo in my local parents’ WhatsApp group. Someone had screenshotted a Facebook post about a creepy puppet that supposedly appeared in unsuspecting children’s phone contents and spliced into YouTube videos, dispensing the recommendations on self-harm and violent acts. I reacted with mistrust: this would…

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Viral ‘Momo challenge’ is a malicious hoax, say charities

March 11, 2019

Groups say no evidence yet of self-harm from cult, but ensuing hysteria poses a risk It is the most talked about viral scare narrative of the year so far, blamed for child suicides and violent attacks- but experts and benevolences have warned that the “Momo challenge” is nothing but a” moral anxiety” spread by adults. Warnings about the supposed Momo challenge suggest that children are being encouraged to kill themselves…

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Momo hoax: schools, police and media told to stop promoting viral challenge

March 3, 2019

Childrens benevolences say advises about online suicide challenge have done more trauma than good Britain’s media, colleges and police forces were told on Thursday to stop promoting an online hoax about the so-called Momo challenge, amid concerns that unwarranted advises about the believed phenomenon risked doing more impairment than good. The Momo challenge centred around false claims that a mysterious character is use WhatsApp messages to spur offsprings to kill…

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Tilda Swinton posed as an old man in elaborate hoax for Suspiria

October 27, 2018

Prosthetics transformed the actor into an 82 -year-old man for her latest film role Tilda Swinton employed prosthetics and makeup to pose as an 82 -year-old man in an elaborate hoax for her latest film. The British actor, 57, is starring in the fright remake Suspiria, alongside Dakota Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and, ostensibly, octogenarian first-time performer Lutz Ebersdorf. After pictures rose demonstrating a similarity between Swinton and Ebersdorf, who…

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Well, at least youve got to admire Tilda Swintons balls | Lucy Siegle

October 18, 2018

Her makeover for the film Suspiria was pretty convincing, but there are lessons to be learned from her transformation The chameleon actor has done it again. It turns out this was indeed Tilda Swinton. This might suggest that the makeup artist hadnt done a good job. Not so. Its a fine job. Makeup artists are the unsung heroes of culture (everyone always talks through the bit when their Oscar is…

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Revealed: Russias secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

October 10, 2018

Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to Julian Assange to assess whether they could help him flee the UK, the Guardian has learned. A tentative plan was devised that would have seen the WikiLeaks founder smuggled out of Ecuadors London embassy in a diplomatic vehicle and transported to another…

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Exposing Cambridge Analytica: ‘It’s been exhausting, exhilarating, and slightly terrifying’

October 9, 2018

Observer reporter Carole Cadwalladr on her investigation into the firm at the centre of a data breach that shamed Facebook and exposed foul play in the EU referendum campaign and US presidential election Earlier this year, The Observer and The Guardian broke the story that became the Mark Zuckerberg who was forced to testify before congress. Facebook has since lost $120 billion from its share price. She won the British…

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Ten years on from the crash, we need to get ready for another one | Robert Skidelsky

October 2, 2018

The lessons of 2008 have not been fully learned: stop risky lending by banks, address fiscal policy and reduce inequality, says economist Robert Skidelsky The Great Depression of 1929. And it was almost entirely unanticipated. Ten years on is a good time to ask what governments, policymakers, and economists might learn from this catastrophe how to prevent future ones, and how to overcome them if they happen. Of these two,…

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Jeremy Hunt calls for fresh EU sanctions against Russia

September 9, 2018

UK foreign secretary will advise US president to tighten rules on online election advertising Jeremy Hunt has urged the EU to stand shoulder to shoulder with flight MH1 7 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. After the Salisbury attempts, the EU recollected its envoy to Moscow and issued a common declaration that it was ” highly likely” Russia was responsible. one-to-one summit with Putin in…

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Brexit Britain is out of options. Our humiliation is painful to watch | Nick Cohen

July 26, 2018

Rarely have we been so enfeebled and isolated. The only certainty is a perilous future It is dangerous to assume the past is superior to the present. After going back through all the crisis since the end of the Second World War, however, I cannot find a time when Britain was so out of options and so out of luck. By “options”, I don’t mean escape routes liberal readers of…

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I, Donald Trump, look forward to not meeting anyone in Britain, England

July 19, 2018

British people like me a lot. The police build barriers to stop me get mobbed I‘d like to start by thanking myself bigly for find the time to talk to you at this press conference. As many of you will know, the chairperson of the United States of America is a very busy mortal. Maybe the busiest human in the world. And no chairperson has ever been busier than me….

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Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for dirty ops on Iran arms deal

May 24, 2018

Israeli agency told to find incriminating substance on Obama diplomats who negotiated enter into negotiations with Tehran Aides to Donald Trump, the US president, hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to orchestrate a” grime ops” campaign against key individuals from the Obama administration who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, the Observer can reveal. People in the Trump camp contacted private investigator in May last year to” get dirt” on…

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How Facebook got into a mess and why it cant get out of it

April 20, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg will be drag before Congress this week. Hell apologise but his company doesnt know how to change its label of surveillance capitalism Ponder this … and sob. The United States, theoretically a ripen democracy of 327 million souls, is ruled by a 71 -year-old unstable narcissist with a serious social media habit. And the lawmakers of this republic have hauled up before them a 34 -year-old lily-white male,…

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Zuckerberg’s refusal to testify before UK MPs ‘absolutely astonishing’

April 19, 2018

Chair of committee investigating fake news exhorts Facebook head to think again if he has any care for users Mark Zuckerberg has come under intense criticism from the UK parliamentary committee analyse fake news after the head of Facebook refused an invitation to testify in front of MPs for a third time. The chair, Damian Collins, told you so had become more urgent the Facebook founder give evidence in person…

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica face mounting pressure over data scandal

April 8, 2018

Growing sees in US and UK for investigations to explain data breach affecting tens of millions Facebook and 50m Facebook profiles were reaped and used to build a system that may have influenced voters in the 2016 presidential campaign. The Conservative MP Damian Collins told you he would call the heads of both companies, spoke to the Observer and described how the profiles, largely of US voters, were reaped for…

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

April 3, 2018

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters How Cambridge Analyticas algorithms grew likes into a political tool The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest ever data infringes, and used them to build a powerful software…

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Cambridge Analytica boasts of dirty tricks to swing elections

April 3, 2018

Bosses tell undercover reporters how honey nets, spies and fake news can be used to help clients The company at the center of the Facebook data infringe boasted of using honey nets, fake news campaigns and runnings with ex-spies to swing electoral campaign of all the countries, a new investigation reveals. Executives from Cambridge Analytica spoke to undercover reporters from Channel 4 News about the dark artistries used by the…

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Facebook: is it time we all deleted our accounts?

April 2, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica revelations may be the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network. And its just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to large-scale tech reaping private information Sorry to break it to you, but you are probably a” dumb fucking “. This is according to statements by a young Mark Zuckerberg anyway. Back in 2004, when a 19 -year-old Zuckerberg had just…

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