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Facebook employees revolt over Zuckerberg’s stance on Trump

“On Friday, Mr Trump posted on Facebook and Twitter that he would respond to violent protests with military force, saying: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” While Twitter slapped a warning on the post and hid it from view for “glorifying violence”, Facebook left the message intact. Over the weekend, Facebook employees contrasted their company’s stance unfavourably with Twitter’s, which last week also labelled two of Mr Trump’s other tweets as potentially misleading.”

Source : Facebook employees revolt over Zuckerberg’s stance on Trump | Financial Times

Our Work on COVID-19 – Facebook Data for Good

This map shows the distribution of people over the age of 60 in Mexico.

“High Resolution Population Density Maps These are the most accurate population datasets in the world. They are available to download for 169 countries, right now, by anyone, on UN OCHA’s Humanitarian Data Exchange here or Amazon AWS Open Data Sets here. You can find a tutorial video here for how to work with Population Density Maps in QGIS, a mapping software. ”

Source : Our Work on COVID-19 – Facebook Data for Good

Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims

“Facebook representatives approached controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group to try and buy a tool that could help Facebook better monitor a subset of its users, according to an extraordinary court filing from NSO in an ongoing lawsuit. Facebook is currently suing NSO for how the hacking firm leveraged a vulnerability in WhatsApp to help governments hack users. NSO sells a product called Pegasus, which allows operators to remotely infect cell phones and lift data from them.”

Source : Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims – VICE

Cookiethief: a cookie-stealing Trojan for Android

“We recently discovered a new strain of Android malware. The Trojan (detected as: Trojan-Spy.AndroidOS.Cookiethief) turned out to be quite simple. Its main task was to acquire root rights on the victim device, and transfer cookies used by the browser and Facebook app to the cybercriminals’ server. This abuse technique is possible not because of a vulnerability in Facebook app or browser itself. Malware could steal cookie files of any website from other apps in the same way and achieve similar results.”

Source : Cookiethief: a cookie-stealing Trojan for Android | Securelist

Mark Zuckerberg – Every new year of the last decade I set…

Et si Facebook n’était qu’un malentendu…

“Augmented and virtual reality are about delivering a sense of presence — the feeling that you’re right there with another person or in another place. Instead of having devices that take us away from the people around us, the next platform will help us be more present with each other and will help the technology get out of the way. Even though some of the early devices seem clunky, I think these will be the most human and social technology platforms anyone has built yet.
The ability to be « present » anywhere will also help us address some of the biggest social issues of our day — like ballooning housing costs and inequality of opportunity by geography. Today, many people feel like they have to move to cities because that’s where the jobs are. But there isn’t enough housing in many cities, so housing costs are skyrocketing while quality of living is decreasing. Imagine if you could live anywhere you chose and access any job anywhere else. If we deliver on what we’re building, this should be much closer to reality by 2030.”

From : Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook

Facebook to Keep Targeted Political Ads but Will Give Users More Control

“With less than a year until the 2020 U.S. election and roughly $3 billion expected to be spent on digital political advertising, a lack of uniform rules for the ads has led to confusion about exactly what is allowed on the platforms, how intensely new policies will be enforced and whether advertising strategies and budgets will need to change further.”

Source : Facebook to Keep Targeted Political Ads but Will Give Users More Control – WSJ

La surveillance intrusive exercée par Facebook et Google : un danger sans précédent pour les droits humains

Google Amnesty Surveillance

“Nous avons déjà constaté que la vaste architecture publicitaire de Google et Facebook est une arme puissante entre de mauvaises mains. Elle peut être détournée à des fins politiques, au risque de conséquences désastreuses pour la société, et laisse le champ libre à toutes sortes de nouvelles stratégies publicitaires aux relents d’exploitation, comme le fait de s’en prendre à des personnes vulnérables qui luttent contre la maladie, les troubles mentaux ou l’addiction. Parce que ces publicités sont faites sur mesure pour des individus, elles échappent à l’examen public”

Source : La surveillance intrusive exercée par Facebook et Google : un danger sans précédent pour les droits humains | Amnesty International

He’s running for Governor of California just so he can run false Facebook ads

Hampton pictured in San Francisco Monday after registering as a political candidate

“A San Francisco man is going to extreme lengths to call out Facebook’s controversial policy of allowing politicians to run false ads on its platform. On Monday morning, he registered as a candidate in California’s 2022 gubernatorial election — not with the primary goal of becoming governor, but so he can run false Facebook ads of his own. ”

Source : He’s running for Governor of California just so he can run false Facebook ads – CNN

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