Over the past month, a satirical movie - The Interview - about a journalist's interview and planned assassination of NK dictator - has put us on the verge of a major cyberwar between the USA, its major corporations and hackers around the globe. What is a cyberwar? And, what will the first cyberwar will look like: How … Continue reading FreeSpeech prevails. How a single movie has set a major precedent.
Dave Eggers, in his work - The Circle - warns of a company so powerful that eventually they will run national elections. (See my review below.) Today, the USA is holding its congressional elections, and, according to the NYTimes, Facebook has its own "Get out the vote" campaign. This raises some issues though: "Facebook’s get-out-the-vote tests have … Continue reading Get out to vote: What if Facebook influenced our elections?
Facebook has “rebuilt ad platform, called Atlas, that will allow marketers to tap its detailed knowledge of its users to direct ads to those people on thousands of other websites and mobile apps.” positioning themselves to directly compete with Google which also allows advertisers to target users based on behavior. (NYT) The NYTimes explained that … Continue reading Facebook’s deep targeting now available on other websites.