Siva Vaidhyanathan bij Logic Mag: Nothing will happen if we don’t demand building codes for these sorts of systems. And those codes have to be enforced from outside, in the form of regulation. Solving Facebook through Facebook is futile.
Schitterende exclusive van Forbes: Facebook also wanted to sell businesses tools to chat with WhatsApp users. Once businesses were on board, Facebook hoped to sell them analytics tools, too. The challenge was WhatsApp’s watertight end-to-end encryption, which stopped both WhatsApp and Facebook from reading messages. Leuke vent, ook, die Mark: When Acton reached Zuckerberg’s office, […]
The New York Times over problemen bij de sociale mediagigant: The apology came from Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president for global public policy. A day earlier, Mr. Kaplan had sat behind his friend, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, when the judge testified in Congress about allegations he had sexually […]
The New York Times: Facebook said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. 🙄
Kurt Wagner op Recode: Over the past year, both Systrom and Krieger have grown increasingly frustrated and agitated with Zuckerberg and Facebook’s increased influence over the app, according to multiple sources. One characterized it as “bizarre meddling” that hurt morale within the unit.
The New York Times: Whenever internet access went down in an area with high Facebook use, attacks on refugees dropped significantly. The drop did not occur in areas with high internet usage but average Facebook usage, suggesting it is specific to social media.
Alexis Madrigal bij The Atlantic: You don’t need to be a free-speech absolutist to imagine how this unprecedented, opaque, and increasingly sophisticated system could have unintended consequences or be used to (intentionally or not) squelch minority viewpoints. Everyone, Facebook included, wants to find a way out of the mess generated by every voice having a […]
MG Siegler: We need Silicon Valley — the people behind these companies — to wake up. We need everyone to act like human beings, not like rogue AI programs vomiting up delusions of grandeur. I’m honestly not even sure that some individuals — people I know — could pass the Turing test at this point. Facebook is but a taste of what’s to […]
Farhad Manjoo bij The New York Times: In exchanges with reporters and lawmakers over the past week, its leaders — including Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive — have been comically tripped up by some of the most basic questions the site faces.