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Maybe Don't Sell Human Fetuses, Even Super Old Ones

A Colorado woman is facing smuggling charges after allegedly attempting to sell and ship human fetal remains in violation of federal law. According to court records, she conducted much of her business over Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Oh God Why, Human Remains, Crime, Oddities


Maybe Don't Sell Human Fetuses on Facebook, Even Super Old Ones

A Colorado woman is facing smuggling charges after allegedly attempting to sell and ship human fetal remains in violation of federal law. According to court records, she conducted much of her business over Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Oh God Why, Human Remains, Crime, Oddities


Edward Snowden: 'Without Encryption, We Will Lose All Privacy. This is Our New Battleground'

Edward Snowden: In the midst of the greatest computer security crisis in history, the US government, along with the governments of the UK and Australia, is attempting to undermine the only method that currently exists for reliably protecting the world's information: encryption. Should they succeed in their quest to undermine encryption, our public infrastructure and private lives will be rendered permanently unsafe. [...] Earlier this month the US, alongside the UK and Australia, called on Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Australia, Saudi Arabia, US, Tech, Edward Snowden, Donald Trump, China Russia, US UK, Facebook Read, Barr, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, William Barr, Priti Patel Australia


Here's the investor deck that Jim Heckman is using to explain how he'll grow Sports Illustrated

Jim Heckman's startup Maven has a plan to save the publishing industry from Facebook. Controversially, he just took over Sports Illustrated's operation, laying off staff and announcing plans to use contractors to help feed the site.  In an investor presentation, he lays out his plan to grow traffic and revenue, which includes adding a news site to the portfolio. Maven says it has a "proven playbook" for driving growth and is targeting $160 million in revenue in 2020, up from $62 million in 201...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Trends, SEC, Sports Illustrated, Maven, TheStreet, Facebook Read, Doug Smith, Heckman, Ross Levinsohn, ABG, Jim Heckman, Facebook Controversially, Hulu Maven


Angry Instagram users are leaving 1-star reviews on the wrong Threads app on Google's app store

Facebook released an app for Instagram last week, called Threads, that's made for quick photo-sharing and instant-messaging with those on your Close Friends list. However, searching for "Threads" on the app stores for both Android and iOS devices has led some users to mistake a same-named workplace communication app for the new Instagram platform. The has since been hit with several one-star reviews, but has also seen its download numbers boost six times over. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Facebook Read, YouTube Instagram, Kazi, David Dobrik, Rousseau Kazi


Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is growing primarily outside of San Francisco because the infrastructure of the city is 'tapped'

After The Verge released leaked audio from a Facebook Q&A, CEO Mark Zuckerberg livestreamed one of the sessions. He responded to a question about remote work by explaining that the company is primarily growing outside of the Bay Area. The median home price is San Francisco is $1.3 million, making it one of the most expensive cities in the country. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees in a public Q&A on Thursday that the social media c...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Libra, Zuckerberg, Bay Area, Facebook Read, Bay Area One


Fact Check Any Abortion News You See on Facebook

With more and more states signing abortion bans into law, it’s no surprise that Facebook is crawling with abortion-related misinformation. This time, though, it’s more than a handful of viral links making the rounds; it’s the overwhelming majority of abortion news shared on Facebook. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Abortion, Lifehacks, Rhetoric, Facebook Read, Fake News


Deepfakes Can Now Be Made From a Single Photo

Samsung has developed a new artificial intelligence system for creating deepfakes -- fabricated clips that make people appear to do or say things they never did -- that only needs as little as one photo. CNET reports: The technology, of course, can be used for fun, like bringing a classic portrait to life. The Mona Lisa, whose enigmatic smile is animated in three different videos to demonstrate the new technology, exists solely as a single still image. A Samsung artificial intelligence lab in Ru...
Tags: New York, Russia, Samsung, Tech, University, Dartmouth, Marilyn Monroe, Albany, Cnet, Mona Lisa, Facebook Read, Hany Farid, Siwei Lyu


Kamala Harris Says 'We Have to Seriously Take a Look At' Breaking Up Facebook

California Senator Kamala Harris, one of the (innumerable) Democrats eyeing the White House in a 2020 presidential bid, has joined Massachusetts senator and fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren in calling for antitrust authorities to look at a possible breakup of Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, California, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Antitrust, Kamala Harris, Facebook Read, Tech Policy


US Users Are Leaving Facebook by the Millions, Research Says

An anonymous reader shares a report: All the bad press about Facebook might be catching up to the company. New numbers from Edison Research show an an estimated 15 million fewer users in the United States compared to 2017. The biggest drop is in the very desirable 12- to 34-year-old group. Marketplace Tech got a first look at Edison's latest social media research. It revealed almost 80 percent of people in the U.S. are posting, tweeting or snapping, but fewer are going to Facebook. Re...
Tags: Facebook, US, Tech, United States, Edison, Facebook Read, Edison Research, Marketplace Tech, Millions Research Says


Turn Your Tweets into Messages to Politicians With This Chrome Extension

Now more than ever, we all have the habit of venting about politics on Twitter and Facebook. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Tweets, Social Media, Lifehacks, Facebook Read, Angry Tweets


Test Shows Facebook Begins Collecting Data From Several Popular Apps Seconds After Users Start Consuming Them. Company Also Collects Data of Non-Facebook Users.

Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook. [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; an alternative source was not immediately available.] The Wall Street Journal reports: The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook, according to testing ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, California, Tech, News Corp, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Facebook Read, Azumio, Flo Health


Facebook Acquires Visual Shopping Startup To Bolster AI Work

Facebook says it has acquired visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup GrokStyle in a move to bolster the social-media company's own AI work. From a report: GrokStyle's technology, which was integrated into Ikea's mobile app, was simple in practice. A user takes a picture of a piece of furniture and the technology would match it to similar products that could be purchased online. On its website, GrokStyle said it is "winding down" its business, but that it is "moving on as a team" alo...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Ikea, Facebook Read, Grokstyle, Facebook Acquires Visual Shopping Startup


Facebook enters its 2nd day of chaos after Apple blocked its internal company apps (FB)

Apple has blocked Facebook's internal apps, plunging the company into chaos. The block came after Facebook tried to evade Apple's policies with an app that spied on smartphone users in exchange for cash. It's now the second day that Facebook employees are unable to access internal apps that are critical to the company. The social network previously told its employees that it's "working closely" with Apple, but it's not clear when the company will regain access. Facebook is suffering through a...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Trends, Silicon Valley, Signal, Mobile Home, Facebook Read, Business Insider on Wednesday Facebook


Amazon will soar more than 20% as it becomes a 'third force' in advertising behind Google and Facebook, analyst says (AMZN)

Amazon is set to soar over 20% by the end of the year, according to a new report from Pivotal Research. Analyst Brian Wieser told clients that despite Amazon's already-massive size, it has promising growth potential, primarily in advertising. Still, Wieser's $1,920 price target on the stock comes in below its record high of $2,050.50. Watch Amazon trade live. Amazon — one of the world's largest retailers — is big, but it's not nearly done expanding, according to an analyst who sees the stock...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Alexa, Blackrock, Business Insider, Davidson, Facebook Read, Gene Munster, Pivotal Research


Now It's Impossible to 'Accidentally' Spend Too Much Time on Facebook

Now you don’t have an excuse for spending too much time on Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, App, Lifehacks, Facebook Read


Sheryl Sandberg says she also didn't know about a Facebook smear campaign, as Mark Zuckerberg throws the firm's comms team under a bus

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has responded to the bombshell New York Times report on mismanagement at the company. In a Facebook post, Sandberg said she had no idea Facebook hired a PR firm to smear the company's critics, including billionaire George Soros. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook's communications team was to blame. Sandberg also denied suggestions that she blocked internal investigations into Russian interference. Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg has responded to the 6,000-word New Y...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Russia, US, Trends, New York Times, Ira, Jeff Bezos, Usa Today, Times, Jack Dorsey, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Mark, George Soros


New Lawsuit Claims Facebook Enabled Human Trafficking On Its Platform 

A woman filed a lawsuit this week against a number of companies, alleging they helped enable the sexual exploitation of minors. The companies listed in the complaint include the now-defunct Backpage, a hotel chain, and Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Trafficking, Facebook Read, Backpage


50 million Facebook accounts breached by access-token-harvesting attack (ars technica)

Enlarge / Facebook reset login tokens for 90 million accounts as it patched bugs that allowed 50 million accounts to be compromised. (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Facebook reset logins for millions of customers last night as it dealt with a data breach that may have exposed nearly 50 million accounts. The breach was caused by an exploit of three bugs in Facebook's code that were introduced with the addition of a new video uploader in July of 2017. Facebook patched the vulner...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Zuckerberg, Facebook Read, Sean Gallagher, Jaap Arriens NurPhoto, Getty Images Facebook


Ted Cruz Bravely Defends Alex Jones Against Facebook's Temporary Internet Jail

Texas Senator Ted Cruz took some time out of his busy schedule of being generally hated by everyone on Saturday to defend conspiracy theorist and Infowars grifter Alex Jones against a temporary suspension on Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Texas, Science, Technology, Social Media, Ted Cruz, Ugh, Conspiracy Theories, Alex Jones, Facebook Read, Infowars


Papua New Guinea Bans Facebook For a Month To Root Out 'Fake Users'

The Papua New Guinean government will ban Facebook for a month in a bid to crack down on "fake users" and study the effects the website is having on the population. From a report: The communication minister, Sam Basil, said the shutdown would allow his department's analysts to carry out research and analysis on who was using the platform, and how they were using it, admits rising concerns about social well-being, security and productivity. "The time will allow information to be collected to iden...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, US Senate, Papua New Guinea, Basil, PNG, Facebook Read, Post Courier, Cambridge Analytica, Sam Basil


How the Math Men Overthrew the Mad Men

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt of a New Yorker piece: Once, Mad Men ruled advertising. They've now been eclipsed by Math Men -- the engineers and data scientists whose province is machines, algorithms, pureed data, and artificial intelligence. Yet Math Men are beleaguered, as Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated when he humbled himself before Congress, in April. Math Men's adoration of data -- coupled with their truculence and an arrogant conviction that their 'science' is nearly flawless -- has ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, America, Tech, Facebook Read


Meet Furry Boi, the Squirrel Who Won a UC Berkeley Senate Seat Thanks to a Facebook Meme Page

This month, students at the University of California at Berkeley voted a squirrel to hold one of the school’s open Senate seats. The candidate went by Furry Boi, and the man behind the mask, sophomore Stephen Boyle, largely credits his win to the endorsement of a meme page on Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Senate, Memes, University of California at Berkeley, Facebook Read, Furry Boi, Stephen Boyle, Facebook Meme Page, UC Berkeley Senate


Meet Furry Boi, the Squirrel Who Won a UC Berkley Senate Seat Thanks to a Facebook Meme Page

This month, students at the University of California at Berkeley voted a squirrel to hold one of the school’s open Senate seats. The candidate went by Furry Boi, and the man behind the mask, sophomore Stephen Boyle, largely credits his win to the endorsement of a meme page on Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Senate, Memes, University of California at Berkeley, Facebook Read, Furry Boi, Stephen Boyle, UC Berkley Senate, Facebook Meme Page


Read and Hear Tristan Tzara’s “Dada Manifesto,” the Avant-Garde Document Published 100 Years Ago (March 23, 1918)

Dada demands explanation, yet it somehow also demands not to be explained. In the nearly 102 years since its inception, many attempts at summary and analysis of that early 20th-century European avant-garde movement have emerged; as you can see in the related links at the bottom of the post, we've featured a fair few of them here on Open Culture. But to truly understand Dada, you must, to the extent possible, get inside the heads of its founders, and one shortcut to that artistically rich...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Abc, College, Los Angeles, History, University of Pennsylvania, Seoul, Zurich, Facebook Twitter, Dada, Hugo Ball, Facebook Read, Colin Marshall, Tzara


Nearly a Third of Tech Workers Are Ready To #DeleteFacebook

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BetaNews: A survey conducted in the wake of the #DeleteFacebook campaign that followed revelations about the data breach and the logging of Android users' calls and texts, found that a surprising number of tech workers were ready to delete their Facebook accounts. 31 percent backed the #DeleteFacebook campaign, including 50 percent of Microsoft workers, and 38 percent of Google workers. The survey -- conducted using the anonymous app Blind -- found that n...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Facebook Read


Facebook Gave Data About 57 Billion Friendships To Academic

Before Facebook suspended Aleksandr Kogan from its platform for the data harvesting "scam" at the centre of the unfolding Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media company enjoyed a close enough relationship with the researcher that it provided him with an anonymised, aggregate dataset of 57bn Facebook friendships. From a report: Facebook provided the dataset of "every friendship formed in 2011 in every country in the world at the national aggregate level" to Kogan's University of Cambridge ...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Cambridge, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, Facebook Facebook, Facebook Read, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Before Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Aleksandr Kogan, Jonathan Albright, Facebook Gave Data About, Kogan s University of Cambridge, Individual Differences in 2015 Two Facebook, Cambridge Harvard


Facebook Silently Enables Facial Recognition Abilities For Users Outside EU, Canada

Facebook is now informing users around the world that it's rolling out facial recognition features. Users in the European Union and Canada will not be notified because laws restrict this type of activity in those areas. Neowin reports: With the new tools, you'll be able to find photos that you're in but haven't been tagged in; they'll help you protect yourself against strangers using your photo; and Facebook will be able to tell people with visual impairments who's in their photos and videos. By...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, European Union, Canada, Facebook Read, EU Canada, Neowin


Teens hold a 'lie-in' at White House calling for gun control

A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside of the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand action from President Trump on gun control.“We have organized this protest in solidarity with all of those who were affected by the horrific school shooting in Florida,” the organization said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to f...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, White House, America, Trump, Facebook Read, Yahoo News Photo Twitter, Dylan Stableford Yahoo News


Read the Shortest Academic Article Ever Written: “The Unsuccessful Self-Treatment of a Case of ‘Writer’s Block'”

We've featured impressively short academic papers here on Open Culture before, like John Nash's 26-page PhD thesis and this two-sentence "Counterexample to Euler's Conjecture on Sums and Like Powers," but if you've set your sights on writing one shorter still, don't get your hopes up. The almost certainly unbeatable example of a short academic paper appeared more than forty years ago, in the fall 1974 issue of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analyses, its main text coming in at exactly zero wor...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Writing, College, Louisiana, David Mitchell, Seoul, Dennis, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Read, John Nash, Atwood, Euler, Colin Marshall, Upper, Margaret Atwood Jonathan Franzen Joyce Carol Oates