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January 10 2018


You still love Facebook?

“Totalitarianism and everyone should be outraged. But you are not. You cooperate in your own oppression with your silence because you don't think that this has anything to do with you.” — @ajamubaraka

August 02 2017


May 15 2015


Israel sentences Palestinian to 9 months for Facebook posts

“The Israeli magistrate's court in Jerusalem handed the sentence to Omar al-Shalabi after he was convicted of inciting anti-Jewish violence and supporting ‘terror’ in posts and comments on Facebook.

Al-Shalabi was one of eight Palestinian men detained in December 2014 in East Jerusalem under the same charges.

Their indictment said that Israeli intelligence had monitored the men's Facebook postings since last June, after three Israeli settlers were kidnapped and killed in the occupied West Bank.

The intelligence said that their online comments had raised tensions across Jerusalem and encouraged acts of ‘terrorism.’

They cited in particular postings on the murder of 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped and killed by a group of Jewish extremists in July, as well as on a spate of Palestinian attacks on Israeli military and civilians that mostly took place in occupied East Jerusalem.

The indictment included details of the Facebook postings such the number of ‘likes,’ ‘shares’ and ‘comments’ by friends on Facebook.”

“Israelis on social media routinely and openly incite violence against Palestinians, especially during heightened periods of tensions such as this summer's military offensive on Gaza, but none have yet faced prosecution.”

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December 16 2013


Facebook self-censorship: What happens to the posts you don’t publish?

We spend a lot of time thinking about what to post on Facebook. Should you argue that political point your high school friend made? Do your friends really want to see yet another photo of your cat (or baby)? Most of us have, at one time or another, started writing something and then, probably wisely, changed our minds.

Unfortunately, the code that powers Facebook still knows what you typed—even if you decide not to publish it. It turns out that the things you explicitly choose not to share aren't entirely private.

Facebook calls these unposted thoughts "self-censorship," and insights into how it collects these nonposts can be found in a recent paper written by two Facebookers. Sauvik Das, a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon and summer software engineer intern at Facebook, and Adam Kramer, a Facebook data scientist, have put online an article presenting their study of the self-censorship behavior collected from 5 million English-speaking Facebook users. ...

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October 27 2013

September 01 2013


'Tomatoes are Christian,' Egyptian Salafi group warns

The [Popular Egyptian Islamic] association published the warning on its Facebook page with a photo of a tomato cut in half, revealing a cross-shaped interior.

A message posted on the page read, "Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. [The tomato] praises the cross instead of Allah and says that Allah is three [in reference to the Holy Trinity]."

The message went on to say, "I implore you to spread this photo because there is a sister from Palestine who saw the Prophet of Allah in a vision and he was crying, warning his nation against eating [tomatoes]. If you don’t spread this [message], know that it is the devil who stopped you.”

August 31 2013

Last year Facebook announced that cookies on other websites would follow users back to their Facebook profile. So, for example, if someone was researching new employment an advertisement for job search sites or adult education programs would appear on their page later that day. An individual’s profile will now be linked to their spending habits through the email and phone number they use when signing up for store discount and loyalty cards. Ad Age reported that ads will be delivered when Facebook is able to match the corresponding numbers, although companies will not be able to access exactly which customers click on the ads.
Facebook using offline purchase history to target ads (RT USA, Mar. 27 2013)
Since the FBI has already installed millions of cameras across the US for their facial recogition program it sounds like Facebook is in bed with them. Of what purpose does Zucherburg need with this technology? Everyone is getting in on this ‘spygame’.
— a comment on RT report A face in a billion: Facebook to include profile pix in facial recognition database (Aug. 30 2013)

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August 01 2013


When people use Facebook, they may store and share information about you.

from What’s a Facebook shadow profile, and why should you care? (Digital Trends, Jul. 5 2013):

A Facebook shadow profile is a file that Facebook keeps on you containing data it pulls up from looking at the information that a user’s friends voluntarily provide. You’re not supposed to see it, or even know it exists. This collection of information can include phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and other pertinent data about a user that they don’t necessarily put on their public profile. Even if you never gave Facebook your second email address or your home phone number, they may still have it on file, since anyone who uses the “Find My Friends” feature allows Facebook to scan their contacts. So if your friend has your contact info on her phone and uses that feature, Facebook can match your name to that information and add it to your file. ... In 2011, an Irish advocacy group filed a complaint against Facebook for collecting information like email addresses, phone numbers, work details, and other data to create shadow profiles for people who don’t use the service. Since it actually takes moral fortitude to resist the social pull of Facebook, this is a slap in the face for people who make a point to stay off the network: The group claimed that Facebook still has profiles for non-Facebookers anyway.

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July 31 2013


Not f'd — you won't find me on facebook

“Because so many sites — including TIME — use Facebook's user-tracking ‘Like’ button, Zuckerberg is able to collect information about people who aren't even users of his site. These are precedents which hurt our ability to freely connect with each other. He has created a network that is first and foremost a gold mine for government surveillance and advertisers.”Mark Zuckerberg is TIME Magazine's Person of the Year? Where's the "dislike" button? (Free Software Foundation, Dec. 20 2010)

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July 19 2013

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