Continue reading “Facebook’s new tool will tell you how it knows so much about you – Vox”
The “Off-Facebook Activity” tool lets you see — and somewhat control — what other sites and apps tell Facebook about you.
Continue reading “Most Americans don’t realize what companies can predict from their data”
Every device that you use, every company you do business with, every online account you create – they all collect data about you and analyze it to figure out minute details of your life.
Continue reading “People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds – The Verge”
Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York and Princeton Universities. Older users shared more fake news than younger ones regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared. In fact, age predicted their behavior better than any other characteristic — including party affiliation.
Continue reading “What Facebook knows about you – Axios”
On Facebook’s map of humanity, the node for “you” often includes vast awareness of your movements online and a surprising amount of info about what you do offline, too.
The big picture: Even when you’re cautious about sharing, Facebook’s dossier on you will be hefty. Facebook tackles its mission of “bringing the world closer together” by creating a map of humanity, and each of us represents a tiny node on this “social graph.”
Continue reading “28 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know | PCMag.com”
Think you’re a Facebook expert? There are probably a few tricks you don’t know.
Continue reading “Facebook implements trust scoring for all users”
Facebook is assigning users a score to gauge how trustworthy they are — but it will neither disclose the criteria nor what it does with that info.
Facebook revealed this week it’s trying to stem the flow of fake news by assigning trust values to users. It insists on keeping its criteria for trustworthiness secret though, in case untrustworthy people try to game the system — and they almost certainly will.
Continue reading “Scroll Free September: Social media users urged to log off – BBC News”
Social media devotees are being encouraged to “take back control” and stop scrolling through their feeds for an entire month.
The Royal Public Health Society is behind Scroll Free September, which is targeting users of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.
It believes logging off could improve sleep, relationships and wellbeing.
NHS England said it was right to highlight social media’s role in a rise in young people’s mental health issues.The campaign is asking phone addicts to give up, or cut down on, their use of personal social media accounts.