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.

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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.

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Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn – BBC News

Facebook is asking British users to send naked photos of themselves to the social network, to try to stop revenge porn.

If you’re worried an intimate photo of you could

be shared by someone else, the idea is to get it blocked before it appears online.

Similar technology is used to try to stop the spread of child abuse images.

Facebook’s been testing the system in Australia and is extending the trial to the UK, the USA and Canada.

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The Best Alternative For Every Facebook Feature | WIRED

If you’re ready to quit Facebook, here’s how to replace everything you might miss.

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Should You Accept Mom & Dad’s Facebook Friend Request? [FLOWCHART]

Last we heard, around 48% of parents friend their kids on Facebook. That makes sense — parents love stalking, er, keeping tabs on their pride and joy. But does that mean you have to accept said request — especially if you’re prone to posting embarrassing pics (don’t say we didn’t warn you)?

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Don’t Share This Information on Social Media: Driver’s License, Bank Account, Vacation Pictures | Money

Because ID thieves love it when you do.

The digitalization of information and the popularity of social media may put consumer privacy at risk more now than ever. Some social media users, teenagers especially, may be unaware that the information they share — from their location to their paycheck — could be used for identity theft and fraud. About 92% of teenagers post their real name, 82% list their date of birth and 71% show their city or town of residence on their social profiles, according to Pew Research Center. While oversharing has become a problem, consumers could stop it by being careful what they post on social media.

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Emojipedia

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🙋 Emoticon, smiley, emoji, what’s the difference?

👉 Emoticons and smileys are often used to describe small face-like icons available in instant message services and messaging apps.

Apps that includes emoticons and smileys are not always compatible with each, as the options and meanings available may not be the same on each platform.

Emoji is a standardised set of characters that is available on iOS, Android, Windows and OS X. While the artwork for each emoji character varies by platform, the meaning of each symbol remains the same.[…]

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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster

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