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Facebook Isn’t The Problem. Congress is.

Congress has recently grilled Facebook’s Marc Zukerberg and Facebook itself has come in for a lot of (well-deserved) abuse in recent weeks. But is Facebook really the problem? Ms. Zeynep Tufekci, a cyber-security expert and commentator, rather suspects not. The real problem, she suggests, is Congress, which has had the power to regulate social media,…

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Bannon and Analytica: Marriage Made In Hell

And the Cambridge Analytica just keeps getting weirder. So it seems that Steven Bannon…yes, that Bannon…directed Analytica’s efforts to mine Facebook user data to benefit Trump and co. The Washington Post is reporting that “Stephen K. Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s early efforts to collect troves of Facebook data as part of an ambitious program to…

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Notes From The Editor’s Desk

Hello, Everyone, So this one is going to be quick and dirty, I’m afraid. That’s because I’m writing this on Saturday night, and I’m …well, tired, dirty, and sunburned. I spent the day at the local March For Our Lives in ABQ, NM. This means my eloquent quota is, shall we say, waaaay down. That…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

It’s been hard to keep up this week. Seems like things are popping everywhere. But, as best as we can keep track of it all, here are some of the more interesting articles that have been on the web this week. John Dowd, Trump’s personal mouthpiece…er, lawyer…has just resigned. The Washington Post notes “Dowd’s departure…

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To Analytica…And Beyond!

Okay, that’s not what Buzz Lightyear said. But, still, this story keeps sounding more and more fantastic. So, maybe, Buzz would feel right at home here. Here’s the thing: Cambridge Analytica is the company that allegedly helped itself to some serious Facebook user data and may have employed that to help Trump win the White…

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Down The Rabbit Hole(s) With FB and Cambridge Analytica

The story of Facebook and/or Cambridge Analytica just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Yesterday, you’ll recall, a British TV station, Channel 4, revealed that it had footage of Cambridge Analytica chief, Alexander Nix, bragging about using prostitutes, money, bribes, and blackmail to gain influence for its clients around the world. (There’s said to be more…

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