From the Guardian:
Facebook is becoming a 21st-century Roman Colosseum for murder
Underneath the headline:
How could the social media giant host a video of a killing on its site for two hours before deleting it?
If you haven’t been following a person (now dead) livestreamed a murder he committed on Facebook.
I guess this is the connected world Zuckerberg has been on about for years!!
From the Guardian here:
Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), a division of homeland security, issued a summons to Twitter on 14 March seeking records including the phone number, mailing addresses, and IP addresses associated with @ALT_USCIS, an account that purports to convey the views of dissenters within the government.
So this social media shit is great why?
From Reuters here:
Connecticut may become first U.S. state to allow deadly police drones
Yes, it was only a matter of time!
As the article points out, the first Americans to be droned in America will most likely be African American.
Because that’s our American tradition to use excessive force against non-white people.
This is another great step forward.
The manifesto contains one important admission from Zuckerberg (Facebook is vastly influential), but lacks a corresponding truth (that power is what makes people skeptical of Facebook). In fact, what Zuckerberg has done is provide an inadvertent argument for the decentralization of the internet — small groups and communities with the ability to access a larger global network when necessary. The idea of a global communication network is very popular already: It’s called the internet.
Zuckerberg is employing a classic neoliberal dream in his latest faux ideological essay about how Facebook is going to save the world (the more important question might be how to save the world from Facebook).
The central question is how can Zuckerberg’s Facebook, a massive advertising and spying platform save the world while it continues to be a massive advertising company.
A classic wanting your cake and eating it too.
From the Daily Beast here:
Facebook creator and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday posted a lengthy note rebuking the isolationist “America First” sentiment, and touted the merits of globalization and a “global community” working for innovation and progress. Discouraged by the underlying suspicion of foreign entities, as seen during the 2016 election and the rise of President Trump, Zuckerberg wrote that he wants to refocus Facebook on helping people come together across borders. “We have to build a global community that works for everyone. I really don’t have much doubt that this is the right direction to go in the long term.”
How do we know this is a total crock of shit? Zuckerberg’s recent imperial lawsuits in Hawaii would be a great example.
Zuckerberg announced how much he loved the community and then he proceed to file lawsuits to kick people off the chunk of land he had just purchased.
Wow, what a sense of community, I’m quite impressed with how his actions are so different from his words.
Mark Zuckerberg is a business man pretending to be otherwise. Mark Zuckerberg cares about his company and he cares about protecting its (shitty) reputation. I think Zuckerberg is motivated to engage in this sort of bullshit because deep down he knows he has not accomplished what he thinks he has accomplished and he’s trying to put lipstick on his pig.
From CNBC here:
The head of U.S. intelligence told a Senate committee Thursday that Russia poses “an existential threat to the United States.”
The definition of existential threat:
Existential threat is a fashionable phrase that’s been heavily used since the 1980s, usually in politics, meaning a threat to a peoples’ survival.
Can’t we upgrade our firewalls and get some better passwords and get America into the next decade?
Please, I’m begging you, download Tor browser, get a password manager, for all the is good and sacred in America, I beg you.