Masters of the Universe: Google and Facebook Censor Abortion Referendum Ads in Ireland

Tech giants Facebook and Google have banned advertisements related to Ireland’s upcoming abortion referendum this month. Ahead of Ireland’s upcoming referendum, which will decide whether or not the country’s eighth amendment preventing abortion in the country will be revoked, Silicon Valley’s masters of the universe have chosen to ban advertisements relating to the referendum. Facebook … More Masters of the Universe: Google and Facebook Censor Abortion Referendum Ads in Ireland

Twitter Is Banning Conservatives for Posting Facts

Although Congress has focused on Facebook’s alleged censorship in recent weeks, Twitter continues to engage in mass bans of conservatives with little outside scrutiny. Increasingly, these bans come after users post “hate facts” — statements that are factually true, but politically inconvenient for progressives. The most high-profile individual to be banned on this basis was … More Twitter Is Banning Conservatives for Posting Facts

Google Encourages Conference Attendees to Use ‘Preferred Pronoun’ Stickers

Google encouraged attendees at its I/O developers conference to use preferred pronoun stickers, even providing non-binary options such as “They/Them,” and “Ze/Hir.” “We care about your pronouns,” declared Google on a sign at the conference. “Add a sticker to your badge to share with others which ones you prefer.” Attendees were able to pick from … More Google Encourages Conference Attendees to Use ‘Preferred Pronoun’ Stickers

Facebook Circles the Wagons and Shuffles Executives Following User Privacy Scandal

Getty/Chip Somodevilla by Lucas Nolan9 May 20180 9 May, 20189 May, 2018 Facebook is reportedly overhauling its entire management structure following its recent user data scandal. Facebook has begun a huge overhaul of their management structure, according to the New York Times. The tech company has reportedly restructured into three new divisions with leadership of the company’s … More Facebook Circles the Wagons and Shuffles Executives Following User Privacy Scandal

Masters of the Universe: Tech Companies to Attend White House AI Discussion

TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images by Lucas Nolan9 May 20180 9 May, 20189 May, 2018 Executives from tech companies such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook are set to attend a discussion on Artificial Intelligence at the White House on Thursday. Alongside 34 other major U.S. companies, Google, Amazon, and Facebook are set to appear at a … More Masters of the Universe: Tech Companies to Attend White House AI Discussion

Conservative Street Artist Sabo Mocks Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s $380 Million Payday

Conservative street artist Sabo has taken aim at Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and the way his company profits off user data — in his latest art installations. Conservative street artist Sabo has taken aim at Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a series of art installations across San Francisco, according to conservative journalist Katie Hopkins. Pichai sold a … More Conservative Street Artist Sabo Mocks Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s $380 Million Payday

Privacy Experts Warn About Dangers of New Facebook Dating Feature

Following the announcement of Facebook’s new dating feature, privacy experts have expressed skepticism surrounding the company’s new direction. Facebook recently announced a new Tinder-style dating app that would allow Facebook users to express romantic interest in other users attending the same events as them or located nearby. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated during the F8 conference: … More Privacy Experts Warn About Dangers of New Facebook Dating Feature

New Malware Targets Facebook Users’ Passwords and Money

Chris Jackson/Getty Images by Lucas Nolan4 May 20180 4 May, 20184 May, 2018 A new malware attack is targeting Facebook users’ passwords and money via the Facebook Messenger app. The virus, named FacexWorm, is a modified version of a previously identified virus, Fox News reports. The virus uses Facebook messenger to send links to users, … More New Malware Targets Facebook Users’ Passwords and Money

Former Reddit CEO Asks Silicon Valley CEOs to Crackdown on ‘Incel’ Employees

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu by Charlie Nash4 May 20180 4 May, 20184 May, 2018 Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, who was referred to as “Chairman Pao” by critical users during her time at Reddit, asked Silicon Valley tech company CEOs to crackdown on “incel” employees on Wednesday. “CEOs of big tech companies: You almost certainly have … More Former Reddit CEO Asks Silicon Valley CEOs to Crackdown on ‘Incel’ Employees

Twitter Admits All Passwords Visible to Employees Due to ‘Bug’ and Advises Password Change

Social media company Twitter has advised users to change their account passwords after it was discovered that a bug resulted in user passwords being stored in an insecure manner. In a blog post titled “Keeping your account secure,” company CTO  explained that the platform utilizes software that masks user passwords, preventing anyone at the company from viewing … More Twitter Admits All Passwords Visible to Employees Due to ‘Bug’ and Advises Password Change