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Hungary Fines Facebook for Claiming Services Are ‘Free’

Ad-based social media platforms like Facebook and Google have long pretended that their services are “free” for users. In reality, users pay for those services with their personal data, which allows the tech giants to sell ads that a micro-targeted to your preferences. 

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Tech Watchdog: Google, Facebook Engage in ‘One-Way Mirror’ Surveillance

Tech giants including Google and Facebook engage in extensive “one-way mirror” surveillance of their users, sharing the data they collect with third parties via a complex and unregulated system that puts private information at risk, according to a newly published study by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

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Bokhari: How Zuckerberg Became America’s (Unappointed) Editor-in-Chief

In days long past, a news story would have to convince several people to reach print. Firstly, a reporter would have to be convinced to write it. The reporter would then have to convince his editor to run it. If successful, the story would appear online and in print. These days, however, there’s another person who must be convinced  — Mark Zuckerberg.

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Far-Left Guardian, Julia Wong Deliberately Omit Key Facts in Piece Smearing Breitbart

In a breach of journalistic ethics, the far-left British newspaper Guardian deliberately omitted key facts in a recently published smear job of Breitbart News and is refusing to come clean about the article, including the decision to allow the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center to make disparaging claims while leaving out Breitbart’s responses.

In a breach of journalistic ethics, the far-left British newspaper Guardian deliberately omitted key facts in a recently published smear job of Breitbart News and is refusing to come clean about the article, including the decision to allow the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center to make disparaging claims while leaving …