These are the things I've written that are tagged "mark zuckerberg"

Why Zuckerberg’s 14-Year Apology Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook

11 April 2018

Zeynep Tufekci with some strong medicine, for Wired: In 2003, one year before Facebook was founded, a website called Facemash began nonconsensually scraping pictures of students at Harvard from the school’s intranet and asking users to rate their hotness. Obviously, it caused an outcry. The website’s developer quickly proffered an apology. “I hope you understand, […]

Facebook’s Surveillance Machine

19 March 2018

Zeynep Tufekc, for the New York Times: Mr. Grewal is right: This wasn’t a breach in the technical sense. It is something even more troubling: an all-too-natural consequence of Facebook’s business model, which involves having people go to the site for social interaction, only to be quietly subjected to an enormous level of surveillance. The […]

Facebook Quietly Hid Webpages Bragging of Ability to Influence Elections

14 March 2018

Sam Biddle for The Intercept: When Mark Zuckerberg was asked if Facebook had influenced the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, the founder and CEO dismissed the notion that the site even had such power as “crazy.” It was a disingenuous remark. Facebook’s website had an entire section devoted to touting the “success stories” of […]

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