Will Your Posts Get Hoax-Flagged Due to the Mob?

When I first read that Facebook, and others, would start adding a bit to the algorithm to try and eliminate scams, and other false information, from my newsfeed I was excited about it. How many times have I logged into Facebook and seen dozens of falsehoods like the claim of copyright status, or ridiculous news…

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Could Facebook Be Creating a Facial Recognition Tool to be Used by the Government

NPR has a story this morning talking about Facebook’s facial recognition tools and the potential risk to our privacy that comes along with it. One of the things I like about this story is the explanation of modeling, and how without a model, facial scanning doesn’t really work. It’s comparable to the conversations I’ve had…

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Following in a Post-Google Reader World

So, now that we’ve had a few days to sort of digest the news that Google Reader isn’t going to be around, you may be asking yourself what all the fuss is about. Those of you who’ve never used an RSS reader probably don’t understand what you’re missing by following a site on Twitter, Facebook,…