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Secret Deals Allow Companies To Read Your Private Facebook Messages

AFRICANGLOBE - “We don’t sell data to anyone,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress in April. What he didn't mention is that Facebook gives data away via secret deals with some of Silicon Valley’s biggest players — often without consent.

US Govt-Funded Database To Track “Subversive Propaganda” Online

AFRICANGLOBE - The creation of the Truthy database has drawn sharp criticism from free-speech advocates and others concerned over government censorship of political expression. The resulting database will actively “[collect] and [analyze] massive streams of public microblogging data.”

How Racism And Social Networks Reproduce Income And Wealth Inequality

AFRICANGLOBE - It turns out that racial inequality persists because the old clichés are true: it does take money to make money, and it really isn’t what you know but who you know. Because racial disparities now run on automatic pilot, these gaps will continue even in the absence of intentional discrimination.

How to Find a Racist On Facebook – Study

AFRICANGLOBE - A study from the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence titled, “Who Matters Online: Measuring influence, evaluating content and countering violent extremism Facebook” has examined the problem of extremists using social media.

Racist Woman On U.K.Train Sparks Outrage

AFRICANGLOBE - Video footage showing a white woman launch into a racist outburst on board a south London tram has sparked unprecedented outrage since it surfaced online last night (Nov 27).