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Facebook's response to its data breach is by introducing new ways to use people's data

Just after the company is beginning to recover from a brutal data breach impacting million's of user's data, Facebook is announcing a new way for it to use the data of its billions of users. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of the company, announced this week a new tool for people looking to data that lets them create a separate profile to list their interests, location, job, likes and personality traits, and then reach out to people with similar profiles as you, such as someone going to the same event you are.

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Google has a lot more data than Facebook, but nobody really cares

Google has a lot more data than Facebook, but nobody really cares

With all eyes on Facebook reeling in the aftermath of its own data scandal, nobody is paying attention to Google and the vast amount of data it collects on its users. The company, with products in search, video sharing, social media, maps, photo storage and more holds a lot of data about its users, including the locations of where they've been and how they got there.

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But have you told your parents yet?

But have you told your parents yet?

Being a gay man, I can testify it’s an all-too-familiar experience that these people are forced to face. β€œComing out” in many cases goes as well as anybody would expect, but in some instances it doesn’t. What it does do, however, is bring up a line from the movie Love, Simon: β€œIt doesn't seem fair that only gay people have to come out, why is straight the default?"

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In the name of net neutrality, Wikipedia ends its zero-rated program

In the name of net neutrality, Wikipedia ends its zero-rated program

Wikipedia recently announced they would be discontinuing the Wikipedia Zero program, which in it s six years of existence helped over 800 million people in developing countries access the website for free. The program had provided people in 72 countries with access to the service, without it counting towards their data caps.

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Journalism isn't dead, it's digital

Journalism isn't dead, it's digital

Just because journalism isn't defined by technology doesn't mean it should not adapt with it. People are constantly moving online in many or all aspects of their lives, and getting the news online is no different. Journalists themselves love to proclaim that "journalism is dead,” but this could not be any further from the truth. Journalism is not dead, it’s evolving.

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The dark web, darker

The dark web, darker

With the widespread adoption of the internet as a daily tool in our lives, it has also become a home to criminals because there is virtually no prosecution laws on the internet. We’re never taught about the dangerous parts of the web β€” the bowels of the internet where murderers, thieves, and hackers live.

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