Tag: social media

Twitter

Whistleblowing At Twitter: Mudge Spills The Beans

It must have been music to Elon Musk’s ears. Twitter, a platform he has had a patchy relationship with, has been the recipient of various blows inflicted by Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, the company’s former head of security. This was no mean feat, given the company’s reputation as being essentially indestructible. […]

In Zuck we trust

The Political Power Of Facebook

In the global imagination, Facebook would be a responsible social network that allows everyone to connect confidentially while censoring messages contrary to local laws. In practice, it is quite different. Facebook collects information about you for the NSA, censors your opinions and mints its own currency. In a few months, this company has become one of the most influential players in world politics.

Frances Haugen

Blowing The Whistle At Facebook

The only surprise was that it did not come sooner. Big Tech whistleblowers are not exactly running out of the offices of Silicon Valley, so it was with some excitement that Facebook could produce a person willing enough to show us the laundry, with the dirt still caking the content. […]

How Russia Is Being Made Out To Be A Cyber Aggressor

The Western media has long been full of headlines about Russia’s endless interference in everything and everywhere, with politicians and experts at all levels regularly saying the same. Previously uncritical, its audience is now firmly convinced that “Russian hackers” and “Russian trolls” are the biggest threat to Western society and […]