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Now that @realDonaldTrump has kicked off a storm stating he will initiate investigation looking to “treasonous activities” by Google & with Google having played a role in 26/11 Mumbai attacks of 2008, will Google to be investigated by Indian Govt as well?
greatgameindia.com/google-treason…
American President @realDonaldTrump has kicked off a storm stating that he will initiate an investigation looking into “treasonous activities” by American multinational technology company Google after allegations from @peterthiel.
Google came under fire last year for its plans to build a censored search engine for China. Employees protested and after internal upheaval and political pressure, the project, called #Dragonfly, was put on hold.
theintercept.com/2018/12/17/goo…
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What about Facebook's history makes anyone think it could be good at stopping money laundering? Why are we even entertaining this horseshit? #Libra
Maybe it was that time Facebook sold 3rd parties access to CHILDREN? Is that what makes you think they could bust, say, human traffickers? #Libra vox.com/the-goods/2019…
Maybe that time Facebook accidentally let a company steal 4M users' data — maybe that's what makes you think these paragons of decency can handle #libra variety.com/2018/digital/n…
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1/ Draft of a Congressional bill titled "Keep Big Tech Out of Finance" Act is significant.
Note out this announced is right on the heals of Trump tweeting his feelings about #Bitcoin and #Cryptocurrency in general and specifically called out #Facebook #Libra...
2/ FB jumping in the financial industry with their 2billion userbase to tap into *is* a wakeup call. They laughed at #Bitcoin because it was small, but with FB they see a threat.

I'm no fan of #ZuckBucks but I think the #Crypto industry needs to get on #TeamFB with this bill.
3/ This knee jerk reaction to #BigBanks not liking their domain being disrupted by #BigTech, so they're getting Congress involved. It's clearly an overreach in govt trying to coddle #BigBanks, a relationship that needs to seperated more through disruptive tech, not less.
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@realDonaldTrump 1. The very important step in #SocialMedia is that #Tech-companies can no longer lock out #users by hiding behind "we are a private company & our rules apply"!

Social media today is part & parcel of #freespeech & participating in the public forum of ideas.

#SocialMediaSummit
@realDonaldTrump 2. So #banning people from main #SocialMedia-sites is like a form of exile: "Your ideas are no longer wanted here!"

Access to social media today is like access to a phone 25 years ago - It is now a main tool of social interaction.

#SocialMediaSummit
@realDonaldTrump 3. So rules, regulations, if need be laws, are required forcing #SocialMedia-companies to stop acting like an autocratic #BigBrother, #banning & muting people almost at will (hiding behind "our rules").

#SocialMediaSummit
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#facebook is embedding tracking data inside photos you download.

I noticed a structural abnormality when looking at a hex dump of an image file from an unknown origin only to discover it contained what I now understand is an IPTC special instruction. Shocking level of tracking..
The take from this is that they can potentially track photos outside of their own platform with a disturbing level of precision about who originally uploaded the photo (and much more).
I suppose the more concerning issue here is that there is already a variety of advanced techniques to inject data inside photos using steganography such that it would be impossible to forensically detect.

If weaponized, it could be used for tracking; with zero proof.
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Quick thread on #China response to #Facebook #Libra. It is the greatest threat to Chinese fintech dominance now and they know it. CN tech firms have not yet gained many users internationally, unlike US tech. US tech has not, however, had fintech success of Alibaba/Tencent 1/n
2/n In response they are speeding up central bank digital currency plans with Ant Financial, and even raising the possibility of loosening domestic cryptocurrency regulation to ensure there is a Chinese competitor. My primer on CN crypto regulation: piie.com/blogs/china-ec…
3/n They warn, rightly, that many people might dump unstable local currencies for Libra, which could lead those currencies to fall and disrupt economies. But of course, they want to warn other countries against allowing an American firm to design a currency used internationally
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1. Since there is no Robert Mueller in Canada, tasked with investigating foreign influence campaigns in Canadian elections, I urge all Canadians to at least read chapter II. Russian “Active Measures” Social Media Campaign of the #MuellerReport. #cdnpoli
2. You have all likely witnessed the use of troll-farms & bots to amplify paid troll accounts, supporting #DougFord, #JasonKenney & #AndrewScheer. One troll account tweeting pro Ford in the lead up to #Ontario’s election claimed to be from #Toronto. But mistakenly used Toronto OH
3. Fake #Facebook accounts have been active on the pages of front groups like #YellowVestsCanada & in comment sections of the FB pages of major media outlets like the #CBC.
#cdnpoli
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1/Last week's №1news was not the >10kBTC breakout or #Facebook's #Libra announcement, but release of the #FATF(Financial Action Task Force) Guidance on Virtual Assets(VAs) and Virtual Asset Service Providers(VASPs, anyone professionally dealing with crypto, inc. natural persons)
2/Libra and FATF news represent the "old", centralised world's most powerful-yet attempts at fencing the global crypto phenomenon. One year US Presidency in FATF ending Jun30, effectively helped extend the recent FinCen crypto guidance (bit.ly/2LeQTus) globally
3/And market clearly isn't yet pricing in any of the potential outcomes entailed in this development.We suggest monitoring it in the context of state-by-state implementations, which will end up harmonised - i.e. similar. Here's what we wrote to our Research subscribers in March
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Im #DLF sagt @SteinbachErika, wenn ich das richtig verstehe: Sie sei selber so sehr beschäftigt mit dem Verfassen von (aufhetzenden) Posts, dass sie gar keine Zeit finde, auch noch Hetz-Kommentare (und Mordaufrufe) anderer Leute bei sich auf #Facebook zu löschen. Sad! #luebcke
Ich habe es zweimal anhören müssen, um es zu glauben: #AfD-Diseuse @SteinbachErika sagt im #DLF: Nicht der kaltblütige Mord an #luebcke sei das schlimme Fanal - sondern „brandgefährlich“ sei doch vielmehr, dass er „benutzt“ werde, um Rechte „zu stigmatisieren“
@SteinbachErika gibt zu, einen Post habe sie dann doch gelöscht: jenen, in dem sie ihr Bedauern über den Tod von #luebcke ausgedrückt hatte
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#Libra thread:

#KYC requirement could as well be what kills Libra, considering that #Facebook and Libra are very likely to implement US and EU style of KYC/AML regulations that assume everyone has a national/state ID, SSN (or equivalent), and utility bills in their own names. >
> This requirement excludes over 80% of the world’s population from banking and global economy, as people in developing countries often do not have means to obtain such documents - or, the documents are so primitive that would not meet a U.S./E.U./G7/OECD standard of KYC. >
> This also holds true with migrants, undocumented immigrants, and refugees in “first-world” countries, as well. >
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#Libra : Wie #bitcoin nur stabiler? – Die Berichte über die neue digitale Währung von #Facebook und anderen Tech-Unternehmen sowie Zahlungsdienstleistern sprudeln nur so über. Die #BayernLB hat sich ebenfalls durch das Whitepaper gewühlt und kam zu folgenden Ergebnissen: 👇
#Libra ist keine neue Währung, sondern an einen Währungskorb (und damit vor allem an den US-Dollar) gekoppelt. Damit importiert das Libra-System, wie bei herkömmlichen „Currency Boards“, die Geldpolitik von Fed und Co.
Das #Libra-System ist im Kern ein Zahlungssystem wie Paypal, mit dem Unterschied, dass Facebook bereits rund 2 Mrd. User und Messaging-Apps wie Whatsapp hat, in welche #Zahlungsmöglichkeiten implementiert werden können.
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1/ #Facebook released their #Libra #cryptocurrency whitepaper today. This is a stable coin governed by a Foundation that is comprised of a handful of the world’s largest corporations
2/ The currency will run on the Libra #blockchain and coins will be backed by assets consisting of bank deposits and government securities that will be issued by the Libra Reserve whose members each invested a minimum of $10M to run a validator node
3/ This pseudo #decentralization is not being brought into the world to ‘empower billions of people’ or ‘help people everywhere live better lives’ as Facebook suggest
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1/ La présentation du "libra" de @facebook a pris tout le monde de court. Je vous ai préparé un petit thread pour vous récapituler toutes les infos à retenir sur cette crypto inédite qui devrait être disponible en 2020 👇 #Libra #facebook #zuckerberg #bitcoin
2/ Le projet "libra" est crucial pour @Facebook. Le groupe, dont les revenus viennent à 98% de la pub, doit se diversifier après les scandales à répétition sur l'exploitation des données personnelles (Cambridge Analytica) #libra lesechos.fr/finance-marche…
3/ Facebook a commencé (au moins) dès 2017 à travailler sur le "libra". Début 2018, Zuckerberg a officialisé la création d'une équipe blockchain. Il a mis à sa tête @davidmarcus, le patron de Messenger, qui a piloté le projet depuis le début #libra lesechos.fr/finance-marche…
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1/5 @Buttarelli_G Further concentration of #personaldata poses additional risks to rights & freedoms of individuals. The launch of digital coin #Libra by #Facebook will require careful scrutiny from several enforcement bodies, including data protection authorities #cryptocurrency
2/5 We recognise the potential of new technologies, including, as in the case in question, new applications, which aim to provide financial and #ecommerce services in new or efficient ways.
3/5 However, it would be deeply concerning, e.g. for a company with access to massive volumes of personal information, gathered through its social media platforms and communications services, to be able to combine this information with the tracking of online digital purchases
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Un po' di info interessanti su #Libra, la nuova criptovaluta di #Facebook

Prima cosa da sapere: è una cosa ENORME, e tra un anno la userà chiunque in occidente. C'è dentro Mastercard e VISA, ma pure Uber, PayPal, Spotify, eBay. C'è di mezzo pure Coinbase, società finanziaria che finora era stata famosa soprattuto perché vendeva #Bitcoin facilmente.
Il video con cui viene presentata #Libra è particolarmente interessante per la narrazione: viene presentata come la *valuta globale*, che permetterà di superare i limiti delle attuali monete e permettere a tutti (a prescindere dal luogo) di partecipare al mercato globale.
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0/ Some interesting information on the FAQ page of Calibra 👇

#Facebook #Libra #Calibra #Blockchain
1/ What do I need to get started?

When Calibra is available, you will need a government-issued ID to sign up for an account. Identity verification is important to comply with laws and prevent fraud, so you know people are who they say they are.
2/ Where will I be able to use Calibra?

Available as a standalone app in the App Store and Google Play. You'll also be able to use Calibra directly in your WhatsApp and Messenger apps, so you can send and receive money as easily as you message friends, family, and businesses.
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1. #DARPA > #LifeLog=Facebook, You Tube, Twatter,#23 and Me, #Alphabet, #Google, Internet, M-I6, Robotics, #FVEY GMO, GPS,NASA, #AI and much more all have in common??
Let us take a look at DARPA it creation, its ‘inventions’, and it’s history…
Thread 1/45 >#WeAreTheNewsNow #Q
2. It was created in 1958 after the Sputnik launch from Russia in 1957 #Alphabet #BigTech 🤡
What Is #DARPA? space.com/29273-what-is-…
3.They have been at the forefront of the creation of #AI #Qanon
#DARPA Artificial Intelligence Colloquium Opening Video via @YouTube
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Super #facebook tip. Search all ads! facebook.com/ads/library/?a…
Includes total money 💰 spent (2/2)
It even shows you this
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The Chainlink / Facebook Connection
Thread including all things Facebook blockchain, GlobalCoin / Project Libra / stablecoin, and key employees (incl. dates & references) + Chainlink breadcrumbs.
#GlobalCoin #ProjectLibra #Libra #Blockchain #Crypto #Chainlink #4IR #Facebook $LINK
January 4, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg on "fixing" @Facebook and working towards decentralization facebook.com/zuck/posts/101…

#GlobalCoin #ProjectLibra #Libra #Blockchain #Crypto #Chainlink #4IR $FB $LINK #Facebook #Decentralization
May 8, 2018
After four years at the helm of @messenger , @davidmarcus will be leaving the team to lead a small group of @Facebook employees to explore what blockchain technologies can do for the social media giant. facebook.com/davidm/posts/1…

#Facebook #Blockchain #GlobalCoin
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Aus gegebenem Anlass ein Thread über den Mord an Walter #Lübcke, die rechte Kampagne gegen ihn und wie konservative "Expert*Innen" für "#NeueRechte" wie Liane #Bednarz auch jene Hetzmedien salonfähig gemacht haben, die die Mordfantasien des braunen Mobs angestachelt haben.

1/12
Vorab: Täter und Motiv des Mordes sind derzeit noch unbekannt (spiegel.de/panorama/justi…). Bekannt ist aber, dass es eine rechte Hasskampagne gegen #Lübcke gab (vice.com/de/article/mb8…). Ein politischer Mord von rechts ist wahrscheinlich, was für die folgende Kritik hinreicht

2/12
Zu den Medien, die mit einem verfälschten #Lübcke-Zitat den Hass auf den #CDU-Politiker angestachelt haben, gehört auch die #JungeFreiheit. Dabei bezog sich die rechte Postille auch unkritisch auf eine Hetzrede von Akif #Pirincci bei #PEGIDA in #Dresden.

3/12
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It also shows how far yet to come. I fear #ETHI are falling short on addressing how to regulate, and improve governance and oversight of the subterranean influence industry #CambridgeAnalytica #SCL - GDPR fails here too. Dual strategy needed! Can we talk? @bobzimmermp @beynate
I’m alarmed by how much of what I know about #CambridgeAnalytica #scl is unaddressed in the debates taking place which are focused on #facebook - there needs to be a fuller understanding of the political economy of the substrate of #disinformation and influence companies
The business model of how the influence industry companies operate and how this is enabled and how it makes us vulnerable is not being addressed directly.
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Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media washingtonpost.com/technology/201…
Is this one? 100 percentfedup has been a big site that spreads fake news for the last few years.
How they have #Facebook and #Twitter accounts that haven’t been suspended I’ll never understand.
Here is another account spreading the videos
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@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 1. The bigger picture: Most of the #US #Tech-tools you use have or build-in #spyware or can easily be #hacked - #Windows has backdoors, which can be used to access your system, your #iPhone (#spyphone) can be hacked with just bluetooth (giving away location, address-book, calls).
@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 2. Your #laptop has backdoors giving access to #camera & voice (and do you use #fingerprint-recognition? One more personal #data-set). Your #SmartTV has a backdoor & camera & #voicerecognition. Do you use #Alexa? Real people listen to your conversations!
#Privacy #Security
@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 3. #Assange called #Facebook "the wet dream of the #CIA": Rightly so - Used #facialrecognition without your consent, gives full access to #apps to all your personal information & some #SocialMedia give #NSA-access to servers.
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Depois dessa última treta do WhatsApp - exame.abril.com.br/tecnologia/e-a… - não convém adiar mais a thread sobre Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp, dados, publicidade e geopolítica. Segue...
Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp são desenvolvidos para aprender com nosso comportamento. Todo engajamento é um dado. Por ex., as variações de reações no face (like, <3, tristeza, raiva, surpresa) não são acessórios fofinhos. É um recurso pra mapeamento de preferências de conteúdo.
Toda essa programação tem como objetivo a publicidade direcionada, que é basicamente nos mostrar os conteúdos que demonstramos interesse em ver.

Publicidade direcionada leva em conta hábitos dos usuários da web: bit.ly/2LEtpRj
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