Recently, the news broke that TikTok, a popular Chinese online platform and mobile app for sharing short-form mobile videos, collects user personal data in an amount unusual for a social media app.
In early March of 2020, the US Senate introduced the draft of the notorious EARN IT (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act.
The U.S. police are using social media to find people involved in looting and violence, as well as those who were going to get involved and posted about it. According to Politico, there are several currently unfolding cases, in which the police acted on hints taken from Facebook.
Block.one, the company behind EOS project, will launch the Voice social network on July 4, the platform’s CEO Salah Zalatimo announced.
For decades Google has been widely criticized for privacy breaches and turning its host of services into a perfect global surveillance mechanism. But it took a while until this global corporation owned up to the criticism, albeit silently.
Free speech and censorship are household topics for every crypto nerd worth his or her salt. It is time that we touched upon this topic in earnest and dived into the inevitable controversy that stems from these conversations.
Today I woke up to a message from my mom. In a very panicky tone, she said that the government has gone completely nuts and is going to pass a bill that qualifies everyone without a degree as a “commoner.” And, on top of that, those “commoners” will be prohibited from leaving the country.
The Web is all about generating and consuming content. While during the web 1.0 era site owners had to hire content creators, the arrival of web 2.0 streamlined the process. Users started generating and consuming their own content and you only needed to give content creators a platform to profit off their activity. For decades […]
Concluding the series of articles about the shortcomings of DPoS and LPoS algorithms, Vladimir Popov talked about the decentralized social networks and the internet of the future where websites can’t be shut down and access to information can’t be restricted. This is an adaptation of the original Russian-language article Vladimir wrote exclusively for ForkLog.
In order to pinpoint vulnerabilities and exploits, Facebook launches a software simulation of its own network populated exclusively by bots. The project was dubbed Web-Enabled Simulation (WES). Its white paper was published on the Facebook research site.
EOS parent company Block.one has announced a blockchain-based social media platform dubbed Voice. According to the developers, designed with users of the platform in mind, Voice is “a more transparent social media platform for the world, where the value of good content gets circulated right back into sustaining the community, not corporate bottom lines.”
Facebook is seeking support from venture capital firms to invest in its crypto-related project, targeting to raise as much as $1 billion. The news was revealed by NY Times reporter Nathaniel Popper in a series of twits on Monday, April 8.