#social media

‘TikTok Spies On You and Transfers Data to Chinese Authorities.’ But Is It All That Bad? ‘TikTok Spies On You and Transfers Data to Chinese Authorities.’ But Is It All That Bad?

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.

EARN IT Act: Savior of Children or Privacy Assassin? EARN IT Act: Savior of Children or Privacy Assassin?

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.

Social Media Posts Can Get You Arrested, Now in the U.S. Social Media Posts Can Get You Arrested, Now in the U.S.

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.

Voice Launch Rushed in the Face of Legacy Social Media Crisis Voice Launch Rushed in the Face of Legacy Social Media Crisis

Block.one, the company behind EOS project, will launch the Voice social network on July 4, the platform’s CEO Salah Zalatimo announced.

Enlightened Despot: Is Google Fit to Tell Good from Evil? Enlightened Despot: Is Google Fit to Tell Good from Evil?

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.

Are Censorship Free Platforms Doomed to Become Den of Trolls? Gab’s Case Are Censorship Free Platforms Doomed to Become Den of Trolls? Gab’s Case

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.

Intellectual Hygiene: Six Rules to Battle Fake News and Propaganda Intellectual Hygiene: Six Rules to Battle Fake News and Propaganda

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.

Is First Decentralized Social Network Still Relevant: Steemit Retrospective Review Is First Decentralized Social Network Still Relevant: Steemit Retrospective Review 

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 […]

Building Decentralized Social Networks of Tomorrow Building Decentralized Social Networks of Tomorrow

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.

Researchers Will “Fork” Facebook and Populate It With Bots Researchers Will “Fork” Facebook and Populate It With Bots

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.

Block.one Announces Voice, a Social Media Platform on EOS Blockchain

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 Allegedly Aiming to Raise $1 Billion for Its Crypto Project

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.

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