Mark Zuckerberg is known for his boundless ambition. He's had a longstanding fascination with Caesar Augustus, the Roman emperor who (in Zuckerberg's words) "established 200 years of world peace." So having conquered social networking, Zuckerberg has his eyes on something bigger: reshaping the global financial system. Payment services from rivals like Apple and Google essentially offer an improved user interface for conventional credit card networks. Facebook, by contrast, is aiming to use blockchain-like technology to build a new payment network from scratch, complete with its own currency. Facebook has assembled an impressive roster of launch partners for its Libra project. Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal are backing the effort. So are Uber and Lyft, as well as several venture capital firms and non-profit organizations. But Libra's future remains murky. Facebook is months away—at least—from actually launching a network. The documents Facebook released in June left a lot … [Read more...] about There’s a big problem with Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency
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Many people and businesses are having major issues with Facebook today. The social media platform is running slow in many places across the UK, and some people are reporting they cannot post links. The Down Detector website has seen a spike in reported problems with Facebook since 7am on Thursday, June 6. poll loading Is Facebook working properly right now? 0+ VOTES SO FAR Yes No Download the CoventryLive app Click here for iPhone and here for Android Visit our Facebook pages for Coventry and Nuneaton or visit our Twitter pages for Coventry and Nuneaton Watch our videos on YouTube and see our photos on Instagram Find old stories in our online Archives and search for jobs, motors and property, or place an advert or family notice here … [Read more...] about Facebook down: Major slowdown and problems with links
Facebook helps the government promote war and destabilization, violates client privacy, censors posts and fails to notify users when it does so, protects corporations over consumer activists etc. Facebook is a valuable social networking and action site. It has helped to change the world. Yet there are many problems. 1. Facebook promotes the illegal and immoral wars of our government in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, etc. as well as the CIA's destabilization of Venezuela and other countries. 2. Facebook made 34 million dollars encouraging children to keep using parental credit cards in video games https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/25/facebook_chargebacks_children_g/ 3. Amazon facial recognition software used by Facebook a. has a high level of error in identifying gender and race https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/technology/facial-recognition-race-ar b. is done without client permission c. the information is shared with violent governments d. violates privacy … [Read more...] about Problems With Facebook : Indybay
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Yvonne Abraham Globe Columnist January 05, 2019 May I have a word, Elizabeth Warren?You sure have gotten a lot of flak over your 2020 presidential ambitions. There seem to be so many reasons to write you off — none of them, of course, even remotely related to the fact that you’re a woman. I bet it’s hard to keep straight all the ways you’ve already failed, Senator, so I’m here to help. Here is as complete a catalog of your many faults as my meager real estate will allow. You’re welcome! Advertisement First, you started running too soon, going up against Trump on Twitter, laying groundwork in New Hampshire and elsewhere even before you were reelected to the Senate. Some thought that unseemly. You peaked too soon. Also, you started too late. Some in New Hampshire are wondering why you haven’t more slavishly courted them … [Read more...] about People have problems with Warren. But her gender is certainly not one of them.
Are you ready to let Facebook put a connected camera into your home? The embattled social network is in the middle of a years-long PR clusterfuck owing to a series of privacy screwups, an on-going moderation catastrophe, and most recently, sleazy political tactics. That said, it’s still a communication method used by billions, and it’s probably running in the background on your phone or laptop right now. So maybe a more precise question is: Would you invite even more of Facebook’s mess into your home if it was offering a cool gadget to help you better keep in touch with family and friends? That’s the primary selling point of its new Portal devices. The in-home smart displays are basically sophisticated video chat boxes (with scary microphones and cameras!), and they’ve certainly got some fancy tricks that might lead even a rational, self-aware human to consider buying into Facebook’s bullshit, and in the process, potentially trading in privacy … [Read more...] about The Big Problem With Facebook’s Portal Devices Has Nothing to Do With How Great They Are