April 20, 2023 /Legal/ — If you were a Facebook user in the United States between May 2007 and December 2022, you may be eligible to receive a share of a $725 million settlement between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The settlement resolves allegations that Facebook violated the FTC’s privacy law by failing to adequately protect the privacy of its users.
Through Pex’s digital rights management solution and advanced identification technology, Tribe of Noise will be able to track music usage across more than 20 digital platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. This will enable Tribe of Noise to identify potential licensing opportunities for its artists and provide them with the necessary tools to monetize their music. Continue reading
Published: September 29, 2022 | Parsons School of Design
David Carroll is an associate professor of media design at Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York.
Thomson Reuters Foundation — On Sept. 13 an employee of Boston’s Northeastern University was injured when a package delivered to a virtual reality research lab exploded in his hands. Like a scene from a futuristic thriller, a note accompanying the bomb accused the lab of secretly working for Facebook and Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg in a plot to take over society through virtual reality. Continue reading
- Young South Africans see crypto as way to quick wealth
- Poverty, high unemployment pushes them to crypto
- Users not fully aware of risks, vulnerable to scams
By Kimberly Mutandiro
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – John first heard of cryptocurrency three years ago, when the teenager came across slick YouTube videos and Facebook posts of other South Africans claiming to have become wealthy overnight with bitcoin.
By Anya Schiffrin, director of the Technology, Media and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
When worries about online mis/disinformation became widespread after the 2016 U.S. election, there was hope that the tech giants would use artificial intelligence (AI) to fix the mess they created. The hope was that platforms could use AI and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to automatically block or downrank false. illegal or inflammatory content online without governments having to regulate.
- Online hate speech targets Zimbabweans in South Africa
- Widespread digital abuse also seen in Ghana, Kenya
- Culturally sensitive content moderation key, say activists
By Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla
JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Social media used to be a source of light entertainment for Nora, a 47-year-old Zimbabwean domestic worker living in South Africa. But lately, it has become a source of fear.
The average Brit uses just 10 of the 17 apps on their phone according to new research from Builder.ai. Yet, over a third (35%) claim that they couldn’t live without using social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. The survey of 2,000 UK adults reveals all about Brits’ app habits, Continue reading