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Friday Nite Videos | November 1, 2019

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Nancy Pelosi With Stephen Colbert. Jack White Live at Bernie Sanders' Detroit Rally. Rep. Katie Porter Grills Mark Zuckerberg. The Man Who Corrected Einstein. Andy Borowitz: The Life-Changing Magic of Impeaching Trump.

Rep. Katie Porter Grills Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook says it's protecting your data, but Rep. Katie Porter sees their arguments in court as an attempt to exclude the tech giant from any accountability if user data is shared without the user's consent, breached, hacked, or stolen

Media Bits and Bytes - February 19, 2019

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New Report Exposes Facebook Fake News Schemes; Net Neutrality: FCC's Ajit Pai Loses in Court; The End of Amazon HQ2; Digital Pollution; New Tech for Privacy Protection; Automated Propaganda; The Ressa Case; We Interrupt This Emergency Declaration  

N.S.A. Triples Collection of Data From U.S. Phone Companies

Charlie Savage New York Times
The large and growing volume of data gathered shows that the N.S.A. continues to collect significant amounts of information about Americans’ phone and text messages after changes made by Congress in a 2015 law, the USA Freedom Act.

The Internet is Designed for Corporations, Not People

Gordon Hull The Conversation
demonstrators acting against Facebook Urban spaces are often designed as subtly hostile to certain uses. Think about seat partitions on bus terminal benches that make it harder for the homeless to sleep there or decorative leaves on railings in front of office buildings and university campuses that serve to make skateboarding dangerous.
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