Recently leaked screenshots show YouTube’s questionnaires that subjectively determine what videos are acceptable for monetization, and consequently, what videos would appear higher in search and on trending lists. There’s no money after all if a video has no ads, so demonetized videos will generally be suppressed by the search and tre… Read more
Yesterday, many prolific YouTube accounts were momentarily “terminated” due to violation of “Community Guidelines”:
The accounts have since been reinstated.
While this may be an honest mistake on YouTube’s part, it does reveal one thing: they are certainly devoting a lot more time censoring content than improving us… Read more
The widespread negative social ramifications of smart phones and social media gives way to the question: to regulate or not to regulate? Should we trust people with weaponized legislation to be moral arbiters?
The inven… Read more
One James confirms the suspicion of another James.
James O’Keefe III and his team at Project Veritas has verified what many other rational thinkers, including James Damore, have long theorized about big tech companies. Companies such as Alphabet (YouTube, Google) and Facebook have had their internal offices infiltrated with postmodernist zeal… Read more
“Big data” is a relatively new domain in software. Programming languages such as Python and R have sharply risen in popularity as they specialize in statistical analysis of large data sets. Fluency in these languages is a requirement for aspiring employees of Alphabet (YouTube/Google) and Facebook.
“Big data” only exist… Read more
James Damore is a former Google (parent company Alphabet) software engineer that was fired for sharing his thoughts on discriminatory hiring practices within the company and his suggestions on how to better attract diverse talent.
To prepare for a series of upcoming blog posts on how big tech and social media firms are becoming increasingly detrimental t… Read more
In yesterday’s post about the Equifax hack, I referenced a video by Computing Forever that describes the technocratic dystopia where the information users voluntarily put in to “free” online services like Facebook is nefariously being used against the users.
Facebook and Google own a large market share of the Internet user base beca… Read more
Is it a bug?
Not likely. But the social media tech giants won’t admit to anything to keep their range of excuses open.
Software developers and engineers are aware how absurd a bug would have to be for subscriptions on YouTube or followers on Twitter to suddenly be “lost”. It isn’t the type of data that is volatile. It is data that is sta… Read more
Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners.
– George Carlin
Canadian parliament has recently passed, very quietly and unbeknownst to the public, Bill C-16, a bill that amends the Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, citing that using incorrect pronouns one “identifies with” constitutes hate speech and harassme… Read more
Article from right-leaning site: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/05/eu-threatens-action-facebook-hate-speech-censored-24-hours
Article from left-leaning site: http://gizmodo.com/eu-to-facebook-and-twitter-crack-down-on-hate-speech-1789668384