We hear it all the time: break up Facebook, Google, Twitter, et al. because they have an information “monopoly”. Add the manipulation of their algorithms to serve the ideological agenda of their management, shadowbanning and censoring search results for example, the more reason to break them up for abusing their “monopoly”.
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In my article on big data mining that describes what fuels a lot of big tech’s AI algorithms that smaller tech firms generally don’t rely on, I made the case that heavily crowdsourced AI are subject to exploitation and manipulation.
If you tell a neural network that 2 + 2 = 5 enough times, then sure enough that AI will start regurgitating nonsensic… Read more
Once you set precedent for government intervention, the Pandora’s box of totalitarianism and total state control is opened. Look no further than China to see how tightly the narrative is controlled as a fore… Read more
Thursday Thoughts are a series of recent observations too short to merit their own article, but still important when analyzing today’s technological, economic and psychological trends.
A moment of silence for cryptocurrencies
Another 10% rout today brings the total drop-off over 50% within the span of six weeks for BitCoin and many other cryptos. T… Read more
Two months ago I wrote an article outlining the dangers of Facebook’s new app aimed at kids, “The new Facebook messaging app for kids is another step back for families and society“.
My article just points out what should be obvious, not needing in-depth studies from watchdog or advocacy groups. But we are living in an age where most parent… Read more
Market manipulator extraordinaire George Soros recently criticized Facebook and Google at the Davis Economic Forum:
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Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros slammed Facebook and Google, two companies he’s invested in recently, noting that “the rise and monopolistic behavior” of tech platform companies has become a “global problem.”
I signed up for a Facebook account nearly 13 years ago, but haven’t used it in roughly the past 7 years. Since I have some software development tied in with the Facebook platform from the past, I chose not to outright “delete” my account. For anyone else also hanging on to a dormant account, you begin to notice the barrage of e-mails spam… Read more
I posted a video a couple of weeks ago that shows Jonathan Haidt discussing Jean Twange’s findings that Facebook and social media in general have led to disturbing trends in social decay, and in particular the increase in anxiety and depression amongst its users:
Parents, if you are not yet informed about all the damage social media causes already to grown adults and teenagers, be sure to check out the dozens of articles I have already written on the subject. The plethora of evidence from psychological studies and the admissions of guilt from the tech founders themselves, all indicate social media being a leading c… Read more
This blog has written on numerous occasions the psychological exploitation and damage Facebook inflicts on its users.
Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist at NYU, reveals findings from studies that demonstrate the negative impact of Facebook, social media and smartphones on the minds of the Internet generation:
In addition to Facebook’s cult… Read more