Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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  • Facebook Draws On Location History To Suggest New Friends Fusion

    Facebook is now incorporating geolocation data into its "People You May Know" feature, which suggests new friends for users.“People You May Know are people on Facebook that you might know,” a Facebook spokesperson told Fusion. “We show you people based on mutual friends, work and education information, networks you’re part of, contacts you’ve imported and many other factors.” "One of those factors is smartphone location," writes Fusion's Kashmir Hill, who warns of potential problems with the company's approach. "There are plenty of scenarios in which Facebook casually connecting you with people because your phones were in the same place at the ... ...Read the whole story

Starving The Watchdogs

RIO DE JANEIRO -- This is what it is all about. This is why we need to find answers. In a nation beset with a breathtaking convergence of crises -- of which even the glory of ...More

  • What Would A 'Time-Well-Spent' World Look Like?

    Technology is our new drug of choice, and we're hooked. We're fascinated by the trivial. We're dumping huge gobs of time down the drain playing virtual games, updating social statuses, clicking on clickbait and watching videos ...More