Facebook can't guarantee social media is good for democracy

As Facebook acknowledges it plays a bigger role in society than ever, the company has attempted to try to right some of the wrongs it created, including letting its user base rank the credibility and trustworthiness of news organizations.However, the Mark Zuckerberg-led tech giant admits it isn’t sure whether social media was good for democracy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/22/facebook-cant-guarantee-social-media-is-good-for-democracy.html

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Russia tried to use Pokemon Go to stoke racial tensions in the US

Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics and society ahead of the 2016 presidential election keeps getting weirder.

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A Future Without Work?

Periodically, a blatantly silly idea gains currency, spreading throughout society, and it has one of two effects: Either it scares the heck out of people, or they become enraptured with its seeming plausibility. Last week, The New York Times published a piece titled, “A Future Without Jobs?” I thought it fell into the silly category. There has been a great deal of speculation lately about dwindling job prospects as automation has replaced many blue-collar jobs and is now threatening white-collar jobs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83246.html?rss=1

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Subscribed 2015

There is no better company to look at to get a sense of the future of technology in business and society than Zuora. This might surprise many people, because companies like Oracle, Microsoft and Salesforce might come to mind more readily. To one degree or another, those companies feature their products and services, which are very important, but Zuora talks about business models — and today, that’s even more important. It’s the business model that will determine the products and services companies will be able to provide.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82102.html?rss=1

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Net neutrality is everywhere

From tablets to thermostats, the ubiquity of the Internet in our society is almost frightening. So the fight over net neutrality — whether the Internet should remain as it is and not be controlled by individual companies — is important not because of the money some companies stand to make or lose but because of how the Internet now affects us all.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/09/net-neutrality-is-everywhere/

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John Oliver Explains 'Net Neutrality' With a Few Choice Words

Sectors of society ranging from public interest groups to Google and Facebook oppose the FCC’s mid-May passage of new Net neutrality rules. However, they’re going about the issue all wrong, comedian John Oliver said in a rant on Net neutrality. “The cable companies have figured out the great truth of America: If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring,” Oliver said. “That’s why advocates should not be talking about protecting Net neutrality; they should call it preventing cable company f*ckery, because that’s what it is.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80546.html?rss=1

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