Decentralising the Web: The Time is Now
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Kevin David Scam or Legit
Last week, Frances Haugen revealed what most of us already knew; recommendation algorithms are toxic and those employed by Facebook in particular. As usual, Zuckerberg shrugged and dismissed the claims as nonsense, and so he continues to rule over Facebook as a ruthless dictator with no respect for the people he is supposed to look after.
In that same week, the streaming platform Twitch had to admit it had been hacked. Not a simple data breach, but the one that could bankrupt a company; a hacker revealed that it had stolen Twitch’s source code, including its creator earnings, which happen to be not so creator-friendly as people might have thought; only 5% of users have made more than $1000 this year.
Earlier this week, Clearview AI, the one that sells its software to police departments worldwide to enable advanced facial recognition, claims it has now scrapped 10 billion social media selfies for mass surveillance. At the start of the pandemic, this number stood ‘only’ at 3 billion. Clearly, the company has no intention to stop its practices. Fortunately, last week, the European Parliament called for a ban on the use of facial recognition within the Union. There is no room for such …