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Sunday, July 12 2020

Facebook totally meant to lose a million daily users

Facebook lost daily users for the first time ever in the U.S. and Canada. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he meant for that to happen. During yesterday’s Q4 earnings report...

“This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral

From a business standpoint, Facebook’s barbarism seemed to work out well for the company. The social network is worth over half-a-trillion dollars, and Zuckerberg himself is worth some $76...

What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You

Net neutrality as we’ve known it is over. The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to repeal rules over how Internet service providers, or ISPs, grant online access. And...

Facebook admits that social media can be bad for democracy – The Verge

Facebook’s ongoing attempt to reckon with its impact on civil life continued today with the company acknowledging that its platform is not always good for democracy.  

How to tame the tech titans – Competition in the digital age

The dominance of Google, Facebook and Amazon is bad for consumers and competition. NOT long ago, being the boss of a big Western tech firm was a dream job. As...

How We Feel About Social Media

We wanted to know how you felt about these companies. So late last month, The Verge partnered with Reticle Research to conduct a wide-ranging survey on the public’s attitude...

How websites are experimenting on you

Websites are using hidden tricks to make you click or buy without realising, and the way they do it can be both baffling and controversial, finds Chris Baraniuk.  

The vital time you shouldn’t be on social media

Social media is having a worrying impact on sleep; we reveal the crucial time to stay away from it.  

Is social media bad for you?

With social media playing such a big part in our lives, could we be sacrificing our mental health and well-being as well as our time? What does the evidence...