Twitter Round up #2

Free Internet?

Facebook is in contact with major cellular companies about attaching wifi to customers basic bill but needs the U.S government’s okay first. Zuckerberg has a mission to connect the world and wants to partner with cell companies to get more users.

The government is uneasy about this deal. Believing that this would only make large companies more powerful. The movement is called “Free Basics” and by doing this, it would allow all Americans to have internet.

Earlier this year however, Free Basics was shut down by the Indian government. Costing Facebook a lot of money that they had invested in the movement. What’s to say that this won’t happen again in America, which is why Facebook is seeking approval from the U.S government.

 

 

Finally the day has come!

On October 27, 2016 a vote by the Federal Communications Commission will occur that could change the internet forever. The vote is regarding something that concerns a basic right that has been ignored by internet companies such a Comcast. If passed, the bill will require internet providing companies to get “explicit consent” from customers to enable them to use and share information such as web history, app usage, geolocation information and the content of their emails and direct messages.

Companies would be required to tell the customer every bit of data collected on them and get consent for that information to be shared. As of right now there are no laws regarding this type of data sharing for big conglomerates. However, the bill does not address that companies can give customers discounts for allowing them to use personal information.

 

Have a Yahoo account? Guess who else is reading your emails.

Following the major Yahoo hack of 500 million accounts that was recently uncovered, the U.S government is looking at Yahoo emails too. Just a reminder that nothing is safe on the internet.  Yahoo and eight other tech companies are to comply with the U.S. allowing federal investigators to read users personal emails.

So just for thought imagine that two other people are looking over your shoulder every time you write an email. Someone who means harm and intends to use your personal information for evil and the other is someone who claims to be protecting you.

While some companies fight back against federal inquiries, like Apple, others comply with the law. Neither is right nor wrong but something must be done to ensure the privacy of Yahoo users.

 

Fact checking 

Here is a quick fact check of the second presidential debate. In the moment, for me at least, I know I can never know who is actually telling the truth or stating a fact. Going back and seeing the validity of what was said is something everyone should do.

The article just gives in depth analysis of what was said rather than just saying whether it was true or false. Giving conclusions to if something said was mostly true, misleading, unclear and mostly accurate with a link providing more evidence as to how this conclusion was drawn.

 

 

 

 

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