Coronavirus outbreak brings back people who ran away from Facebook

CNET #DeleteFacebook goes out the door when you're social distancing. Fed up with seeing political lies on social media, Scott Erickson deleted his Facebook account last year as the US headed into the presidential primary season. Leaving the world's largest social network, he thought, would help ease his mind. But Erickson's Facebook hiatus came to an end earlier this month when the 47-year-old technical account manager developed a fever and cough, symptoms associated with COVID-19, the respi...
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Facebook is watching you, even when you’re not on the site

By simply turning off Facebook activity, you can take some of your privacy back. WFMY NEWS 2 What we do on the internet is far from anonymous. Many of the sites we visit and apps we use share our information. Ring cameras made headlines recently after hackers were able to access some of the devices and even talk through them. A new report is questioning the company's use of its customers' data. The Electronic Frontier Foundation looked at Ring's app for Android devices and found it sh...
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Facebook Worker Dies After Jumping From Headquarters Building

A Facebook Inc. employee has died after jumping from the fourth floor of one of the company’s buildings at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. YAHOO.COM A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the incident, and said the company plans to contact the worker’s family. A press release from the City of Menlo Park said there was “no foul play involved involved in this apparent suicide.” The employee was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the city’s police department. “We were saddened to le...
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China’s propaganda spreads beyond its borders via Facebook groups

Facebook groups with thousands of members are helping to build public support for China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative in English-speaking countries, including Australia. THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD The groups publicise stories around China’s plan for global economic integration while criticising the Western rule-based order, sometimes using Russian-backed media. The group 21SilkRoad, which includes Australians, shares a mix of news and material linked to Russia’s global propaganda ...
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