Your Privacy in This Digital World

Your Privacy in This Digital World

BY DIANE DIMOND Here we go again. Facebook critics are up in arms, outraged over the idea that their personal information might have been mishandled by the U.K.-based company Cambridge Analytica, Facebook or both. It’s as if people are surprised that digital information is shared or outright sold to other companies. Since no one pays […]

Facebook Breach Outrages Public Trust

Facebook Breach Outrages Public Trust

BY KATHY KAHN When an app called “thisisyourdigitallife” became available in 2013, 270,000 Facebook users were paid a nominal fee to fill out a personality quiz. That quiz opened the door for London-based Cambridge Analytics to troll the friends and acquaintances of the Facebook members who downloaded the app. All told, over 50 million Facebook […]

SHOCKER: Something All Facebook Users Should Know

BY DAVE BUDGE, CALGARY HERALD “Anyone else getting sick of these daft posts?” my “friend” Chardon asked. This was on Facebook a while back. That’s why I put “friend” in quotation marks. She was talking about an annoying trend: posts showing up on Facebook news feeds, saying something like, “Name a city without an ‘R’ […]

Brandon Raub, The Government and The Facebook Generation

BY VINNY MURPHY AND CANDACE RIVERA Iraqi veteran Brandon J. Raub is speaking out, after his recent detainment in a Virginian psych ward earlier this month. Raub, a decorated Marine, was arrested outside his home after law enforcement received complaints about Raub’s social media posts. “It made me scared for my country the idea that […]

Timelines: August 23, 2012

Aney Paul Resigns From New City Library Aney Paul resigned from the New City Library Board of Trustees Thursday, August 16, after more than five years. Paul decided to resign because she felt it was time; she had missed the last two meetings. She told the board that she really enjoyed being on it for […]

Timelines: May 31, 2012

Facebook Shares Continue to Drop Facebook’s shares dropped nearly 10 percent on Tuesday, May 29 and, according to analysts, there’s nothing stopping it from falling even lower than its current price of $28.84. Predictions for what the stock will do are all over the place, with some investors believing Facebook’s shares will reach as high […]