Facebook must be held accountable

Facebook must be held accountable

Facebook's controversial privacy policy still doesn't make clear on how and on what extent personal information and private conversations are collected and analyzed. Multiple reports suggest that some sort of audio collection is made via the Facebook app in order to improve targeting for their advertisement product. People still don't believe that Facebook isn't collecting such information, and we can't blame them. In my personal experience, since uninstalling the Facebook…

Uber is 'disrupting' the peace, one scandal at a time

Uber is 'disrupting' the peace, one scandal at a time

"Disrupt" is Silicon Valley's word for replacing services with more efficient, more convenient, tech-based alternatives. It often comes with a light flavor of disrespect for governing laws, exploitation of the workforce and tax-dodging strategies. Three years of scandals and disasters later, Uber has put its controversial CEO Travis Kalanick into an indefinite leave of absence. Despite a new master plan aimed at polishing its damaged public image, the Silicon Valley-based…

Real name policies and ruling the world

Real name policies and ruling the world

Facebook's real name policy is inherently naive, dangerous and evil. Ever since Silicon Valley was empowered to strive for real-world domination, there have been countless attempts to disrupt lives by collecting, storing, redistributing personal information to turn a profit and grow power. The Guardian revealed that Facebook's contractors in charge of monitoring and reporting on suspected terrorist activities are now facing fears of retaliation after their real names have been…

Being overheard

Being overheard

Imagine entering a room and being told that no one can listen to you and the walls are soundproof. You even check if a mic is hiding somewhere, but you find none. So you invite someone else to join you in the room, and the conversation starts flowing. Your acquaintance is friendly, and you both feel cocooned in the soundproofed, quiet and private room you are in. Feeling unrestricted, you…