The latest Fox News Poll finds that nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of current users say they care if Facebook shares their information with others, and a large 43 percent minority have thought about deleting their account in order to protect their privacy. Think about your interaction with Facebook as a relationship. Now, imagine being at dinner with someone new and they say they are recording the conversation, taking your fingerprints, tracking your movements and they are going to share all of that data with everyone--without your knowledge or consent. According to Matt Erickson, executive director at the Digital Privacy Alliance, that unpleasant scenario is what his colleagues are working against and what Europe's sweeping new privacy regulations taking effect on May 25 are meant to help prevent. During his recent Capitol Hill testimony, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company already has controls in place to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and told lawmakers they'd likely extend some of those protections to its 2.2 billion users globally.
Model Blac Chyna arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015. Blac Chyna is pregnant with her 18-year-old rapper boyfriend YBN Almighty Jay's baby, a source tells Page Six. Jay says the pair met on Christian Mingle in an interview with No Jumper in March and comments on the possibility of having a baby. "I don't wear condoms. . . I would not want to f--- a b---- I did not want to get pregnant," he says.
Facebook CEO says the social network didn't take a broad enough view of its responsibility. Social media can be an unforgiving place. When country star Carrie Underwood, for example, posted on Instagram about her recent injury that required 40-50 stitches to her face, some followers accused her of over-exaggeration and using the incident as a publicity stunt. With trolls everywhere, what if there was a way for users to block harmful attacks? At a recent Congressional hearing, Mark Zuckerberg noted how AI could possibly help eradicate hate speech and online abuse, but it was still 5-10 years away and in development.
The Facebook crisis involving Cambridge Analytica's data breach leads many to question how Facebook treats their users' data; Reaction on'Outnumbered.' The man who revealed the Cambridge Analytica data-harvesting scandal said Sunday he believed the political consulting firm snatched information from more than the previously reported 87 million Facebook users. "I think that there is, you know, a genuine -- a genuine risk that this data has been accessed by quite a few people. And that it could be stored in various parts of the world, including Russia, given the fact that, you know, the professor who was managing the data harvesting process was going back and forward between the U.K. and to Russia," Christopher Wylie said on NBC News' "Meet the Press." Wylie was referring to Aleksandr Kogan, whose company, Global Science Research, harvested Facebook's data using a personality app, according to officials.
A Washington D.C. council member apologized Sunday evening after he blamed a snow squall on a well-known Jewish banking dynasty. In an Instagram post, Democrat Trayon White apologized to "the Jewish Community and anyone I have offended." White made the comments on a Facebook video which was shot Friday morning through the windshield of a car driving through downtown Washington during snowfall. "Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man," White said, according to The Washington Post. "And that's a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man," he added.
New concerns over how artificial intelligence videos could spread fake news and even prompt a war. Forget fake news for a moment. Artificial intelligence is now able to generate a convincing video of a celebrity or public figure. For illicit purposes, these videos are called deepfakes and show a celebrity superimposed into an adult movie. It's not quite convincing yet, but you can see how it might evolve.