Superhero Culture and Cambridge Analytica

October 17, 2019

With the publication of his book exposing the Cambridge Analytica scandal and lambasting Facebook’s complicity, whistleblower Christopher Wylie has suddenly become an ephemeral star of hip media — as well as being the subject of yesterday’s Daily Devil’s Dictionary column on Fair...

The Challenge of Machines in the 21st Century

April 07, 2018

Information technology and the internet are changing the way democracy works. Recent revelations of the use of personal data to manipulate elections tell us that we live in a very different place we thought we did just weeks ago. Marketing companies, like the now infamous Cambridge Analytica,...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Integrity” of Facebook

April 05, 2018

Facebook’s integrity is less about wholeness than holes. The crisis currently rocking Facebook has led to its losing “over $100 billion in market cap since the Cambridge Analytica revelations.” Its customers are dealing with emotions ranging from disappointment to disgust. Many of them are...

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The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Zuckerberg Finds This “Pretty Crazy”

March 29, 2018

It may be time for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook to face the music. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has begun rivaling US President Donald Trump as the focus of ongoing media attention. But while Trump cultivates it — even when it is negative — Zuckerberg would prefer being left out...

Whistleblower Exposes Cambridge Analytica

March 24, 2018

Cambridge Analytica, a firm that has played a role in over 200 elections around the world, has been harvesting data from you and your entire network through Facebook. Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data marketing firm, has breached private information rules. Through a personality quiz...