Which Facebook verification badge is right for you?
There are two types of Facebook verification badges, so you want to make sure you apply for the right one.
If you are a public figure, media company, or large brand, you can apply for the blue verification badge.
If you are a smaller or local business or organization, you can apply for the gray verification badge. For businesses with multiple brick and mortar shops and a Facebook Page for each, you can add the gray verification badge to Pages for specific locations.
My note: In the last week, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica were in the middle of the scandal; where they both in kahoot by misappropriating 30K user’s data and trying to manipulate Western voters? Now, Cambridge Analytica is pointing to a Moldovan-born, Russian (St. Petersburg’s University) teaching recipient of Russian government grants. Is there a “Russian” connection? Are all culprits innocent, as they claim, or hey are hiding something?
This issue becomes the epitome of our class: social media issue, turning into a global issue.
What are your thoughts about it?
Privacy is not about whether or not you have something to hide.
Privacy is about having control over what you want to share and what you want to keep to yourself.
To yourself. That is the definition of private. Private is not between me and Google, or between me and Facebook, it is for my eyes alone and we need to reclaim that definition.
There is a reason why privacy is a human right, a fundamental human right.
A human right that’s enshrined in the universal declaration of human rights in article 12, because without privacy we do not have civil liberties. Civil liberties are built on a bedrock of privacy. If we make public the default, then anything that we want to keep private by definition has an association with guild attached.
On Jan. 24, historian and international best-selling author Yuval Noah Hararipresented his view of the future at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Harari wrote Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and also Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.
In a riveting 25-minute presentation, Harari painted a very gloomy — but possible — view of the future, based on his thesis that we are now in our third grand revolution: the control of data, following the control of land (Agrarian Revolution) and the control of machinery (Industrial Revolution). The point of no return, Harari contends, will happen when technology will be able to extract high-precision biometric data from people and report back to a centralized decision-making control system, owned by governments or by corporations — or both.
Who is going to have control over this data?
How is this wealth going to be regulated?
We have laws that regulate land and machines.
What are the laws that regulate data and the privacy of individuals?
Are people willingly going to give away their privacy, their biometric info, to a centralized data processing unit?
Hey, Mark Zuckerberg: My Democracy Isn’t Your Laboratory
By STEVAN DOJCINOVIC
Facebook had made a small but devastating change. Posts made by “pages” — including those of organizations like mine — had been removed from the regular News Feed, the default screen users see when they log on to the social media site. They were now segregated into a separate section called Explore Feed that users have to select before they can see our stories. (Unsurprisingly, this didn’t apply to paid posts.)
It wasn’t just in Serbia that Facebook decided to try this experiment with keeping pages off the News Feed. Other small countries that seldom appear in Western headlines — Guatemala, Slovakia, Bolivia and Cambodia — were also chosen by Facebook for the trial.
Facebook Says Social Media Can Be Negative For Democracy
In a new commentary, the social media giant acknowledges the possibility that social media can have negative ramifications for democracy. This comes after repeated criticism that it didn’t do enough to prevent the spread of fake news that had the potential to impact the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Tech firms including Facebook have faced increasing scrutiny on Capitol Hill. Most recently, executives from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter appeared before a Senate committee last week to discuss the”steps social media platforms are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the Internet.”
Today’s discussion on Facebook is part of a series of “Hard Questions” from the social media network. Another recent post questions, “Is spending time on social media bad for us?” It stated that active interactions on social media are good for well-being. However, Facebook said that “when people spend a lot of time passively consuming information – reading but not interacting with people – they report feeling worse afterward.”