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Opinion | The local user’s guide to social media safety – Livemint

Opinion | The local user’s guide to social media safety  Livemint

The US government’s decision to press ahead with an antitrust probe against Big Tech firms has drawn the clout of these companies into the spotlight again. Investigators will put Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google to scrutiny in an effort to check if they have abused their market dominance to stifle competition and hurt consumers. If such behaviour is proven, it would be unsettling, to say the least, given the widening use of social media and the privacy concerns it has thrown up. That these firms wield enormous power over our online lives is beyond doubt. Facebook, for example, not only ru…

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Politics and social media may be the death of us all, just as ‘Seveneves’ predicted – The Washington Post

Politics and social media may be the death of us all, just as ‘Seveneves’ predicted  The Washington Post

(AP Photos/File)The Associated Press This essay discusses plot points from Neal Stephenson’s 2015 novel, “Seveneves.” The most dangerous elements in “Seveneves,” Neal Stephenson’s 2015 novel, aren’t the bolides falling to Earth following the disintegration of the moon. Sure, they wipe out billions and set the planet ablaze for thousands of years — but at least they’re creatures of physics, predictable in how they’ll react. No, the scariest things in “Seveneves” are politics and social media. More specifically, the manner in which politics and social media combine to destabilize humanity’s e…

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