The Cambridge Analytica scandal is seemingly back from the dead, as Facebook has received legal papers from the Commonwealth of Australia. Blimey.
Turns out that two popular menstruation tracking apps have been sharing when we’ve been having sex with Facebook. Great.
While you were asleep: Cambridge Analytica shuts down, a Texan schoolmaster’s bad joke, Internet finds robot attractive
Well, dearie doo. Overnight, Cambridge Analytica went bankrupt, an educator in Texas made a stupid joke and everyone found a robot rather tasty. Ok.
This week, we’ve discovered two things. Facebook has no control over itself, and Congress has no idea how to police it. What we need is an impartial regulatory body, and we need it now.
Fake News or real? Defeat Facebook with one weird trick, Facebook to compensate users, Homeland Security spies on journalists
I fear we’re drowning in a neck of Fake News paranoia this week, as Facebook can either be torn down by millennialese, or they’re cutting you a cheque. That and the Department of Homeland Security are doing far worse. Welcome.