Thursday, June 18, 2020

How to Clean Up Your Social Media Posts As Much as You Can

Wired – How to Clean Up Your Old Social Media Posts – “These tips will help you safely tidy up your Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts—or give your profile a fresh start.”

Emails Reveal Chaos as Meatpacking Companies Fought Health Agencies Over COVID-19 Outbreaks in Their Plants ProPublica

Research Shows ‘Linking Climate Policy to Social and Economic Justice Makes It More Popular’ Common Dreams

Wired UK – “…First off–everything you do on Instagram is tracked. Almost every online service you use collects information about your actions. Every thumb scroll made through your feed provides it with information about your behavior. Instagram knows that you spent 20 minutes scrolling to the depths of your high-school crush’s profile at 2am. The data that Instagram collects isn’t just for advertising. The company uses your information—for instance, what device you use to login—to detect suspicious login attempts. Crash reports from your phone can help it identify bugs in its code and identify parts of the app that nobody uses. In 2019 it ditched the Following tab, which showed everyone the public posts you had liked. Other than deleting the app completely there’s very little you can do to stop Instagram from tracking your behavior on its platform, but there are things you can do to limitsome of the data that’s collected and the types of ads you see online…”

See also CNN Business – I tried to delete myself from the internet. Here’s what I learned

The American Press Is Destroying ItselfMatt Taibbi. Important.

Matt Taibbi On Journalism’s SuicideAmerican Conservative.

Narrative Control Operations Escalate As America Burns Caitlin Johnstone

Anna Wintour Isn’t Going To Cancel Herself Buzzfeed

Intermittent fasting works for many — not only for weight loss but also for heart health WaPo

Rare, Nearly Extinct Parasite May Have Resurfaced in Vietnam, Doctors SayGizmodo

Tech Firms Are Spying on You. In a Pandemic, Governments Say That’s OK.Wall Street Journal

More than 7 in 10 Americans won’t use contact-tracing apps, data shows ars technica. J-LS points out that her piece showed that HK has seen its success w/out resorting to an app

Some Believe the US Has Been Hit By Large-Scale DDoS Attack — Others Are Skeptical Forbes

They know us better than we know ourselves’: how Amazon tracked my last two years of reading Guardian 

Apple faces fresh EU antitrust complaintFinancial Times. I’d have linked to non-paywalled Bloomberg, but they don’t have the story up. 

Facebook Censored an Account Copying Trump’s Words for Inciting Violence Vice