TikTok created an alternate universe just for Russia
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/13/tiktok-russia-censorship-propaganda-tracking-exposed/, posted Apr '22 by peter in china fascism media propaganda russia social ukraine war
“In just one month, TikTok went from being considered a serious threat to Putin’s national support for the war to becoming another possible conduit for state propaganda,” said Giulia Giorgi, a researcher at Tracking Exposed, which has been studying the platform’s policies and actions in Russia since the invasion began in February. “Our findings show clearly how TikTok’s actions influenced that trajectory.”
OAuth Has Ruined Everything
developer.telerik.com/featured/oauth-has-ruined-everything/, posted 2015 by peter in api development opinion security social webdesign
Nobody has ever implemented an OAuth flow for their application and then said, “That was fun. Let’s do it again.”
Don’t believe me? Just go to Twitter and search for “OAuth Sucks”. Or just search “OAuth”. Or best of all just follow the OAuthSucks Twitter account. It’s a sentiment that’s so common, it has it’s own Twitter account. How did I find this account? I tried to register it of course.
But why is OAuth so awful? And does it have to be this way? In this post, we’ll take a look. OAuth (2.0 specifically) has a litany of problems, starting with the fact that the 2.0 spec itself essentially allows anything to be considered “OAuth compliant”.
Stream | Your API for building activity streams
getstream.io/, posted 2015 by peter in api development media news online social
Stream allows you to build scalable newsfeed and activity streams in hours instead of weeks. The documentation will get you up and running quickly. At the moment we have official clients for Ruby, JS/Node, Python, PHP and Java. Furthermore there are also example apps and Framework integrations available for Rails, Django and Laravel.
Why Google wants to replace Gmail | Computerworld
www.computerworld.com/article/2838775/why-google-wants-to-replace-gmail.html, posted 2014 by peter in business crapification email google social
Gmail represents a dying class of products that, like Google Reader, puts control in the hands of users, not signal-harvesting algorithms.
huydx.com/facy/, posted 2014 by peter in communication free ruby shell social software
Facy is a terminal client for facebook, which support streaming-like feature. Only supports Ruby 1.9 and later. To install facy, we need ruby pre-installed, please refer to https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/installation/ to know how to install ruby. I recommend rvm to control the version of installed ruby.
DTVD/rainbowstream Â· GitHub
https://github.com/DTVD/rainbowstream, posted 2014 by peter in communication free shell social software
A smart and nice Twitter client on terminal wrote by Python.
Making "NSA-Proof" Social Networking Mainstream | TechPresident
techpresident.com/news/wegov/24759/making-NSA-proof-social-networking-mainstream, posted 2014 by peter in communication fascism networking privacy social toread
When Edward Snowden exposed the scale and depth of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, his findings led to another disheartening revelation: that our Internet has become too centralized. Webmail services like Yahoo and Google and social networks like Facebook and Twitter are convenient and efficient platforms, as well as easy to use, but they collect massive amounts of user data that can facilitate intelligence spying and other types of snooping. Meanwhile, securer methods of communication are often cumbersome and overly technical for the average user who would like to send an email without having to download and set up various software. Yet after Snowden’s leaks, an increasing demand for securer alternatives has led to the development of anti-surveillance products with an eye towards being user friendly.
That is certainly true for Miguel Freitas, a research engineer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who decided to create a decentralized alternative to Twitter to counter NSA spying and protect against shutdowns of social media sites; but it would also be “something that my grandmother could use,” Freitas tells techPresident.
Deanonymizing Facebook Users By CSP Bruteforcing | MySEOSolution
www.myseosolution.de/deanonymizing-facebook-users-by-csp-bruteforcing/, posted 2014 by peter in howto privacy security social toread
Did you ever wish to have all relevant information about a visitor right when he hits your site? Think of (full) name, gender and maybe hobbies and interests? Thanks to social networks we could at least get some of that data. All you need is the URL to that visitors (public) Facebook or Google+ profile – but if he doesn’t actively give it to you, you’re probably out of luck.
What if we could get that profile URL without the user even noticing it?
tweet.IM - Control your Twitter with your instant messenger - Powered by ProcessOne
https://www.tweet.im/, posted 2013 by peter in communication free messaging social
The tweet.IM service sits between your Jabber or Google@Talk instant messaging account and your Twitter account and passes messages to and from, in both directions. As a result, you can create Twitter messages in your instant messaging application and send them direct to Twitter, without having to enter your Twitter account. You can also elect to receive tweets from users that you follow, directly in your instant messenger.
Facebook users in Japan losing interest and heading for theÂ exits | RocketNews24
en.rocketnews24.com/2013/06/04/facebook-users-in-japan-losing-interest-and-heading-for-the-exits/, posted 2013 by peter in business japan messaging social
Facebook launched a Japanese version of its website in 2008. Initially, the platform experienced sluggish user growth as it struggled to compete with already established Japanese SNS sites produced by the likes of mixi, Mobage, and GREE. However, after well-known companies in Japan began to use Facebook as a marketing tool, it caught on with the general public and by the end of 2012 had 17.12 million users. A mere five months later, however, that number has dropped to 13.78 million, a 19.5 percent drop in less than half a year.