As well as being Hot Girl Summer, it’s also been the summer of hard seltzer. The range of beverages I like to refer to as the Spicy Waters got a delicious low-sugar booze injection for 2019 — no more spiking your La Croix with gin in steadily, sloppily increasing doses!
So really, we brought this on ourselves.
Yes, everyone’s problematic-fave, definitely-not-caffeinated-anymore-
Just because you’re in a private Facebook doesn’t mean the company isn’t keeping tabs on what you’re doing.
That’s the not-so-subtle reminder the social network is sending groups. In a lengthy blog post published Wednesday, Facebook’s VP of Engineering Tom Alison outlined some of the steps the company is taking to police bad behavior in groups, even if the groups aren’t visible to the public.
“Being in a private group doesn’t mean that your actions should go unchecked,” Alison…
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Facebook was listening. Sort of.
It turns out the company that only recently made a performative pivot toward privacy was paying contractors to listen to and transcribe users’ conversations, according to Bloomberg.
Notably, the contractors reportedly did not know how Facebook obtained the audio and weren’t informed as to why it needed to be transcribed. Allegedly, the recordings included “vulgar content” — although the specifics of what that means is unclear.
The audio in question…