The Great Hack

It would appear that the furore over Facebook / Cambridge Analytica and manipulation of elections hasn’t died down that much. I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called The Great Hack, and I’d recommend that you do too, if you can. The programme provided a lot of the backstory to who was involved, how and … Continue reading The Great Hack

How did Cambridge Analytica do what they did?

I wasn’t going to post any more on this topic, but found a really good video on the BBC which explains the psychology behind targeted adverts etc. I thought it might be helpful for you to see how it worked, so check out the video here. One thing I really like about the video is … Continue reading How did Cambridge Analytica do what they did?

Cambridge Analytica – who knew?

Err, we did! Regular readers will have seen my post last year which talked about the dangers of over sharing. It described pretty much exactly what’s happened with Cambridge Analytica, on a massive scale. I’m not going to go into detail on what they did – there’s a lot of news coverage you can check … Continue reading Cambridge Analytica – who knew?

Things you do on Social Media which you shouldn’t

´╗┐As a regular and long time Facebook user, I’m often surprised at some of the behaviour that goes on there. I’m not just talking about the harassment and ridicule of people, the cat videos and all that, but there are a number of things which are putting you and other users at risk. I’ll going … Continue reading Things you do on Social Media which you shouldn’t