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This month's Featured articles discuss Facebook & Your Data.
 
This month’s article selection started off as a broader overview of social media privacy policies and an exploration of what our favorite social sites do with our personal data. But then Facebook announced a new feature that prompted a shift to look at how social media sites collect data through the use of added features and design tricks- we’ll be using Facebook as a case study.
 
1)      “A New, Optional Way to Share and Discover Music, TV, and Movies” by Aryeh Selekman
                Available on Facebook’s Newsroom
2)      “Why Facebook Spent a Year Learning to Listen in on Your TV Shows” by Ryan Tate
                Available on Wired
3)      “Facebook Microphone Update to Store Data: Social Media Giant Confirms New Feature Will Aggregate Information” by Anthony B. Smith
                Available on International Business Times
4)      “Facebook Reading Android Users’ Texts? Well, Hold On” by Alex Wilhelm
                Available on TechCrunch
5)      “5 Design Tricks Facebooks Uses to Affect Your Privacy Decisions” by Avi Charkham
                Available on TechCrunch
6)      “DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK” by Mattias
                Available on YouTube
 
Featured next meets on Thursday, July 24th at 7pm in the Digital Commons at MLK.
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