Direct download link: Episode 20
This week Audrey and I chat about CenturyLink acquiring Level 3 and what these kinds of mergers mean for consumers, new and improved ways you can be tracked via your mobile device, and lastly, Facebook’s increasing ability to influence what information you have access to. Enjoy!
CenturyLink acquires Level 3
- CenturyLink, a Network Provider, to Acquire Level 3, a Rival – The New York Times
- The $34 billion deal from two companies you’ve likely never heard of
- Tier 1 network – Wikipedia
Cross-device tracking with ultrasonic signals
- How to block the ultrasonic signals you didn’t know were tracking you | Ars Technica
- MAVProxyUser/SilverPushUnmasked: SilverEdge Inc. SilverPush Demo Apps (unmasked)
Facebook fake news and “ethnic affinity” ad targeting
- This Analysis Shows How Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook – BuzzFeed News
- Renegade Facebook Employees Form Task Force To Battle Fake News – BuzzFeed News
- Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race – ProPublica
- Facebook Says it Will Stop Allowing Some Advertisers to Exclude Users by Race – ProPublica
Things we liked on the internet this week
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