ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):New West Indies head coach Stuart Law has lamented his side’s effort in the field in Friday’s opening One-Day International (ODI) against England.Leading the Caribbean side for the first time since his appointment last month, the Australian watched as they succumbed by 45 runs at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium after failing to overhaul a challenging 297.But while praising both the batting and bowling efforts, Law said the Windies had let themselves down in the field. Captain Eoin Morgan was let off twice during his top score of 107, while Jason Roy (13) was also put down early on.”One thing we showed, we did show good fight. It didn’t all go our way in the field, but I thought we stuck to our tasks,” Law noted.”We probably lost it a bit in the last 10 overs. We lost a bit of focus in the field. A couple of very important catches went down and it just goes to show that catches do win matches, and they dropped two of the best players going around. You can’t afford to do that.”Law was quick to reiterate the value of the missed chances in the field while also ruing the fact neither Mohammed nor Carter went on to three figures.LAPSES IN THE FIELD”They all bowled reasonably OK. It wasn’t so much the bowling; it was more so the couple of lapses in the field,” Law pointed out.”And then, with the bat, Jason Mohammed played beautifully for his 70 and Jonathan Carter again for his fifty, so it would have been nice if one of those two had gone on to get a big score.”West Indies take on England in the second ODI today at the same venue, and Law said he was hoping his side could make the necessary adjustments.
Citation: Data scandal threatens Zuckerberg vision for Facebook (2018, March 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-scandal-threatens-zuckerberg-vision-facebook.html “If the business model is predicated on selling user data, it can seem as democratic as you want but it’s serving a surveillance function that undermines democratic values,” Young said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen in 2013 explaining his mission “to make the world more open and connected” Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitious vision for Facebook spawned one of the world’s most powerful companies, but he now faces a moment of reckoning as it becomes clear the social network has been hijacked and manipulated for very different ends.Snowballing revelations on the misuse of the Facebook platform to spread disinformation, and to harvest personal data in ways users had never imagined, risks undermining the very business model underpinning the social media giant.Zuckerberg took an idea hatched in his Harvard dormitory and created a network connecting more than two billion people, crushing competing social networks while imagining new ways to connect friends to each other—and for marketers to reach users.The rise of social media fuelled a wave of optimism about empowering ordinary people, notably following the Arab Spring uprisings starting in 2010.”I had the feeling in 2011 that digital technologies were inherently democratic and would fuel democratic revolutions around the globe,” said Dannagal Young, a University of Delaware professor who studies social media.Young said these networks did indeed help propel the Arab Spring, as well as social movements like Black Lives Matter or #MeToo—but that the public had failed to grasp their darker side.”People use these platforms and do not understand the economic model,” Young said.”They don’t understand what is being commodified, as is everything they do and everything they share.”Eliminating gatekeepersWhile social networks appear to empower individuals by doing away with “gatekeepers”—such as the traditional mass media, or political authorities—the selling of user data can have the opposite effect. First it was “move fast and break things.” Then it was “connecting the world” and “building a global community.” Facebook’s reputation has been tarnished ever since 2016, following disclosures of Russian-led efforts to influence the US election—notably by spreading “fake news” and other forms of disinformation on social media.But things got markedly worse following weekend revelations that data on 50 million users was culled by a British-based political firm working on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, prompting calls for investigations on both sides of the Atlantic.Zuckerberg, who began touring the United States after the presidential election, sparking speculation he might run for top office, last year offered his vision of a “global community” as more people become disillusioned with troubled political institutions.”The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do,” the 33-year-old wrote.But first of all, Zuckerberg will need to focus on the more immediate mission he set himself earlier this year: to “fix” his embattled social network.’Polluted by bad actors’Roger Kay, a technology analyst and consultant for Endpoint Technologies Associates, noted that Facebook is just one of many online firms that make use of detailed digital records on its users’ activities, which can rarely be expunged.”Facebook adds to this, but it’s not the cause of the problem,” Kay said. “The problem is your long-term digital footprint.”Young, of the University of Delaware, voiced optimism that users can regain better control over their Facebook data—as more people learn about online privacy and how to determine what is shared about them.”We as users have a lot more control than we think,” she said. Explore further “If enough users go in and change their settings Facebook will be forced to respond. I do think there is a fix but it requires a whole lot of learning.”Then comes the issue of disinformation—which Facebook has been under mounting pressure to combat.Emily Vraga, a George Mason University professor of communication, said Facebook has taken positive steps in ferreting out false information in recent months.”But I would like to see even more of that,” she said.One way, she said, would be making Facebook’s algorithm available.”I do think the public should be more aware” of how the network operates, she said.For Young, both Facebook and Zuckerberg appear to have assumed that “when you crowdsource things the truth will come out”—a belief that appears naive in light of the “fake news” phenomenon.”It could be that 98 percent of people on Facebook do it in good faith,” she said, but “it doesn’t take a lot to undermine that system.”Kay also voiced doubt over Facebook’s ultimate ability to eliminate all malicious content without examining every item on its platform—an impossible task.”They can’t curate something with two billion users, there aren’t enough editors out there,” he said. “And if they held up the content, the users would go away.”He also notes that Facebook is not the first digital firm to be manipulated in such a way.”Social networks have come and gone,” Kay said. “They are first seen as an amazing way to connect people and then they become polluted by bad actors.” UK lawmaker: Facebook misled Parliament over data leak risk Mark Zuckerberg said this year his mission is to “fix” the problems of the social network © 2018 AFP Facebook “likes” are part of data profiles which can be scraped by marketers and others This document is subject to copyright. 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Prime Minister Narendra Modi – Reuters national politics COMMENTS About 63 per cent of respondents participated in a digital survey conducted by a content aggregator and a market research agency have said they have more or similar levels of trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s abilities to steer the country as compared to 2014 and half the participants felt a second term for him would be good for them.The survey was carried out by Daily Hunt and Nielsen India and they claimed that 5.4 million people who are frequent visitors to the former’s platforms in 10 different languages participated in the survey. The results of the survey conducted during last month were announced here on Thursday.Revealing the findings, Daily Hunt President Umang Bedi said the survey was not politically-motivated. “Our only motivation was to bring out the voice of real Bharat,” Bedi said adding that a large number of respondents were from tier 2 and tier 3 towns and cities. According to the survey, 60 per cent of the respondents felt Modi was a better leader to root out corruption followed by Arvind Kejriwal (15 per cent) and Rahul Gandhi (14 per cent). About 62 per cent of the participants said Modi was their pick for leading the nation during a national crisis. Rahul Gandhi came a poor second with 17 per cent rooting for him.Interestingly, most south Indian States, barring Karnataka, were circumspect about Modi’s leadership qualities, while half or more respondents from the States in other geographic regions gave him a thumbs-up, the firms claimed. COMMENT Published on November 01, 2018 SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL Respondents from most southern States barring Karnataka were however circumspect about PM’s leadership qualities