Algorithms Lowering Trust 

Rob Horning for Real Life:

Facebook must obfuscate if and how its manipulation methods work, and be content to foment paranoia among users about algorithmic control. In that space of mystery, users and advertisers alike are licensed to believe anything and doubt anything.

Maybe Only Tim Cook Can Fix Facebook’s Privacy Problem 

Kevin Roose for The New York Times:

There’s no doubt that Apple took a firm stand here. But if Mr. Cook truly wants to protect Apple users from privacy-violating apps, he could remove all of Facebook’s products — including Instagram and WhatsApp — from the App Store until the company can prove, in a real and measurable way, that it cares about its users’ privacy.

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