Metaverse: Facebook’s would-be escape from a destructive reality it created

Metaverse: Facebook’s would-be escape from a destructive reality it created

Special to WorldTribune, December 9, 2021 BIG TECH Watch By Richard N. Madden On Oct. 28, the (in-)famous thumbs-up logo on the sign at 1 Hacker Way was replaced with a new infinity symbol, signifying the completion of Facebook’s rebranding to “Meta Inc.” “We just announced that we’re making a fundamental change to our company,” […]

Silenced Trump majority: TRUTH Social and the case for (re-)decentralizing the Internet

Silenced Trump majority: TRUTH Social and the case for (re-)decentralizing the Internet

Special to WorldTribune, October 25, 2021 BIG TECH Watch By Richard N. Madden [Editor’s Note: Wall Street Journal’s generally conservative Editor at Large Gerard Baker termed Donald Trump “an ominous threat to the health of the republic” in an Oct. 25 column that failed to remind readers that Trump has been silenced by Big Tech […]

How Pegasus works: The sinister silencing of journalists and political opposition worldwide

How Pegasus works:  The sinister silencing of journalists and political opposition worldwide

Special to WorldTribune, July 26, 2021 BIG TECH Watch By Richard N. Madden This month, an ongoing investigation revealed that governments across the world have been utilizing spyware called *Pegasus* to track, monitor and suppress journalists and political opponents through their smartphones. Dubbed the “Project Pegasus Revelations”, it was found that tens of thousands of […]

Fingerprinting: How advertisers, governments and covert agencies track your online presence

Fingerprinting: How advertisers, governments and covert agencies track your online presence

Special to WorldTribune, July 21, 2021 BIG TECH Watch By Richard N. Madden Am I being tracked online? Even with the most sophisticated VPN, Ad-Block and privacy browser extensions, the answer is still most likely: “Yes.” Internet privacy has been the central issue concerning digital rights in the last decade as Internet service companies transition […]