Facebook looks out for your inner Othello

Facebook has adjusted its settings to prevent images of people’s ex-partners flashing up at random.

The site’s Photo Memories feature reminds users of friends’ old photo galleries, often unwittingly of former wives, husbands or partners.

Facebook said the changes would “help heal the heartache” for affected users, but relies on members “informing” the site of who they have dated and broken up with by updating their relationship status.

(Source: Telegraph.co.uk)

This article appears in issue 259 of Media Digest.




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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