The artist who goes by the name of Protest Pencil has been altering Facebook’s “not our friend” ads in London, reports Business Insider. The ads have appeared at bus stops for months and are Facebook’s way of addressing the fake news and data-sharing scandals that have rocked the company recently. But Protest Pencil isn’t having this PR stunt.
The artist has been altering the ads, adding or replacing text to show Facebook and its business practices in a negative light. In one ad, Protest Pencil added to the “Fake news is not our friend” message, stating “it’s a great revenue source.”
sorry for ‘sending the web into meltdown’. the Metro says it, so it must be true ????????
A post shared by Protest Stencil (@proteststencil) on Aug 16, 2018 at 2:06pm PDT
In another ad where Facebook states “Data misuse is not our friend,” the artists added “it’s out business model.”
TFW you realise that *you* are the product that’s on sale… . . . #facebookads #adhack #adtakeover
A post shared by Protest Stencil (@proteststencil) on Aug 13, 2018 at 8:36am PDT
Facebook has yet to comment on the reinterpretation of its work.
Seeking to reassure customers after the news of repeated breaches of its network broke yesterday, Apple said that no user data was compromised in the attacks, reports Reuters. The statement follows the 16-year-old Melbourne-based student’s appearance in court: according to statements by his lawyer, he had broken into Apple’s mainframe multiple times over the course of a year, and downloaded 90GB of files. It’s worth noting that Apple’s statement doesn’t line up with the lawyer’s claim that the teen accessed customer accounts. If that part is true, it would almost certainly amount to users’ data being compromised. According to The… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple