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Big Tech companies in the US and China “spread technologies and hope that any problems that might follow will be easily overcome”, says expert Jonathan Ebsworth. Giants such as Meta have not demonstrated a willingness to seek “the good of society as a whole”.
We are embodied creatures and we rightly long to interact face-to-face. This God-given longing is a compass to help navigate the deceptive and exploitative redefinition of relationships.
The technology-evangelists’ goal is to provide products and services that are so compelling, easy to access, and intuitive to use that we can’t help but adopt them.
My Apple Watch lights up to pay, and in my pocket, I feel the buzz of my banking app notification: £2.45 debited for a large latte. Beep, the Oyster card taps seamlessly on the Number 36 bus.
It will allow users to ask for and respond prayers. “We are committed to build tools that help people connect to hope”, says the Facebook head of Global Faith Partnerships.
The father of four young children had been sentenced to five years in prison and fined 100,000 dinars. “That this story goes back three years and only now it’s resurfacing – it’s hard to digest”, says the church that supports his family.
Jonathan Ebsworth of Tech Human shares practical tips. “Real embodied human relationships are messy and difficult, but it is where we can find true love and acceptance; even if the digital world feels more accepting”.
A Cuban pastor started using it on social media, after a pro-regime theologian appeared on national television denying the miracles of Jesus Christ.
How new tools can be used to securely lead mission teams.
Many have shared a heartwarming coronavirus testimony from Italy. But there are at least five elements that should make us doubt about its authenticity.
Concerns about the digital currency being used to facilitate money laundering, drug purchases and terrorist financing are high on the list.
After being announced as the lead character of a well-known play, Seyi Omooba (25) was attacked on social media for a post written in 2014. The actress has taken the case to court.
“What I have lost will be so much gain to Christians today and in the future, as a result of this important ruling for freedom”, Felix Ngole said.
Tony Watkins, Coordinator of the Lausanne Media Engagement Network.
Harnessing the power of social media for Christ.
The new #FoRBDefender movement stands in solidarity with people across the globe facing discrimination, oppression and violence because of their religion or belief (including non-belief).
“It is good to know that all apps (especially the freebies!) come with a price: your personal data”, says social media expert Cosmin Cret.
A video about the way traffickers target teenage girls online, produced by anti-slavery gorup Abolishion.
“We’re going to make it simpler to report problems”, Mark Zuckerberg says. Since 2016, at least 50 criminal or violent incidents have been broadcast over Facebook Live.
When asked on Facebook about his worldview, the founder of the social network responds: “Religion is very important to me”.
Two church buildings burnt in the state of Niger. Rioters killed the believer “on allegation of posting a blasphemous statement about Prophet Muhammad on the social media.” Troops try to control outbreak of violence.
To tell you the truth, my prayers sometimes sound as hollow as that banal ‘How are you?’ two passers-by in a hurry to get home might exchange.
Bishoy Garas was jailed in September 2012 for offensive Facebook posts found on a fake page opened in his name.
The enormous success of Facebook and other social networks surely lies on our deep desire to connect to others.