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Snopes founder explains why Facebook fact-checking partnership dissolved...
Snopes wasn't trying to make a statement when it announced the end of its partnership with Facebook last week. David Mikkelson, founder of the fact-checking organization, said there was a reason Snopes announced the breakup on a Friday afternoon, whic
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-05 21:23 UTC
Facebook could face record fine from US regulators, report says...
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The fine hasn't been finalized but is expected to be larger than the record-setting $22.5 million the Federal Trade Commission imposed on Google in 2012, according to The Washington Post.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-18 21:58 UTC
Franklin Graham: Facebook ban was 'personal attack toward me'...
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Evangelist Franklin Graham on Sunday accused Facebook of personally attacking him after the company banned him from the platform for 24 hours over a post he published in 2016.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-30 16:49 UTC
As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants...
Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people's data than it has disclosed.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-20 18:42 UTC
Facebook Rebuked for Failing to Disclose Data-Sharing Deals...
Lawmakers and others criticized the social network after a New York Times report revealed Facebook gave its partners extensive access to user data.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-20 18:42 UTC
'Zuckerberg must resign': Outrage surges after report reveals Facebook let corporate partners read users' private messages...
"An incredibly damning indictment of Facebook, every single paragraph," Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, wrote of the Times report, which is the latest in a long line of recent revelations about Facebook's intrusive—and possibly illegal—data practices.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-20 18:40 UTC
How to check if Facebook's bug leaked your un-posted photos...
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Just recently, Facebook exposed photos of some 70 lakh users. The issue stemmed from a bug in its API, which provided third-party app developers unauthorized access to photos uploaded on the platform. The issue is fixed, but if you want to know if your photos were compromised, here's a guide.
By shubham400 on 2018-12-17 12:06 UTC
Facebook headquarters building evacuated after bomb threat...
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Bomb squad is responding to an alert at the Menlo Park campus.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-12 05:12 UTC
Facebook changed their algorithm - and accidentally fueled the violent riots in France...
According to a report from Buzzfeed News , the violent riots in Paris, France, were fueled by a change in the algorithm on Facebook that decides what news goes viral and what flounders. The report traced the change in algorithm as protest groups in France
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-06 16:24 UTC
Facebook fends off new anti-monopoly questions after UK email release...
In the documents, executives can be seen responding to the threat of competitors, debating how to handle users' data, and discussing major changes to its business model. In all, the cache shows a fact about Facebook that's widely understood, but o
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-05 23:51 UTC
Newly public documents paint picture of Facebook's ruthlessness...
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Internal Facebook documents released Wednesday by a British lawmaker portray the social giant as considering or pursuing aggressive routes to squeeze more revenue out of user data, protect its relationships with major companies and undermine competitors.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-05 16:40 UTC
Facebook exempts news media from political-ad transparency tool...
Facebook, reversing course on an earlier policy, will exempt the news media from a political ad archive that offered users more information about the purchasers of promotional spots in order to protect platform visitors from manipulation.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-29 16:05 UTC
Facebook censoring pro-life political ads, again...
A pro-life group is crying foul after Facebook removed three of its paid campaign ads from the popular social media platform.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-01 20:01 UTC
We posed as 100 senators to run ads on Facebook. Facebook approved all of them....
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On the eve of the 2018 midterms, Facebook's "Paid for by" disclosure for political ads is easily manipulated.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-30 19:17 UTC
What will happen to your digital personality when you die?...
It's important to think about what happens to our digital selves after we die. We have such a legacy on the internet, taking care of that sort of a presence should be well thought about. For this, people also make a digital estate plan, just like a physical will. Here's how you can prepare yours.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-27 04:57 UTC
Exclusive: Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections...
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Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations in the run-up to and during next month
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-15 20:25 UTC
Soon, you might be able to 'unsend' messages on Messenger...
Facebook users might soon get the ability to retract messages sent on the company's Messenger platform. The feature has been spotted in a recent set of screenshots, as reported by TechCrunch. When launched, it will let users remove messages from both ends of the conversation. Here are the details.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-13 10:47 UTC
Facebook And Twitter Ban Popular Independent Media Sites In Coordinated Purge...
Mark Zuckerberg just shut down 559 pages and 251 accounts -- which include tons of massive independent media sites with millions of followers run by Americans -- a few weeks out from the midterms. The pages included The Free Thought Project, Press For Truth, Anti-Media, Cop Block, Filming Cops,
By viper1 on 2018-10-12 12:30 UTC
Woman accuses Facebook of facilitating sex trafficking...
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the social media giant of facilitating sex trafficking. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, has alleged that a human trafficker used the social network to get in touch with her and then forced her into sex trade when she was 16.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-04 08:18 UTC
Facebook hackers didn't log into Instagram or any other app...
Days after suffering from a massive data breach, Facebook finally has some good news. In a recent update, the social media giant noted that the impact of its breach may not have permeated beyond the platform, as there's no evidence of any external apps being accessed. Here are the details.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-03 08:11 UTC
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