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Facebook mistakenly leaked developer analytics reports to testers

Set the “days without a Facebook privacy problem” counter to zero. This week, an alarmed developer contacted TechCrunch, informing us that their Facebook App Analytics weekly summary email had been delivered to someone outside their company. It contains sensitive business information, including …

Facebook

Why Don’t You Like Us?

I left Facebook for 10 days—and the social network wouldn’t let me forget it.<p>Beginning on June 6, I spent 10 days not logging onto Facebook. I didn’t …

In nearly 500 pages of answers, Facebook stonewalls some senators’ questions

Written answers follow CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before two Senate committees.<p>Earlier this week, Facebook submitted nearly 500 pages worth of …

Social Media

Report: Fewer people use Facebook for news

People are relying less on Facebook for news consumption around the world and more on messaging apps, according to the 2018 Reuters Digital New …

Facebook knows exactly how many times you’ve searched for your ex

Facebook knows a lot about you—including every time you’ve searched for an ex, a crush, or any other person on the platform.<p>This little tidbit is part of a 225-page document which includes hundreds of questions for Facebook from US senators from the Judiciary Committee, and the company’s answers, …

Facebook denies building eye-tracking software

Facebook denied building eye-tracking software in its response to questions from Congress released Monday but said if it ever did build out the …

Here are 454 pages of Facebook’s written follow-up answers to Congress

Facebook finished its homework. In a pair of newly uploaded letters, the two Senate committees that grilled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in April have published the social media giant’s written answers to their considerable body of questions.<p>Zuckerberg faced criticism for not answering many of …

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence

Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China’s government, the social media company said on Tuesday.<p>The agreements, which date to at least 2010, gave private access to some user data …

Social Media

Washington State sues Facebook, Google

Washington State has sued Facebook Inc. and Alphabet’s Google for alleged violations of state campaign finance laws.<p>The companies reportedly failed to maintain information about political advertising, as required by state law.<p>Washington State has a law that requires companies keep information about …

Facebook accused of giving over 60 device makers inappropriate access to user data

Did the social network share too much when making deals with companies like Samsung and BlackBerry?<p>A report from <i>The New York Times</i> has accused Facebook of sharing inappropriate amounts of user data with device manufacturers like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and BlackBerry.<p>Starting 10 years ago, …

Social Media

Facebook's privacy woes grow in Washington

Lawmakers are slamming Facebook over a report that the company shared its users' personal data with a range of device makers, which one House Democrat suggested means CEO Mark Zuckerberg lied under oath in April.<p>"Sure looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress about whether users have 'complete …

It’s OK to leave Facebook

The slow-motion privacy train wreck that is Facebook has many users, perhaps you, thinking about leaving or at least changing the way you use the social network. Fortunately for everyone but Mark Zuckerberg, it’s not nearly has hard to leave as it once was. The main thing to remember is that social …

Social Media

Facebook is shutting down its Trending Topics section

Facebook will remove its troubled "Trending Topics" section next week, the company said Friday, signaling that the controversial feature was better off dead as Facebook builds different products for news.<p>The section, which takes up important real estate on the social network's desktop interface, …

JR Smith 5 DUMBEST Moments

Facebook Kills Trending Topics

Facebook announced on Friday that it is killing off its controversial Trending news section next week. “From research, we found that over time people …

Shareholders know exactly what's wrong with Facebook: the “dictator”

Facebook is run like a “dictatorship,” according to some of the company’s shareholders, who slammed CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the annual shareholder meeting in Menlo Park, California, Thursday.<p>In the last few months Zuckerberg has faced criticism from users and regulators, as well as lawmakers in the …

Facebook employee morale is low

Facebook has long been considered one of the premier tech companies to work for, along with Google and Apple, but backlash to privacy concerns, the …

Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg comes to Elon Musk's defense on self-driving car technology

Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have a testy history of disagreeing about the potential for artificial intelligence, with Zuckerberg as the optimist …

Jim Carrey Rips NFL & Trump 'Corps Should Rethink Sponsors'

<b>Jim Carrey</b> thinks the <b>NFL</b> and <b>Donald Trump</b> are the real <b></b>"<b>Dumb and Dumber</b>" ... and he's attacking BOTH of 'em for the alleged blackballing of <b>Colin</b> …

Here's how the Alexa spying scandal could become Amazon's worst nightmare

An Amazon Echo device r ecorded a couple having a private conversation and sent it to someone in their contact list.<p>Here's what happened, according to Amazon:<p>Amazon says this type of thing is an "extremely rare occurrence," and that the company "takes privacy very seriously," and is "taking steps …

What is Google Duplex?

During Google's annual developer conference, the company previewed Google Duplex. The new technology has caused quite a stir since it was unveiled, making some feel creepy while others debate privacy implications.<p>While everyone waits to learn more about Google Duplex and see it in action, let's …

Google Assistant

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Public Speaking

Zuckerberg set up fraudulent scheme to 'weaponise' data, court case alleges

Mark Zuckerberg faces allegations that he developed a “malicious and fraudulent scheme” to exploit vast amounts of private data to earn Facebook billions and force rivals out of business.<p>A company suing Facebook in a California court claims the social network’s chief executive “weaponised” the …

Social Media

Facebook is expanding its unconventional approach to combating revenge porn

The social network is asking victims to upload nude photos to help keep them from circulating<p>Facebook made headlines last fall when news surfaced of a somewhat counterintuitive approach to combating revenge porn that involved asking users to upload nude photos to the company’s servers. Now, the …

Mark Zuckerberg Played Parliament for Fools and They're Pissed

For a moment, Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before members of the European Parliament looked like it was going to be a very bad day for the Facebook …

Privacy

The Movement to Break Up Facebook Has Begun

Privacy and anti-monopoly advocacy groups launched the Freedom from Facebook campaign on Monday, demanding that the Federal Trade Commission force …

Facebook Just Tapped the Next Mark Zuckerberg

Earlier this week, Facebook announced a grand reshuffle of its leadership. First reported by Recode, the new structure includes teams for the …

Google's making it easier to understand and manage user data it collects

Over the past couple weeks, you've likely gotten emails from a number of website and apps you use regarding updates to their privacy policies. Europe …

NBC News star Hallie Jackson calls release of US prisoners 'choreographed' and 'staged'

NBC News star Hallie Jackson said that President Trump's wee-hours greeting of the three American prisoners who'd been held in North Korea was a “very carefully choreographed,” “staged production meant for television.”<p>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland …

Google Wants to Turn You Into a Cyborg

Its newest features blur the line between human and machine like never before.<p>Google is no longer, at its core, a search engine. It’s now foremost an …