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The social network faces an uphill battle as it tries to regain the trust of lawmakers and its users.
Facebook said on Tuesday that it removed more accounts from Iran and Russia citing "coordinated inauthentic behavior."
As if today couldn't get any worse for Facebook, the company is now facing a criminal investigation as the result of its controversial data sharing practices. Federal investigators are scrutinizing... partnerships that allowed other companies to access users' data without their consent, according to a new report in the New York Times. SEE ALSO: Why we should all be skeptical of Mark Zuckerberg's new commitment to privacy The investigation reportedly stems from partnerships Facebook formed with more than 100 other companies, such as Microsoft, Netflix, and Spotify. Those deals, which were previously examined by the NYT, allowed companies to access Facebook features from their own services. For example, Yahoo's email service could access your friend list to help you find people you know.
The social media giant restored the ad after its removal was noticed Monday night.
Facebook is suing four companies and three individuals based in China it alleges have been creating and "promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers" on Facebook and its subsidiary... Instagram, as well as other social media sites, the company announced on Friday. In addition to the alleged efforts to create...
Pages on current affairs and history collected tens of millions of views in the past few months, CNN reports.
Facebook's questionable research tactics has led Apple to remind them who's boss. After TechCrunch revealed Facebook misused Apple's Enterprise Developer Certificate program to spy on consumer phone... and web activity through its "Research" app, Apple pulled the plug. SEE ALSO: Facebook is making more money than ever because nothing matters Facebook relies on Apple's program to run internal apps on iOS devices, from simple things like bus schedules to communication tools like Workplace and Messenger. That led to plenty of frustration within Facebook's workplace, as employees were unable to get work done due to the shutdown, as reported in the New York Times.
Facebook shares tumbled more than 7 percent Wednesday after a report revealed that the social network enabled tech giants like Netflix and Spotify to read users' private messages. The unprecedented... access to user data -- which had not been previously disclosed by Mark Zuckerberg's social network -- saw Facebook giving the biggest names in Silicon...
A damning report on Tuesday provides further details on Facebook's shady data sharing practices -- already under intense scrutiny for the Cambridge Analytica fiasco -- and suggests the social media... giant enabled Apple devices to surreptitiously collect information about users without their knowledge.
The UK Parliament is determined to get to the bottom of Facebook's data privacy practices, whether or not Mark Zuckerberg is willing to testify. Digital Culture, Media and Sport committee (DCMS)... chairman Damian Collins used an uncommon process to fo...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last week he didn't know about the PR campaign until The New York Times investigation.
Zuckerberg also told CNN that he has no plans to leave his chairman job, and he said some journalists who cover Facebook have a "different world view."
Mark Zuckerberg is feeling the heat. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal , Facebook’s founder and CEO believes his company is currently at "war." The comment came from Mark Zuckerberg... this past June in a meeting with a few dozen of Facebook’s top executives amid the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In this same June meeting, Zuckerberg told executives that he was going to be taking a more active role in Facebook’s day-to-day operations. With the social media platform fighting on multiple fronts — between Congress, the press, and even his own executives — Zuckerberg clearly felt he needed to take a more active role.
Company says millions of images removed in a few months with help of machine learning tool Facebook has said its moderators have removed 8.7m child abuse images in the past three months, as the... company battles pressure from regulators and lawmakers worldwide to speed up removal of illicit material. It said on Wednesday that previously undisclosed software automatically flags images that contain both nudity and a child, helping its reviewers. A similar machine learning tool was also revealed that it said caught users engaged in "grooming" of minors for sexual exploitation.
A group of advertisers suing social-media giant Facebook in California over bungled video metrics now alleges in court filings that the platform failed to disclose data errors in a manner that could... "[rise] to the level of fraud and may warrant punitive damages," according to Ars Technica.
Security breach exposed personal information for 29 million users.
Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc announced on Friday, as the social media company said its... largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the 50 million profiles it initially reported.
Facebook paid £15.7m in tax in 2017, up from £5.1m in the previous year.
Ireland's data regulator launched a probe over a recent, massive data breach
Facebook Inc said on Friday that hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly 50 million user accounts in its worst security breach ever given the unprecedented level of... potential access, adding to what has been a difficult year for the company's reputation.
The social networking giant confirmed Friday that sites you use Facebook to login to could have been accessed as a result of its massive breach.
Earlier today, Facebook announced to the public that a series of vulnerabilities had allowed hackers access to an estimated 50 million user profiles. The company now faces its first class-action... lawsuit over its apparent inability to protect this data, likely the first of many such suits to come if the legal fallout...
You didn't forget that Facebook owns Instagram, did you? That little fact is extra germane today following the news that at least 50 million Facebook users, and possibly 90 million, had their accounts... accessed by hackers. And, it turns out, those users' Instagram accounts could have been compromised, too. SEE ALSO: Facebook: 50 million accounts 'directly affected' by hack Here's the key detail: You can log into your Instagram account with your Facebook account. And, if you used your affected Facebook account to log into your Instagram account, hackers would have been able to access that account as well.
The order is meant to investigate suspected "online platform bias"
The New Yorker today published broad profile on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The profile dives into Zuckerberg’s love of board games and winning, his role making crucial decision at the helm of... Facebook, and more. For Apple specifically, the profile notes how Apple’s decisions can influence Facebook’s. more…