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  • Facebook Dec 11, 2019

    Facebook Rebuffs US AG Over Encrypted Messages

    Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. The heads of Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger services told Barr and his U.K. and Australian counterparts that Facebook is moving forward with plans to enable end-to-end encryption on all of its messaging services. End-to-end encryption locks up messages so that not...

  • United States Oct 21, 2019

    Facebook Ramps Up Election Security Efforts Ahead of 2020

    With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world.

  • United States Oct 18, 2019

    Mark Zuckerberg Defends Speech Rules

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday launched a defense of how tech companies promote and regulate free speech, arguing that Facebook and its peers have emerged as a “fifth estate” of digital speech in society alongside traditional news media. Ian Cull reports.

  • United States Sep 22, 2019

    Oakland Teacher Receives Support After #10FeaturedTeachers

  • Daniel Macht Aug 30, 2019

    Google’s Report on Massive iPhone Security Flaw Doubles as Dig Against Apple’s Privacy Stance

    Google released a compilation of in-depth research on vulnerabilities in Apple’s operating system Thursday night. The research is interesting and comprehensive, but the impact of the flaws on most iPhone users may not be huge. Also, Google is using the compiled research to publicly needle Apple, following Apple’s campaign to differentiates its products on privacy and security. Here are some...

  • Supreme Court Jul 6, 2019

    Spain: Pamplona Kicks Off Running of Bulls Festival

    The blast of a traditional firework on Saturday opened nine days of uninterrupted partying in Pamplona’s famed running of the bulls festival. A member of the northern city’s official brass band was chosen for this year’s launch of the rocket, known as the “Chupinazo,” to mark 100 years since the local ensemble’s foundation. Jesús Garísoain addressed an ecstatic crowd from...

  • Supreme Court Jul 6, 2019

    Spain: Pamplona Kicks Off Running of Bulls Festival

    The blast of a traditional firework on Saturday opened nine days of uninterrupted partying in Pamplona’s famed running of the bulls festival. A member of the northern city’s official brass band was chosen for this year’s launch of the rocket, known as the “Chupinazo,” to mark 100 years since the local ensemble’s foundation. Jesús Garísoain addressed an ecstatic crowd from...

  • Israel May 23, 2019

    India’s Ruling Party Claims Win With Assured Lead in Votes

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday’s vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. Election Commission data by midafternoon showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests for 299 out of 542 seats in the lower house of...

  • United States Apr 14, 2019

    Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Back Up After Massive Outage

    Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook had been down since 6:30 a.m. EST in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in the northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines.

  • Facebook Mar 14, 2019

    Facebook Loses Longtime Product Chief as it Revamps Strategy

    Facebook says two of its top executives are leaving the company. Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, who heads messaging app WhatsApp, are departing. It isn’t clear what future plans the executives have....
    Cox was in charge of Facebook’s apps including its flagship social media site, as well as Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. He joined 13 years ago and...

  • Facebook Mar 9, 2019

    What Facebook’s ‘Privacy Vision’ Really Means

    Mark Zuckerberg’s abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new “privacy vision ” for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test. Looked at one way, the manifesto read as an apology of sorts for Facebook’s history of privacy transgressions, and suggested that the social network would de-emphasize its huge public social network in favor of private messaging between...

  • Facebook Mar 9, 2019

    How Facebook Stands to Profit From Its ‘Privacy’ Push

    At first glance, Mark Zuckerberg’s new “privacy-focused vision ” for Facebook looks like a transformative mission statement from a CEO under pressure to reverse years of battering over its surveillance practices and privacy failures. But critics say the announcement obscures Facebook’s deeper motivations: To expand lucrative new commercial services, continue monopolizing the attention of users, develop new data sources to...

  • Facebook Mar 4, 2019

    Facebook Won’t Let Users Opt Out of a Feature That Lets People Look Up Profiles Using Phone Numbers Provided for Security Reasons

    Facebook asked users to add their phone numbers as an extra security measure, but now users are learning their numbers are being used as a way to look up their profiles and even target them with ads, without the option to opt out. TechCrunch first reported the feature after Jeremy Burge, who runs the site Emojipedia, called it out in...

  • California Nov 20, 2018

    Feds Have Paid Undercover Informants in Migrant Caravan

    The Department of Homeland Security is gathering intelligence from paid undercover informants inside the migrant caravan that is now reaching the California-Mexico border as well as monitoring the text messages of migrants, according to two DHS officials. The 4,000 migrants, mainly from Honduras, have used WhatsApp text message groups as a way to organize and communicate along their journey to...

  • Facebook Oct 1, 2018

    Longtime Facebook Exec Adam Mosseri New Head of Instagram

    Facebook is naming Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the head of Instagram. The appointment comes after the photo-sharing app’s co-founders resigned last week without giving a clear reason. Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s CEO, and Mike Krieger, its other co-founder, announced Mosseri’s appointment Monday on the company blog.

  • Donald Trump Jun 6, 2018

    Mueller’s Team Asks to Inspect Witnesses’ Personal Phones

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is requesting that witnesses turn in their personal phones to inspect their encrypted messaging programs and potentially view conversations between associates linked to President Donald Trump, sources told CNBC. Since as early as April, Mueller’s team has been asking witnesses in the Russia probe to turn over phones for agents to examine private conversations on...

  • Facebook Apr 30, 2018

    WhatsApp Co-Founder Is Leaving the Company Amid Privacy Controversy at Facebook

    The co-founder of WhatsApp — the messaging app that Facebook bought in 2014 — is leaving the company, CNBC reported. Jan Koum said in a Facebook post on Monday that it was time to “move on.” Read More

  • Donald Trump Apr 14, 2018

    Facebook CEO Didn’t Have All the Answers for Congress

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users. But while some questions were elementary, others left Zuckerberg unable to offer clear explanations or specific answers.

  • United States Apr 4, 2018

    Facebook Revamps Privacy Policy in Heels of Scandal

    Facebook’s new privacy policy aims to explain the data it gathers on users more clearly — but doesn’t actually change what it collects and shares. The company unveiled the revisions Wednesday as it faces one of its worst privacy scandals in history. Although Facebook says the changes aren’t prompted by recent events or tighter privacy rules coming from the EU,...

  • Facebook Mar 23, 2018

    Elon Musk Deletes His Own, Tesla and SpaceX Pages From Facebook

    Elon Musk may have just deleted Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook – during an exchange on Twitter.

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