YouTube Kids Is Going To Release A Whitelisted, Non-Algorithmic Version Of Its App
YouTube will approve all channels allowed to post, a source told BuzzFeed News, giving parents a firewall against an algorithm that's often proved lacking.
Facebook Has A Two-Tiered Privacy System That Favors Its Leaders
Why is a privacy feature used by Facebook's CEO not available to normal users?
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: “I Take Responsibility For This”
"As we find more Cambridge Analyticas, we’re going to find a comprehensive way to put them out and make sure people see them. So far, we don’t have another clear case to share.”
Facebook Now Says Cambridge Analytica Accessed Up To 87 Million People's Data
Cambridge Analytica accessed tens of millions more user profiles than previously reported.
Sen. Ed Markey Says "Congress Must Act" When Facebook Fails To Maintain Safety On Its Platform
A new hint at congressional intervention after BuzzFeed News reveals Facebook's internal "The Ugly" memo to the public.
Growth At Any Cost: Top Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo — And Warned That Facebook Could Get People Killed
Facebook Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth said that “questionable contact importing practices,” “subtle language that helps people stay searchable,” and other growth techniques are justified by the company’s connecting of people.
Facebook Must Decide Whether It Will Refurbish Its Facade Or Rebuild Its Service
Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox told BuzzFeed News, “We’re going through our tools and approach with a fine-toothed comb.”
Google's Waymo Just Unveiled An Electric, Completely Self-Driving Jaguar
Some 20,000 of the luxury cars are scheduled to be built by 2021.
A UK Privacy Watchdog Is Searching Cambridge Analytica's Office As Its Scandal Fallout Deepens
"Please can I be absolutely clear: we did not use any GSR data in the work we did in the 2016 US presidential election," Cambridge Analytica acting CEO Alexander Tayler said in an email to press.
Why Nothing Is Going To Happen To Facebook Or Mark Zuckerberg
You got mad, but Facebook chugs on.
Mark Zuckerberg: "I’m Not Sure We Shouldn’t Be Regulated"
The Facebook CEO said he'd be open to regulation in an interview with CNN.
Facebook Has Blocked Ad Targeting By Sexual Orientation
The move has left organizations offering services to the LGBT community unable to directly target their audiences.
Mark Zuckerberg Finally Addressed Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Scandal
"This was a breach of trust," Zuckerberg said.
These Men Helped Create Cambridge Analytica. Here Is Their New, Very Similar Startup.
Chris Wylie, a data scientist whose work was at the center of a massive Facebook controversy, said publicly that he helped create “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.” Two of his associates who also helped build that tool have been quietly building another company to analyze and influence human behavior.
Twitter Is Experimenting With A Way To Show You Even More Breaking News Tweets
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the company is creating new, algorithmically curated timelines of news tweets and promoting them at the top of users' feeds in a test.
Five Questions We Have About Twitter’s New “Health” Plan
Twitter finally seems to be coming to grips with the extent of its problems.
Facebook's Political Nightmare Is Getting Worse Ahead Of The 2018 Midterms
“We’re definitely playing catch-up.”
This Spicy Drama About Facebook CPMs Has People Like "Wahh?" And "Whoaaa"
First we were like WHOA, and then we were like OH WAIT WHOAAAAA, then like, OH DAMN!
Fast-Growing Citizen App Will Alert You To Danger. And Send You Into It.
If you could know about the crime taking place around you, would you want to know? With Citizen, that’s no longer a hypothetical.
Facebook Won't Release Its “5% Of News Feed Content Is News” Analysis
Native videos and images from news organizations weren’t included as news in Facebook’s analysis. The company told BuzzFeed News that including them wouldn’t meaningfully change the numbers.