Congratulations, Mr. President: Zuckerberg Secretly Called Trump After The Election
Internal documents show Facebook’s own marketing strategy was influenced by what it learned from its valued customer, the Trump campaign.
Former Facebook Employees Say The Company’s Recent Prioritization Of Privacy Is All About Optics
Last May, Facebook promised to create a “Clear History” function it said would give users more control over their data. Nine months later it's nowhere to be found and sources say it's a key example of the company's “reactionary” way of dealing with privacy concerns.
Two Of Facebook’s Top Execs Are Leaving After The Company Announced A New Vision
The departure of both men named Chris represents a dramatic change at the social network, which just reorganized its leadership structure last March.
Facebook Is Under Criminal Investigation Over Data Deals With Other Companies
According to a New York Times report, federal prosecutors have subpoenaed the records of at least two smartphone companies.
After A Year Of Hurt, Mark Zuckerberg Unveils A New Privacy-Focused Social Network
“Frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.”
Which Weird As Hell Tech Founder Are You?
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is probably just wearing an eye patch as some sort of twee affect.
Literally Just A Big List Of Facebook’s 2018 Scandals
Mark Zuckerberg began the year promising that he would fix Facebook. He didn’t, and 2018 has only presented more problems.
The Rise, Lean, And Fall Of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
The reality of Silicon Valley is that it’s commerce by any means necessary. And the reality of Sandberg is that she’s excellent at it.
In 2018, American Tech Companies Acknowledged The Mess They’d Created In India
Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.
Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Has “Altered Its DNA” As He Reflects On His 2018 Goal To Fix The Company
You might think Facebook had a bad year in 2018. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a year-end post that at least progress was made.
Why, After 2018’s Privacy Scandals, Does Facebook Deserve Our Data?
A seemingly endless parade of privacy scandals has dredged up an existential question for the company.
Mark Zuckerberg's Biggest Problem: Internal Tensions At Facebook Are Boiling Over
“It’s the bunker mentality. These people have been under siege for 600 days now. They’re getting tired, getting cranky — the only survival strategy is to quit or fully buy in.”
Sheryl Sandberg Emailed Staff To Conduct Research On Billionaire George Soros
While Facebook maintains that Sandberg was not directly involved in a public relations firm's opposition research on Soros, it now acknowledges that she did in fact request research on the billionaire.
Why Facebook Will Never Fix Facebook
The last two years have shown that what the platform needs is something closer to an overhaul — stripping out some of the guts of a system that ruthlessly prioritizes engagement.
Instagram And Facebook Are Launching New Tools To Limit Social Media Time
You’ll be able to specify a time limit for Instagram and Facebook usage and see how much time you’ve spent on each app.
Facebook Filed A Patent To Predict Your Household's Demographics Based On Family Photos
Facebook’s proposed technology would analyze your #wifey tags, shared IP addresses, and photos to predict whom you live with.
Facebook Just Removed 82 Iranian-Tied Pages And Accounts Posting Divisive Trump And Kaepernick Memes
The move comes after the company suspended 652 fake pages, groups, and accounts in August for “coordinated, inauthentic behavior” associated with Iranian and Russian political influence operations.
The UK’s Data Watchdog Just Fined Facebook The Maximum It Could For The Cambridge Analytica Scandal
“A company of its size and expertise should have known better and it should have done better.”
Former UK Deputy Prime Minister Is Now Heading Communications At Facebook
Nick Clegg will replace Elliot Schrage, who stepped down in June following a series of privacy scandals that rocked the company.
Facebook Isn’t Sorry — It Just Wants Your Data
Facebook knows us well enough to know the truth: We don’t care enough about our privacy to stop using it.
Maybe Instead Of Celebrating Their Platforms, Google And Facebook Should Fix Them
EXCUSE ME SIR BUT YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE
Here Are 18 Things You Might Not Have Realized Facebook Tracks About You
Including: information about your online and offline actions and other devices on your Wi-Fi network.
Facebook’s Slide Is The Largest Single-Day Loss Of Market Value In US History
No other US company has ever lost more than $100 billion in a single day of trading.
Facebook Still Down More Than $100 Billion In Value On Thursday In A Record Loss
Are the scandals, mishaps, and growing mistrust catching up to Facebook?
Departing Facebook Security Officer's Memo: "We Need To Be Willing To Pick Sides"
In a brutally honest note about his departure, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos calls on his colleagues “to intentionally not collect data where possible” and listen to people when they say a feature is “creepy.”
Mark Zuckerberg Defended The Right Of Holocaust Deniers To Post On Facebook
The Facebook CEO later clarified, "I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive. ... Our goal with fake news is not to prevent anyone from saying something untrue — but to stop fake news and misinformation spreading across our services."
Three More Agencies Have Joined The DOJ’s Investigation Into Facebook
Federal agencies are asking whether Facebook’s disclosures about the breach were accurate and timely.
The Facebook VP Who Once Dismissed The Social Network's 2016 Election Influence Is Stepping Down
Elliot Schrage is out as VP after a series of scandals that plagued him and the social network.
Facebook Has Been Sharing User Data With Chinese Phone Manufacturers, And One US Lawmaker Is Worried
"The question is: How can Facebook be so confident?”
Mark Zuckerberg Was Asked If He Wants To Be Remembered For Creating "A Digital Monster"
“How do you want to be remembered? As one of the three internet giants together with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs?”