Stories tagged: Facebook
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Former Quincy teacher accused of cyberstalking
A former Quincy High School teacher is accused of cyberstalking a former student in a Facebook Live video.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Facebook wants to nudge you into ‘meaningful’ online groups
CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people can pass around baby pictures and live video – or fake news and hate symbols. …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Facebook wants to use artificial intelligence to block terrorists online
To combat the spread of terror-related content online, Facebook announced Thursday that it will bolster its automated and human-powered efforts to flag and take down extremists posts, and will develop …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Netayanhu and his wife win lawsuit over ‘malicious and ugly’ Facebook post
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, have won a defamation lawsuit against an Israeli journalist over a Facebook post he wrote claiming that the first lady had …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 3 a.m.
Apple’s developer’s conference may highlight artificial intelligence
With Facebook, Microsoft and Google emphasizing AI in their conferences over the past two months, market analysts believe it is Apple’s turn. As the race for artificial intelligence heats up …
Sun., May 28, 2017
Motley Fool: Still growing Facebook looks good for long-term investment
Facebook’s price-to-earnings ratio, recently near 40, may seem high, but given the company’s growth rate and growth potential, the stock seems like a promising candidate for a long-term portfolio.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Facebook CEO, wife celebrate 5th anniversary with Maine hike
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have spent a day hiking around Mount Katahdin in Maine and talking with local residents on their anniversary weekend.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Facebook launches war on clickbait headlines
Facebook on Thursday launched an assault designed to crack down on clickbait headlines, in a push to banish “fake news” from its news feeds.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Thailand backs off threat to block Facebook over content
Thailand backed off a threat to block Facebook on Tuesday, instead providing the social media site with court orders to remove content that the government deems illegal.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide
Facebook plans to hire 3,000 more people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown on its service.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide
Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos and posts of crime and other questionable content following murders shown live on its site.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda
Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Most teens have taken a social media break, poll finds
The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24/7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media – the bulk …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live
Police in Thailand say a man upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself.
Thu., April 20, 2017
Facebook shouldn’t be platform for evil
Facebook needs to do more to ensure that users aren’t accosted by violent videos auto-playing in their feeds.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in
The man who randomly killed a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook shot himself to death in his car Tuesday during a police chase in Pennsylvania, …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Pundit Tomi Lahren allowed back on Facebook page - with one condition
Commentator Tomi Lahren won a small victory Monday as a Dallas County judge ordered Glenn Beck and his conservative media firm TheBlaze to let her post to her Facebook page, …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Man accused of Facebook video killing said he ‘just snapped’
CLEVELAND – In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, “I snapped, I just snapped.” But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Police urge man who posted homicide online to turn himself in
An Ohio man claimed to be angry at a woman when he shot and killed an elderly passerby Sunday afternoon and posted the murder on Facebook. Police urged the suspect …
Sun., April 16, 2017
Distracted driving law headed for overdue update
It’s like the seat-belt argument all over again: freedom vs. collective safety. But the price of tragedy is rarely confined to a single individual.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election
Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country’s presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
2 suspects identified in sexual assault that was broadcast on Facebook, Chicago police say
Chicago police have identified two of several juvenile suspects who they say participated in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was broadcast live on Facebook.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
TSA defends pat-down of Texas boy; countless others creeped out
The Transportation Security Administration is defending an officer’s pat-down of a boy at a Texas airport that outraged his mother and thousands and thousands of people who viewed her Facebook …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
You can now call your congressman through Facebook
Since the election last November, U.S. lawmakers have seen a deluge of phone calls from Americans weighing in on the GOP’s congressional agenda. Now, those floodwaters may rise even higher …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
Teen gang raped in assault broadcast on Facebook Live afraid to come home
The mother of a 15-year-old girl whose apparent sexual assault was streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since the attack and that neighborhood …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Police: Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live
A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
Pasco rapist met girls on Facebook, now going to federal prison for child porn
A Pasco man with a history of preying on teen girls through Facebook will spend 20 years in federal prison for having naked pictures of the minors on his cellphone.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Facebook combats fake news with new warning label
Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook. The Silicon Valley tech firm has started rolling out a new warning label for news stories that are “disputed” by a third-party fact …
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Some Marines being investigated for sharing nude photos
The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Facebook beefs up suicide prevention focused on live video
Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live.