Stories tagged: Facebook
Tue., March 19, 2019, 2:03 p.m.
Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement.
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 11:43 a.m.
Facebook says none of the 200 or so people who watched live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting flagged it to moderators, underlining the challenge tech companies face in …
Mon., March 18, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Facebook’s effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company’s technicians can find original …
Mon., March 18, 2019
Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch attacks within 24 hours - and there were still many more
WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Facebook said that it removed 1.5 million videos of footage from the shooting rampage at two mosques in Christchurch within 24 hours of the attack, underscoring …
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Facebook went down for almost a full day across parts of North America and Europe, but it’s still not saying exactly what happened.
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:30 p.m.
Mark Zuckerberg’s abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new “privacy vision” for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the social media company in a new direction by focusing on messaging. Chinese tech giant Tencent got there years ago with its app WeChat.
UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Detectives are searching through the Facebook messaging records of a woman who
Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Facebook, which grew into a colossus by vacuuming up your information in every possible way and using it to target ads back at you, now says its future lies in …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Demanding money to remove false information posted about a person or a business on social media could become a felony in Washington.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 5:22 p.m.
A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a “multibillion dollar” fine for the social network’s privacy lapses.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:03 p.m.
Anti-vaxxers are spreading conspiracy theories on Facebook, and the company is struggling to stop them
As a disturbing number of measles outbreaks crop up around the United States, Facebook is facing challenges combating widespread misinformation about vaccinations on its platform, which has become a haven …
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 12:06 p.m.
It seems Facebook can be friends with a topless Venus after all. The social media giant said Tuesday it mistakenly blocked a museum in Switzerland from using images of two …
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019
In the latest study measuring the effects of social media on a person’s life, researchers at New York University and Stanford University found that deactivating Facebook for just four weeks …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:27 p.m.
Stevens County Sheriff Brad Manke said on Friday that he will not enforce Initiative 1639, which brings sweeping changes for gun purchases, storage and background checks.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:47 p.m.
Facebook says Apple is restoring its access to a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:44 p.m.
Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
Andrew Vathis rode a three-wheel bicycle. He sacked groceries. His smile changed lives.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 6 a.m.
Hiking the forested hills above his home, Jason Evans pauses to speak enthusiastically about Idaho’s state tree, western white pine.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 5:20 p.m.
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest attempt to explain Facebook’s data-sharing practices is notable for its omissions as well as what it plays up and plays down
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5:05 p.m.
Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages and accounts it says were part of two big disinformation operations.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in news initiatives, with a focus on local news partnerships and other programs.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s a world away from the scene a few years ago, when VR products from Samsung, Oculus, HTC and Sony seemed omnipresent and unstoppable at CES 2019. These days, VR …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
People over 65 and ultra conservatives shared about seven times more fake information masquerading as news on the social media site than younger adults, moderates and super liberals during the …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
Some Samsung devices come preloaded with a Facebook app that owners can’t remove; the app can only be disabled.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
An elected official in Virginia violated the First Amendment when she temporarily blocked a constituent on Facebook, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a novel case with implications for …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Franklin Graham, the son of the evangelist Billy Graham and a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, said Sunday that he accepts “Facebook’s apology” after the platform blocked him for …
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 5 a.m.
Facebook is closing out 2018 the same way it began the year: in defense mode. A new report recently revealed the social networking giant shared user data with other tech …
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018
As Facebook generates billions in profits by exploiting access to our attention and our personal lives, it tells us this arrangement is good for us. It’s long past time to …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
The District of Columbia sued Facebook on Wednesday for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users.