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Sunday, December 16, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Facebook says bug may have exposed photos of 7 million users

Facebook says a software bug affecting nearly 7 million users may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than what these users intended.


He was featured on ‘Wanted Wednesday.’ Richland fugitive’s Facebook negotiations go viral

A social-media savvy criminal is in jail after his promises to police on Facebook to turn himself in went viral.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

Facebook allegedly offered advertisers special access to users data, activities

Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Michelle Obama cursed when criticizing Facebook executive’s ‘lean in’ mantra

In a brief moment of uninhibited candor – complete with some spontaneous swearing – that set the internet ablaze, Michelle Obama said the belief that women can “have it all” …


Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec; Zuckerberg’s a no-show

LONDON – A cohort of international lawmakers is trying to turn up the pressure on Facebook, grilling one of its executives and making a show of founder Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We have to admit when the free market is not working’

Apple chief executive Tim Cook argued in an interview with Axios that aired on HBO Sunday that the tech industry’s approach to privacy reflects a failure of the free market, …


Facebook says it’s getting better at removing hate speech

Facebook said it’s making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, even before users see and report them.


UK-Canadian ‘grand committee’ seeks to question Zuckerberg

Parliamentary committees in Britain and Canada on Wednesday urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before a joint hearing of international lawmakers examining fake news and the internet.


Facebook removes Iran-linked accounts spreading false info

Facebook has purged 82 pages, accounts and groups tied to an Iranian effort to exploit its social network and Instagram service to provoke social strife in the U.S. and the …


Lawmaker sued for banning 2 constituents from Facebook page

Rep. Jim Walsh has been sued by two constituents who argue their First Amendment rights are being violated because they’ve been banned from commenting on the state lawmaker’s Facebook page.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

U.K. fines Facebook over data privacy scandal; E.U. seeks audit

British regulators slapped Facebook on Thursday with a fine of $644,000 – the maximum possible – for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe joins exodus from Facebook

A co-founder of Facebook’s virtual-reality division is joining the exodus of executives to leave the company after striking it rich in lucrative sales of their startups.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

Facebook recruits EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny

Facebook has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Facebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake information

Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their monitors while data streams across giant dashboards.


Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29M accounts

Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information – ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into – from millions …


Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

Facebook unveils the Portal, a video-chat camera for people who still trust Facebook

Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it’s unclear if people …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Longtime Facebook exec Adam Mosseri new head of Instagram

Facebook has named Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the head of Instagram.


Into the fold? What’s next for Instagram as founders leave

When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup’s fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union.


Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Study: Facebook app deleted by 25 percent of users in wake of Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal

Facebook users are adjusting their digital behavior following the turmoil on the platform during the 2016 presidential election, according to a new survey.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Facebook adds Alaska’s Inupiaq as language option

A new Inupiaq language option recently went live on Facebook for those who employ the social media giant’s community translation tool.


Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to one

Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to one.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

U.S. regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company’s advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

Social media bans of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have thrust Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others into a role they never wanted – as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms, deciding …


Facebook removes Alex Jones pages for hate, bullying

Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to rightwing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, including two featuring his “Infowars” show, for violating its hate speech and bullying policies.