Stories tagged: Facebook
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:26 p.m.
Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about you on outside websites and apps.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Facebook says it paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:31 p.m.
The FBI is looking for outside contractors to monitor social media for potential threats, setting up a possible conflict with Facebook and other companies over privacy.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
Facebook is reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer “millions of dollars” for the rights to publish their material on its site.
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 6 p.m.
Facebook is teaming up with Vitalant, formerly the Inland Northwest Blood Center, to connect it with potential blood donors in the Northwest. The feature just went live in Washington, Idaho …
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:04 p.m.
A consumer privacy group has filed a challenge to Facebook’s $5B settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, saying it is not “adequate, reasonable or appropriate” and lets the social media …
Fri., July 26, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
President Donald Trump is promising to retaliate against France for adopting a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
The Federal Trade Commission’s record $5 billion fine and new oversight of Facebook is a serious attempt to rein in the world’s largest social media network after years of privacy …
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 3:22 p.m.
The U.S. Justice Department opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:44 p.m.
The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people “storm Area 51,” the top-secret Cold War test site in the …
Tue., July 16, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a …
Mon., July 15, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
U..S border officials are investigating 62 current, 8 former employees after social media posts mock lawmakers, migrants
Fri., July 12, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report cited an unnamed person familiar …
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
‘Give me a call’: How Spokane-area politicians deal with uncivil comments on their social media accounts
In the wake of a federal court ruling that President Donald Trump was in violation of the First Amendment when he blocked a critic on Twitter, local politicians said they …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 1:06 p.m.
France adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite U.S. threats of new tariffs on French imports.
Wed., July 3, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as “choir practice” – a chance to …
Tue., July 2, 2019, 11 a.m.
The head of the U.S. Border Patrol slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned …
Fri., June 28, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Facebook’s new Libra digital currency is aimed at a huge potential market for financial services – the entire developing world, with billions of people in areas such as India and …
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 10:46 a.m.
Facebook is updating its terms and services guidelines to clarify how it makes money from the personal information of its users. The changes reflect its ongoing attempts to satisfy regulators …
Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m.
Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.
Mon., June 17, 2019, 4 a.m.
A Facebook meme I received about the growing population of Muslims in the U.S. reinforces a valuable lesson about the importance of engaging with each other.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Facebook is opening an engineering center in London that will build tech tools aimed at keeping harmful content off its site.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:39 p.m.
Facebook is launching an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they’re using.
Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:41 p.m.
The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Facebook’s stock is plunging following a Wall Street Journal is report that the Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into the company as part of an arrangement that …
Mon., June 3, 2019
Facebook has a decision to make. Because in a war for truth, there are no conscientious objectors.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
Facebook’s former security chief believes founder Mark Zuckerberg should step aside as CEO to help fix the beleaguered company.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:09 p.m.
Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.