Facebook suspended 30,000 accounts in France, to stop the spread of fake news
2017-04-14 05:39:08 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc said on Thursday it suspended 30,000 accounts in France as the social network giant steps up efforts to stop the spread of fake news, misinformation and spam.
The move, which comes 10 days before the first round of ...
Twitter Refuses To Reveal User Behind Anti-Trump Account
2017-04-07 04:52:53 UTC
By David Ingram |
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter Inc on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding that it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump's tough immigration policies.
Wikileaks: Russian- Julian Assange Cooperation
2017-01-04 21:12:24 UTC
As the Kremlin gears up for Putin’s last re-election bid in 18 months, anti-graft crusader Alexei Navalny has emerged as the conduit of choice for rival factions to scoop dirt on each other as they jostle to retain their fiefdoms. While Putin has ...
Turkey: WikiLeaks releases 294,548 emails from Erdogan's AKP
2016-07-20 21:26:17 UTC
WikiLeaks releases 294,548 emails from Turkey's ruling party, Erdogan's AKP. WikiLeaks said it obtained the emails a week before Friday's attempted coup.
GOP believe Facebook is “censoring” the right
2016-05-12 07:50:57 UTC
Facebook and a top Republican Senator have responded to allegations from the tech website Gizmodo that Facebook is suppressing ideologically conservative news or stories from conservative organizations from its "trending topics" column.
Social media step up battle against militant propaganda
2015-12-06 07:57:06 UTC
Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web.
Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity.
In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the ...
Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum
2015-03-31 17:38:13 UTC
Over the last year, Reddit’s “dark net markets” discussion forum has grown into one of the central fixtures of the online drug scene. At any given moment, hundreds of redditors are browsing reddit.com/r/darknetmarkets, many brazenly discussing ano...
Facebook Tinkers With Users’ Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry
2014-06-30 04:42:01 UTC
To Facebook, we are all lab rats.
Facebook routinely adjusts its users’ news feeds — testing out the number of ads they see or the size of photos that appear — often without their knowledge. It is all for the purpose, the company says, of creat...
US created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest
2014-04-03 18:06:33 UTC
The US created a text-message social network designed to foment unrest in Cuba, according to an investigation by the Associated Press news agency.
ZunZuneo, dubbed a "Cuban Twitter", had 40,000 subscribers at its height in a country with limite...
Facebook testing video advertisements
2013-12-18 07:52:12 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are giving a thumbs-up to the idea of Facebook making hundreds of millions in new revenue from video advertisements, but some users argue that the social network is already too cluttered and has become more about commerci...
Instagram launches direct messaging feature
2013-12-13 10:13:23 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Instagram has added a new feature that lets users share photos and videos with up to 15 people rather than everyone who follows them on the popular Facebook-owned photo-sharing app.
Called Instagram Direct, the feature is availa...
Europe to U.S. companies: Face drastic sanctions
2013-10-22 01:45:02 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Parliament committee on Monday approved sweeping new data protection rules that would strengthen online privacy and outlaw the kind of data transfers that the United States used for its secret spying program.
Instagram, other sites go down
2013-08-27 20:32:12 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites.
AirBnB says its site was one of those affected. Other services that were slow or u...
UK police arrest man over Twitter threats
2013-07-30 19:41:11 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British police on Tuesday arrested a second man in connection with an investigation into violent threats made against a lawmaker and a feminist campaigner on Twitter.
Labour Party legislator Stella Creasy was targeted with threats...
How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
2013-07-11 23:21:48 UTC
• Secret files show scale of Silicon Valley co-operation on Prism
• Outlook.com encryption unlocked even before official launch
• Skype worked to enable Prism collection of video calls
• Company says it is legally compelled to comply
Facebook plays major role in Indonesia terror case
2013-06-21 05:53:20 UTC
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sefa Riano didn't try to hide his plans or his beliefs. A Facebook page that police traced to him is plastered with photos of bearded men in camouflage uniforms holding rifles and banners hailing "The Spirit of Jihad....
Facebook introduces video on Instagram
2013-06-20 20:25:04 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter's growing video-sharing app, Vine.
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said Thursday that users will be record and share 15-se...
Guardian: NSA leaker Snowden live chats in hiding
2013-06-17 17:10:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — NSA leaker Edward Snowden is defending his disclosure of top-secret U.S. spying programs in an online chat Monday with The Guardian and attacking U.S. officials for calling him a traitor.
"The U.S. government is not go...
Web giants get broader surveillance revelations
2013-06-15 07:00:46 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said Friday night that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations about government...
Hillary Clinton joins Twitter
2013-06-11 04:36:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter, meet (at)HillaryClinton.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, describing herself with a dash of humor as a "pantsuit aficionado" and a "hair icon."
The former New York se...
Israeli military plans social media clampdown
2013-06-06 17:45:01 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Some Israeli soldiers will soon be unfriending Facebook following a new crackdown on social media use.
The military said Thursday it will soon issue new restrictions on the use of Facebook and other social media sites. A draft ...
Maine teens wary of social media after homicide
2013-06-01 05:49:22 UTC
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The death of a 15-year-old Maine girl allegedly killed in a bizarre kidnapping plot involving a fake Facebook profile has prompted some of her classmates to scale back their social media use — or ditch it altogether.
Nasdaq paying $10M to settle Facebook disruption
2013-05-30 05:18:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nasdaq has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle federal civil charges after regulators said its systems and decisions disrupted Facebook's public stock offering last year.
The Securities and Exchange Commissi...
Give Locally grows through gaming, social media
2013-05-29 16:35:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew "Bo" Young III, son of former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, is carving out his own path for social change courtesy of a mobile app designed to help real families through the purchase of virtual goods.
Young and Ca...