Social Network

  • EU privacy law: Companies to be more attentive to user data
    Eu_privacy_law-_companies_to_be_more_attentive_to_customer_data 2018-05-25 06:40:19 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New European privacy regulations that go into effect on Friday will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data, while bringing consumers both new ways to control their data and tougher enforcement of...
  • Facebook tracks people whether they have accounts or not
    Facebook_tracks_people_whether_they_have_accounts_or_not 2018-04-15 17:05:17 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Concern about Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people ...
  • Zuckerberg: We made mistakes allowing Cambridge Analytica to take users' data
    Facebook-_we_made_mistakes_allow_cambridge_analytica_to_take_users'_data____50_million_users'_data__to_take_data_from_users 2018-03-21 21:56:42 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social media company made mistakes that allowed data about users to end up with the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and said the company wo...
  • BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over messaging patents
    Blackberry_sues_facebook__whatsapp__instagram_over_messaging_patents 2018-03-06 21:16:34 UTC
    BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger. Litigation over patent infringement is part of BlackBerry Chief Ex...
  • Russian agents created significant US election events on Facebook
    Russian_agents_created_significant_us_election_events_on_facebook 2018-01-26 07:00:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook said Russian agents created 129 events on the social media network during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to testimony to Congress, shedding more light on Russia’s purported disinformation d...
  • Twitter intends to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda
    18320_twitter_intends_to_notify_users_exposed_to_russian_propaganda 2018-01-17 21:49:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. The social media company is “working to identify and...
  • The end of US net neutrality is a license to print money
    The_end_of_us_net_neutrality_is_a_license_to_print_money 2017-12-18 06:59:52 UTC
    <blockquote><strong>So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Joerg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making it so cheap for providers.</strong> I ...
  • Log In or Sign Up: Facebook, Google, Twitter agree on 'G7' plan to counter terror propaganda
    Log_in_or_sign_up-_facebook__google__twitter_agree_on_plan_to_counter_terror_propaganda 2017-10-23 06:38:56 UTC
    The leading technology companies including Facebook, Google, Twitter and G7 countries have agreed to work together to combat online terror propaganda. The Group of Seven (G7) countries and some of the world's biggest technology firms agreed on ...
  • Facebook Provides Congress Over 3,000 Russian Bought Ads
    Facebook_provides_congress_over_3_000_russian_bought_ads 2017-09-21 20:09:00 UTC
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is planning to release the content of more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators....
  • Facebook wants to be a "hostile environment for terrorists"
    Facebook_wants_to_be_a_%22hostile_environment_for_terrorists%22 2017-06-04 18:14:21 UTC
    Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from internet firms. T...
  • Facebook focuses on Vox, BuzzFeed and others for video service
    Facebook_is_focusing_on_vox__buzzfeed_and_others_for_video_service 2017-05-24 20:47:43 UTC
    NEW YORK — Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with a...
  • Trump Threatens to Replace the WH Press Briefing with Tweets
    Trump_threatens_to_replace_the_white_house_press_briefing_with_tweets 2017-05-13 07:25:37 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump sounded off on "The Fake Media," firing back as details continue to unfold after this week's firing of FBI Director James Comey. An interview with NBC News' Lester Holt and the president aired o...
  • Facebook suspended 30,000 accounts in France, to stop the spread of fake news
    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
    Twitter_refuses_u.s._order_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. Cit...
  • Wikileaks: Russian- Julian Assange Cooperation
    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
    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. <hr><h2>BREAKING NEWS:<a href="http://global-gathering.com/news/16671"> Erdogan declar...
  • GOP believe Facebook is “censoring” the right
    Gop_believe_facebook_is_%e2%80%9ccensoring%e2%80%9d_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. Accordi...
  • Social media step up battle against militant propaganda
    Facebook 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
    Facebook's_ceo_and_wife_to_give_99_percent_of_shares_to_their_new_foundation 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
    Reddit 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
    Facebook-marketing-social-strategies-tobi 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
    Ht_twitter_logo_jef_120321_wblog 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
    Log_in_or_sign_up-_facebook__google__twitter_agree_on_plan_to_counter_terror_propaganda 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
    7f5db548c6bbb929450f6a7067009a7a 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
    Eu_privacy_law-_companies_to_be_more_attentive_to_customer_data 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. The draf...