Review: Facebook’s Amazon Echo Rival Is Nice, But Not Worth the Paranoia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook’s had a rough year. From the improper use of users’ personal data to a report this week detailing the company’s efforts to delegitimize its critics, the company’s not on good terms with almost anyone. So it’s not exactly ideal timing for Facebook to Läs mer…

Zuckerberg: I didn't know of Facebook ties to firm attacking George Soros

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook CEO says he learned about relationship with PR company after it was reported in New York Times Mark Zuckerger said he quickly cut ties with the PR firm after reading the New York Times’ reporting. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg defended his Läs mer…

Mark Zuckerberg Tries Out Transparency as Yet Another Crisis Hits Facebook

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; About 38 minutes into a conference call with reporters on Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg asked for more. “I think we should probably take a bunch more questions,” the embattled Facebook CEO said, despite the fact that the call was scheduled to end a few minutes Läs mer…

How Republican firm's plan to defend Facebook by attacking rivals backfired

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Revelation that Definers had used George Soros as a target to defend Facebook unleashed an immediate storm of protest Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, says he had no knowledge of Definers’ actions. Photograph: Lachlan Cunningham/(Credit too long, see caption) It was a beguilingly simple Läs mer…

Facebook threatens democracy, says Soros-backed foundation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Open Society Foundations hits out after reports firm tried to discredit critics as agents of philanthropist OSF wrote to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer and the executive responsible for the company’s political operations over last few years. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters Open Society Läs mer…

Facebook reportedly discredited critics by linking them to George Soros

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Facing a string of crises, Facebook hired a PR firm to push conspiracy theories about the billionaire, the New York Times reports Facebook’s aggressive damage control attempts are detailed in a new investigation. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters Facebook hired a PR firm that attempted Läs mer…

WhatsApp struggling to control fake news in India, researchers say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; WhatsApp Hindu nationalism and cheap mobile data driving spread of disinformation, BBC study says The BBC researchers found Indians tend to read and believe information forwarded to them by individuals they know or trust. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Hindu nationalism and the plummeting cost Läs mer…

May I have a word about… testing times for Facebook, Google and co | Jonathan Bouquet

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The shifting patterns of English Silicon Valley May I have a word about… testing times for Facebook, Google and co Jonathan Bouquet Things must really be getting tricky for the tech giants if they have to resort to terminating their staff Google staff protest Läs mer…

Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Smart homes Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas? Facebook, Google and Amazon are eager to get their new devices under your tree. But will they give away your privacy? If you’ve so far withstood the temptation to install Läs mer…

Facebook delays identity checks on UK political advertisers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Exclusive: social network says it is improving process to stop abuse of disclaimer system The verification requirement will be brought in next month, Facebook says. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Facebook is delaying its plans to require British political advertisers to verify their identity, Läs mer…

Pressure grows on Zuckerberg to attend Facebook committee hearing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Australia, Argentina and Ireland join UK and Canada in urging Facebook CEO to give evidence to parliaments Mark Zuckerberg has declined repeated invitations to give evidence in person to a joint hearing on online disinformation. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters Parliamentary committees from five countries Läs mer…

EU stumbles in plan to levy 3% digital tax on major firms

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology sector Agreement to take action against companies such as Facebook and Google runs into opposition The EU is studying plans to levy a digital tax on major players. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images A European Union plan to tax Google, Facebook and other internet Läs mer…

Facebook admits it has not done enough to quell hate in Myanmar

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Report commissioned by internet giant finds the company failed to stop platform being used to incite violence The report recommended Facebook enforce its policies more strictly. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Facebook has said a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar Läs mer…

Tech giants may have to be broken up, says Tim Berners-Lee

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tim Berners-Lee Web inventor says Silicon Valley firms have too much clout and ‘optimism has cracked’ Tim Berners-Lee says social media is still being used to propagate hate but wonders if that is because Facebook or Twitter were built in a certain way. Photograph: Läs mer…

UK and Canada unite to demand Mark Zuckerberg answers questions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Mark Zuckerberg Joint hearing will try to force Facebook chief to appear over Cambridge Analytica scandal The UK and Canadian parliaments hope to pressure Zuckerberg to answer their questions. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters The UK and Canadian parliaments are joining forces in an attempt to Läs mer…