'Antiquated process': data regulator on obtaining Cambridge Analytica warrant

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The information commissioner has criticised the “antiquated process” that led to Facebook getting hold of Cambridge Analytica’s servers before the UK regulator itself, and renewed calls for an international Läs mer…

Facebook's encryption plans could help child abusers escape justice, NCA warns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Police and a children’s charity have warned that a man who admitted 96 counts of child sexual abuse could have escaped justice if technology giants had already toughened their Läs mer…

Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Läs mer…

Tech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook, Twitter and Google are working with a coalition of governments including the UK and Canada to fight misinformation and conspiracy theories around Covid vaccinations. Formed by the British Läs mer…

Apple accuses Facebook of 'disregard for user privacy'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple has criticised Facebook for trying to “collect as much data as possible” from users, saying it will push ahead with its planned launch of a new privacy feature Läs mer…

Benjamin Law: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; First up, I need to come clean: unlike all the fine people who’ve contributed to this series so far, I’m not technically a comedian. Also, I acknowledge that constantly Läs mer…

Twitter and Facebook CEOs testify before lawmakers in wake of election – live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Key events Show 10.08am EST10:08 Good morning and welcome Live feed Show 12.27pm EST12:27 Senator Ted Cruz has entered the chat. He accuses Democrats of not speaking out enough Läs mer…

Twitter and Facebook CEOs to testify on alleged anti-conservative bias

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook are taking the stand Tuesday to testify, again, about allegations of anti-conservative bias on their platforms. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey Läs mer…

Facebook extends political ad ban in US for at least a month

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has announced it will extend its ban on political ads in the US for at least another month, as it continues its effort to keep tabs on the Läs mer…

How 2020 transformed big tech: the story of Facebook, QAnon and the world’s slackening grip on reality

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As with many others in Britain, lockdown hit Rachel and her husband, Philip, hard. Almost overnight, the couple, both in their early 50s, found themselves cut off from friends, Läs mer…

Facebook has good reasons for blocking research into political ad targeting | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It looked like another classic Facebook scandal: a report in the Wall Street Journal with the headline “Facebook Seeks Shutdown of NYU Research Project Into Political Ad Targeting”. The Läs mer…

Facebook leak reveals policies on restricting New York Post's Biden story

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Moderators had to manually intervene to limit distribution of Hunter Biden report Facebook moderators had to manually intervene to suppress a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden, Läs mer…

Here are all the steps social media made to combat misinformation. Will it be enough?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Four years ago, foreign actors leveraged social media to interfere in the US presidential election. This year, too, misinformation is among the greatest threats to American democracy, experts warn. Läs mer…

'Who the hell elected you?' Big tech CEOs grilled in US Senate hearing – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Republican and Democrat lawmakers grill the CEOs of tech giants Twitter, Facebook and Google in a hearing about a federal law protecting internet companies from legal liability for content Läs mer…

Former Facebook moderators sound alarm over treatment of workers ahead of US election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alison Trebacz, a former Facebook content moderator based in Arizona, remembers the day of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, which killed 58 people and injured more than 800 Läs mer…

10 years of Instagram: how it has transformed our lives

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; This October marks 10 years since the launch of Instagram. Tech journalist Sarah Frier looks at how it went from a tiny startup to a multibillion-dollar business, and the Läs mer…