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…

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…

Criminal law not keeping pace with digital world – report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Online abuse Law Commission England and Wales calls for reform of laws dealing with online abuse About 96% of people aged 16 to 24 use social media, according to the Office for National Statistics. Photograph: Image Source/Getty Images Online communications law is incoherent and 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…

Facebook growth slows as Zuckerberg says developed countries are saturated

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Company announces 33% revenue growth over last year as CEO reports more than 2bn daily users Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Mark Zuckerberg Läs mer…

Hammond targets US tech giants with 'digital services tax'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Budget 2018 Tax aimed at likes of Amazon and Google but OBR says it might raise just £30m from each The tax will be charged at a rate of 2% and only apply against revenue from search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces. Läs mer…

Facebook deletes Iran-linked pages over effort to sow discord among US voters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Dozens of accounts posting politically charged content reached more than a million users, company says Facebook says the accounts posed as US and UK residents. Photograph: Facebook Facebook’s investigative team has uncovered and deleted dozens of accounts and pages originating in Iran that Läs mer…