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Researchers used fake social media accounts to influence NATO troops during military exercise

Researchers were able to use fake Facebook and Instagram accounts to "instill undesirable behavior" among NATO troops participating in an exercise, according to a report published this week.

VoA /
WhatsApp Bug Lets Users Bypass New Privacy Controls 

A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on iPhones this month, the service said Wednesday after users posted about the problem on social  media.  The disclosure came as messaging and other applications race to improve security and privacy and as Facebook Inc. is ...

MSNBC /
Pinterest cracks down on anti-vaxxers, pressuring Facebook to follow

Pinterest has taken the boldest step thus far among the largest tech giants in blocking bad health advice.

CNET /
Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to work in your best interest - CNET

For his 2019 personal challenge, Mark Zuckerberg wants to talk about how tech will affect society.

CNET /
Facebook opens registration for F8 developer conference - CNET

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak at the conference in San Jose.

MSNBC /
How to stop Facebook from tracking your location on Android even when you're not using the app

Facebook is rolling out a new feature for Android users that allows you to stop the app from tracking your location even when you're not using ...

Fox News /
Jeff Bezos just taught us all a lesson about phone security

Every text message you send is susceptible to hacking. This also includes the baby photos you send over Facebook Messenger and every weird Snapchat you send to your best buddy.

USA Today /
Viral Facebook post about Uber and sex trafficking is a 'simple mixup,' Tampa police say

In the Facebook post shared more than 350,000 times, Uber passenger Emmy Hurley said she worried her driver might be involved in sex trafficking.        

CBS /
Priscilla Chan wants to teach inmates to code

An innovative computer coding program is part of the effort to break the cycle of mass incarceration in the U.S. Priscilla Chan, the co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and wife of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is helping to create opportunities for females inmates in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma female incarceration rate is more than ...

CBC /
MPs invite Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO to Ottawa to talk fake news

A group of Canadian MPs is calling on the corporate titans of social media — including Facebook CEO ...

ABC /
Wisconsin court: Judge's Facebook friendship could show bias

A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled that a judge created at least the appearance of bias by Facebook friending a woman whose child custody case he ...

Reuters /
French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

A French TV channel said on Wednesday it had been forced to cut short a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France because of an onslaught of anti-Semitic commentary.

Washinton Post /
Can Washington keep watch over Silicon Valley? The FTC’s Facebook probe is a high-stakes test.

The Federal Trade Commission is under pressure to issue a steep fine and other sharp penalties against Facebook to prove that it’s able to keep Silicon Valley in check, privacy advocates and congressional lawmakers say.

Reuters /
EU countries back copyright reforms aimed at Google, Facebook

European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram.

Washinton Post /
The Technology 202: House Democrats want answers from Facebook on privacy of 'closed' health groups

Letter puts spotlight on how much information users freely offer up to tech giants.

CNET /
Facebook faces questions from lawmakers about privacy of health groups - CNET

The social network has been accused of exposing the health data of users in "closed" Facebook groups.

MSNBC /
Hedge funds load back up on Facebook shares — these are their favorite stocks

Hedge funds loaded up on tech stocks at their fourth-quarter bottom, just in time to cash in on the double-digit rebound.

CBS /
Priscilla Chan on meeting Mark Zuckerberg, and their goal to cure all diseases

Priscilla Chan – pediatrician, billionaire philanthropist, mother, and wife of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg – is on an ambitious mission to level the playing field for everyone. Chan and her husband have pledged 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Norah O'Donnell spoke with Chan about the initiative's ...

USA Today /
How a few shady social media posts fed a viral firestorm over Covington Catholic (and why it will happen again)

USA TODAY analyzed more than 3 million tweets and thousands of Facebook posts to show how controversy can be manufactured on Facebook and Twitter and boil over into the mainstream.        

Engadget /
House committee hopes to question Facebook over group privacy

Facebook is facing even more government scrutiny this week. Members of the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee have ...

MSNBC /
Facebook wants to make a new virtual assistant that's smarter than Siri or Alexa, report says

"If there's any stone unturned, we're going to work on it," says Yann LeCun, Facebook's chief AI scientist.

CBC /
Gould calls on committee to look at regulating Facebook, Twitter as election approaches

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould today called on a Commons committee to look at the ...

CBC /
Democratic institutions minister asks committee to look at regulating social media

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould today called on a Commons committee to look at the ...

CBS /
Chan & Zuckerberg's goal to cure all diseases

Priscilla Chan – pediatrician, billionaire philanthropist, mother, and wife of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg – is on an ambitious mission to level the playing field for everyone. Chan and her husband have pledged 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Norah O'Donnell spoke with Chan about the initiative's ...

Reuters /
EU's Vestager says not precluding Facebook case in future

Facebook is not currently in EU regulators' crosshairs but it may well be in future because of the crucial role played by data, Europe's antitrust chief said on Tuesday.

VoA /
Twitter Tightens EU Political Ad Rules Ahead of Election

Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and Google. The social media company said it is extending restrictions ...

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