These Confidential Charts Show Why Facebook Bought WhatsApp
The company was obsessively tracking WhatsApp and saw not just a rising competitor but a potential Facebook killer.
Mark Zuckerberg's Biggest Problem: Internal Tensions At Facebook Are Boiling Over
“It’s the bunker mentality. These people have been under siege for 600 days now. They’re getting tired, getting cranky — the only survival strategy is to quit or fully buy in.”
This Document Is Some Of The Research Facebook Commissioned On George Soros
Definers’ research for Facebook on billionaire George Soros has never been published before. You can read one of those documents here.
Sheryl Sandberg Emailed Staff To Conduct Research On Billionaire George Soros
While Facebook maintains that Sandberg was not directly involved in a public relations firm's opposition research on Soros, it now acknowledges that she did in fact request research on the billionaire.
Plaintiff In Facebook Lawsuit Hints A Reporter May Have Tipped Off Parliament To Seize Documents
The seizure could mean that the documents, which journalists have previously sued to release from a California court’s protective order, may now become public.
Facebook Is Testing Auto-Responses For Live Video And Some Of The Suggestions Are Offending People
"So I’m just noticing that Facebook has a thoughts and prayers autoresponder on our Chicago Hospital shooting livestream and I have thoughts."
Cryptocurrency Scams Are Thriving On Twitter Eight Months After It Said It Was Working To Eliminate Them
Scammers promising free bitcoin have become more sophisticated over the past few months, hacking verified Twitter accounts like Target to spread their scheme. It seems to be coming from Russia.
Here Are The Most Outrageous Incentives Cities Offered Amazon In Their HQ2 Bids
Massive tax breaks, an exclusive airport lounge, and a William Shatner cameo for Star Trek-obsessed CEO Jeff Bezos.
Despite Changes To Sexual Misconduct Policies, Google Walkout Organizers Say There’s More To Be Done
Google has conceded to some, but not all, demands by employees, some of whom called executives' responses "tone deaf" following an all-staff meeting on Thursday.
Twitter Is Sorry For Listing "Kill All Jews" As A Trending Topic
"This phrase should not have appeared in trends, and we’re sorry for this mistake."
Google Employees Around The World Are Walking Out To Protest Sexual Misconduct
Google employees around the world coordinated a walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
Twitter Just Launched A Midterm Elections Page And It’s Already Full Of Garbage
One tweet that surfaced on the page suggested that Kid Rock was about to become one of Michigan’s senators.
Google Engineers Are Organizing A Walkout To Protest The Company’s Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser
In a new email, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees that he supports the planned "women's walk" to protest issues of sexual misconduct at the company.
In Throwing His Weight Behind A San Francisco Homelessness Tax, Marc Benioff Finds His Populist Voice
The CEO of Salesforce, one of San Francisco's richest citizens, has a novel idea to solve the city's homeless crisis: tax his business.
Facebook Just Removed 82 Iranian-Tied Pages And Accounts Posting Divisive Trump And Kaepernick Memes
The move comes after the company suspended 652 fake pages, groups, and accounts in August for “coordinated, inauthentic behavior” associated with Iranian and Russian political influence operations.
Google Paid And Protected A Former Exec Despite Knowing About Sexual Misconduct With An Employee
In response, Google's CEO acknowledged the company's problem and said that 48 people have been terminated for sexual harassment in the last two years.
21% Of Y Combinator’s Female Founders Say Investors Have Sexually Harassed Them
Of the 88 women who completed the survey, 19 said they experienced at least one or more inappropriate incidents, ranging from “unwanted sexual overtures” to “unwanted sexual contact.”
The FBI Is Now Investigating Facebook’s Security Breach Where Attackers Had Access To 30 Million Users’ Personal Information
The attack, detected in late September, exposed some users’ emails and phone numbers, as well as profile information including gender, location, birth date, and recent search history.
After A Journalist’s Alleged Murder, Top Tech Execs Are Distancing Themselves From Saudi Arabia’s City Of The Future
Saudi Arabia has courted Silicon Valley and other business leaders, but the recent alleged murder of a dissident journalist is putting a harsh spotlight on those relationships.