YouTube Continues To Promote Anti-Vax Videos As Facebook Prepares To Fight Medical Misinformation
While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”
17 Of The Sassiest Responses From Companies On The Internet
"Buddy, it's Saturday night and you're talking to a marshmallow sandwich on the internet."
Here's How One Of Facebook's Biggest Anti-Vax Communities Built Its Massive Network
There currently do not seem to be any policies or regulations against promoting anti-vaccination content via Facebook ads.
A Juror On A High-Profile Murder Case Posted "LMAO" On Facebook And Now It Might End In A Mistrial
A 21-year-old is facing murder charges for allegedly strangling his childhood friend. Now, the case might end in a mistrial due to a juror's Facebook comment.
Pick Your Fave Social Media Platforms And We'll Tell You Which Old Video Game You Should Play
Contra or Tetris?
I Was A Facebook Fact-Checker. It Was Like Playing A Doomed Game Of Whack-A-Mole.
Trying to stem the tsunami of fake news was like battling the Hydra — every time we cut off a virtual head, two more would grow in its place.
Germany Has Told Facebook To Change The Way It Gathers Data
A government watchdog ruled the social network has abused its market dominance. Facebook will appeal the decision.
Facebook Has Banned Four Armed Groups From Its Platform In Myanmar
The social network is under pressure to act after hate speech and misinformation in Myanmar fueled ethnic violence against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.
Apple Just Shut Down Google's Internal iOS Apps
Apple has revoked Google's developer certificate, which disables internal apps used by the company's employees.
Apple Revoked Facebook’s Developer Credentials Over An App That Mined Teenagers’ Device Data
The Facebook Research app paid people as young as 13 $20 per month in order to access data, including web searches and emails.
A Total Stranger Helped This Woman Braid Her Hair When She Was Stuck In The Hospital
Sometimes we need a little help.
Boo, "The World's Cutest Dog," Has Died
Boo died in his sleep, his owner announced Friday. He was 12.
People Are Renting Out Their Facebook Accounts In Exchange For Cash And Free Laptops
PSA: This is a security and privacy nightmare that will get your Facebook account banned.
19 Old People Who Are Too Pure For The Internet
Grandparents are so pure, especially when using technology.
Zimbabweans Are Calling For Help, But No One Can Hear Them
The social media shutdown comes amid huge civil unrest in Zimbabwe, with reports of indiscriminate arrests and violence by police and soldiers against protesters.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For A New Privacy Law That Would Let You Delete Your Data
"In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy — yours, mine, all of ours."
Facebook Has Removed Hundreds Of Pages And Accounts Linked To Russia For “Inauthentic Behavior”
"The people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action."
Facebook Is Bringing In Stricter Ad Rules For Countries Going To The Polls In The Next Few Months
“We know we’re not going to be perfect, but our goal is continuing, ongoing improvement,” said a Facebook official.
These Facebook Pages Are Spending Thousands Of Pounds Trying To Influence Your Views On Brexit
"As a regular person, you know that vast sums of money are being spent but you have no idea who those organisations are."
Russian Troll Or American Super PAC? It's Getting Harder To Tell The Difference.
Wealthy interests can spend unlimited dollars influencing our elections, and with the FEC asleep at the wheel, there's almost no mechanism to stop bad actors.
The Internet Is A Privacy Disaster. But We Still Don't Know How To Talk About It.
We know our data has been left vulnerable, or sold, or misused. But do we really understand what that means for our safety and security online — and when it actually matters?
A Man Brought A Dead Raccoon Into A McDonald's And Someone Posted Video Of It On Facebook
You're gonna want to take a seat for this journey.
Meet The Women Who Have To Sneak Onto Facebook
Women are prohibited from using Facebook in some of India’s most patriarchal corners. Some are taking the risk anyway, going online under false identities against the wishes of their community and Facebook itself.
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
Facebook, Angst, Fake News, Polizeireporter: Das kann 2019 weg
Die etwas andere Vorschau aufs neue Jahr. In Folge 11 unseres Podcasts „Unterm Radar“ – mit Stefan Niggemeier.
These Are 50 Of The Biggest Fake News Hits On Facebook In 2018
A BuzzFeed News analysis found that 50 of the biggest fake stories of 2018 generated roughly 22 million total shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Has “Altered Its DNA” As He Reflects On His 2018 Goal To Fix The Company
You might think Facebook had a bad year in 2018. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a year-end post that at least progress was made.
The Year’s Biggest Data Breaches — And What To Do About Them
The databases at Marriott, Facebook, and more were breached this year. Here’s how to secure your account and protect yourself from identity theft.
In 2018, American Tech Companies Acknowledged The Mess They’d Created In India
Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.
21 Memes From 2018 That Will Make Parents Go "Crap, That's Funny!"
If you missed 'em the first time, you're in for a treat.
India Wants Tech Platforms To Break Encryption And Remove Content The Government Thinks Is "Unlawful"
It is not clear whether India will now choose to be a leader in privacy or mass surveillance, sources told BuzzFeed News.
The Histories Of Today's Wars Are Being Written On Facebook And YouTube. But What Happens When They Get Taken Down?
Investigators depend on photos and videos posted online from war zones. But takedowns by Facebook and YouTube are putting the war crimes prosecutions of the future at risk.
Literally Just A Big List Of Facebook’s 2018 Scandals
Mark Zuckerberg began the year promising that he would fix Facebook. He didn’t, and 2018 has only presented more problems.
6 Times When “Opting Out” Doesn’t Actually Stop Data Collection
Telling a company you want out doesn’t necessarily mean it stops collecting, or even sharing, your data.
One Of The Faces Of The Same-Sex Marriage "No" Campaign Is Being Sued Over A Facebook Post
Marijke Rancie, a prominent advocate for the "no" side in Australia's same-sex marriage survey, is facing defamation action over a post on her "Political Posting Mumma" Facebook page.
A Woman Was Arrested After Allegedly Lying About Being Married To A Firefighter To Get Donations From The Public
Investigators also say she faked a pregnancy and accepted baby shower gifts from the public.
Apps Are Revealing Your Private Information To Facebook And You Probably Don't Know It
Facebook provided developers with tools to build Facebook-compatible apps like Tinder, Grindr, and Pregnancy+. Those apps have been quietly sending sensitive user data to Facebook.
Facebook Allowed Netflix, Spotify, And A Bank To Read And Delete Users’ Private Messages
The social network also allowed Microsoft’s search engine Bing to see the names of nearly all users’ friends without their consent, according to a report.
The Secret Of Miles City: How A Friend Request Shattered A Small Town’s Innocence
A high school athletic trainer claimed his unorthodox treatments would change players’ lives. Dozens of victims say school officials, including one who’s now a state lawmaker, kept “Doc’s” secrets.
The NAACP Wants Users To Log Out Of Facebook In Protest
The digital protest follows recent reports noting foreign misinformation campaigns were disproportionately directed at black users.
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Was Supposed To Change The World With "Lean In." So What Went Wrong?
As Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg grapples with an ongoing parade of company scandals, the women’s movement she started is stagnant.
Russia’s “Propaganda War” On US Social Media Is Ongoing, New Reports Say
Outside researchers provide the deepest look yet at Russian efforts to influence American politics in reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday.
Facebook’s Privacy Pop-Up In NYC Was Weird And Useless
What are we even doing here, on planet Earth, anymore?
Why, After 2018’s Privacy Scandals, Does Facebook Deserve Our Data?
A seemingly endless parade of privacy scandals has dredged up an existential question for the company.
Das sind 8 der erfolgreichsten Falschmeldungen auf Facebook 2018
Es war ein erfolgreiches Jahr für Lügen, Hetze und Fakes.
Facebook Says A Bug May Have Exposed The Unposted Photos Of Millions Of Users
“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it."
The Rise, Lean, And Fall Of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
The reality of Silicon Valley is that it’s commerce by any means necessary. And the reality of Sandberg is that she’s excellent at it.