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17 Examples Of Why Facebook Is Hell On Earth

Literally where all the wild things roam.

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?

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.

"Yellow Vests" Are Sharing So Many Conspiracy Theories About The Strasbourg Shooting That Facebook Groups Are Locking Their Comments

Massively viral Facebook groups that were already extremely polarized and paranoid went into full-on meltdown on Tuesday night.

Theresa May's Communications Chief Can't Seem To Convince Even His Own Facebook Friends About The Brexit Deal

Everyone's arguing with each other about Brexit on Facebook and nobody is changing their minds. Why should the prime minister's top advisers be any different?

Hey Google, What’s The Point Of Silicon Valley’s Tech Hearings?

It’s hard to imagine how these hearings will result in anything more substantial than a few less-than-viral soundbites.

Facebook Filed A Patent To Calculate Your Future Location

The methods described in three Facebook patent applications use your historical location data — and others’ — to figure out where you’ll go next.

This Is How Big Google And Facebook Are In Australia And Why It's A Problem For News Media

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has argued that there should be independent oversight of the impact the tech companies are having on Australian media and journalism.

The Internet Is Getting Small And Boring. Long Live Tumblr.

Tumblr has been a safe harbor of delightful, weird, and deeply human stuff, free of the algorithms that have made social media dull and conformist.

A Mysterious Imposter Account Was Used On Facebook To Drum Up Support For The Migrant Caravan

Days before the migrant caravan left Honduras, a fake Facebook account was used to try to bolster its numbers. The social media giant has since deactivated the account but has refused to provide information about who created it.

Dieser Berliner wurde verprügelt, weil er mit seinem Freund Händchen hielt

"Er nannte uns 'Schwuchteln' und sagte, wir sind 'das Problem der Gesellschaft'."

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.

The "Yellow Vest" Riots In France Are What Happens When Facebook Gets Involved With Local News

The Yellow Vests movement is what happens when you point Facebook's traffic hose at France's small towns. The question now is: How do you turn it off?

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.”

The George Soros Scandal Is Entirely Of Facebook’s Own Making

Facebook’s recent opposition research scandal against billionaire George Soros is revealing, but not for the reasons you might think.

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.

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