“Frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.”
Amber Tamblyn Isn’t Voting For Bernie Sanders In The Primary Because She’s Excited About The Women Candidates
“Now I feel like we can have a real debate about policies, we can have a real debate about substance, because there’s actually choice.”
Online platforms continue to absorb more and more of our society, while the companies in charge neglect the human beings tasked with cleaning up the mess that’s left behind.
These Developers Say It Took Three Years And A Chance Meeting To Get Facebook To Deal With Their Country's Fake News
"It shouldn't be that hard."
While Two Nuclear Powers Were On The Brink Of War, A Full-Blown Online Misinformation Battle Was Underway
“There’s politics, religion, enemy nations, and a surge of nationalism in this situation. It’s the perfect storm.”
“We don’t have bots, we have real black people,” one activist said. “The danger of these accusations is that Facebook and YouTube latches on to this and tries to undermine our ability to have a black political dialogue."
The New Jersey murder case was almost derailed after a juror posted about the trial on Facebook.
The former English Defence League founder's pages were shut down by Facebook on Tuesday.
Survey: 51% Of Tech Industry Workers Believe President Trump Has A Point About The Media Creating Fake News
A new study by BuzzFeed News and Lucid surveyed tech workers on their attitudes toward the media. The results show deep skepticism toward the press, and concerns about the role of identity politics in coverage.
The champion skier said it is important for athletes to be a role model "off the court as well as on."
Last May, Facebook promised to create a “Clear History” function it said would give users more control over their data. Nine months later it's nowhere to be found and sources say it's a key example of the company's “reactionary” way of dealing with privacy concerns.
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!”
"Buddy, it's Saturday night and you're talking to a marshmallow sandwich on the internet."
There currently do not seem to be any policies or regulations against promoting anti-vaccination content via Facebook ads.
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.
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.
A government watchdog ruled the social network has abused its market dominance. Facebook will appeal the decision.
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 has revoked Google's developer certificate, which disables internal apps used by the company's employees.
The Facebook Research app paid people as young as 13 $20 per month in order to access data, including web searches and emails.
Sometimes we need a little help.
Boo died in his sleep, his owner announced Friday. He was 12.
PSA: This is a security and privacy nightmare that will get your Facebook account banned.
Grandparents are so pure, especially when using technology.
The social media shutdown comes amid huge civil unrest in Zimbabwe, with reports of indiscriminate arrests and violence by police and soldiers against protesters.
"In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy — yours, mine, all of ours."
"The people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action."
“We know we’re not going to be perfect, but our goal is continuing, ongoing improvement,” said a Facebook official.
"As a regular person, you know that vast sums of money are being spent but you have no idea who those organisations are."
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.
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?
You're gonna want to take a seat for this journey.
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.
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.
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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 databases at Marriott, Facebook, and more were breached this year. Here’s how to secure your account and protect yourself from identity theft.
Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.
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.
Mark Zuckerberg began the year promising that he would fix Facebook. He didn’t, and 2018 has only presented more problems.
Telling a company you want out doesn’t necessarily mean it stops collecting, or even sharing, your data.
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.