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Once again, Facebook has a lot of explaining to do

By alexstamos, apple, Business, cambridgeanalytica, dataprivacy, definers, engadget, facebook, gear, google, Internet, internetresearchagaency, ira, markzuckerberg, Opinion, politics, Regulation, russia, Security, sherylsandberg, Social, socialmedia, timcook, Zuckerberg

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for Facebook, The New York Times has come out with a bombshell exposé of the company’s tumultuous last two years. That, of course, includes its handling (er, mishandling) of the Cambridge Analyti…

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Facebook is still growing at a slow but steady pace

By Business, Earnings, earningsreport, engadget, facebook, facebookmessenger, gear, instagram, Internet, markzuckerberg, messenger, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, services, sherylsandberg, Social, socialmedia, Whatsapp, Zuckerberg

It feels like for the better part of the past two years, every few months we talk about how Facebook hasn’t been having an easy time. In 2018 alone, the company’s faced several problems, such as the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal and, of co…

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The US government comes for Google, Facebook, and Twitter

By ajitpai, alexjones, alt-right, badpassword, Business, column, departmentofjustice, donaldtrump, engadget, facebook, fcc, gear, google, Internet, jackdorsey, marcorubio, Opinion, personal computing, personalcomputing, politics, Security, senateintelligencecommittee, services, sherylsandberg, techdirt, tweet, Twitter

Facebook, Twitter, and Google were threatened by lawmakers from three distinct quarters on Wednesday. A leaked email from the largest US telecom lobbying group tells us where this is headed.

One threat came during testimony from Facebook’s Sheryl Sa…

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Are Facebook and Twitter scared enough to work together?

By alphabet, Business, congress, engadget, facebook, gear, google, houseenergyandcommercecommittee, Internet, jackdorsey, larrypage, politics, Regulation, senateintelligencecomittee, services, sherylsandberg, Social, socialmedia, sundarpichai, Twitter

The last time a bunch of social media execs testified before congress the hearings ended with US House Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) calling it a "dumb" and "stupid" sideshow. He said there were more important matters for …

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Are Facebook and Twitter scared enough to work together?

By alphabet, Business, congress, engadget, facebook, gear, google, houseenergyandcommercecommittee, Internet, jackdorsey, larrypage, politics, Regulation, senateintelligencecomittee, services, sherylsandberg, Social, socialmedia, sundarpichai, Twitter

The last time a bunch of social media execs testified before congress the hearings ended with US House Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) calling it a "dumb" and "stupid" sideshow. He said there were more important matters for …

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Sandberg’s ‘alternative facts’ comment won’t help Facebook’s cause

By alternativefacts, congress, editorial, engadget, entertainment, facebook, fakenews, gear, hearing, Internet, sherylsandberg

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, addressing social media’s role in election meddling and their platforms’ efforts to combat it. When discussing misinformation, Sandberg…

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Mark Zuckerberg op-ed describes the election interference ‘arms race’

By election2018, electioninterference, engadget, entertainment, facebook, Internet, jackdorsey, markzuckerberg, Security, senateintelligencecomittee, sherylsandberg

Ahead of Senate hearings that will see Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifying about foreign election interference, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has chimed in via an op-ed in the Washington Post. While we wait to watch t…

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What to expect when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies to Congress

By Business, congress, engadget, entertainment, facebook, gear, houseenergyandcommercecommittee, Internet, jackdorsey, politics, russia, senateintelligencecommittee, services, shadowban, sherylsandberg, Social, socialmedia, Twitter

Nearly five months after Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress, it is now turn for Twitter boss Jack Dorsey to do the same. On September 5th, he will take the witness stand twice on Capitol Hill, first in front …

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Facebook tells Senate it needs help stopping election interference

By congress, election, election2018, electioninterference, electionmeddling, engadget, facebook, fakenews, gear, Internet, politics, russia, sherylsandberg, socialnetwork, socialnetworking, testimony

Facebook has been scrambling to fight election meddling ahead of the 2018 midterms, but it doesn’t want to go alone. The social network has released COO Sheryl Sandberg’s prepared testimony ahead of her Senate appearance on September 5th, and she use…

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Watch tomorrow’s Jack Dorsey congressional hearings right here

By abuse, Algorithms, bots, Business, congress, engadget, facebook, gear, houseenergyandcommercecommittee, Internet, jackdorsey, politics, russia, senateintelligencecommittee, services, sherylsandberg, Social, socialmedia, trolls, Twitter

Another round of social media congressional hearings is upon us. This time, it’s Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s turn, who will be testifying alongside Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg before the Senate Intelligence Committee on September…

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Despite scandals, Facebook is still raking in cash and users

By Business, cambridgeanalytica, dataprivacy, Earnings, earningsreport, engadget, facebook, fakenews, gear, Internet, markzuckerberg, Mobile, politics, privacy, Security, services, sherylsandberg, Social, socialmedia, socialnetwork, socialnetworking, Zuckerberg

It’s no secret that 2018 has been quite a rocky year for Facebook, after controversies over the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal and, most recently, its handling of fake news on the platform. But, despite these troubling issues, the company’s…

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Facebook tightens safeguards against hate-driven targeted ads

By ads, advertising, bigotry, engadget, facebook, gear, hate, hatespeech, Internet, marketing, racism, sherylsandberg, socialnetwork, socialnetworking

Facebook was caught more than a little off-guard when ProPublica discovered ads targeted at racists, and today it’s taking steps to prevent those hate-filled ads from showing up again. The social network’s Sheryl Sandberg has announced plans to tight…

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Facebook tightens safeguards against hate-driven targeted ads

By ads, advertising, bigotry, engadget, facebook, gear, hate, hatespeech, Internet, marketing, racism, sherylsandberg, socialnetwork, socialnetworking

Facebook was caught more than a little off-guard when ProPublica discovered ads targeted at racists, and today it’s taking steps to prevent those hate-filled ads from showing up again. The social network’s Sheryl Sandberg has announced plans to tight…

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Facebook’s ‘Lite’ app has over 200 million users (updated)

By android, engadget, facebook, facebooklite, gear, global, Internet, Mobile, sherylsandberg, socialnetworking, update, worldwide

Just because you’re using Facebook Lite, it doesn’t mean you want to compromise on features. Neither do any of the 200 million users worldwide taking advantage of the bare-bones version of the app. Fortunately, there’s an update that rolls out many m…

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Mark Zuckerberg lightly criticizes Trump order on immigration

By Culture, donaldtrump, engadget, facebook, globalgagorder, immigration, Internet, markzuckerberg, politics, refugee, sherylsandberg, syria

Tonight President Donald Trump signed an executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” that suspends refugee admissions for 120 days and suspends admissions from Syria indefinitely — among many ot…

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