Facebook’s independent oversight board will have a final charter by August. It’s messy, but so is every constitutional convention
Tim Wu rebuts Zuck's reasons for exempting Facebook from antitrust enforcement
Topadviseur Nick Clegg reageert op schandalen en zorgen rondom het techbedrijf. "We kunnen ons boos maken over technologie of we kunnen een oplossing vinden."
Last month Facebook declined to remove a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi even after it was viewed millions of times
John de Mol eist dat Facebook reclame met zijn portret voorgoed blokkeert. Over een gelijksoortige eis kwam een belangrijke uitspraak uit Straatsburg.
Demonstrators cover bodies with stickers to ensure nipples on display are ‘male’, in line with Facebook policy
For the social-media platform, a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi is content, not a phony.
The social media giant is planning to set up a crypto-currency in around 12 countries by early 2020.
Facebook’s former chief security officer said Tuesday that Mark Zuckerberg should be replaced as the company’s CEO, arguing that he has too much control over the social media giant.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Daily Dot: A consumer advocacy group has found that not all Facebook users have been given the ability to opt out of the company's facial recognition. According to Consumer Reports, despite Facebook rolling out a new privacy setting last year allowing use...
On the eve of European elections, the tech giants stand accused of sabotaging the European Union’s fight against disinformation.
Experts worry that dark money groups and foreign actors could use the loophole to mislead users.
Former British MEP is sent stern letter accusing Facebook of ignoring how EU law works
Pulling apart the social network could keep the EU busy in court for a decade, says Margrethe Vestager.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s No.
Overal ter wereld maken overheden ad hoc regels om de verspreiding van haat en desinformatie tegen te gaan. Die wetgeving zal niet slagen zolang bedrijven als Facebook en YouTube hun luiken gesloten houden en hun verantwoordelijkheid kunnen blijven afschuiven.
The Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes calls the company’s influence staggering and dangerous. But his solutions are incomplete and unsatisfying.
Wie Facebook zegt, zegt: schandalen. Je zou verwachten dat de aandeelhouders van Facebook het bedrijf afstraffen voor alle misleiding, privacyschending en ander wangedrag. Maar doen ze dat ook? Om daar achter te komen, onderzochten we de invloed van de schandalen op de aandelenkoers van Facebook.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touts "reducing permanence" as a principle for his company's privacy-focused future, but it's hard to make things disappear from the internet.
The Antitrust Case Against Facebook: a turning point in the debate over Big Tech and monopoly
Scandals. Backstabbing. Resignations. Record profits. Time Bombs. In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook. Here's how that turned out.
Algorithmic features have sent suggestions to wish happy birthday to those who’ve died
New Zealand’s top privacy official on Monday called Facebook “morally bankrupt,” remarks that come in the wake of last month's mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques that were livestreamed on the social media platform,
Once again, Facebook is in the news for bad security practices, dark design patterns, and secretly reappropriating sensitive data meant for “authentication” to its own ends. Incredibly, this time, the company managed to accomplish all three in one fell swoop.What happened?Last weekend, news broke...
Site says recently live streams are prioritised for review only when flagged for suicide
There is nothing more important to us than protecting people’s information
Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that Facebook would be ‘pivoting to privacy’. That’s an empty pledge
My focus for the last couple of years has been understanding and addressing the biggest challenges facing Facebook. This means taking positions on importan
Facebook’s promise to build a “privacy-focused platform” is little more than a hollow reaction to recent PR disasters.
Wie niet luisteren wil, moet maar voelen
This year I'm hosting a series of discussions on the future of technology and society. Here's the first one with Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain.
I joined his seminar and we covered topics...
News site says it wants to ensure its efforts are a ‘net positive’ for community, as some journalists doubt program’s effectiveness
Fifteen years ago, the social network site was set up to connect people. But now, with lives increasingly played out online, have we forgotten how to be alone?
All of Facebook's internal employee apps aren't working because of Apple. Employees aren't happy about it.
Facebook cancels its all-spying, secret "research" program, Apple cancels Facebook's developer account
Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed i…
Mark Zuckerberg’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today (paywalled, but summarized here) relies on all-too-familiar refrains to explain the dubious principles and so-called “facts” behind Facebook’s business model. It’s the same old song we’ve heard before. And, as usual, it wildly misses users’...
Staff discussed what to do with high-spending children before deciding to refuse refunds
Last year he focused on ‘fixing’ Facebook. Now Mark Zuckerberg plans to host talks about technology’s future in society
We welcome debate about how to help keep Facebook a safe place where people can express their ideas. But that debate should be based on facts, not mischaracterizations.
The New York Times report on Facebook's ongoing data sharing relationships is quite something. The gist is that even while it claimed that its data
No combination of settings can stop location data being used by advertisers, says report
EFF and more than 100 civil society organizations across the globe wrote directly to Mark Zuckerberg recently demanding greater transparency and accountability for Facebook content moderation practices. A key step, we told Facebook, is implementation of a robust appeals process giving all users the...
Calculating Facebook's value by figuring out how much you'd have to pay users to quit
Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed.
Facebook is scrambling to reassure civil rights groups after reports prepared for Congress detailed how a Russian troll farm used its platform to try and suppress black voter turnout in the 2016 election.
A letter from 29 groups demanded a restructuring of the company’s board to improve accountability in wake of recent scandals
The social media giant’s troubles have led to lawsuits, House of Commons hearings and several apologies
Another week, another set of reminders that, while Facebook likes to paint itself as an “optimistic” company that’s simply out to help users and connect the world, the reality is very different. This week, those reminders include a collection of newuly released documents suggesting that the...
70 of the world's leading human rights groups ask Mark Zuckerberg to create due process for censored content
By Alex Warofka, Product Policy Manager We want Facebook to be a place where people can express themselves freely and safely around the world. As part of that commitment, we commissioned an independent human rights impact assessment on the role of our services in Myanmar and today we are publishing the findings. The assessment was […]
Alex Stamos on the risks of giving his former employer and other giant platforms the power to determine what people can—and can’t—say online.
Virtual reality has always been destined to be less important than augmented reality, and Facebook taking a stake has never made much sense.
When you take the Zuckerberg shilling, you’re leaving your principles behind you