Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 1:12 p.m. EDT by Thomson Reuters By Elizabeth Culliford (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday. The independent board, which some have dubbed Facebook’s […]

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Google and Facebook should compensate news outlets. The devil is in the details as to how

Sean Speer: The French and Australian decisions on Google and Facebook will invariably make their way to Canada. We shouldn’t resist it National Post Sean Speer April 24, 20206:00 AM EDT One of the big and evolving questions prior to the COVID-19 crisis was the regulation of Google and Facebook. There’s a growing view in […]

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Mark Zuckerberg: How data can aid the fight against covid-19

By Mark Zuckerberg April 20, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EDT PLEASE NOTE The Washington Post is providing this story for free so that all readers have access to this important information about the coronavirus. For more free stories, sign up for our daily Coronavirus Updates newsletter. Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive of Facebook. As the world fights […]

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Facebook begins sharing more location data with COVID-19 researchers and asks users to self-report symptoms

The company’s Data for Good program is expandingBy Casey [email protected]  Apr 6, 2020, 3:00pm EDT Facebook is expanding a program that grants researchers access to data about movement patterns in an effort to help improve our understanding of the spread of COVID-19, the company said today. Data for Good, which uses aggregated, anonymized data from Facebook’s apps to […]

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In coronavirus fight, oft-criticized Facebook data aids U.S. cities, states

Katie Paul, Joseph Menn, Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Infectious disease researchers are using Facebook Inc mobile location data to provide daily updates to U.S. cities and states evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing orders aimed at slowing the novel coronavirus.A graph based on Facebook location data shared with health officials in New York City, showing […]


Facebook sued by Australian information watchdog over Cambridge Analytica-linked data breach

Facebook alleged to have committed serious breaches with data collected by This is Your Digital Life app used by Cambridge Analytica for political profiling Josh Taylor @joshgnosis Mon 9 Mar 2020 05.09 GMTLast modified on Tue 10 Mar 2020 01.22 GMT Australia’s information commissioner is suing Facebook over allegedly breaching the privacy of over 300,000 Australians caught up in the Cambridge […]

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Facebook, distributor of deceptive political ads, sues registrar Namecheap over deceptive domain names

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/06/facebook_namecheap_ads/ ‘We don’t want people to be deceived’… unless it’s by paying politicians By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco 6 Mar 2020 at 00:4021  SHARE ▼ Facebook, still reluctant to ban deceptive political ads, has filed a lawsuit against domain registrar Namecheap and its identity-protecting proxy service WhoisGuard, for allowing people to register seemingly dodgy web addresses. In a memo published Thursday, Christen Dubois, director […]

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Trump campaign runs hundreds of misleading Facebook ads warning of Super Bowl censorship

By Brian Fung, CNN Updated 3:33 PM ET, Fri January 24, 2020 (CNN)President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has run more than 200 misleading political advertisements on Facebook in the past day claiming the “Fake News media” will attempt to block the campaign’s upcoming Super Bowl ad — despite federal regulations that require the TV spot be […]


Facebook owned the four biggest apps in the world this decade

Facebook owned the four biggest apps in the world this decade, data shows. The main Facebook app was the most downloaded app between 2010 and 2019, according to analytics firm App Annie. But the three runners-up were all owned by the company, too. Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram came second, third and fourth. Messenger was created by the company, while the other […]


Facebook Gets $4m Fine From Hungary for Claim Services Are Free By Marton EderDecember 6, 2019, 10:23 AM EST Hungary’s competition watchdog handed Facebook Inc. a 1.2 billion forint ($4 million) fine for claiming its services were free. Facebook made a profit from utilizing users’ online activity and data, which served as “payment” for the services, the Budapest-based authority […]