Spammers Blamed For Facebook’s Latest Data Breach

In short: The data breach revealed several weeks ago and thought to have affected as many as 29 million Facebook users appears to have been the work of spammers rather than a state-sponsored incident, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s according to unnamed individuals said to be close to the ongoing internal investigation. The sources claim […]

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Proposal Seeks To Remove Mark Zuckerberg As Facebook Chairman

In short: A new shareholder proposal put forward by no fewer than four US Public Fund officials and Facebook shareholders seeks to force oversight into place for company CEO and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg. Initially put forward by Trillium Asset Management and now backed by State Treasurers Seth Magaziner, Michael Frerichs, and Joe Torsella as well as New York […]

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Facebook Reportedly Plans To Creep Into The Living Room With Camera For The TV

In brief: Facebook’s next attempt at hardware will reportedly come in the form of a device that can be attached to a TV and provide the user with access to some video content. While this in principle sounds like what an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku Stick does, the difference will be Facebook’s option […]

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Social Media Bots Have A Negative Impact On Users: Study

In short: Approximately two-thirds of Americans are aware of the use of ‘bots’ on social media and the majority of those believe that they are being used with malicious intent, according to a recent Pew Research study involving 4,581 adults in the US. With that said, the most important takeaway from the study may be […]

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Social Media Bots Have A Negative Impact On Users: Study

In short: Approximately two-thirds of Americans are aware of the use of ‘bots’ on social media and the majority of those believe that they are being used with malicious intent, according to a recent Pew Research study involving 4,581 adults in the US. With that said, the most important takeaway from the study may be […]

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Facebook Institutes Soft-Ban On Election Misinformation

In short: Facebook has now expanded its policies regarding the spread of misinformation about voting in the leadup to the US midterm elections and will be fact-checking posts that reportedly include misleading or false information. Specifically, the company is looking to address the voter suppression tactics that have become prevalent on the site, with some user […]

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Instagram Co-Founder Says ‘No Hard Feelings’ Over Departure

In short: Instagram co-founder, Kevin Systrom has now offered some insight into his decision to leave the company and says that he holds “no hard feelings” about the ordeal, Business Insider reports. Speaking at the Wired 25 conference, the former CEO indicated that he left the company primarily because he felt the need to move on to […]

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How To Delete Your Facebook Account & Download All Your Data

In short: Facebook has just revised the number of people that were affected in its latest security breach. It is now around 30 million people, which is lower than the original number Facebook announced last week of 50 million. This comes just a few months after the huge Cambridge Analytica scandal surfaced earlier this year, […]

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Facebook Experiments With Zero-Input Search Function

In short: Facebook now appears to be experimenting with ways to enable a contextual search functionality within its application that requires no input from the user at all, based on a recently published patent filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). As described in the associated documents, the search would essentially be centered around […]

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Facebook Hack Not As Bad As First Thought, FBI Investigating

In short: The data breach Facebook disclosed two weeks ago isn’t as bad as the company first thought, with the number of affected users now dropping from 50 million to 29 million following a more thorough investigation, Product Management VP Guy Rosen said Friday. The bug in the “View As” functionality of the world’s largest social […]

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