Instagram Will Start Killing an Iconic Feature Next Week

A day after Facebook-owned WhatsApp sued NSO Group, the social media platform has deleted the accounts of employees who work at the Israel-based spyware maker, according to message boards and a security researcher who spoke to one worker. “Your account has been deleted for not following our terms,” said a message sent to one employee
Complete Reading

Facebook and its WhatsApp messenger division on Tuesday sued Israel-based spyware maker NSO Group. This is an unprecedented legal action that takes aim at the unregulated industry that sells sophisticated malware services to governments around the world. NSO vigorously denied the allegations. Over an 11-day span in late April and early May, the suit alleges,
Complete Reading

On Wednesday at 10am ET, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the House Financial Services Committee. While the hearing is officially about “Facebook’s Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors,” most of the proceedings will focus on “Project Libra”—the company’s embattled initiative to launch a global cryptocurrency. Since it was announced in June
Complete Reading

Facebook is still trying to figure out how to police deepfakes, or videos that are enhanced by artificial technology to make it appear as though something happened that never did. The risk is that the clips could be used to influence elections or start wars. But before Facebook can even think about a policy, it
Complete Reading

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got serious about augmented and virtual reality, he turned to one of his most trusted executives, Andrew “Boz” Bosworth. Bosworth had already led some of Facebook’s biggest developments. He played pivotal roles in debuting the company’s core News Feed, its mobile ad strategy, and its commerce tab. Now Bosworth, formerly
Complete Reading

Enlarge / The US, UK, and Australia want Facebook to hold off on end-to-end encrypting Messenger until they have a way to inject themselves into the conversation. picture alliance / Getty Images Here we go again. US Attorney General William Barr is leading a charge to press Facebook and other Internet services to terminate end-to-end
Complete Reading

In a statement released by Facebook Thursday afternoon, the company says it stands by its plan to build end-to-end encryption across its messaging services, despite reported criticism from U.S. Attorney General William Barr and others. Facebook’s response addresses a news report published by BuzzFeed that suggest Barr and officials from the U.K. and Australia are
Complete Reading

A leaked recording of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking to employees in July has revealed the social networking giant’s potential strategy when dealing with competitors, specifically the popular TikTok app. In a transcript of the recorded meeting, which The Verge first reported, a Facebook worker asked Zuckerberg about Facebook’s “plan of attack” on the video-sharing app,
Complete Reading

Facebook is testing hiding the number of likes users receive on their posts, following a similar move it made on Instagram months prior. The test, which will hide both likes and video view counts, is being conducted in Australia. Affected users will still be able see their own numbers, but won’t be able to compare
Complete Reading

Create Account



Log In Your Account