Posts filtered by tags: Facebook Inc[x]


 

The Internet Security Apocalypse You Probably Missed

Last week was an online security nightmare and few people noticed. Here’s what you need to know.
Tags: News, Privacy, Atlantic, Cnbc, Computer Security, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Computers and the Internet, Cyberattacks and Hackers, The (Magazine


Taming the Apex Predators of Tech

To rein in monopolies, maybe we need to rethink what a monopoly is.
Tags: News, Privacy, Social Media, Apple Inc, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues


The Internet Security Apocalypse You Probably Missed

Last week was an online security nightmare and few people noticed. Here’s what you need to know.
Tags: News, Privacy, Atlantic, Cnbc, Computer Security, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Computers and the Internet, Cyberattacks and Hackers, The (Magazine


Alarming Lessons From Facebook's Push to Stop Fake News in India

India has as many as 900 million voters in an election that culminates this week, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling coalition headed for apparent victory. Particularly challenging for would-be fact-checkers, from Facebook Inc. to Google, is the country’s 23 official languages. Facebook has hired contractors to verify content in 10 of those languages, but those staffers are spread thin and posts in more than a dozen other languages -- Sindhi, Odia and Kannada among them -- are complete...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, India, Narendra Modi, Facebook Inc, Kannada, Sindhi Odia


Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of Cleaning It Up. Sometimes That Brings Him to Tears.

Facebook has heralded artificial intelligence as a solution to its toxic content problems. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology officer, says it won’t solve everything.
Tags: Facebook, News, Social Media, Research, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Zuckerberg, Mike, Facebook Inc, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Computers and the Internet, Downloads and Streaming, Mark E, Video Recordings, Rumors and Misinformation


The World Wants to Fight Online Hate. Why Doesn’t President Trump?

The White House foolishly rejected an international effort to stop the spread of extremism and violence on the internet.
Tags: News, White House, Social Media, United States, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Donald J, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Instagram Inc, Attack (March 2019


Amazon in talks to snag Sizmek ad serving tech

Amazon is close to an agreement to buy the ad-serving technology of bankrupt company Sizmek in a deal that would give the e-commerce giant another weapon against Google’s dominant online ad business. The purchase could be announced as soon as this week, according to two people briefed on the matter. The deal hasn’t been finalized, said the people, who asked not to be named because discussions are still in progress. Representatives of Amazon and Sizmek declined to comment. Sizmek has been s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Advertising, Seattle, Facebook Inc, Sizmek, Doug Rozen, Zeta Global Holdings


The Trump Administration Turns Its Back on a Chance to Fight Online Extremism

The White House rejected an international effort to stop the spread of hate and violence on the internet. Its reasons are specious and counterproductive.
Tags: News, White House, Social Media, United States, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Donald J, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Instagram Inc, Attack (March 2019


Trump Wants Your Tales of Social Media Censorship. And Your Contact Info.

The White House escalated its conflict with the tech industry on Wednesday, unveiling a website that asked for stories of social media censorship.
Tags: Twitter, News, White House, Censorship, Social Media, United States, Jack, Jones, Apple Inc, Dorsey, Trump, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Milo, Infowars, Computers and the Internet


Trump Administration Balks at Global Pact to Crack Down on Online Extremism

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing American’s free speech protections, the administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which urges major online platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, Social Media, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet, Emmanuel (1977-, Ardern, Jacinda


White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Extremism

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet


White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet


Macron, Ardern to Meet Twitter, Facebook, Google on Hate Speech

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called for the meeting after the March 15 Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 51 people were killed by a right-wing extremist who’d posted racist manifestos online and then live-streamed his rampage. Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube were widely criticized for failing to quickly remove the video.
Tags: Science, New Zealand, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Jacinda Ardern, Meet Twitter Facebook Google


Facebook Takes Step to Police Content on Its Live Service

When 51 people were killed in New Zealand, the suspect broadcast it live on Facebook. The massacre led to a global call to combat the spread of violent content.
Tags: Facebook, News, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence, New Zealand, Christchurch, Facebook Inc, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Ardern, Jacinda, Attack (March 2019, Facebook Takes Step


Facebook Restricts Live Streaming After New Zealand Shooting

When 51 people were killed in New Zealand, the suspect broadcast it live on Facebook. The massacre led to a global call to combat the spread of violent content.
Tags: Facebook, News, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence, New Zealand, Christchurch, Facebook Inc, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Ardern, Jacinda, Attack (March 2019


Throw Your Laptop Into the Sea, the Surveillance Economy Will Still Win

Resistance is (currently) futile. Maybe it doesn’t have to be.
Tags: News, Privacy, Social Media, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Amazon.com Inc, Data-Mining and Database Marketing


Google unveils slew of new digital ad formats in Amazon battle

Google is adding new promotional formats to online search, YouTube and its increasingly popular Discover service. The features, unveiled at a conference on Tuesday, could ease investor concern that the internet giant is running out of new places to run ads. Alphabet Inc.’s Google dominates online advertising, raking in $116 billion in sales last year. But an unusual slowdown last quarter dented its stock. Some of the worry is that Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc.’s Instagram service are beco...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Advertising, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Amazon com Inc, Gmail Google, Youtube Google, Oliver Heckmann, Heckmann


Can Facebook Be Fixed? Should It Be?

Many wonder whether the place occupied by social media in our society is, or could ever be, a positive one.
Tags: News, Privacy, Zuckerberg, Hughes, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Mark E, Chris (1983-


WhatsApp Rushes to Fix Security Flaw Exposed in Hacking of Lawyer’s Phone

Researchers said the NSO Group had found a vulnerability, which was disclosed Monday, that was used to target the iPhone of a human-rights lawyer in London and perhaps others.
Tags: London, News, Facebook Inc, WhatsApp Inc, Cyberattacks and Hackers, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, NSO Group


Israeli Firm Tied to Tool That Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Spy on Activists

Researchers said the NSO Group had found a vulnerability, which was disclosed Monday, that was used to target the iPhone of a human-rights lawyer in London and perhaps others.
Tags: News, Facebook Inc, WhatsApp Inc, Cyberattacks and Hackers, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, NSO Group


Facebook raises minimum wage for U.S. contract workers to $20/hr

Facebook Inc said on Monday it was raising its minimum wage for all U.S. contract workers, reacting to rising costs of living as it faces intense scrutiny over the treatment of ordinary employees and their pay.
Tags: Facebook, Money, businessNews, Facebook Inc


Facebook facing 20-year consent agreement after privacy lapses - source

The social media giant Facebook Inc is headed toward an agreement with the U.S. government over its privacy policies and practices that would put it under 20 years of oversight, according to a source knowledgeable about the discussions.
Tags: Facebook, Money, businessNews, Facebook Inc


Facebook raises minimum wages for U.S. contract workers to $20/hour

Facebook Inc said on Monday it was raising wages for its U.S. contract workers, such as cafeteria staff and janitors, to a minimum of $20 per hour in San Francisco Bay Area, New York and Washington D.C. and to $18 per hour in Seattle.
Tags: Facebook, Money, Washington, businessNews, Facebook Inc, San Francisco Bay Area New York


Section 230 Protects Facebook’s Account and Content Restriction Decisions–Ebeid v. Facebook

Courts, at least in the Ninth Circuit, have collapsed the distinction between Sections 230(c)(1) and 230(c)(2). As a result, (c)(1) now routinely protects a service’s content filtering and account restriction decisions, which is nominally the job of (c)(2). This is ultimately good news, or at least not bad news, because (c)(1) bypasses (c)(2)’s problematic “good faith” requirement. Still, if you’re confused about why (c)(1) is being used to cover exactly the factual circumstances contemplated by...
Tags: Facebook, Law, California, Noah, Harvard, Aol, Ucl, Facebook Inc, Ninth Circuit, Prager, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Sikhs for Justice, Ebeid, Sadek Raouf Ebeid


Russia Is Targeting Europe’s Elections. So Are Far-Right Copycats.

Digital fingerprints link pro-Russian and anti-European websites, part of an online ecosystem that is sowing discord ahead of European elections this month.
Tags: Twitter, Europe, Elections, News, Putin, Russia, Social Media, European Union, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Matteo, Salvini, Vladimir V, Alternative For Germany, Cyberwarfare and Defense, Avaaz.org


Jacinda Ardern: How to Stop the Next Christchurch Massacre

Social media needs reform. No one should be able to broadcast mass murder.
Tags: News, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Christchurch, Facebook Inc, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Christchurch (New Zealand, Attack (March 2019


Breaking Up Facebook Is Not the Answer

Dismantling our company won’t fix what’s wrong with social media.
Tags: News, Social Media, Zuckerberg, Online Advertising, Hughes, Facebook Inc, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Mark E, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Instagram Inc, Chris (1983-


11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Donald J. Trump’s big tax losses. Time to break up Facebook? Björk’s new project. Howard Stern, master interviewer. Welcome, NYT Parenting. And more.
Tags: News, Parenting, Trump, Howard, Hughes, Stern, Facebook Inc, Donald J, Federal Taxes (US, Chris (1983-




Uber’s Dismal Debut Is a Rare Event on Wall Street

How a stock trades in its debut is often used to gauge the success of the offering and investor sentiment about a company.
Tags: News, Social Media, E-commerce, Facebook Inc, Stocks and Bonds, Car Services and Livery Cabs, Initial Public Offerings, Computers and the Internet, Groupon Inc, Zynga Inc, Snap Inc