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WhatsApp Clarifies It's Not Giving All Your Data To Facebook

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: WhatsApp has published a new FAQ page to its website outlining its stances on user privacy in response to widespread backlash over an upcoming privacy policy update. The core issue relates to WhatsApp's data-sharing procedures with Facebook, with many users concerned an updated privacy policy going into effect on February 8th will mandate sharing of sensitive profile information with WhatsApp's parent company. That isn't true -- the update has ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Eu, Signal, Facebook It, Facebook We, Bosworth, Cathcart, Andrew Boz Bosworth, Adam Mosseri, Will Cathcart, Facebook AR VR


Facebook hires a VP of civil rights

Facebook has hired Roy Austin to become its first-ever VP of Civil Rights and Deputy General Counsel to create a new civil rights organization within the company, Facebook announced today. Austin is set to start on January 19 and will be based in Washington, DC. Austin most recently served as a civil rights lawyer at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. Prior to that, Austin co-authored a report on big data and civil rights and worked with President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Polic...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, White House, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Austin, Aclu, Roy, Trump, Facebook It, U S Capitol, Roy Austin, Laura W Murphy, Facebook Technology, Harris Wiltshire Grannis LLP


Experts say the antitrust suits against Facebook may not change anything, but they're still a 'big deal' and signal that the US government will no longer look the other way

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook was slammed with two antitrust lawsuits this week — one from the FTC and one from a group of 48 attorneys general — that take aim at the company's practices of stifling market competition. They also seek to force Facebook's spin-off of WhatsApp and Instagram, but experts told Business Insider that that's unlikely to happen, and the suits will likely stretch out for years. What the lawsuits really repr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Analysis, Washington Dc, House, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Carnegie Mellon


Associate pastor at Water of Life Community Church in Fontana dies from COVID-19

An associate pastor at Water of Life Community Church in Fontana died Monday, Nov. 30, of complications from COVID-19 days after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus, according to a statement issued by church leaders on Facebook. “It is with heavy hearts that we share Pastor Bob Bryant passed earlier today from this life and found himself fully in the presence of Jesus,” the statement issued Monday evening said. “So many of you have prayed and contended for his well-being and miraculous healing...
Tags: Facebook, News, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, Bob, Biden, Pasadena, Bryant, Facebook It, Lori, Fontana, Garcetti, Water of Life Community Church, Dan Carroll


5 Things That Make Your Ecommerce Business More Valuable

The value of your ecommerce business matters most when you intend to sell your business. In order to set a fair price for your business, you need to know how much your business is worth. Buyers will also want to know the value before they consider committing to a purchase. Whether you plan to sell your business now or later, you need to know how much it’s worth. It’s not just about revenue. While revenue is taken into consideration, there are more components involved in valuing a business.  ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Ecommerce, Ppc, Others, Facebook It, Social Media Today, Business Valuation, Facebook Having, Ecommerce Business, Big Commerce Value


Instagram's boss says that foreign adversaries are attempting to use social media to 'their own end' ahead of the 2020 presidential election

Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach Instagram boss Adam Mosseri told Savannah Guthrie on "Today" that there are foreign adversaries trying to use social media to "their own end" ahead of the presidential election.  "There are definitely foreign adversaries who are trying to use the platforms, or platforms like Instagram, to their own end," Mosseri said. "We think of the election here in the US in 2020 as a huge test, not only for Instagram and Facebook, but for the ind...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Russia, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, 2016 Election, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Savannah Guthrie, Guthrie, Facebook It, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, 2020 Election


Social media platforms will forfeit safe harbour sans ‘adequate arrangements’ against misuse during Bihar elections: Election Commission

Social media platforms will be held liable if they don’t “make adequate arrangements” to safeguard against misuse ahead of and during the upcoming Bihar elections, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said while announcing the Bihar elections on Friday. Social media platforms will have to set up “strict protocols” to handle any violations. This suggests that in the absence of such protocols, social media platforms will forfeit their safe harbour protections that shield them from bearing liabi...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, News, Youtube, India, BJP, Social Media, Caa, Bill, Hate Speech, Delhi, Wall Street Journal, Eci, Committee, Intermediary Liability


Crediting Sushant Singh Rajput for developing FAU-G? YouTube, Facebook will take your content down

YouTube videos and Facebook posts spreading rumours about FAU-G and its makers, connecting them to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, will be taken down. A court in Mumbai has issued a “John Doe” order, which requires YouTube and Facebook to block any users from posting defamatory content against the makers of the yet-to-be-released video game, made by GOQii and nCore Games. Meanwhile, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google have been allowed time to respond to the motion until the next Court’s next hearing ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Usa, News, Youtube, India, Court, Pepsico, Mumbai, Delhi High Court, Akshay Kumar, John Doe, FAU, Facebook It, Das


Former Mentor Says Mark Zuckerberg Intoxicated by Power, Calls Disinformation 'A National Security Issue'

MSNBC's Ali Velshi interviewed Mark Zuckerberg mentor (and early investor) Roger McNamee for a special report on "the disinformation epidemic." McNamee — also the author of Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe — says Zuckerberg is too focused on "imposing his vision" to acknowledge the website's threat to national security, adding "It's about power." Ali Velshi: The fact that rumor, innuendo, conspiracies, outright lies are amplified by social media is no accident. That is a feature...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, China, Tech, Msnbc, Zuckerberg, Facebook It, McNamee, Ali Velshi, Roger McNamee, Facebook Catastrophe


Key takeaways from Delhi’s Peace & Harmony Committee hearing: ‘Facebook complicit in Delhi riots, chargesheet should be filed’

The Delhi State Assembly’s Peace and Harmony Committee on Monday said it has found prima facie found Facebook guilty of aggravating the Delhi riots in February. Committee chair and AAP MLA Raghav Chadha said Facebook representatives would be summoned to present their version in the next hearing. Chadha also said that an independent investigation is needed, and suggested that a supplemental chargesheet be filed against Facebook in ongoing cases related to the riots.  The Committee held its second...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Usa, News, India, BJP, Social Media, Caa, Chhattisgarh, Hate Speech, Delhi, Wall Street Journal, Muslims, Committee, WSJ, Facebook It


Christians help restart education worldwide

International (MNN) — One of COVID-19’s most widespread casualties so far has been the education of young people all over the world. Over 1 billion students were affected this year as schools shut down to avoid transmission of the virus. David Durance says TeachBeyond often has to deal with situations like the one in Northern Kenya, where teachers have been targeted for violence in order to disrupt education. But the pandemic has made everything worse. “I think at one point, during the spring...
Tags: Germany, Africa, Tanzania, Facebook It, Northern Kenya, Durance, David Durance, Kazakhstan Photo


The Rank Hypocrisy Of Threatening TikTok

The U.S. president’s TikTok flipout might not just be because of its security issues; indeed, there’s a lot more to it, including free speech … and Facebook. “It’s a rare feat to upturn two such fundamental democratic values—free speech and free markets—at the same time.” – Wired
Tags: Art, Issues, Facebook It, 08.01.20


A public health employee predicted Florida's coronavirus catastrophe — then she was fired

“More people are gonna die,” Rebekah Jones wrote to her mother and sisters on Facebook. It was April 26, a warm spring Sunday in Tallahassee, Fla., and she was just finishing work at the Florida Department of Health, where she was managing the state’s much-praised coronavirus dashboard, which she had also created.
Tags: Florida, News, Facebook It, Florida Department of Health, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Rebekah Jones


Mark Zuckerberg turns 36 today. Here's a look into the life, career, and controversies surrounding the Facebook CEO (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg celebrates his 36th birthday on May 14, 2020 As Facebook CEO, Zuckerberg has been the face of the social network through its 15-year-history as it's seen massive growth and has faced many controversies. We've created a timeline outlining Zuckerberg's trajectory, from growing up in a New York City suburb to defending Facebook as it's hit with scandal after scandal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Through success and controversy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Ipo, Russia, New York City, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Harvard, United States


Workvivo, a platform for employee culture, raises a $16M Series A from Tiger Global

Workvivo, an employee communications platform founded only three years ago, has raised $16 million in a Series A funding, in a round led by Tiger Global which is best know for large growth-oriented rounds. Also participating is Frontline Ventures and Enterprise Ireland, previous investors. The Series A round follows on from a seed round late last year, bringing its total funding to just over $17.5 million. In the last couple of months it’s become quite obvious to millions of people during the CO...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, Tech, Workplace Culture, Ireland, Slack, Cork, Gallup, Cork Ireland, Facebook It, Goulding, Jive, Frontline Ventures, Facebook Workplace, Eric Yuan


Anti-quarantine protesters are being kicked off Facebook and quickly finding refuge on a site loved by conspiracy theorists

Protests against lockdown orders taking place in several states are being organized in groups and events on Facebook, but the platform has started taking down content that advocates violations of social-distancing guidelines. Business Insider has found that protesters are moving their organizing efforts to MeWe, a social media platform that says it prides itself on user privacy. The site's founder says it doesn't accept "lawbreakers and people promoting threats and violence," but Business Insi...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Rolling Stone, Facebook It, Weinstein, Mark Weinstein, Safety Team, MeWe, David Westreich, Facebook MeWe, Westreich, Stop Mandatory Vaccination Official


Facebook is suing an Israeli spyware company for allegedly hacking WhatsApp. Now, that company says Facebook tried to buy its spyware in 2017. (FB)

The Israeli spyware firm NSO Group is alleging that Facebook tried to buy its software in 2017 in order to monitor the activities of Facebook users. NSO Group made the allegation in a new court filing as part of an ongoing legal battle with Facebook. It claims it rejected Facebook's attempt to buy its software because the firm only takes government clients. Facebook first sued NSO Group in October alleging that it hacked users of its WhatsApp messaging platform. NSO Group has previously faced ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Beverly Hills, Pegasus, Vpn, Jeff Bezos, Facebook It, NSO Group, Jamal Khashoggi


Facebook is spending $130 million to create a 'Supreme Court' that can overrule Mark Zuckerberg — here's everything we know about it (FB)

In late 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious plan: to create an independent oversight board that could overrule Facebook's content moderation guidelines, and even Zuckerberg himself. The board is independent from Facebook, but Facebook is funding the board's operations to the tune of $130 million. If users believe their content was removed from the service unfairly or without cause, they can appeal to the independent board directly. If it decides to reverse Facebook's deci...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Supreme Court, US, Trends, New Zealand, Zuckerberg, Hughes, Facebook It, Facebook Most, Thomas Hughes, Oversight Board, Business Insider the company, Brent Harris


Home Owners Association Threatens Residents With Lawsuit For Online Criticism (techdirt)

The fights involving Home Owners Associations (HOAs) are so legendary and stereotyped that they've even been a minor plot point in Seinfeld. The general stereotype is that HOAs involve insane political power struggles, significantly out of proportion to the actual issues at hand. It is often an example of Sayre's law, in that the stakes are so little, yet the disputes are much more vicious and out of control than elsewhere. I'm thankful I don't live in a place with an HOA, but for many years I d...
Tags: News, Abc, Arizona, Seinfeld, Mike Masnick, Facebook It, Gilbert Arizona, Sayre, Home Owners Association, Del Boca Vista, Nardecchia


Why are California's mayors lining up to endorse Mike Bloomberg?

London Breed, San Francisco’s first black female mayor, joins campaign following support from Stockton and San Jose mayorsThere’s nothing surprising about a billionaire winning the support of the mayor of San Francisco, a city flush with tech wealth and new money.But when the billionaire is Mike Bloomberg – and the endorsement is the latest from a string of California mayors he mentored and supported – the vow of support raises some eyebrows.Bloomberg announced on Thursday that London Breed, San...
Tags: Facebook, New York, London, News, California, New York City, San Francisco, Bloomberg, United States, Paris, Stockton, Guardian, San Jose, Black Lives Matter, UC Berkeley, Kamala Harris


Utah Lawmakers Investigate Approval of ‘Wildly Inappropriate’ Political Vanity Plate

(SALT LAKE CITY) — Utah lawmakers want to know how a license plate with the phrase “DEPORTM” got approved despite state rules against expressing contempt for any race, religion or political opinion on vanity plates. While people have the right to freedom of speech, the messages that appear on license plates are different because they must be approved by the state, said Republican Sen. Daniel Thatcher. “If someone put a bumper sticker on a car, I would shake my head and keep walking,” he sai...
Tags: Utah, News, Uncategorized, Migration, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Utah, Facebook It, Division of Motor Vehicles, Onetime, Redwine, Kikuchi, Political Vanity Plate, Republican Sen Daniel Thatcher, Matt Pacenza, STRIPPN


How to Find New Clients In The Nutrition Business

As a health practitioner, you may face some difficulties in finding new clients and growing your nutrition business. Modern people are concerned about their health and they think twice before hiring a health coach. That is why convincing them to start using your services can be hard. Fortunately, we live in a digital age. And today, every health practitioner has access to the tools and services necessary to build a successful nutrition business. In this article, you will find tips on how to get ...
Tags: Google, Business, Instagram, Youtube, Entrepreneur, Lifehacks, Fiverr, Facebook It, YouTube Sharing, Meredith Robinson


Religious freedom restrictions increase in India

India (MNN) -- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released this report of an incident of concern in India. In northeast India, nearly two million citizens were stripped of their nationality due to their minority faith. While India is constitutionally a secular state, a rising mindset says that to be Indian is to be Hindu, and it's impacting government-related activity in the country. Increase in Attacks An unrelated article from Catholic Herald details a re...
Tags: Facebook, India, Jesus, Tamil Nadu, Facebook It, Voice of the Martyrs Canada, Greg Musselman, Musselman, VOMC, Catholic Herald, VOM Canada, Paul Silvan, Hyderabad India Photo


We ran misleading politically themed ads on Facebook to show how easy it is

Facebook got negative press earlier this month after letting President Donald Trump run an ad containing false statements about former Vice President Joe Biden. A Facebook spokesman said political ads are not subject to third-party fact-checking, but ads from brands and ordinary users are. But Business Insider was able to easily run ads that made blatantly misleading claims about the hot-button political topics of immigration and guns. Facebook responded that it fact-checks ads and some of the...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Texas, Instagram, Justice, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Customs, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Parsons School Of Design, Nra, Smith Wesson, Border Protection


We easily ran blatantly misleading ads about hot-button political topics like immigration and gun control, and Facebook failed to catch them

Facebook got negative press earlier this month after letting Donald Trump run an ad containing false statements about Joe Biden. A Facebook spokesman said political ads are not subject to third-party fact-checking, but ads from brands and ordinary users are. But Business Insider was able to easily run ads that made blatantly misleading claims about the hot-button political topics of immigration and guns. Facebook responded that it fact-checks ads and that some of the ads in question shouldn't ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Texas, Instagram, Justice, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Customs, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, Smith Wesson, Border Protection, Parsons, Facebook It


Facebook is 15 years old. Here's a look into the life, career, and controversies surrounding CEO Mark Zuckerberg (FB)

Facebook turned 15 years old earlier this year, marking the anniversary of Mark Zuckerberg launching the social network on February 4, 2004. As Facebook CEO, Zuckerberg has been the face of the social network through its massive growth, as well as its many controversies. We've created a timeline outlining Zuckerberg's trajectory, from growing up in a New York City suburb to defending Facebook as it's hit with scandal after scandal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Through s...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Ipo, Russia, New York City, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Harvard, United States


We need to say less to stop the spread of terror online

Campaign recently published this article by our Chief Strategy Officer, Mobbie Nazir looking at why we need to change our thinking when it comes to shutting down harmful content on social media. They’ve been kind enough to let us reproduce it below. Until this month, Facebook users have been entitled to talk about “white separatism”. Now, content that supports white nationalism and white separatism has been explicitly banned by the social media giant. But sometimes it’s not the support of hatefu...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Digital, Social Media, Seo, New Zealand, Hate Speech, Thought Leadership, Facebook It, John Edwards, Mobbie Nazir, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Harmful Content


GPS data shows how wolf packs carve out territory

The Voyageurs Wolf Project has been tracking wolf packs in Northern Minnesota since 2015.The team uses GPS collars to track the movements of different packs, which hardly ever cross into one another's territories.Recently, the Voyageurs Wolf Project also captured what's likely to be the first-ever video of a wolf freshwater fishing. None A team of researchers at Voyageurs National Park in Northern Minnesota has spent years tracking the movements of a handful of wolf packs, collecting valuable da...
Tags: Science, Animals, Innovation, Map, Wolf, Facebook It, University of Minnesota, Northern Minnesota, Voyageurs National Park, Voyageurs Wolf Project, Facebook Wolves, Facebook Interestingly, Tom Gable


How do you become a Top Fan on Facebook

If you’re active on Facebook then you must have noticed the chatter about the top fan badge in Facebook’s comments section. That’s because several people commenting on Facebook pages have got a “Top Fan” badge and are bragging about it. While the rest are posting amusing comments and finding out ways to get the new top fan badge for their profile. For those unaware, Facebook introduced the top fan badge in the mid of 2018 and it now seems to be live for everyone. Before getting into details, we...
Tags: Facebook, Internet, Social Media, Blogging, Tips, How To's, Facebook It, Facebook Help Center, Facebook Badge, Top Fan, Display Top Fan Badge


Facebook says the original New Zealand shooter video was viewed about 4,000 times before removal

Facebook released new figures about its attempts to stop the spread of videos after a shooter livestreamed his attacks on two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques last Friday, killing 50 people. In a blog post, Facebook vice president and deputy general counsel Chris Sonderby said that the video was viewed less than 200 times during the live broadcast, during which no users reported the video. Including views during the live broadcast, the video was viewed about 4,000 times before it was removed...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, New Zealand, Violence, Christchurch, Facebook Live, Facebook It, Christchurch New Zealand, Moderation, Chris Sonderby, Sonderby