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Sources: Facebook keeps a "watch list" of former employees and users who have uttered threats against the company and sometimes uses its products to track their whereabouts.

In early 2018, a Facebook user launched a public threat on the social network against one of the company's offices in Europe. Facebook detected the threat, extracted the data from the user and determined that it was in the same… Continue Reading →

Facebook criticized by health experts for allowing the rise of closed groups sown with false information on vaccination, some with more than 150,000 members

Facebook is under pressure to prevent anti-vaccination groups from spreading false information about the dangers of life-saving vaccines, while selling unfounded alternative treatments, such as high doses of vitamin C. The so-called "anti-vaxxers" operate on Facebook in closed groups, where… Continue Reading →

Q & A with Roger McNamee, former mentor of Mark Zuckerberg and author of Zucked: Wake up to the Facebook disaster, on the abuse of trust of users of Silicon Valley

On the last episode of Recode DecodeRoger McNamee, founding partner of Elevation Partners, has maintained with Recode Kara Swisher about her new book, Zucked: wake up to the Facebook disaster. Former Facebook CEO Mike Zuckerberg, who helped recruit the chief… Continue Reading →

Q & A with Zynga's CEO on the reorganization of the once-besieged gaming company, as key acquisitions and the move to mobile overcome the decline of Facebook and web games

Zynga was made public in 2011, and it's developed rapidly thanks to the strength of social games like FarmVille. But that skidded in 2013 and the descent began. Frank Gibeau, a former Electronic Arts executive, joined the group as CEO… Continue Reading →

Overview of how Facebook open source projects, including Cassandra, GraphQL, the Open Compute initiative, PyTorch and React, have changed the computer

In the last 15 years, Facebook has changed the way we keep in touch with our friends, our quarrels with our family members, our way of thinking about privacy and our consumption of Russian propaganda – not always for the… Continue Reading →

Facebook's sales floor in China helps Facebook generate big advertising dollars

SHENZHEN – Facebook's apps and websites have been stuck in China for years. The company does not have an office in the country that supports its social networking services. And his attempts to open a subsidiary were quickly stifled. But… Continue Reading →

Facebook orders Germany to collect and mix less data

Copyright of the image Getty Images The German competition regulator has asked Facebook to substantially restrict the way in which it collects and combines data about its users, unless it gives its explicit consent. The watchdog conducted a survey of… Continue Reading →

Germany restricts data collection on Facebook

The German competition authority on Thursday challenged the profile of the public, arguing that users could refuse to allow the company to combine their Facebook information with data relating to their activities on other sites. The agency, in a new… Continue Reading →

How WIRED treated Facebook in the last 15 years

When WIRED introduced Facebook to its online readers in 2004, four months after Mark Zuckerberg launched the site with a couple of friends from his dormitory in Harvard, the first order placed the bag. "On Facebook, poking is a way… Continue Reading →

A reporter describes what it is like to live without using or accessing a single product from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft for a week.

Goodbye Big FiveReporter Kashmir Hill has blocked six weeks to prevent Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple from getting his money, his data and his attention, with the help of a VPN customized. Here is what happened. Week 6: block… Continue Reading →

Alex Stamos and 19 people who knew him professionally during his career talk about his work in various startups, Yahoo, Facebook and now, Stanford

In October 2018, Alex Stamos, with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, delivered his first theoretical course. This was the Sidney Drell Lecture at Stanford University, named in honor of an august physicist and expert in arms… Continue Reading →

Maria Giudice from Hot Studio about working at Facebook

Maria Giudice is the founder of Hot Studio, a design agency that acquired Facebook in 2013, and a former vice president at Autodesk. She spoke with Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women, a series of interviews with brilliant women in the… Continue Reading →

Facebook claims to have restructured its "youth team" of more than 100 people, increase its investments in Messenger Kids and that the same application LOL will be closed

Facebook is still trying to determine the type of apps that kids want to use. Meme apps? Not really. Messaging apps for primary school children? Yes, apparently so. At least that's what we deduced from Facebook's decision to restructure its… Continue Reading →

Facebook is still trying to find out what teenagers are interested in

Facebook is still trying to find out what kind of apps young people want to use. Meme apps? Not so much. Messaging apps for primary school kids? Yes, apparently. At least, that is what we have derived from Facebook's decision… Continue Reading →

Facebook revenues from China-based advertisers reached about $ 5 billion in 2018, or about 10% of total sales, thanks to local advertising resellers.

SHENZHEN – Facebook's apps and websites have been stuck in China for years. The company does not have an office in the country that supports its social networking services. And his attempts to open a subsidiary were quickly stifled. But… Continue Reading →

Microsoft joins Google, Facebook and Arm as a member of the OpenChain project, which aims to standardize open source software licenses.

Microsoft wants to support greater standardization of open source software licenses. That's why today she is behind the OpenChain project as the last platinum member. Microsoft joins other Platinum members, including Google LLC, Arm Holdings Ltd. and Facebook Inc., as… Continue Reading →

German antitrust surveillance orders Facebook to stop combining WhatsApp and Instagram data without consent in Germany; Facebook says it's going to appeal the decision

Copyright of the image Getty Images The German competition regulator has asked Facebook to substantially restrict the way in which it collects and combines data about its users, unless it gives its explicit consent. The watchdog conducted a survey of… Continue Reading →

Facebook told to stop combining WhatsApp and Instagram data in Germany

Germany's national competition regulator has instructed Facebook to stop combining user data from different sources without voluntary consent. The order applies to data collected by Facebook platforms such as WhatsApp and Instagram, but also to external sources that Facebook uses… Continue Reading →

German antitrust office limits the data collection of Facebook

A lengthy antitrust investigation into how Facebook collects data about users has led the German competition watchdog to forbid the social network giant to combine data about users in its own set of social platforms without their consent. The investigation… Continue Reading →

Caryn Marooney, Facebook's top global communications executive, leaves office after eight years; Debbie Frost, the senior public relations executive of Facebook, is also leaving

Caryn Marooney, Facebook's top communications executive, leaves the social media giant after eight years. His departure comes after a year in which Facebook has found itself in the sights of almost all people, from the media to the government, to… Continue Reading →

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