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Facebook scrubs accounts spreading disinformation in Moldova ahead of heated election

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Some users spreading disinformation were government empoloyees, Facebook said.

WhatsApp adds biometric feature to help protect messages

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Even end-to-end encryption can’t protect WhatsApp users’ messages if someone has physical control of their device — a problem this update should help solve.

Facebook removes nearly 800 pages for magnifying state media throughout the Middle East

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

About 2 million accounts followed at least one of the pages, and nearly $30,0000 in advertising spending was tied to them, Facebook said.

Facebook beefs up privacy, security staff amid ongoing scrutiny over data collection practices

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

Two big hires were announced on the same day news broke that Facebook paid users between 13 and 35 years old up to $20 to install an app that collected data on their private messages in social media apps, photos and videos, emails, browsing history, location information and other data.

Russian disinformation ops were bigger than we thought

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The reports, released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, represent the most comprehensive independent analyses of the 2016 Russian disinformation effort.

Facebook bug gave developers access to private photos of 6.8 million users

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 months ago

Facebook says the bug existed for 12 days and was fixed promptly after discovery on Sept. 25.

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