The disclosure comes as part of a lawsuit filed by Washington D.C.’s Attorney General Karl Racine, who is suing the social media giant for “ongoing unlawful trade practices.”
Facebook said Thursday that it stored millions of its users’ passwords in plain text for years.
New Zealand’s prime minister is upping the pressure on Facebook and other social media platforms after they failed to stop the spread of the Christchurch mosque attack video.
Facebook is rolling out technology to make it easier to find and remove intimate pictures and videos posted without the subject’s consent, often called “revenge porn.”
The outages affected countless users and advertisers worldwide. Some people weren’t able to reach Facebook’s website and apps, including Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued a manifesto in an apparent attempt to rebrand the company as a “privacy-focused” platform as it moves forward to marry messaging functions across all of its platforms. But some experts are skeptical about the claim.
Facebook, under pressure from US Senator Elizabeth Warren for its vast power over information, removed ads supporting Warren’s controversial plan to break up Big Tech.
Zuckerberg said Facebook will start to emphasize new privacy-shielding messaging services, a shift apparently intended to blunt both criticism of the company’s data handling and potential antitrust action.
Your identity used to be tethered to your birth certificate or your Social Security number. But because of the ways tech and social media titans like Facebook prefer to secure accounts, that’s changed. Now, your cellphone number is the key — and it’s raising concerns.
Facebook plans to integrate its messaging platforms, and even with minimal changes on the surface, the move could have an impact on the billions of people who use the tools. Here’s what it means for users.
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest attempt to explain Facebook’s data-sharing practices is notable for its omissions as well as what it plays up and plays down.
“I think it is really important, that if businesses want to reach consumers on social media, to post images. People aren’t going to read a big block of text anymore. They don’t have the time or the patience,” said Kristen Herhold at The Manifest.
Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users.
The federal appeals court ruling is the first time a case challenging a politician’s use of social media has reached the appellate level.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.