Workers who were hired to clear the remnants of properties incinerated by the Camp Fire in California have been fired after they posed for photos appearing to make light of the inferno that wiped out nearly an entire community and killed 85 people.
Parliament’s media committee accused Facebook of cutting special deals with some app developers to give them more access to data, while icing out others that it viewed as potential rivals.
Facebook blocked a Charlottesville reporter who posted an Instagram meme used by murder suspect James Alex Fields in the months before the 2017 white nationalist rally.
Fake news has become an addiction, as tech companies like Facebook and Google target vulnerable people and turn the problem into a health crisis, argues journalist Bob Sullivan.
Washington’s mayor started a heated Thanksgiving discussion early by telling the city she is “annoyed” with a beloved condiment in the nation’s capital.
Some new studies associate excessive screen time with mental health issues or increased anxiety. ABC News’ technology correspondent Becky Worley led a group of 10 teens through a social media detox.
With the U.S. midterm elections just a few days away, Facebook and other social media platforms’ war on online misinformation and hate speech has a long way to go.
D.C.-based business news and how-to website The Manifest says 86 percent of Americans now use social media every day. Women are more likely than men to check in repeatedly throughout the day.
On Friday, the company said there were actually fewer users — 30 million — who were affected by the breach. But the hackers went deeper into users’ profiles than initially thought.
The attackers accessed even more details on 14 million of those users, including the area where they live, their relationship status, their religion, and part of their search history.
The news comes at a jittery time ahead of the midterm elections when Facebook is fighting off misuse of its site on a number of fronts.
It wasn’t the first, and probably won’t be the last, social media hoax you ever came across, but the most recent hoax involving Facebook accounts had many people worried about being hacked.
Mark Zuckerberg wants to think that his new portal thing isn’t going to spy on us.
Facebook is marketing the device, called Portal, as a way for its more than 2 billion users to chat with one another without having to fuss with positioning and other controls. The device features a camera that uses artificial intelligence to automatically pan and zoom as people move around during calls.
What Facebook knows so far is that hackers got access to the 50 million accounts by exploiting three distinct bugs in Facebook’s code that allowed them to steal those digital keys, technically known as “access tokens.” The company says it has fixed the bugs.
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