Facebook Removes Onavo Protect VPN App From Google Play Store  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
Facebook has removed the Onavo Protect app from Google Play store. It will continue to remain functional for the existing users for the time being. more
Facebook Summoned by Parliamentary Panel Over Citizens' Rights Protection  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
A parliamentary panel has summoned representatives of Facebook, its messaging services WhatsApp, and photo-sharing app Instagram to appear before it early next month. more
Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo... more
Facebook removes its Onavo surveillance VPN app from Google Play  TechCrunch · 9 hours
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation... more
Facebook allowed advertisers to target people interested in Nazis - CNET  CNET · 11 hours
Advertisers could reach people interested in perpetrators of the Holocaust and neo-Nazi music, the Los Angeles Times reports. more
Microsoft Edge allows Facebook to run Flash content without consent  Windows Central · 14 hours
Though it's restricted to Facebook now, the secret whitelist previously made exceptions for 58 sites. Despite security policies requiring user permission for websites to run Flash content, Microsoft... more
Facebook accused of tricking kids in complaint to FTC - CNET  CNET · 17 hours
Child advocates are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Facebook faces complaint to FTC for allegedly tricking kids - CNET  CNET · 18 hours
Child advocates are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Mark Zuckerberg to meet with UK culture chief after 'digital gangsters' report - CNET  CNET · 19 hours
The meeting at Facebook headquarters on Thursday follows the damning report from the British government. more
Facebook hit with FTC complaint for allegedly tricking kids - CNET  CNET · 19 hours
Child advocates want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Facebook Interested in Blockchain-Based Authentication: Zuckerberg  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Zuckerberg said he is "potentially interested" in putting the Facebook login on the Blockchain technology. more
Facebook Improves Location Settings, Adds New Privacy Control on Android  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook is adding a new privacy control feature to its Android app that will allow users to block the app from collecting and saving their background location information. more
EU Countries Back Copyright Reforms Aimed at Google, Facebook  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
EU countries have endorsed an overhaul of copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. more
Highlights & transcript from Zuckerberg’s 20K-word ethics talk  TechCrunch · 1 day
Mark Zuckerberg says it might be right for Facebook to let people pay to not see ads, but that it would feel wrong to charge users for extra privacy controls. That’s just... more
Facebook 'failed to protect’ health data in private groups  BBC · 2 days
A complaint says Facebook should have told users of their data being downloaded from private groups. more
Facebook adds new background location privacy controls to its Android app  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook is updating its privacy settings on Android to make it easier for users to control what location data is sent to and stored by the... more
Mark Zuckerberg is ‘potentially interested’ in putting Facebook login on the blockchain  THE VERGE · 2 days
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “potentially interested” in putting the Facebook login on the blockchain as part of a public interview with Harvard... more
Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to work in your best interest - CNET  CNET · 2 days
For his 2019 personal challenge, Mark Zuckerberg wants to talk about how tech will affect society. more
Facebook opens registration for F8 developer conference - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak at the conference in San Jose. more
Wisconsin court: Judge's Facebook friendship could show bias  ABC NEWS · 2 days
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How YouTube helps flat-earthers organize  THE VERGE · 2 days
It’s been a big month for conspiracy theories. Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff sent a strongly worded letter to Google and Facebook about the way their... more
Google and Facebook's Next Big Fight  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
For many people, it probably sounds a little rich to hear the European Union accuse Silicon Valley of being a graveyard of innovation. more
Facebook Not Precluded From EU Regulator Crosshairs: Vestager  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook is not currently in EU regulators' crosshairs but it may well be in future because of the crucial role played by data, Europe's antitrust chief said on Tuesday. more
Why Foursquare refuses to sell user data  THE VERGE · 3 days
On the latest episode of The Vergecast, Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck discusses the ethics of companies that track their users’ movements. The... more
Lawmakers want to question Facebook about the privacy of groups  THE VERGE · 3 days
Lawmakers are looking to question Facebook about its privacy practices after allegations that the service revealed... more
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative rolls on despite Facebook's problems - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Co-founder Priscilla Chan says the philanthropic program is no whitewash for what's ailing the social network. more
Oculus founder sends free repair kits for Rift headsets  BBC · 3 days
Despite leaving Facebook in 2017, Palmer Luckey is shipping his custom repair kit to gamers free of charge. more
The UK’s blistering Facebook report has a good recommendation — for the UK  THE VERGE · 3 days
The United Kingdom Parliament is still mad at Facebook. How much does it matter? We’ve known since last summer that the report of the... more
Facebook Accused of Leaking Sensitive Health Data in Groups  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The FTC complaint against Facebook highlights that public sharing of privately posted personal health information is in violation of the law. more
Facebook 'Digital Gangsters' Who Spread Fake News, Say British MPs  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook "digital gangsters" who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy. more
New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, Facebook  ABC NEWS · 3 days
New Zealand's government has announced plans for a new tax targeting online giants like Google and Facebook that earn plenty of money in the country but pay little... more
Oculus co-founder shipping free Rift repair kits to users with VR headset audio issue  TechCrunch · 3 days
Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey isn’t in the VR hardware business these days since getting canned by Facebook (he’s focused on... more
Facebook suspends Russia-backed pages targeting millennials - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Pages on current affairs and history collected tens of millions of views in the past few months, CNN reports. more
Instagram’s fundraiser stickers could lure credit card numbers  TechCrunch · 4 days
Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that commerce is a huge part of the 2019 roadmap for Facebook’s family of apps. But before people can easily buy things from Instagram etc, Facebook needs their credit... more
Instagram is testing a donation sticker in Stories  THE VERGE · 4 days
Instagram is experimenting with a potential donation sticker for its Stories feature, as spotted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong.... more
Facebook reportedly suspends Russia-backed pages targeting millennials - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Pages on current affairs and history collected tens of millions of views in the past few months, CNN reports. more
Facebook, social media companies branded 'digital gangsters' by UK committee - CNET  CNET · 4 days
A Parliament report on fake news condemns Mark Zuckerberg's "contempt" toward the UK and other countries around the world. more
Facebook security app used to 'spy' on competitors  BBC · 4 days
A cross-party group of MPs says Facebook used its Onavo app to gather information on competitors. more
'Digital gangsters': U.K. wants tougher rules for Facebook  CBC · 4 days
British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules on Facebook to keep it from acting like... more
Facebook Says It Is 'Open to Meaningful Regulation'  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook is "open to meaningful regulation", it said on Monday after British lawmakers said that big technology companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics. more
WATCH: Facebook called 'digital gangsters'  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A new report by British lawmakers said the social media giant intentionally violates data-privacy and competition laws. more
'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook more
New Zealand to Target Online Giants With Digital Tax  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon. more
Facebook is a 'digital gangster': Fake news report published  Sky News · 4 days
MPs are calling for a code of ethics to ensure social media platforms remove harmful content and fake news from their sites. more
UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook more
UK lawmakers recommend stiffer social media regulation  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook more
Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' - UK MPs  BBC · 4 days
The UK government publishes its report into fake news with some strong criticism of Facebook. more
Facebook broke law, must be regulated to protect democracy, politicians say - CNET  CNET · 4 days
A report on fake news from Parliament condemns Mark Zuckerberg's "contempt" towards the UK and other countries around the world. more
UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook  TechCrunch · 4 days
A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company singled... more
Facebook can no longer govern itself, UK lawmakers say  THE VERGE · 4 days
Facebook should no longer be allowed to govern itself and it’s time for the government to step in... more
Peach isn’t dead yet  THE VERGE · 5 days
Social media is increasingly the internet: Facebook was founded in 2004, and it ate the web as we knew it then — a collection of microsites and curiosities... more
Please stop marking yourself safe on Facebook  TechCrunch · 5 days
Let me begin by saying that Facebook’s Crisis Response pages do a lot of good. They are a locus for donations and offers of help. But that said, for the love of humanity, when... more
What’s the best VPN service for iOS?  9to5Mac · 5 days
Over the last few years, I’ve become increasingly concerned about personal privacy. I don’t have anything to hide, but I don’t like... more
US needs an internet data privacy law, GAO tells Congress - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Chief auditor cites Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data scandal as an example of why a privacy law is necessary. more
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Facebook to Consider Removing or Demoting Anti-Vaccination Recommendations  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Facebook has become something of a haven for a small but vocal community of parents who reject wisdom about immunisations. more
3 WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger alternatives - CNET  CNET · 7 days
If you're tired of Facebook's privacy issues, here are some alternative messaging apps that you can use. more
Facebook Watch scores recaps of every NBA, WNBA game - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Basketball fans can now watch and interact with game recaps in real time on the social media site. more
WATCH: Facebook may face major fines  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Plus, curbing smartphone addiction and a world record auction for a classic video game. more
Facebook facing record fine from US regulator  Sky News · 7 days
Facebook is negotiating a record fine with the US Federal Trade Commission over violations of user's privacy, it has been reported. more
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