The Memories Hiding in My Data Dump

The Memories Hiding in My Data Dump

Looking by means of info saved by Facebook and Google was like studying a diary I hadn’t supposed to maintain. CreditIllustration by Ben Mendelewicz The first message I noticed once I downloaded my Facebook knowledge referenced a long-forgotten encounter. Eleven years in the past, two weeks earlier than my senior yr of highschool, I had […]

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Egypt Sentences Lebanese Tourist to eight Years in Prison for Facebook Video

An Egyptian courtroom sentenced a Lebanese vacationer to eight years in jail on Saturday after she posted a video tirade on her Facebook web page that Egyptian authorities claimed had insulted the nation and its chief. The news website Ahram reported that Mona el-Mazbouh was initially handed an 11-year sentence and a nice after she […]

Oprah, Is That You? On Social Media, the Answer Is Often No.

Oprah, Is That You? On Social Media, the Answer Is Often No.

To get a way of the size of the issue, The New York Times commissioned an evaluation to tally the variety of impersonators throughout social media for the 10 most adopted individuals on Instagram, together with Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. The evaluation, performed by Social Impostor, a agency that protects celebrities’ names on-line, discovered almost […]

Facebook Removes a Gospel Group’s Music Video

Facebook Removes a Gospel Group’s Music Video

Facebook’s current crackdown on promoting that it considers political has already affected news publishers and small companies like hair salons and day-care facilities. Now a gospel music group will be added to the listing. Last month, Zion’s Joy!, a vocal ensemble from Indianapolis, posted a video to its Facebook web page for a brand new […]

Facebook Faces Broadened Federal Investigations Over Data and Privacy

Facebook Faces Broadened Federal Investigations Over Data and Privacy

WASHINGTON — Facebook mentioned on Monday that it confronted an enlargement of federal investigations into its sharing of user data with the political consulting agency Cambridge Analytica, with extra authorities companies inquiring in regards to the matter and analyzing the social community’s statements in regards to the incident. The Justice Department and the Federal Bureau […]

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Facebook and Twitter Expand Peek Into Who’s Behind Their Ads

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Social media firms, stepping up efforts to cease disinformation on their on-line platforms forward of this 12 months’s midterm elections, unveiled on Thursday new instruments aimed toward enhancing transparency round ads. In simultaneous bulletins, Facebook and Twitter mentioned they have been broadening efforts round public, searchable archives of adverts that run […]

Instagram Now Looks Like a Bargain

Instagram Now Looks Like a Bargain

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of main enterprise and coverage headlines — and the power-brokers who form them.__________ Is it time for Mark Zuckerberg to say, “I told you so?” Instagram, the photo-sharing start-up he purchased for $1 billion in 2012, has been valued at 100 occasions that determine by Bloomberg Intelligence. That, […]

Facebook Halts Aquila, Its Internet Drone Project

Facebook Halts Aquila, Its Internet Drone Project

Facebook has made splashy bulletins over the previous 4 years about constructing a fleet of solar-powered drones, with wingspans larger than a Boeing 737, beaming web entry to individuals world wide who can’t in any other case get on-line. (When you have got as many customers as Facebook, discovering new ones requires some ingenuity.) On […]

Top Tech Companies Met With Intelligence Officials to Discuss Midterms

Top Tech Companies Met With Intelligence Officials to Discuss Midterms

SAN FRANCISCO — Eight of the tech business’s most influential firms, in anticipation of a repeat of the Russian meddling that occurred through the 2016 presidential marketing campaign, met with United States intelligence officers final month to debate preparations for this yr’s midterm elections. The assembly, which befell May 23 at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo […]

A Day Care and a Dog Rescue Benefit: On Facebook, They Were Political Ads

A Day Care and a Dog Rescue Benefit: On Facebook, They Were Political Ads

What do a day care middle, a vegetarian restaurant, a hair salon, an out of doors clothes maker and an investigative information writer have in widespread? To Facebook, they regarded suspiciously like political activists. Facing a torrent of criticism over its failure to stop overseas interference throughout the 2016 election, the enormous social community just […]