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Facebook slashes more Russian accounts
Published in News
Friday, 18 January 2019 12:03

Facebook slashes more Russian accounts


Some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik

Facebook has removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour on its platforms.

Intel teams up with Facebook for AI
Published in AI
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 12:14

Intel teams up with Facebook for AI


I am sorry Dave I am erasing your nipples

Intel is working with Facebook to finish a new artificial intelligence chip in the second half of this year.

Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica fiasco
Published in News
Thursday, 20 December 2018 10:56

Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica fiasco


Washington DC attorney-general washes his briefs

The attorney general for Washington, DC, filed a civil lawsuit against Facebook claiming the social notworking outfit failed to protect its users' data and pointing specifically to the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook will keep tracking you even when you tell it not to
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Uses your IP address

Even if you explicitly tell Facebook to not track your location, it will still use your IP address to track your location.

Facebook gave data to Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, and the Royal Bank of Canada
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Considered them exempt from privacy rules

Facebook documents, found by the New York Times, show that the social network considered Microsoft, Spotify, Netflix, and the Royal Bank of Canada business partners and effectively exempted them from its privacy rules.

Facebook abandons its secretive research lab
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 17 December 2018 11:12

Facebook abandons its secretive research lab


Building 8 closed and its work is distributed

Facebook has disbanded its secretive research lab, where the company developed new hardware like its Portal speakers and researched moonshot projects like brain computer interfaces.

UK publishes more of Facebook’s secrets
Published in News
Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:40

UK publishes more of Facebook’s secrets


It doesn’t like it up them

A British MP has used privilege laws to publish more than 250 pages of Facebook’s secret internal documents and they cast the social networking site in a poor light.

Russians were pulling Facebook data
Published in News
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:21

Russians were pulling Facebook data


UK Commons committee has discovered

A UK Commons committee chair said that a seized trove of Facebook documents reveals that a company engineer flagged Russian "entities"  using a Pinterest API to pull billions of points of Facebook data every day in 2014.

Facebook admits encouraging conspiracy theories
Published in News


After conspiring to claim that it was fake news

Last week Facebook hotly denied that it had funded a Washington-based lobbying company to spread fake news about its critics, but now it has admitted that it did just that.

UK Parliament's Serjeant at Arms seizes Facebook documents
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Difficult to argue with a bloke with a mace


The UK Parliament dusted off some of its ancient powers to seize internal Facebook documents and make chief executive Mark Zuckerberg look jolly stupid for refusing to answer MPs’ questions.