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Why Facebook Is the Best Pick in Tech Right Now  TheStreet.com

Facebook (FB - Get Report) offers investors the best investment opportunity in tech right now. Why? Because its business model is similar to that of a toll bridge, ...

Facebook Could Pay Multi-Billion Dollar Fine in FTC Settlement  TheStreet.com

Facebook and the FTC are negotiating details of a settlement related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a report says....FB.

Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of users it deems a threat  The Verge

The company actively monitors its platform for threatening comments, the report said. That can include a nonspecific threat to a Facebook location or a direct one ...

The Verge
Early Facebook investor turned critic describes how government should approach tech giants, and how we should use their services  MarketWatch

Roger McNamee, a longtime tech investor and one of the early backers of Facebook Inc., was a very early voice warning about privacy and data collection ...

3 Ways Investors Can Benefit From Instagram (Hint: Facebook Isn't One of Them)  Motley Fool

Instagram has changed the culture, and a number of industries are profiting from its influence.

Motley Fool
NBA Inks Facebook Pact for Video Recaps of All NBA, WNBA, NBA 2K League and NBA G League Games  Variety

NBA Digital announced a deal with Facebook under which all NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League game recaps will be available on Facebook ...

Comedy Central’s Brad Wood Joins Facebook As Social Media Platform Bolsters International Content Team  Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Facebook has hired Comedy Central UK executive Brad Wood as it continues to make an aggressive move into the entertainment world. Related.

How AI made Facebook’s Portal your ‘personal cameraman’  Engadget

After releasing its Portal video-calling tool to largely positive reviews (especially from its employees) last November, Facebook is finally cracking open the d...

A DART cop's suit against Facebook shows us the heart of social media's problem  Dallas News

At long last, Facebook might be facing a little music for consistently violating the privacy of its users. The Federal Trade Commission is...

Dallas News
Facebook moderators complain over 'Big Brother' rules at Accenture facility in Austin  Business Insider

Some of Facebook's *content* moderators are in revolt over 'Big Brother'-style rules. In an open letter to Facebook employees, moderators from Austin, Texas ...

Business Insider
Charleston Animal Society increasing security after threatening Facebook post  Live 5 News WCSC

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Animal Society says it is raising security until a threatening Facebook post is investigated. The post was made Feb ...

Live 5 News WCSC
Facebook's 'sexist' search function suggests photos of female friends in bikinis  The Independent

Facebook has once again provoked controversy after the discovery it is possible to search for photos of female friends on its social network, but not male ones.

The Independent
Facebook tracks users who may threaten workers  Yahoo Finance

After a Facebook user made a threat to the company's Europe office back in 2018, the social media tech giant confirmed to mining its network for threatening ...

Yahoo Finance
Moldovan election prompts Facebook to remove accounts  BBC News

Facebook says it has removed more than 200 "inauthentic" accounts targeting people in Moldova, some of which were linked to government employees.

BBC News
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Considered Paying Billions for Unity (Report)  Variety

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once considered purchasing the popular game engine Unity, according to “The History of The Future,” a new book by “Console ...

Facebook inadvertently pulls, reinstates Trump Organization ads labeled as political  USA TODAY

Facebook removed more than 100 ads paid for and posted by The Trump Organization after the social networking giant mistakenly classified them as political in ...

Facebook exposed US counter-intelligence agents to Iranian spies  Sky News

The US Department of Justice has refused to comment on the revelation that counter-intelligence staff were exposed to Iranian spies by using a Facebook group ...

Sky News
Facebook: PSNI get temporary ban over photo  BBC News

The police in Northern Ireland were locked out of all their main Facebook accounts for 24 hours after a photo breached the company's community standards.

BBC News
Facebook political data probe: £2.5m. Powers for the ICO: Priceless  The Register

The millions spent on investigating the Facebook data harvesting scandal was worth it because it allowed the Information Commissioner's Office to secure ...

The Register
The typical Facebook employee earns double Silicon Valley's median household income. How 50+ big tech employers compare  Silicon Valley Business Journal

The typical Facebook employee makes double what the typical household in Silicon Valley makes — even as the region's household earnings rose to an ...

Silicon Valley Business Journal
ACLU: Here's how FBI tried to force Facebook to wiretap its chat app. Judge: Oh no you don't  The Register

A US federal judge has refused to unseal court paperwork that would show how the FBI tried to force Facebook to snoop on calls made through its ...

The Register
Snapchat and Facebook Watch ramp up video investment  Business Insider

Snap and Facebook are each making pitches to creators and producers as they seek to secure more video *content* for their platforms, per Digiday.

Business Insider
Carolyn Hax: Angry comments on news sites and Facebook? That’s my husband.  The Washington Post

Hi, Carolyn: Please help! My husband fights with everyone online and he can't or won't stop himself. These are charged times, we all know. My husband spends ...

The Washington Post
Nvidia is optimistic, bad news for PepsiCo, Facebook in talks with the FTC  Yahoo Finance

Here are the companies Yahoo Finance is watching today. Optimism from Nvidia. The chipmaker delivered an earnings beat and better guidance than many ...

Yahoo Finance
Updated: Facebook currently investigating suspicious page  Newsbook

Newsbook.com.mt has reached out to Facebook for comment on the situation and has been told that they are currently investigating and will provide more ...

Exclusive: Facebook allowed fake news ads ahead of Nigeria vote  Al Jazeera English

Facebook's automated system can be tricked to allow ads to show millions of people fake news, Al Jazeera found.

Al Jazeera English
Facebook: Social media giant’s creepy gender glitch  NEWS.com.au

Its search bar lets you track down pictures of your female friends, but not your male ones. The bizarre find was made by notorious Belgian “ethical” hacker Inti De ...

Nvidia, Canopy Growth, Facebook, Oracle and PepsiCo - 5 Things You Must Know  TheStreet

U.S. stock futures turn higher amid progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China; Nvidia jumps after the chipmaker forecasts a rebound in gaming ...

At least $1 million lost to Facebook impersonation scams offering grants since January 2018  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - At least $1 million was lost to Facebook impersonation scams from January last year to this month, the police said on Friday (Feb 15).

The Straits Times
Google and Facebook should be regulated for news content, UK government report says  CNBC

Online platforms including Google, Facebook and Apple should be regulated in how they distribute news *content*, according to a new U.K. government report.

Facebook shuts down PSNI page after police shared drugs photo  The Irish Times

Image had been found to contravene Facebook's community standards.

The Irish Times
A Juror On A High-Profile Murder Case Posted "LMAO" On Facebook And Now It Might End In A Mistrial  BuzzFeed News

A New Jersey judge tossed a juror off a high-profile murder case after she posted "sitting on the jury LMAO" on Facebook, throwing the trial into uncertainty after ...

BuzzFeed News
Facebook Watch has a new program to fund publisher shows starring influencers  Digiday

Facebook has created a new funding program where it would work with publishers and influencers on new shows for Facebook Watch. Over the past few months ...

Anti-Vaccine Facebook Ads Target Women in Measles-Stricken States  Daily Beast

Nearly 150 spots are targeting women over the age of 25—the group most likely to include mothers of children who might need to be vaccinated.

Daily Beast
Facebook under fire again and the Trump Organization is scrapping their plans in your Consumer Matters  Local 5 - WeAreIowa.com

Wrapping up your end of the work week Consumer Matters, Facebook will be shelling out big money to Uncle Sam and the Trump Organization is scrapping ...

Local 5 - WeAreIowa.com
When Facebook Spread Hate, One Cop Tried Something Unusual  The New York Times

With the social media company unresponsive, a police veteran in Germany is using shoe-leather detective work to combat online misinformation and hate.

The New York Times
Janesville wanted suspect taunts police on Facebook, 'Catch me if you can'  MyStateline.com

A suspect wanted by Janesville Police taunted them on a Facebook post Wednesday, saying "Hahaha catch me if yuh can."

What would happen if Facebook were turned off?  The Economist

THERE HAS never been such an agglomeration of humanity as Facebook. Some 2.3bn people, 30% of the world's population, engage with the network each ...

The Economist
Facebook under pressure to halt rise of anti-vaccination groups  The Guardian

Experts are calling on company to counter closed groups where members can post misinformation without challenge.

The Guardian
Student charged for wiretapping Rep. Andy Harris' office for Facebook Live stream  Roll Call

A student and marijuana advocate from Salisbury University in Maryland has been charged for wiretapping Rep. Andy Harris' office after he allegedly streamed ...

Roll Call
Facebook steps up fact-checking in India before election  CNBC

Facebook has added five new partners to its fact-checker network in India, the company said on Monday.

Alesha MacPhail accused, 16, ‘sent Facebook message to pals saying he would kill one day for the e  The Sun

Another pal of the teen suspect said he sent a group Snapchat selfie saying 'found the guy who's done it'

The Sun
Police Use Valentine’s Day ‘Missed Connection’ on Facebook to Track Down Suspect  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

UPDATE: Justin Kennedy turned himself in on Thursday at a magistrates office. Kennedy was arraigned and after failing to post $150000 bail, he was remanded ...

WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Idaho Falls man arrested after Facebook post offering illegal substance to anyone who brought him fast food  Idaho State Journal

IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Police Department Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant Thursday at 3144 Tipperary Lane in Idaho Falls after ...

Idaho State Journal
Facebook screens posts for suicide risk, and health experts have concerns  CNN

Facebook has been screening and flagging *content* on its platform that's found to be "suicidal" in an effort to help predict and prevent suicides. Yet some public ...

Europe is beginning to break up Facebook's business  CNN

London (CNN Business) Facebook built a massive advertising business on what it knows about its users. But could the company's enormous database soon ...

Police warn teens not to take part in Facebook 48-hour missing challenge  NBC4i.com

Police are worried teens may take part in a social media challenge that encourages them to pretend they are missing.

Woman sues Atlanta nightclub after alleged sexual assault streamed on Facebook Live  CNN

A woman who says she was sexually assaulted at a popular Atlanta nightclub and is suing the company that owns Opera Atlanta told reporters Tuesday she is a ...

Germany orders Facebook to change the way it gathers data  CNN

Germany is moving to break up Facebook's dominant position in gathering data about social media users.

"Hate speech" row as Facebook rejects couple's photos  Bournemouth Echo

IT has to be one of the more surprising examples of “hate speech”.

Bournemouth Echo
How Facebook Screwed Us All  Mother Jones

This essay is the cover story for our March/April issue. (Subscribe here!) Portions of it appeared earlier here and here. A country riven by ethnic tension.

Mother Jones
Facebook bans “dangerous” Myanmar groups following Rohingya crisis  Vox.com

By its own admission, Facebook has a Myanmar problem. Social media users in the country used the platform to incite violence against the Rohingya, a mostly ...

Facebook Takes Another Step Into the "Social Shopping" Market  Motley Fool

The social media giant's latest acquisition isn't just about artificial intelligence.

Motley Fool
Spike Lee Wants to Know Why Prince Harry Was on Facebook As ‘Spike Lee’  Vulture

While promoting “BlacKkKlansman” on “Today,” Spike Lee described talking to Prince William at the BAFTAs about his brother Prince Harry's secret Facebook ...

Amazon has 'no limit' on how it can store and listen to private conversations, claims Facebook's first president Sean Parker  CNBC

Sean Parker, founding president of Facebook, worries more about Amazon violating your privacy than Facebook. Parker said on Wednesday there is "no limit" to ...

Does Workplace have a Facebook problem?  Computerworld

Facebook emerged from 2018 bruised from a series of revelations that undermined trust in the popular social media platform and raised questions about its ...

What I learned when I went inside Facebook  CNN

New York (CNN Business) It was August 17, 2018, and Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos and I were driving together to his last day of work.

Facebook is still trying to figure out what teens are interested in  Recode

Facebook is restructuring its "youth team," shutting down its new teen meme app LOL, and doubling down on Messenger Kids.

Facebook Messenger gets an unsend feature  The Verge

Facebook has come out with a feature that lets you delete messages from a conversation after you've sent them, as previously spotted in leaks. So in case you ...

The Verge
EU copyright revamp targets digital uploaders like Google, Facebook  Radio New Zealand

Europe is looking to force Google, Facebook and others to share revenue with artists, journalists and other creators and build copyright "upload filters", in the ...

Radio New Zealand
'Free-rider problem'—Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says he and other 0.1%-ers need to pay up  CNBC

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and an advocate for wealth equality, told CNBC on Monday that he and other ultrawealthy Americans should be paying ...

Is Facebook Dying? - Facebook Stock Earnings Review  Seeking Alpha

Facebook recently reported very strong numbers. FB is looking to further integrate all its apps, which has huge potential and it seems like it's moving towards.

Seeking Alpha
All the Times Facebook Moved Fast and Sometimes Broke Things  WIRED

The social network where one-third of humanity checks in at least once a month is also a marketplace, a satellite developer, and a maker of VR headsets.

Facebook plans to let Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp users message each other  The Verge

Facebook is working to allow cross-messaging between Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, according to a report in The New York Times.

The Verge
Facebook removes adverts for Trump destination in Scotland  Press and Journal

The social media network Facebook has removed adverts for Donald Trump's Scottish golf courses and hotels. It ruled the ads had breached new transparency ...

Press and Journal
'Overreacting to failure': Facebook's new Myanmar strategy baffles local activists  The Guardian

As Facebook tries to address its role in spreading hate speech, human rights experts criticize *fresh* ban of ethnic armed groups.

The Guardian
How Facebook Has Changed Computing  WIRED

To handle its massive amount of data, Facebook built new hardware and software tools, and shared them through open source.

Regulation needed to save Australian journalism from Facebook and Google, watchdog says  The Guardian

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says digital behemoths' market power is weakening the news media.

The Guardian
Former Times top editor Jill Abramson talks Facebook, Trump and her plagiarism scandal  Yahoo Finance

Jill Abramson continues to face accusations of plagiarism over passages that closely resemble those found in articles published years prior. The book ...

Yahoo Finance
Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter may have to pay up to 40% digital tax in India soon, says report  Times Now

New Delhi: Tech companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Twitter are expected to pay a 'digital tax' in India soon as the Central Board of Direct ...

Times Now
Facebook 15th anniversary: Has Facebook been good or bad for the world?  Vox.com

15 influencers weigh in on the company's 15th birthday.

U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for privacy violations  The Washington Post

The penalty is expected to be much larger than the $22.5 million fine the agency imposed on Google in 2012.

The Washington Post
Apple’s power over Facebook ought to worry the rest of us  The Verge

Facebook's market research program may have been shady, but social networks aren't the only big platforms that deserve our scrutiny.

The Verge
Facebook Messenger’s redesign is finally rolling out to all  The Verge

Facebook Messenger's redesign is finally here. Its listing on both the App Store and the Google Play Store has been updated to show the new interface, and ...

The Verge
Apple Shows Facebook Who Has the Power in an App Dispute  The New York Times

After two days of disruptions, the iPhone maker restored the social network's access to internal apps that its employees rely on in their jobs.

The New York Times
I tried to keep my unborn child secret from Facebook and Google  Wired.co.uk

The internet hates secrets. More than that, it despises them. And so, in February of last year, my partner and I resolved to try and keep the existence of our ...

Facebook deletes controversial QUT group after ‘toxic’ cyber-bullying  Courier Mail

FACEBOOK has taken the extraordinary step of deleting a controversial student-managed university Facebook page after students expressed fears the group ...

Courier Mail
Najib puts up graduation picture on Facebook  AsiaOne

PETALING JAYA - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak changed his Facebook profile picture Thursday (Feb 14) to one of him at his graduation ...

Facebook: Where Friendships Go to Never Quite Die  The Atlantic

On its 15th anniversary, a look at how the site has changed social life by keeping weak connections on life support forever.

The Atlantic
This Is Your Brain Off Facebook  The Indian Express

Planning on quitting the social platform? A major new study offers a glimpse of what unplugging might do for your life. (Spoiler: It's not so bad.)

The Indian Express
Inside the Secret Facebook War For Mormon Hearts and Minds  The Daily Beast

What happens when social media manipulation targets religious faith?

The Daily Beast
Exclusive: Facebook ex-security chief: How ‘hypertargeting’ threatens democracy  Yahoo Finance

This is a profile of Alex Stamos, — former security chief at Yahoo and Facebook who was at ground zero of major cyberattacks and Russian election ...

Yahoo Finance
MAFS' Bronson Norrish updates his relationship status on Facebook to 'It's Complicated'  Daily Mail

Married At First Sight's newlyweds Bronson Norrish and Ines Basic butted heads from the very first moment they met.

Daily Mail
Ever wanted to take back a Facebook message? Here's how  WLOS

Have you ever sent a message you wish you could take back? Well, now you can -- at least on Facebook. Earlier this week, Facebook released an “unsend” ...

How Facebook’s Tiny China Sales Floor Helps Generate Big Ad Money  The Indian Express

In the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, Facebook, working with a local partner, has found a way to overcome China's internet blocks to make ad dollars.

The Indian Express
Sarah Wellgreen: Fake Facebook profile set up of suspected murder victim from New Ash Green  Kent Online

A fake profile of missing mum-of-five Sarah Wellgreen has been created on Facebook, causing "great distress" to her family.

Kent Online
Facebook soars after it crushes earnings, posts record profit  CNBC

Facebook posted strong financial numbers for its fourth quarter Wednesday, beating on earnings and revenue and sending shares up more than 12 percent in ...

Facebook will reveal who uploaded your contact info for ad targeting  TechCrunch

Facebook's crack down on non-consensual ad targeting last year will finally produce results. In March, TechCrunch discovered Facebook planned to require ...

Facebook takes down anti-NATO pages linked to Russian news agency Sputnik  CNN

New York (CNN Business) Facebook removed hundreds of pages on Thursday it said posed as independent news sites in eastern Europe and elsewhere but ...

Does Facebook Really Know How Many Fake Accounts It Has?  The New York Times

The social network has disclosed an estimate for years, but a closer look raises lots of questions.

The New York Times
I Was A Facebook Fact-Checker. It Was Like Playing A Doomed Game Of Whack-A-Mole.  BuzzFeed News

Trying to stem the tsunami of fake news was like battling the Hydra — every time we cut off a virtual head, two more would grow in its place.

BuzzFeed News
Facebook glitch 'let creepy men perv over pictures of their scantily-clad female friends'  Metro.co.uk

Social network rushes to fix 'bug' which lets sweaty-palmed males see revealing images of ladies they know.

Facebook Hires Up Three of Its Biggest Privacy Critics  WIRED

For years, critics have taken aim at Facebook's privacy missteps, from the Cambridge Analytica scandal to this week's revelation that Facebook has paid ...

Delete your account: leaving Facebook can make you happier, study finds  The Guardian

New study from Stanford and NYU finds logging off causes 'small but significant improvements in wellbeing'

The Guardian
Facebook turnover: The woman who’s been leading Facebook’s PR team is leaving  Recode

Facebook's top communications executive, Caryn Marooney, is leaving the social media giant after eight years. Her departure comes after a year in which ...

An Anti-Facebook Manifesto, by an Early Facebook Investor  The New York Times

In “Zucked,” the venture capitalist Roger McNamee — a former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg — reveals the inner workings behind the platform's troubling rise to ...

The New York Times
I Cut Facebook Out of My Life. Surprisingly, I Missed It  Gizmodo

Week 2: Facebook. After Facebook's hell-year of scandal, and its unabating erosion of our privacy—a topic I've been covering for over 10 years—I never thought ...

How Facebook and YouTube help spread anti-vaxxer propaganda  The Guardian

Companies have acknowledged the problem and are taking modest steps to discourage misinformation.

The Guardian
Facebook’s combined messaging system won’t arrive this year  The Verge

Facebook is reportedly working to combine Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging into a single, unified platform, but don't expect that system to hit ...

The Verge
Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools —… — ProPublica  ProPublica

Our tool had let the public see exactly how users were being targeted by advertisers. The social media giant urged us to shut it down last year.


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Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company. It is based in Menlo Park, California. Its was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Amazon, Apple, and Google.The founders initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students and subsequently Columbia, Stanford, and Yale students. Membership was eventually expanded to the remaining Ivy League schools, MIT, and higher education institutions in the Boston area. Facebook gradually added support for students at various other universities, and eventually to high school students. Since 2006, anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in this requirement, depending on local laws. The name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students. Facebook held its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012, valuing the company at $104 billion, the largest valuation to date for a newly listed public company. It began selling stock to the public three months later. Facebook makes most of its revenue from advertisements that appear onscreen. The Facebook service can be accessed from devices with Internet connectivity, such as personal computers, tablets and smartphones. After registering, users can create a customized profile revealing information about themselves. Users can post text, photos and multimedia of their own devising and share it with other users as "friends". Users can use various embedded apps, and receive notifications of their friends' activities. Users may join common-interest groups.Facebook had more than 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018. It receives prominent media coverage, including many controversies such as user privacy and psychological effects. The company has faced intense pressure over censorship and over content that some users find objectionable.Facebook's initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012 was the largest initial valuation to date for a public company ($104 billion).Facebook offers other products and services. It acquired Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus Rift and independently developed Facebook Messenger.