Court to rule on Facebook data sharing after Schrems drops legal challenge against Irish regulator

The Irish High Court will issue a judgment on a legal challenge by Facebook to overturn a draft decision by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner to suspend the company’s data-sharing with the US. The news follows a last-minute agreement between the privacy campaigner Max Schrems and the data regulator who were due to be in court…Continue Reading

Facebook Will Remove Content With Phrase ‘Stop The Steal’ Ahead Of Inauguration Day

Topline  Facebook will start taking down content containing the phrase “Stop the Steal,” the company announced Monday, as tech companies continue an unprecedented crackdown on conspiracy theories that fueled the Capitol riots last week. Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman of Facebook, speaks on the second day of the 56th Munich Security … [+] Conference. Photo by Tobias…Continue Reading

Facebook has taken down hundreds of political accounts in Uganda days ahead of a tense election

Control over the internet has once again taken center stage as Uganda heads to the polls on Jan. 14. with technology giants including Facebook, Google, and Twitter sucked into the bitter fight.On Jan. 9 reports emerged that Facebook had disappeared hundreds of accounts associated with president Yoweri Museveni supporters in Uganda. Some of the accounts…Continue Reading

Facebook ‘Indefinitely’ Bans Trump, Calling Risks ‘Simply Too Great’

Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that outgoing president Donald Trump is “indefinitely” banned from Facebook and Instagram. The president has 32 million Facebook followers and 24 million Instagram followers. The ban comes one day after the Capitol came under siege by a group of the president’s supporters, sending lawmakers into a lockdown and leaving four people…Continue Reading

Facebook Shuts Down Ad Account For Republican Fundraising Committee 4 Days Before Georgia Runoffs

Facebook temporarily shut down the advertising account for a Republican fundraising group just four days before Election Day in the Georgia Runoffs. “Big Tech is at it again,” the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) said Friday on Twitter. “Facebook has shut down the ad account for the Georgia Battleground Fund, a joint fundraising committee for…Continue Reading

Facebook Keeps Taking Money To Promote Australian Anti-Vaxx Content Despite Their Ban

As the world inches closer to the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine, Facebook has yet again been caught taking money from anti-vaxx campaigners and conspiracy theorists to promote their harmful content to more of the tech giant’s users. After years of warnings that anti-vaccine campaigners were using the platform to recruit and spread their anti-science…Continue Reading

Facebook Repays News Industry It Destroyed With Print Ads Begging You to Hate Apple

Photo: Olivier Douliery (Getty Images)Facebook has taken out its second round of full-page ads in two days seeking to have Apple… not roll out a privacy update or something.At issue is an iOS update that will require users to provide explicit, opt-in consent to allow apps to track them with Apple’s Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA),…Continue Reading

Facebook apologises to Australian lawmaker over delay in taking down conspiracy posts

Last Updated: 18th November, 2020 03:56 IST Facebook’s Australian director of public policy Mia Garlick apologised for how the social networking site had handled the case. In a case of delayed action, Facebook has issued an apology over the failure of handling reports of abuse received by Australian lawmaker Anne Webster from an online conspiracy theorist. As per The Guardian reports,…Continue Reading

Facebook Is Creating an AI Tool to Summarize News Articles Into Bullet Points (Report)

Facebook is creating an artificial intelligence tool that will summarize news articles into bullet points so that a user won’t have to read the whole article, according to BuzzFeed News. The AI assistant tool — named “TLDR” for the acronym “too long; didn’t read” — was revealed during an end-of-year companywide meeting on Tuesday, according…Continue Reading

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says father, who is a doctor in FL, received Covid-19 vaccination

Doha Madani4h ago / 9:51 PM UTCSheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, shared a photo Tuesday of her father, a doctor, receiving his Covid-19 vaccination at his Florida hospital. Sandberg shared her father’s post, in which he said he had tears in his eyes when he walked in for his appointment as he hoped for “the…Continue Reading