Zuck’s 2019 Challenge Is to Explain Why Facebook Is Good

Zuck’s 2019 Challenge Is to Explain Why Facebook Is Good

Yesterday, he announced his challenge for the coming year : My challenge for 2019 is to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society — the opportunities, the challenges, the hopes, and the anxieties.

How Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be humbled by a creepy bikini app

How Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be humbled by a creepy bikini app

MP Damian Collins had hit a brick wall with countless requests to drag Mark Zuckerberg in front of his parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee to answer questions over the data debacle.

Is Facebook finished? 'We're not far from Zuckerberg getting subpoenaed', privacy expert says

Is Facebook finished? 'We're not far from Zuckerberg getting subpoenaed', privacy expert says

For Prof Carroll, the report about Facebook sharing people's private messages with other companies was "the straw that broke the camel's back", which finally saw him delete his Facebook account.

The Cost of Living in Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet Empire

The Cost of Living in Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet Empire

(Oprah might not be famous as a tech analyst, but she knows a thing or two about getting people to share their personal data.) Facebook has long since shown itself to be a conspiracy of moral ghouls harvesting human intimacy for ad dollars; as sickening as it is to imagine Netflix browsing your private messages, these new disclosures don’t change your basic understanding of the operation any more than, say, a snowstorm changes your understanding of December.

Facebook Used Data Access as Competitive Weapon, Documents Reveal – Variety

Facebook Used Data Access as Competitive Weapon, Documents Reveal – Variety

Zuckerberg, in a response he posted on Facebook after the documents were released, said the change to limit data access to third-party developers was to counter “shady apps that abused people’s data.” “This was an important change to protect our community, and it achieved its goal,” he wrote.

New Documents Show That Facebook Has Never Deserved Your Trust

New Documents Show That Facebook Has Never Deserved Your Trust

Company executives proposed several different schemes, from charging certain developers for access per user to requiring that apps “[Facebook] doesn’t want to share data with” spend a certain amount of money per year on Facebook’s ad platform or lose access to their data.

The secret Facebook documents have just been published by British Parliament

The secret Facebook documents have just been published by British Parliament

British Parliament on Wednesday published a cache of secret Facebook documents it obtained last month from a company suing the social network. Collins said a recurring theme of the papers was the "idea of linking access to friends data to the financial value of the [app] developers' relationship with Facebook."

Facebook’s internal documents show its ruthlessness

Facebook’s internal documents show its ruthlessness

In November 2012, in an email about reciprocity and data value, Zuckerberg talked about how Facebook's goal was to let people "share everything they want." Developers on the site, he said, could build apps to let users do exactly that, but Facebook needed to be wary of them becoming a competitor in the social media space.

Facebook discussed cashing in on user data, emails suggest

Facebook discussed cashing in on user data, emails suggest

staff in 2012 discussed removing restrictions on user data for companies who were able to spend upwards of $250,000 on mobile advertising, before ultimately deciding to apply a uniform policy restricting such access two years later, according to a tranche of internal emails released by the UK parliament.

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an extraordinary attempt to hold the US social media giant to account after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly refused to answer MPs’ questions.

Mark Zuckerberg Just Spent More Than $30 Million Buying 4 Neighboring Houses For Privacy

Mark Zuckerberg Just Spent More Than $30 Million Buying 4 Neighboring Houses For Privacy

Facebook's billionaire founder bought four homes surrounding his current home near Palo Alto, Mercury News reports. Zuckerberg will lease the four homes he just bought back to its current residents.

Facebook ads urge its staff to leak secrets

Facebook ads urge its staff to leak secrets

The stunt comes a week after the New York Times revealed that a public-relations company used by Facebook had circulated claims that the controversial billionaire George Soros was the hidden backer of the Freedom from Facebook campaign.

“He Doesn’t Believe in It”: Mark Zuckerberg Has Never Cared About Your Privacy, and He’s Not Going to Change

“He Doesn’t Believe in It”: Mark Zuckerberg Has Never Cared About Your Privacy, and He’s Not Going to Change

The piece I ended up writing pointed out that to truly opt out of sharing all your personal information, you had to click through more than 50 privacy buttons, and then choose between more than 170 total options.

Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals

Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals

Facebook’s founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question him about negative impacts his social network is having on democratic processes globally.

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly ordered all Facebook executives to use Android phones

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly ordered all Facebook executives to use Android phones

“We’ve long encouraged our employees and executives to use Android because it is the most popular operating system in the world,” said Facebook in response to the New York Times article.

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

CEO Zuckerberg sat back as rich companies illegally spent millions to flood the messaging platform with fake news and hate speech -- until the country trusted a fringe fascist more than anyone else.

To regulate AI we need new laws, not just a code of ethics | Paul Chadwick

To regulate AI we need new laws, not just a code of ethics | Paul Chadwick

“We need a new culture of technology and business development for the age of AI which we call ‘rule of law, democracy and human rights by design’,” Nemitz writes.

The Autocracy App

The Autocracy App

Unless social media companies follow Lanier’s prompt to shift their business model to user fees, we’ll need to restrain their exploitation of data through regulation.

An Unsend option is coming to Facebook Messenger

Jane Manchun Wong -- the fan of reverse engineering who tipped us off about Facebook dating and voice control in Messenger -- has unearthed the Unsend option in the Facebook Messenger app.