California reveals it is investigating Facebook over privacy practices

California reveals it is investigating Facebook over privacy practices

Facebook has been under investigation by California officials over its privacy practices for more than a year, the state attorney general Xavier Becerra said on Wednesday, and may now be forced to turn over key documents.

Facebook looks to offer encrypted calls

Facebook looks to offer encrypted calls

A screenshot posted on Twitter has provided fresh evidence to suggest that Facebook is working on end-to-end encryption for calls made on the Facebook Messenger app.According to a tweet posted yesterday, it looks like Facebook is indeed working on end-to-end encryption for calls made through Facebook Messenger.

Zuckerberg doubles down on Facebook political ads policy after Twitter ban

Zuckerberg doubles down on Facebook political ads policy after Twitter ban

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tore into those arguments with the series of tweets announcing his company's policy change.Zuckerberg said Facebook believes "transparency" around political advertising is preferable to a ban on the ads.

After China, Pakistan signs up to monitor citizens' online activity: Report

After China, Pakistan signs up to monitor citizens' online activity: Report

Pakistan has acquired the services of a Canadian surveillance company, Sandvine and is working on creating a nationwide "web monitoring system".Coda Story reported on Thursday that Sandvine will provide the Government of Pakistan equipment for monitoring and analysing all incoming and outgoing internet traffic in the country.

Ocasio-Cortez stumps Zuckerberg with questions on far right and Cambridge Analytica

Ocasio-Cortez stumps Zuckerberg with questions on far right and Cambridge Analytica

Ocasio-Cortez stumps Zuckerberg with questions on far right and Cambridge Analytica.Mark Zuckerberg faced a grueling examination from the Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, with questions over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Facebook’s reluctance to police political advertising.

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's top priority is setting up FTC-mandated privacy program

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's top priority is setting up FTC-mandated privacy program

Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday that Facebook's top priority is to put in place a new privacy program that was mandated after the company's $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission in July.

What We 'Know' About Facebook

What We 'Know' About Facebook

Photo: GettyOn Friday, Gizmodo uncovered shocking new evidence that Facebook is using its platform to suppress stories about CEO Mark Zuckerberg...Like most big tech companies, Facebook doesn’t offer a phone number to call if you’re having issues.

US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages

US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages

The United States, United Kingdom and Australia plan to pressure Facebook to create a backdoor into its encrypted messaging apps that would allow governments to access the content of private communications, according to an open letter from top government officials to Mark Zuckerberg obtained by the Guardian.

In leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook against critics, competitors, and Elizabeth Warren

In leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook against critics, competitors, and Elizabeth Warren

In language that is often more candid than he typically uses in his public comments, Zuckerberg seeks to rally the company against Facebook’s competitors, critics, and the US government.

Senator: Mark Zuckerberg should face “the possibility of a prison term”

Senator: Mark Zuckerberg should face “the possibility of a prison term”

Wyden was talking to the Willamette Week about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a 1996 law that gives online platforms like Facebook broad immunity for content posted by their users.

Senator says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg should face 'possibility of a prison term'

Senator says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg should face 'possibility of a prison term'

U.S Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), in an interview with Willamette Week, suggested that Mark Zuckerberg should face a prison term for lying to American citizens about Facebook's privacy lapses."Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy," Senator Wyden said in the interview.

Zuckerberg Plans to Wiretap Whatsapp. He’ll Do the Same to Libra

Zuckerberg Plans to Wiretap Whatsapp. He’ll Do the Same to Libra

Facebook will do the same thing with its new currency, Libra , scanning transactions through the Calibra wallet. According to a Forbes report, Facebook is experimenting with a blacklist filter and content-scanner for WhatsApp. The algorithm would read messages before they are sent and detect suspicious activity.

Wikipedia co-founder slams Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter and the 'appalling' internet

Wikipedia co-founder slams Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter and the 'appalling' internet

"The internet wouldn't have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today," he said. The internet wouldn't have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today.

Mark Zuckerberg makes the case for not breaking up Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg makes the case for not breaking up Facebook

"The question that I think we have to grapple with is that breaking up these companies wouldn't make any of those problems better," Zuckerberg said in a conversation with Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein.

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Speaking shortly afterwards on the same radio program, Damian Collins, who chairs a UK parliamentary committee that has called for Facebook to be investigated by the UK’s privacy and competition regulators , suggested the company is seeking to use self-serving self-regulation to evade wider responsibility for the problems its platform creates — arguing that what’s really needed are state-set broadcast-style regulations overseen by external bodies with statutory powers.

Facebook worries emails could show Zuckerberg knew of questionable privacy practices: WSJ

Facebook worries emails could show Zuckerberg knew of questionable privacy practices: WSJ

Within the company, the unearthing of the emails in the process of responding to a continuing federal privacy investigation has raised concerns that they would be harmful to Facebook, at least from a public-relations standpoint, if they were to become public, the WSJ reported.

This Deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg Tests Facebook’s Fake Video Policies

This Deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg Tests Facebook’s Fake Video Policies

Two artists and an advertising company created a deepfake of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg saying things he never said, and uploaded it to Instagram. "Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people's stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures," Zuckerberg's likeness says, in the video.

We projected “Fire Zuckerberg” onto the side of the Facebook shareholders meeting last night

We projected “Fire Zuckerberg” onto the side of the Facebook shareholders meeting last night

We projected “Fire Mark Zuckerberg” onto the side of the Facebook shareholders meeting last night. Zuckerberg has been the sole leader of Facebook for its entire 15 years of existence. Ousting Mark Zuckerberg is an important first step toward affecting real change.

Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over alleged data misuse

Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over alleged data misuse

However, the social network said it had information that since 2014, Rankwave had been using data gathered by its apps "for its own business purposes, which include providing consulting services to advertisers and marketing companies".

“The future is private” says Zuckerberg; not with him, judging by new investigations of Facebook for data protection failures

“The future is private” says Zuckerberg; not with him, judging by new investigations of Facebook for data protection failures

However, for all the attempts to create a feel-good experience at the Facebook Developer Conference, there was no sense that Zuckerberg is really grappling with the deeper privacy issues that lie at the heart of Facebook’s problems.

A Facebook cofounder has written a blistering New York Times op-ed arguing that Mark Zuckerberg's social network should be torn apart

A Facebook cofounder has written a blistering New York Times op-ed arguing that Mark Zuckerberg's social network should be torn apart

Chris Hughes, who founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, has turned on his former business partner in a blistering New York Times op-ed article.

Big Tech and the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Big Tech and the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Zuboff points out in her brilliant book that all pervasive, stealthy and omnipresent surveillance capitalism has exploited human experience to collect free raw material for translation into behavorial data.

Exclusive: New privacy oversight on the table for Facebook, Zuckerberg

Exclusive: New privacy oversight on the table for Facebook, Zuckerberg

Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a possible settlement that would require the company to place privacy-minded executives at the company's highest levels, a source close to the talks told POLITICO on Wednesday — in addition to paying the expected multibillion-dollar fine it disclosed last week.

The genius move behind Facebook groups: Mining users for more valuable data

The genius move behind Facebook groups: Mining users for more valuable data

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, , “Now we’re focused on building the digital equivalent of the living room, where you can interact in all the ways you’d want privately — from messaging and stories to secure payments and more.” He added, “We’ve redesigned Facebook to make communities as central as friends.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the ‘future is private’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the ‘future is private’

His opening statements build on the massive shift in Zuckerberg’s vision for the company that he first outlined early last month when he announced Facebook would transition away from the News Feed and public posts and toward a “privacy-focused communications platform” that unified its messaging products around concepts like ephemerality and encryption.

Federal Facebook investigation could hold Zuckerberg accountable on privacy, sources say

Federal Facebook investigation could hold Zuckerberg accountable on privacy, sources say

Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users' personal information have set their sights on the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to seek new, heightened oversight of his leadership.

Facebook fights to “shield Zuckerberg” from punishment in US privacy probe

Facebook fights to “shield Zuckerberg” from punishment in US privacy probe

with 35 posters participating Federal Trade Commission officials are discussing whether to hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable for Facebook's privacy failures, according to reports by The Washington Post and NBC News.

Federal investigators could hold Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for any Facebook privacy failings, according to new report

Federal investigators could hold Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for any Facebook privacy failings, according to new report

A federal investigation into Facebook could find Mark Zuckerberg directly responsible for any privacy failings on the social network, according to a new report in the Washington Post.

15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

And so simultaneously the company mounted a huge effort, led by CTO Mike Schroepfer, to create artificial intelligence systems that can, at scale, identify the content that Facebook wants to zap from its platform, including spam, nudes, hate speech, ISIS propaganda, and videos of children being put in washing machines.

Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show

Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show

The documents, which include emails, webchats, presentations, spreadsheets and meeting summaries, show how Zuckerberg, along with his board and management team, found ways to tap Facebook’s trove of user data — including information about friends, relationships and photos — as leverage over companies it partnered with.