Questions are being raised about Facebook’s decision to give a Russian internet company temporary special access to its user data (FB)

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Facebook acknowledged that it gave Mail.Ru special access to user data after 2015, when it officially ended the system that allowed third-party apps to access user data. Mail.Ru was among dozens of companies that were granted special temporary access to Facebook user data. Mail.Ru has ties to the Kremlin, […]

FBI, SEC and FTC are also investigating Facebook’s data leak

Facebook has to deal with multiple federal agencies simultaneously investigating its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. According to The Washington Post, the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have joined the DOJ’s probe into the two companies. The New York Times reported back in May that the […]

Facebook’s live gameshows could take a bite out of HQ Trivia

Instead of creating its own HQ Trivia competitor, Facebook has taken a broader approach and created an entire gaming platform. The company announced polls for Live and on demand videos as well as new gamification features for Live videos. Partners like Insider, BuzzFeed and Fresno can add polls, quizzes and challenges to both individual videos […]

Evan Spiegel took a snarky swipe at Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook’s data scandal (SNAP)

Snap/YouTube Snap CEO Evan Spiegel couldn’t resist a dig at Mark Zuckerberg over the Cambridge Analytica crisis. After Facebook cloned Snapchat features like “Stories,” he said: “We would really appreciate it if they copied our data protection practices also.” He said the tech industry is suddenly alive to the fact that privacy, and not “hoarding” […]

Recommended Reading: The fate of Facebook’s free internet project

What happened to Facebook’s grand plan to wire the world? Jessi Hempel, Wired For years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted the company’s Internet.org initiative that sought to bring connectivity to everyone in the world. It was presented an ambitious humanitarian effort, but things didn’t go according to plan. Wired tells the story of what happened […]

Mark Zuckerberg just turned 34 years old — here are 33 photos of Facebook’s rise from a Harvard dorm room to world domination (FB)

Robert Galbraith/Reuters Facebook is a classic Silicon Valley success story: It’s gone from an idea hatched in a Harvard dorm to one of the most powerful and influential companies in the world. Mark Zuckerberg, its CEO and founder, celebrated his 34th birthday on Monday — and, as CNBC calculates, has made an average of $ […]

Facebook’s ‘Sauron alert’ protects staff against privacy breaches

The news that Facebook fired an engineer who abused his power to stalk women has raised a question: can the social network raise alarm bells if one of its workers accesses private data? The answer appears to be yes — though you’ll currently have to work at Facebook to get a warning. The Wall Street […]