A worrying number of popular Android apps share user data with Facebook without user consent, new research from Privacy International shows (via Financial Times). Here’s the worst part: Staying off Facebook doesn’t protect you from this. SEE ALSO: Veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg quits Facebook, because yeah Privacy International,
You can fire him from Facebook and remove him from working on the Oculus VR technology he helped pioneer, but you can’t stop him from letting his inner geek run wild. Ousted Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey is still very much the same boy who’s obsessed with VR. Case in point:
D.C. prosecutors claim Facebook misled users when they were allowed to download a Cambridge Analytica produced app. Read more… More about Facebook, Mashable Video, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington Dc, and Cambridge Analytica
Five years is an awful lot of time in the tech industry. Darling startups find ways to crash and burn. Trends that seem unstoppable sputter-out. In the field of artificial intelligence, the past five years have been nothing short of transformative. Facebook’s AI Research lab (FAIR) turns five years old
Scooter startup Lime has sought to back peddle on an explanation given by its VP of global expansion late last week when asked why it had hired the controversial PR firm, Definers Public Affairs. The opposition research firm, which has ties to the Republican Party, has been at the center of
At Facebook, where he was the first-ever director of platform, they called him Bling. At YouTube the following year, they still called him Bling. At Google in 2010, they continued to call him Bling. Even at Khosla Ventures, where Ben Ling has been a general partner for the past five
Microsoft still updates its own open-source software for artificial intelligence. But now it's focusing more on improving Facebook's more popular software.
The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections may indeed have been linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency, according to a new statement from the company. It says that a site claiming association with the IRA today posted a list of Instagram
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as solid quarterly results from Facebook lifted sentiment, but the major indexes were still on track to post sharp losses for the month.
It's notable that Facebook tapped someone from outside the company for the job. Facebook has a reputation for promoting a tight circle of executives close to Zuckerberg and Sandberg.
Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at technology giants Facebook, Google and Twitter for "treading on very, very troubled territory."
Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend after a summer of vacationing. Or it’s the day everyone barbecues at Dolores Park. Or it’s the annual Tahoe trip where everyone gets to relive