Tag: Facebook

States pushing forward on antitrust investigation of Apple, Google, Facebook, others

Following a July planning meeting with US Attorney General William Barr, individual states appear poised to launch their own antitrust investigations of big tech sooner rather than later. AppleInsider –… Read more »

(Weak) Facebook Live restrictions introduced in response to New Zealand shooting video

Facebook Live restrictions have been introduced in response to the New Zealand terrorist attack, when the gunman live-streamed footage of the shootings, making good on a promise made back in… Read more »

Facebook staring down possibility of 20 years of FTC oversight to end privacy probe

Facebook’s negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission to end an investigation into the social network’s alleged privacy violations may involve a 20-year period of government oversight, with a deal between… Read more »

Facebook ‘unintentionally’ harvested email contacts from 1.5M users

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it "unintentionally uploaded" the email contacts of some 1.5 million users without their express consent since May 2016, a mistake for which the company is… Read more »

Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match Siri, Alexa & Google Assistant

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it’s working on its own voice assistant, carving out a space among competitors like Apple’s Siri and Amazon Alexa. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Facebook says it’s ‘exploring’ putting restrictions on the ability for users to broadcast live

In a blog post this morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that Facebook is exploring ways to restrict who can go “Live” on the platform. This comes after two mass… Read more »

WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation

Almost exactly one year ago, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called on users to delete Facebook. Now, Acton is renewing that call, while also criticizing companies like Apple for certain… Read more »

This week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping, Facebook vs Apple, iOS 13 details, more

In this week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping bug, iOS 13 rumors, Facebook and Apple clash, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories. more… The post This week’s… Read more »

Facebook issues memo on Apple Enterprise Certificate fiasco as employees vent frustration

Facebook is conducting internal damage control after Apple yanked the social media giant’s enterprise developer certificates, a move that effectively disabled internal apps used by thousands of Facebook employees. AppleInsider… Read more »