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Facebook approved 100 phony political ads that were allegedly 'paid for' by every United States senator

ReutersMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and chairman. Facebook approved 100 fake political ads -each one claiming to have been to be paid for by a different US senator. Earlier this year, Facebook started displaying the name of the politician or entity sponsoring political ads, in a move meant to increase transparency. Just a few days earlier, […]

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Facebook announced a $200 camera for your home the same week it revealed 30 million accounts were hacked

Reuters / Beck Diefenbach On September 28, Facebook VP Guy Rosen wrote a blog post announcing a “security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts,” where unnamed attackers used a vulnerability to access millions of users’ accounts. Facebook followed up on the security incident last week, and sent notifications to 30 million users on Friday detailing […]

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Facebook and Twitter Have a Message for Lawmakers: We’re Trying

Facebook and Twitter Have a Message for Lawmakers: We’re Trying Image“We were too slow to spot this and too slow to act. That’s on us,” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, said in prepared testimony ahead of a Wednesday congressional hearing on social media.CreditCreditDrew Angerer/Getty Images By Cecilia Kang and Kate Conger Sept. 4, 2018 […]