(Thomas Samson, Pool via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 1:07 pm
By SYLVIE CORBET , Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them. The group of governments...
Read More
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
November 06, 2018 - 1:32 pm
By KELVIN CHAN , Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram...
Read More
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 18, 2018 - 2:10 pm
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and...
Read More
(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 13, 2018 - 10:40 am
MAE ANDERSON , AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes." On Friday, the social network said fewer users were affected in a security breach...
Read More
(AP Foto/Richard Drew, Archivo)
October 08, 2018 - 12:16 pm
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it's unclear if people will open their homes to an...
Read More
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 28, 2018 - 3:25 pm
By MATT O'BRIEN AND MAE ANDERSON NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers. In a blog post , the company says hackers exploited a bug that affected its "View As" feature, which lets people see what their profiles...
Read More
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 05, 2018 - 11:51 am
By MARY CLARE JALONICK and BARBARA ORTUTAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives, defending their companies on Capitol Hill, said Wednesday they are aggressively trying to root out foreign interests seeking to sow divisions in American democracy as the November...
Read More
July 31, 2018 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it has uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company says it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in "coordinated" behavior and appeared to be fake. The...
Read More
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 19, 2018 - 12:38 pm
By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media. Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said in an interview with Recode that Facebook posts denying the Holocaust took...
Read More
July 12, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Chesterfield, VA (wrva.com) - Chesterfield County Public Schools have fired their security and safety manager, after facebook posts he made on his personal account. The posts, which have since been scrubbed from Donald Green's page, suggested that Muslim children were training to kill American kids...
Read More