Facebook Pushes Back on Reporting About its User Trust Ranking

As disclosed by the Washington Post yesterday, Facebook has been ranking users on their trustworthiness in identifying false information—though in a statement to Gizmodo, the platform distanced itself from implications that trust rank is broadly applicable to all facets of the network. Read More >>

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Wet or Dry?

As the sun passed over the office on Monday and staffers shook off the muggy torpor of the mid-afternoon, they found themselves drawn into a (seemingly simple, yet surprisingly contentious) debate: Is Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of Facebook, a dry man? Or is he a wet one? Read More >>

Facebook’s Stock In Free Fall Because Everyone Already Uses It

Investors are fleeing Facebook’s stock in after-hours trading following the company’s first real post-scandal earnings report missed expectations. Investors are maniacs. Facebook is massive, it’s making massive amounts of money, and it’s practically gobbled up every user it could potentially have. Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg Has a Great Idea for How to Fix Facebook

In a new interview published today, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg goes long on a wide range of topics including selling data, taking holocaust deniers at their word, fake news, and one simple idea that’s crazy enough, it just might work. Read More >>

Facebook Stock Hits All-Time Record High Despite Ongoing Screw-Ups

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the social media giant gave access to the data of up to 87 million users to an app partnered with an ultra-sketchy election data firm, still isn’t totally resolved, with news breaking this week investigators from four agencies are looking into Facebook’s conduct. But all the negative attention the site has received this year has apparently failed to blunt its momentum. Read More >>

Facebook Discloses More Data Sharing Partnerships As the Hits Just Keep Coming

It’s a day of the week, so that means it’s time for more revelations about Facebook’s sharing habits that it hadn’t previously revealed to users. In the latest entry in the endless attempt at retroactive transparency, Facebook revealed to Congress that it shared data with 52 hardware and software companies, including some firms headquartered in China. Read More >>

Facebook Patent Imagines Triggering Your Phone’s Mic When a Hidden Signal Plays on TV

You may have seen the ads that Facebook has been running  in a full-court press to apologise for abusing users privacy. They’re embarrassing. And, it turns out, they may be a sign of things to come. Based on a recently published patent application, Facebook could one day use ads on television to further violate your privacy once you’ve forgotten about all those other times. Read More >>

Facebook Is Trying to Kill Its New Privacy Scandal on a Technicality

Ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal first broke in March, Facebook has been scrambling to change its policies and reassure the public that it no longer recklessly shares data with third parties. But late last weekend we learned that it has quietly been giving device makers access to users' data this whole time. It argues this was different for several reasons and device makers could only use the data to provide “the Facebook experience.” Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg Will Speak to EU Parliament This Afternoon, But You Can Already Read His Apology Speech

This afternoon Mark Zuckerberg is set to appear in front of the European Parliament in person, something he's refused to do for our Parliament at least twice. Topics of discussion will include the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Facebook's attitude to user privacy. Nigel Farage has also promised to grill the Facebook CEO about bias on the platform, and if he's bothering to turn up you know it's probablyimportant. Read More >>

Facebook Screwed Up So Hard, Nurses Are Protesting a Hospital Named After Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg put his name on a hospital, and the act of hubris is predictably not boding well with those concerned with their privacy. About a dozen current and former nurses protested the name change over the weekend, in which they covered Zuckerberg’s name outside the hospital in blue tape. Read More >>

Hah, You Think Mark Zuckerberg is Scared of the Government’s Puny Threats?

Back in March, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg suddenly found himself the most sought after man in the English-speaking world. He was summoned to testify in front of the US Congress, to which he happily showed up to awkwardly drink water and answer their ignorant questions. He was also asked to appear in front of Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, and promptly turned down that invitation in favour of sending some lackeys.  Read More >>

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps That May Have Mishandled Your Data

Facebook says it has investigated thousands of apps and suspended about 200 of them as a part of an investigation into apps that have accessed extensive amounts of user data. Read More >>

Facebook Vows to Fix Its Biggest Problems, but It’s Clearly Ready to Move on

Mark Zuckerberg may have ditched the dark suit he wore during his congressional appearances last month, but the serious data-privacy and election-security issues raised during his testimony are still very much on his mind. Read More >>

All the Changes Coming to Your Instagram

At Facebook’s F8 conference on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg discussed how Instagram will be changing in the coming weeks. The upgrades include video chat, an Explore redesign, AR camera effects, and a bullying filter. Read More >>

How to Watch Facebook Pretend Everything Is Absolutely, Totally Fine

Facebook’s annual developer conference, under way now, will be one to remember, at least for Mark Zuckerberg. The completely human CEO has had a whirlwind of a month, what with the two days he spent testifying in front of a very confused US Congress, the controversy surrounding his company’s data-sharing practices, and the backlash Facebook faces from consumers upset at the widespread problem of misinformation on the site. Read More >>