Facebook will not remove altered video of Mark Zuckerberg

The deepfake video is part of an art installation in Sheffield exploring the ‘digital influence industry’.

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Facebook creates 500 tech jobs in London at new engineering centre

The social network said a number of the roles will be in its safety team.

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Harassment case over two Facebook friend requests dismissed

A 47-year-old man who made two Facebook friend requests to a woman in her early 20s and spoke to her about not accepting them was prosecuted for harassing her, but the case was dismissed.

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Facebook shareholders fail in bid to limit Mark Zuckerberg’s power

The 35-year-old was unlikely to be rattled given that he holds the majority of voting power.

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US judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records

An investor is seeking company records to probe potential mismanagement by directors at the social media giant.

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Facebook ‘aims to launch cryptocurrency early next year’

The social network has reportedly been in talks with Bank of England governor Mark Carney and the US treasury.

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Facebook takes action against campaign aimed at disrupting foreign elections

The group was particularly active in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

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Facebook changes live streaming rules following New Zealand attack

The social network is introducing a stricter ‘one strike’ policy to prevent terrorist and violent Facebook Live broadcasts.

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WhatsApp users urged to update app following spyware vulnerability

The Facebook-owned app believes a select number of users were targeted by an advanced cyber actor.

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Facebook sues South Korean analytics firm over allegations of data misuse

The social network has taken legal action in the US against Rankwave, which it says has not complied with a Facebook investigation into its practices.

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France threatens new rules on Facebook amid Zuckerberg visit

Mark Zuckerberg is in Paris to show that his social media giant is working hard to limit violent extremism and hate speech shared online.

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Should Facebook be allowed to ban or censor its users?

A Polish group is suing the social media giant, which it claims is a public utility, for doing just that, in a potentially landmark case, says Leonid Bershidsky.

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All the key announcements from Facebook’s F8 conference

The social network announced new features for Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp and its main website.

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Mark Zuckerberg says ‘future is private’

The Facebook boss claims a ‘new chapter’ on data privacy has started at the social network.

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Dead Facebook account holders ‘could outnumber living in fifty years’

New research predicts more than 1.4 billion Facebook users will die before the end of the century.

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Facebook password security lapse probed by privacy regulator

Hundreds of millions of user passwords were inadvertently stored in a readable text format earlier this year.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg turns to podcasting

The social network chief executive is hosting a tech debate podcast on Spotify.

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Facebook reports revenue growth but prepares for regulator fine

The company revealed it has set aside three billion dollars for a potential US regulator fine.

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Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

It said the passwords were stored on internal company servers, where no outsiders could access them.

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Facebook uploaded 1.5 million users’ email contacts without their consent

The social network said the incident was ‘unintentional’.

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Facebook bans far-right groups under dangerous organisations policy

Groups such as the English Defence League and Britain First, and individuals linked to the groups, will no longer be allowed any presence on Facebook.

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Facebook discontinues Messenger friends payment feature

Peer-to-peer payments will no longer be available in the UK and France, but will continue in the US.

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Tech told pay for wind farms

Apple, Facebook, and Google are facing calls to help pay for wind farms needed to power their planned data centres in Denmark.

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Social media bosses personally liable for harmful content under new UK rules

The Government’s Online Harms white paper includes measures such as a legal duty of care and large fines for failing to comply.

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Facebook morally bankrupt, says New Zealand privacy commissioner

John Edwards has been critical of Facebook’s response to a gunman using the platform to livestream some of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

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British Culture Secretary says ‘more to come’ from online safety proposals

Jeremy Wright says the Government is working on further responses to ‘challenges’ posed by the internet, including the use of political advertising.

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Facebook should embrace transparency

Transparency matters. It matters in personal and business relationships.

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Facebook boss admits more can be done to protect children from social media harm

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that there is a lot more the social network can do to regulate social media content that is harmful to children.

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Zuckerberg pledges to work with governments to regulate social media

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has assured senior politicians he will work with governments to establish new policies in a bid to regulate social media.

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TD: Mark Zuckerberg needs to 'put his money where his mouth is' in relation to GDPR

Fianna Fáil TD James Lawless wants Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to “put his money where his mouth is” and reveal his intentions for Facebook in relation to the adoption of GDPR rules worldwide.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to face Oireachtas Communications Committee in Dublin tomorrow

Politicians will question Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on online safety and regulation when they meet him tomorrow in Dublin.

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Facebook to explain decisions of news feed algorithms

A new tool will enable users to see how the site’s mechanisms decided to rank a post based on their Facebook habits.

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Mark Zuckerberg sets out how Facebook and internet can be regulated

He said he believes new regulation is needed in four areas.

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Mark Zuckerberg sets out how Facebook and internet can be regulated

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has set out how he believes the social network and the internet should be regulated.

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Facebook to bring in new rules for election

Facebook is to introduce rules to protect the integrity of the European Parliament elections in May.

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New Facebook rules to protect integrity of European elections

These will include a requirement that advertisers provide proof that they live in the country where their ads will be targeting users of the social media network.

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Facebook ramps up efforts to protect EU elections

Political advertisers will undergo tighter controls in the lead-up to European Union elections in May.

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Facebook announces measures to stop election interference in Europe

Facebook has announced measures to prevent foreign interference in the European elections in May.

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Facebook takes steps to reduce spread of false stories during India election

Samidh Chakrabarti, director of Facebook’s Product Management for Civic Integrity division, called the Indian elections a ‘top priority’.

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Facebook finds millions of user passwords stored in plain text

The social network says it has no evidence to suggest anyone abused the error.

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Data Protection Commission contacted by Facebook after millions of passwords exposed

The social media site has known since January that millions of users' passwords were stored in a readable format on its systems.

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Man who duped Facebook and Google pleads guilty in €88m internet fraud case

According to court documents, Google sent over $23 million and Facebook nearly $100 million to bank accounts Evaldas Rimasauskas controlled.

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Facebook launches new AI detection tool to help revenge porn victims

The technology will work across Facebook and Instagram, identifying images and videos before people see them.

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Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook shift towards private services

The Facebook chief executive spoke about plans to bring together messaging on Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

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Facebook announces plan to expand Clonee data centre

Facebook has announced its data centre in Clonee, Co. Meath, is to expand.

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Taoiseach defends Enda Kenny over Facebook lobbying claims

The Taoiseach has moved to defend his predecessor Enda Kenny over claims that he lobbied on behalf of Facebook while in office.

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How to unlock Facebook Messenger’s secret dark mode

Users on both iOS and Android can activate the feature ahead of roll out if they wish.

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Enda Kenny refuses to comment on claims in Facebook documents

Enda Kenny and Fine Gael have refused to comment on reports that the former Taoiseach told Facebook he would use Ireland's presidency of the EU to lobby member states over data privacy laws.

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TD calls on Facebook to 'take responsibility' over false claims about vaccination on its platform

A Fine Gael TD has criticised Facebook for allowing anti-vaccination "propaganda" to be aimed at parents.

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Zuckerberg warned of end to self-regulation in talks with Culture Secretary

Jeremy Wright discussed the forthcoming online harms White Paper with tech leaders in Silicon Valley this week.

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Facebook acquires AI shopping startup

GrokStyle had clients including Ikea on its roster.

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German anti-trust authorities restrict Facebook data use

Facebook said it rejected the decision, and would appeal within the one-month frame before it becomes final.

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Protecting the vulnerable - An endless task

Little did Mark Zuckerberg think when he set up Facebook 15 years ago that the adventure would make him wealthy beyond comprehension — something north of €50bn.

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Facebook Messenger users can now ‘unsend’ messages

The delete message feature is being rolled out to all users after previously being revealed as only being accessible to founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook as he celebrates firm’s 15th birthday

The social network’s founder has accused media and business of being overly critical of the company.

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Quitting Facebook makes people happier, study finds

Quitting Facebook makes people happier, less engaged with news, and more likely to spend time with friends and family, according to a study.

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Which country is waiting to be re-connected to Facebook and YouTube?

Work is under way to repair the sea cable connecting the Pacific nation to the world.

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Facebook shares jump after profit beats forecasts

Facebook yesterday reported its slowest quarterly revenue growth in more than six years as a public company but easily beat Wall Street’s profit estimates, soothing investor concerns that rising costs would blunt growth.

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Facebook paid users as young as 13 to gather their personal data

A report claims the company paid users as young as 13 to ‘spy’ on how they used their mobile devices.

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Watchdog seeks clarity on Facebook merger

The data protection watchdog is seeking an “urgent” briefing from Facebook in light of the social media company’s announcement that it plans to merge parts of WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger.

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