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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Facebook ‘willing to change everything’ to tackle suicide posts, says Nick Clegg

The UK's former Liberal Democrat deputy prime minister is now head of global affairs at the social media company.

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Facebook working to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger chat apps

The social network says the move would help friends and families communicate across their systems.

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Facebook closing down Moments photo organising app

The app will no longer be available from February 25.

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Jack Dorsey claims Mark Zuckerberg once offered cold goat he killed for dinner

The bizarre meal between the two social networking titans ended with Dorsey opting for the salad only.

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Facebook appeal wraps up in the Supreme Court; ruling to happen on later date

The Supreme Court will rule on a later date on Facebook's appeal over the referral to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) of key issues concerning the validity of European Commission decisions approving EU-US data transfer channels.

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Facebook agrees to donate £3m to Citizens Advice over scam adverts

The social network has agreed to donate £3 million to Citizens Advice and create a new specialist scam advert reporting tool.

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Call for Facebook regulation as it announces 1,000 new Dublin jobs

Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who was speaking at the firm's Facebook Gather conference in Croke Park, said the hires would be focused on policy and content moderation, as well as marketing, legal and sales.

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Facebook to add 1,000 jobs in Ireland in 2019

Facebook is to hire an additional 1,000 people in Ireland over the course of 2019.

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Unlocking the key to a more ethical future

In 2019 and beyond, we should support companies that hold themselves to the highest ethical standards, writes Dave Troy. Anything else is just a recipe for disaster.

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Zuckerberg pledges to host debates after Facebook’s turbulent 2018

The Facebook chief executive will host public discussions to address concerns around social media and technology.

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Power and responsibility - Is Facebook a service or menace?

The dark side of internet technology in general and Facebook — which now owns WhatsApp and Instagram — in particular have been among the many problems governments have wrestled with throughout 2018. They remain unresolved as we welcome the new year. Like the hydrogen bomb, the technology cannot be uninvented, yet legislatures around the free world struggle to find ways to curtail its destructive power.

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Facebook denies letting third parties read private user messages

The claim was among the latest accusations made against the social network and its practices around data privacy.

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Call for Facebook to answer more questions before MPs

Committee chairman Damian Collins fears previous responses from the company may have been misleading.

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Facebook responds to report it gave companies far greater access to user data

It has been claimed the social network even allowed some companies access to users’ messages.

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Guy Verhofstadt: Mark Zuckerberg loses control of Facebook as ‘self-regulation’ fails

There can be little doubt that monopoly control over millions of people’s personal data and the flow of news and information online poses a clear and present threat to democracy.

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British MPs leave empty chair as Mark Zuckerberg fails to attend fake news hearing

The Facebook founder’s absence drew anger from MPs at the ‘international grand committee’ on fake news in London.

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Facebook denies ‘Russian activity’ on network in 2014, despite MP’s claim

Damian Collins said an engineer had warned about potential data breaches during the ‘international grand committee’ on fake news in London.

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UK seizes cache of Facebook documents in ‘unprecedented move’

The documents were intercepted when the boss of a US software company in possession of the cache visited the UK on business.

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