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Facebook

Facebook Said It Wasn't Listening to Your Conversations. It Was.

Facebook's excuse? All the other tech companies were doing it, too.
David Gilbert
4 days ago
In Moderation

Facebook and YouTube Are Failing to Detect Terrorist Content in Arabic

"Jihadists are aware that Arabic, in addition to considering it a sacred language, provides a linguistic firewall which their adversaries find difficult to penetrate."
Moustafa Ayad
8.9.19
area 51

Facebook Just Put the "Storm Area 51" Page Back Up

“This was a mistake and the event page is now available again,” a Facebook company spokesperson told VICE News.
Kelly Vinett
8.6.19
ALIENS

Facebook Keeps Shutting Down the "Storm Area 51" Page, But It's Not Going Away

Thousands of people really do want to "storm" the super-secret Air Force base.
Kelly Vinett
8.6.19
immigration

"We Have an Invasion!": Trump's Facebook Ads Sound a Lot Like the El Paso Suspect's Manifesto

Around 2,200 ads from the Trump camp since May 2018 include some reference to an “invasion” on America’s southern border.
David Uberti
8.5.19
Facebook

Facebook's New Chatbot Is Unsure if Mark Zuckerberg Is a Murderer

Facebook has rolled out a new chatbot game it wants to use to help it create bots that are indistinguishable from humans.
Jason Koebler
8.2.19
Facebook

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

Facebook has failed to be fully transparent with data concerning political advertising, so two researchers collected the data themselves.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.1.19
privacy

Facebook Just Paid a $5 Billion Fine for Privacy Breaches. Now it Wants Access to Your Brain.

Facebook is building a headset that can monitor, read and translate your brainwaves and allow users to type just by thinking.
David Gilbert
7.31.19
News

Instagram Apologizes for Blocking Caribbean Carnival Content

The popular platform says a "mistake" was made by hiding posts made by festival-goers.
Sharine Taylor
7.30.19
area 51

How This Tiny Nevada County Is Preparing for Almost 2 Million Area 51 Truthers

The county has just 184 hotel rooms, two gas stations, one grocery store, and one hospital.
Kelly Vinett
7.29.19
NETFLIX

Netflix's 'The Great Hack' Misses The Big Picture

The real ‘hack’ isn’t Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, or the 2016 election. It’s the system that made our data tragedies inevitable.
Janus Rose
7.26.19
Facebook

Facebook Misled Journalists About How Bad the Cambridge Analytica Scandal Was

Misleading the press was part of Facebook's coverup of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to the SEC.
David Uberti
7.25.19
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