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James Vincent / The Verge:
An issue with Facebook SDK, which lasted for about 3 hours, crashed iOS apps for TikTok, Spotify, Tinder, Pinterest, and others that use Facebook Login   —  The issue has now been resolved and apps are working once more  —  A number of popular apps and services including Spotify, Pinterest …
Jul 10, 2020, 8:25 AMIn context
Rebecca Heilweil / Vox:
Facebook audit shows holding Trump to a different standard than other users sets a troubling precedent, valuing free speech above all else impedes civil rights   —  Mark Zuckerberg testifies about how his company will handle false and misleading information by political leaders during …
Jul 9, 2020, 7:24 PMIn context
Karen Chiu / South China Morning Post:
In Hong Kong, Facebook and WhatsApp have a penetration rate of around 80% according to Statista, Instagram has around 60%, whereas WeChat is used by just 54%   —  Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft all say they're suspending requests for user data in Hong Kong because of a new national …
Jul 8, 2020, 11:05 PMIn context
Bloomberg Law:
Coinbase hires Paul Grewal, VP and deputy general counsel for Facebook, as its chief legal officer   —  Listen  —  Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase raided Facebook Inc. for one of its top in-house lawyers on Tuesday, hiring Paul Grewal to serve as its new chief legal officer.
Jul 8, 2020, 5:30 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Facebook says it removed 100+ Pages and accounts linked to felon Roger Stone, as well as some linked to Brazil's Bolsonaro, for coordinated inauthentic behavior   —  The longtime Trump friend and former campaign adviser used fake accounts and other deceptive tactics to manipulate public debate, the company said
Jul 8, 2020, 3:18 PMIn context
David Pierce / Protocol:
Facebook says it has cut greenhouse gas emissions by 59% since 2017, 86% of its operations use renewable energy, as it unveils a heat recycling pilot in Denmark   —  As Facebook has gone from “social network for chatty college kids” to effectively powering a version of the internet with data centers …
Jul 8, 2020, 2:35 PMIn context
Megha Rajagopalan / BuzzFeed News:
Nandini Jammi, one half of pressure group Sleeping Giants, which has targeted Breitbart, Facebook, and others, leaves over disagreements with Matt Rivitz   —  Since 2016, copywriter Matt Rivitz and marketer Nandini Jammi have run Sleeping Giants, a social media campaign group that has pressured companies …
Jul 8, 2020, 1:35 PMIn context
April Glaser / NBC News:
Report: US DOD and federal law enforcement have thousands of previously unreported contracts with Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Dell, IBM, HP, and Facebook   —  Over the past two years, thousands of tech company employees have taken a stand: they do not want their labor and technical expertise …
Jul 8, 2020, 12:30 PMIn context
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Oversight Board says it won't be operational until “late fall”, likely after the US presidential election   —  Facebook has announced that the limp “Oversight Board” intended to help make difficult content and policy decisions will not launch until “late fall,” which is to say, almost certainly after the election.
Jul 8, 2020, 10:45 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
An independent audit commissioned by Facebook harshly criticizes the company, arguing that some of its decisions were “significant setbacks for civil rights”   —  An independent audit faulted the social network for allowing hate speech and disinformation to thrive — potentially posing a threat to the November elections.
Jul 8, 2020, 6:45 AMIn context

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