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Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook says permissions it asks of Messenger users on Android stem from rigid Android policy   —  Facebook Messenger Privacy Fears?  Here's What You Need to Know  —  The Internet has been simmering lately over privacy concerns surrounding Facebook 's Messenger app, which will soon become …
Aug 9, 2014, 8:15 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook gets backing from civil liberties groups, tech firms including Microsoft and Google in fight against Manhattan DA over bulk warrants on user data   —  Civil Liberties Groups, Tech Firms Back Facebook Against Manhattan DA  —  Facebook is finding supporters in a fight stemming …
Aug 8, 2014, 10:10 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
SEC Drops Probe Into Facebook for Pre-IPO Disclosures   —  Facebook on Thursday said the Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the company over disclosures about advertising revenue ahead of its May 2012 initial public offering.  —  The SEC had been investigating whether …
Jul 25, 2014, 12:30 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Data Science group has run hundreds of tests with few boundaries until recently   —  Inside Facebook's Data-Science Team  —  Data Science Lab Conducted Tests on Users With Little Oversight  —  Thousands of Facebook Inc. users received an unsettling message two years ago …
Jul 5, 2014, 9:15 AMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
After Facebook Deal, Moves App Changes Privacy Policy   —  Moves, the fitness-tracking app recently acquired by Facebook, has changed its privacy policy to allow broader sharing of user data, including with Facebook.  —  As recently as Friday, Moves's privacy policy said the company did not …
May 5, 2014, 11:55 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook buys Helsinki-based ProtoGeo Oy, maker of popular fitness tracking app Moves   —  With App Acquisition, Facebook Enters Fitness Tracking Market  —  Facebook is leaping into the fitness tracking market by buying a Helsinki-based maker of a mobile app that can track users …
Apr 24, 2014, 9:41 AMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Ashton Kutcher join $40M investment round of AI firm Vicarious   —  Zuckerberg, Musk Invest in Artificial-Intelligence Company Vicarious  —  Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook.  Ashton Kutcher portrayed Apple founder Steve Jobs in a movie.
Mar 21, 2014, 2:30 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook now lets advertisers target users based on purchases in retail stores   —  Facebook Uses Data to Charm Advertisers  —  Facebook Refined its Tools that Allow Advertisers to Target Users Based on Spending Habits in Brick and Mortar Stores  —  To make the journey from underachiever …
Jan 31, 2014, 2:45 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook plans to start selling video ads on Thursday, people say   —  Facebook Inc. will begin selling video advertisements later this week, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The ads, which will play automatically in users' news feeds may help Facebook capture a share …
Dec 17, 2013, 1:45 AMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Digits:
Big Data, Big Bucks: Palantir Valued at $9 Billion   —  Palantir Technologies, the “big data” miner that the counts the CIA and the FBI among its clients, is poised to announce a new round of funding that will value the company at roughly $9 billion, according a person familiar with the matter.
Dec 5, 2013, 2:00 PMIn context

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