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BuzzFeed News:
Apple says Infowars podcast violated company's hate speech guidelines but implies its app doesn't violate App Store guidelines   —  Apple will continue to allow the Infowars mobile application in its App Store, the company confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Wednesday, just days …
Aug 8, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Source: Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in September; Sundar Pichai has not yet responded to committee's invite   —  Internet executives are expected once again to face a grilling by lawmakers about foreign interference on their platforms …
Jul 25, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook CSO Alex Stamos told peers in memo about his departure to “intentionally not collect data where possible” and be willing to pick sides on moral issues   —  In March, days after confirming his plans to leave the company, Facebook's highest-ranking security official implored …
Jul 24, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg called Trump to congratulate him after his election victory; Facebook has privately praised Trump campaign's use of its platform   —  In the days following Donald Trump's election victory over Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg placed a secret …
Jul 19, 2018, 4:13 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
In interview Kogan admits he broke Facebook's ToS but his app was within norms, says he worked on 10+ papers with Pete Fleming, now Instagram's head of research   —  Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University academic whose app has set off the firestorm about online user data, says he's considering suing Facebook.
Apr 22, 2018, 8:02 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Cambridge Analytica co-founder and whistleblower Wylie started a new firm, Eunoia, in 2014 that had the same dataset of 50M+ Facebook users, according to emails   —  “We have developed a series of algorithms that can predict the personality traits of individual voters by analyzing their voterfile, social, online and consumer data."
Mar 28, 2018, 2:50 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Twitter is investigating how cryptocurrency scammers changed handles on verified accounts and kept verified badges to trick users into giving away funds   —  This is the Twitter account for Tron Foundation, the organization behind a cryptocurrency that has a current valuation of $2.8 billion.
Feb 23, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
How scammers impersonating Twitter celebrities con people via fake giveaways, asking for small bitcoin, ether amounts, promising to send back several times more   —  And they're using automated networks of bot accounts to do it.  —  What do @Eilon_Musk, @ElonMuski, @EloonMusk, @Elonn_Musk, and @Alon_Musk have in common?
Feb 11, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
How scammers are getting rich using social media, phony news sites, and private pump and dump group chats to spread false information about cryptocurrencies   —  In the largely unregulated world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency, fraudsters are getting rich by deliberately spreading false information …
Jan 22, 2018, 9:25 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Kodak now is not Kodak we knew, it's a shell of a bankrupt company that was worth $135M before blockchain announcements like KODAKCoin and KashMiner this week   —  The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) can be a showcase of invention.  Each year, giant corporations from around the world flock …
Jan 10, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context

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