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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook sues two Android app developers, accusing them of generating fake clicks on Facebook ads via apps available in Google Play   —  Facebook has filed lawsuits against two app developers accused of generating fraudulent revenue using the social media giant's advertising platform.
Aug 6, 2019, 6:10 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: FTC will allege that Facebook misled users on how it used phone numbers and poorly informed them about facial recognition; FB won't have to admit guilt   —  The Federal Trade Commission plans to allege that Facebook misled users' about its handling of their phone numbers as part …
Jul 23, 2019, 3:10 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: NSO Group claims it can read authentication tokens on phones infected with its spyware to access victims' data on iCloud and other cloud services   —  The Israeli company whose spyware hacked WhatsApp has told buyers its technology can surreptitiously scrape all of an individual's data …
Jul 19, 2019, 10:10 AMIn context
Hanna Kozlowska / Quartz:
Study finds Facebook status updates can possibly be used to predict users with certain diseases, especially diabetes and mental health conditions   —  At its core, Facebook is a giant repository of information about the people who use it, from their age and phone number, to their music preferences …
Jun 21, 2019, 8:50 AMIn context
Wired:
Inside Facebook's ambitious plan to make Libra accepted as a global currency, especially for those underserved by banks, despite Facebook's tarnished reputation   —  NEAR THE END of 2017, on a Dominican Republic beach with his family, Facebook executive David Marcus wrestled with a question …
Jun 18, 2019, 7:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
After shutting down its Research and Onavo programs, Facebook releases its similar Study From Facebook app for Android, saying it's more transparent than before   —  Facebook shut down its Research and Onavo programs after TechCrunch exposed how the company paid teenagers for root access …
Jun 11, 2019, 12:15 PMIn context
Katie Paul / Reuters:
Facebook is no longer allowing pre-installation of its Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram apps on new Huawei phones   —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep …
Jun 7, 2019, 1:58 AMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Facebook document shows it courts carriers and phone makers, ~100 companies, with “aggregated and anonymized” personal data about its users and their histories   —  Among the mega-corporations that surveil you, your cellphone carrier has always been one of the keenest monitors …
May 20, 2019, 1:35 PMIn context
Reuters:
Facebook supports 111 languages, but translates content rules to just 41, and its moderation staff speaks ~50; deficit leaves it struggling to monitor content   —  NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered …
Apr 24, 2019, 10:25 AMIn context
Alissa Greenberg / Pacific Standard:
A profile of PC4R, a crowdfunded charity that is helping refugees request funds for their pay-as-you-go mobile accounts via a Facebook group with 60K+ members   —  A Facebook-based refugee charity can be borderless and international in a way that other charities can't.  —  Musap Yhia was only 10 when he left Darfur.
Mar 23, 2019, 1:05 PMIn context

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