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Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Study: of 228 groups found running divisive Facebook ads during 2016 election, 122 were “suspicious” and ran 4x more ads than others, ~20 had known links to IRA   —  WHEN YOUNG MIE Kim began studying political ads on Facebook in August of 2016—while Hillary Clinton was still leading the polls …
Apr 16, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Sources: most Facebook employees liked what Zuckerberg told Congress, but his vagueness on ads made some wonder if he cares how that side of Facebook biz works   —  ABOUT TWO HOURS, or 20 percent, into Mark Zuckerberg's marathon testimony before Congress this week, the Facebook CEO …
Apr 13, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
After testing 1.2K Android phones from 2017, researchers find OEMs often don't install the security patches they claim to install; ZTE and TCL each omitted 4+   —  GOOGLE HAS LONG struggled with how best to get dozens of Android smartphone manufacturers—and hundreds of carriers—to regularly push out security-focused software updates.
Apr 12, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
From two days of hearings, a list of all the 43 things Mark Zuckerberg said he or his team will follow up on for Congress   —  MARK ZUCKERBERG VISITED Capitol Hill this week, spending hours answering questions from Congress about privacy, Russia, algorithms, and more.  Also: not answering those questions.
Apr 12, 2018, 1:00 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Questions Congress should ask Zuckerberg: tracking users outside of Facebook, prioritizing growth over privacy, Facebook's anti-competitive behavior, and more   —  Mark Zuckerberg testified for almost five hours Tuesday in a televised Senate hearing about Facebook's privacy practices and data abuse.
Apr 11, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Mozilla's Internet Health Report 2018 calls attention to monopolization of internet by tech giants, IoT security, privacy, digital inclusion, web literacy, more   —  THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN platforms and their users has never been more fraught.  To see the evidence, look no further than Congress today …
Apr 11, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Facebook confirms some users' private messages were collected by quiz app that Cambridge Analytica used to glean data, says 1,500 people were affected   —  THE DATA CONSULTING firm Cambridge Analytica, which harvested as many as 87 million Facebook users' personal data, also could have accessed …
Apr 10, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Instagram restricted some hashtags and accounts apparently related to opioid sales, after activist confronted Facebook execs last week on Twitter   —  EILEEN CAREY SAYS she has regularly reported Instagram accounts selling opioids to the company for three years, with few results.
Apr 9, 2018, 6:25 AMIn context
Zeynep Tufekci / Wired:
Despite repeated apologies over 14 years from Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has continued to violate users' privacy, driven primarily by its business model   —  IN 2003, ONE year before Facebook was founded, a website called Facemash began nonconsensually scraping pictures of students at Harvard …
Apr 8, 2018, 2:05 AMIn context
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Reddit begins months-long roll out of its site redesign, with ~1% of users seeing it today, will allow users to switch back to old site layout for now   —  Goodbye, dystopian Craigslist.  There's a new Reddit, and it's all grown up.  —  ON A RAINY day in San Francisco …
Apr 2, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context

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