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Facebook to have outside audit of ad data

Facebook on Friday promised an outside audit of data it provides advertisers in a move apparently aimed at quelling concerns about accuracy. The news came just months after the leading social network announced it was working to fix flaws in its metrics calculations that led to audiences being overestimated at times. “We are committing to an audit by the Media ... Read More »

Hounded over Merkel selfie, Syrian refugee sues Facebook

A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been repeatedly manipulated to link him to violent jihad will take Facebook to court Monday for spreading defamatory fake news. Anas Modamani, 19, argues the US social media giant has failed to take down doctored images that have falsely linked him to, among other things, deadly Islamist attacks in ... Read More »

Facebook report shows increase in data requests from India

In keeping with the global trend, the Indian government requested social networking giant Facebook for data 6,324 times in the first half of 2016 — up from 5,561 requests in the earlier July-December 2015 period, Facebook’s latest Government Requests Report revealed on Saturday. Facebook restricted access to 2,034 pieces of content “in response to legal requests from law enforcement agencies ... Read More »

Facebook Denies Ransomware Infiltration

cebook on Monday denied that its network and Messenger app were being used to spread ransomware to its users, contradicting the claims of Check Pointresearchers Roman Ziakin and Dikla Barda. The two researchers last week reported they had discovered a new method for delivering malicious code to machines, which they dubbed “ImageGate.” Threat actors had found a way to embed ... Read More »

Facebook Share Price Falls Despite Blowout Quarter

Facebook on Wednesday reported a record Q3, beating analysts’ expectations for the fourth straight quarter, but concerns among investors about increased expenditures and the company’s future prospects drove down share prices.   They closed Thursday at US$119.95, down more than $7 from Wednesday’s closing price of $127.17. Friday saw little movement, with a closing price of $120.75. Facebook posted adjusted ... Read More »

Facebook, LinkedIn Reflect on 2015: The Year in Open Source

Both Facebook and LinkedIn look back on 2015 as a seminal year for open-source technology at their respective companies. With 2015 at its end, Facebook took a look back at its year of using, developing and contributing to open-source software.In a blog post, Christine Abernathy, developer advocate for the Facebook open-source team, said the open-source program at Facebook has grown, ... Read More »

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram targeted in federal government’s cyberbullying laws

Online bullies targeting kids will be issued with formal notices to remove offensive material or risk being referred to police under a Federal Government crackdown on internet trolling. Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Paul Fletcher has revealed the government’s new cyberbullying laws, which will go to parliament before the end of the year, will put large social media giants like Facebook, ... Read More »