HUD says Facebook’s ad business leads to housing discrimination

HUD says Facebook’s ad business leads to housing discrimination

March 28, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Facebook has a $55 billion annual advertising business in part because it lets advertisers pick and choose, with precise detail, who they want to target their advertisements to. That’s great if you’re Coca-Cola, and historically it’s been great for Facebook. But the Department of Housing and Urban Development, commonly referred to as HUD, said Thursday…

Facebook employees had access to hundreds of millions of private passwords

Facebook employees had access to hundreds of millions of private passwords

March 21, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Another week, another Facebook privacy disaster. This time, it turns out Facebook was storing the personal passwords for hundreds of millions of Facebook users unencrypted on the company servers, according to a report from the security publication Krebs on Security. That means these passwords were readable to thousands of Facebook employees, an obvious and concerning…

Facebook, YouTube were too big to police New Zealand shooting videos

Facebook, YouTube were too big to police New Zealand shooting videos

March 19, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has a phrase she likes to use on company earnings calls as a way to pitch Facebook’s business: Advertisers, Sandberg says, can reach a Super Bowl-size audience any day of the year. For years, Facebook’s size and scale have been considered a real positive. Having more than 2 billion monthly users…

Instagram adds in-app checkout for shopping purchases

Instagram adds in-app checkout for shopping purchases

March 19, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Instagram is making it a lot simpler for people to buy things they come across in their feed. Beginning Tuesday, when people decide to buy a product from a brand or retailer on Instagram, they’ll be able to pay for that product inside the app instead of leaving Instagram to finish the transaction on a…

Mark Zuckerberg is taking total control of Facebook again

Mark Zuckerberg is taking total control of Facebook again

March 15, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Back in Facebook’s earliest days — the days when CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg still carried around a business card that read “I’m CEO, Bitch” — Facebook’s website included a little snippet at the bottom that read: “A Mark Zuckerberg Production.” That line was removed in 2007 in favor of a more professional and inclusive…

Facebook product boss Chris Cox, and Whatsapp boss Chris Daniels are leaving

Facebook product boss Chris Cox, and Whatsapp boss Chris Daniels are leaving

March 15, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Days after announcing what he said would be a major change in strategy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making more big moves, by reshuffling his executive team. Zuckerberg says product head Chris Cox, seen by many people inside Facebook as the company’s second-most-powerful executive, is leaving the company after 13 years. Also out is Chris…

After almost 24 hours of technical difficulties, Facebook is back

After almost 24 hours of technical difficulties, Facebook is back

March 15, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Facebook is back. After nearly 24 hours, Facebook tweeted on Thursday, March 14, that the technical problems that kept many of its app — including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger — from working on Wednesday have been “resolved.” Facebook blamed the issue on a “server configuration change.” (We’ve asked for more details on what that…