The FTC’s Facebook investigation, explained

The FTC’s Facebook investigation, explained

January 24, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

The Federal Trade Commission hasn’t forgotten about Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problem, which may soon cost the social giant a lot more than critical stories in the press. The FTC, which has been investigating Facebook’s privacy practices since last March, is nearing the end of that investigation and is prepping what the Washington Post described late…

Online privacy Recode podcast interview with McSweeney’s and EFF

Online privacy Recode podcast interview with McSweeney’s and EFF

January 22, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

On a recent episode of Recode Decode, Cindy Cohn, the executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Claire Boyle, the managing editor of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, spoke with Recode’s Kara Swisher about their special team-up issue, “The End of Trust.” On the new podcast, they discussed the state of privacy, why Facebook’s users are…

It’s time for Facebook’s board to step up

It’s time for Facebook’s board to step up

January 20, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

For more than a week, Facebook’s critics have wondered if the company will face any consequences for the dirty tricks and deceptions detailed in a Nov. 14 New York Times story. So far, at least, the answer appears to be a resounding “nope.” But on the latest episode of Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott…

New internal Facebook emails remind us: You are Facebook’s product

New internal Facebook emails remind us: You are Facebook’s product

January 19, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Your personal data has always been the key to Facebook’s business — and Facebook executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, have used access to that personal data to strengthen strategic partnerships and hurt competitors over the years. At one point, Zuckerberg even considered selling users’ personal data to outside app developers. That much was clear from…

Snap’s Evan Spiegel keeps losing his top executives

Snap’s Evan Spiegel keeps losing his top executives

January 18, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Snap lost yet another top executive this week when CFO Tim Stone announced he was departing. It was a surprising announcement — Snap stock fell nearly 14 percent on the news — but what was perhaps more troubling was the way in which Stone left: Just eight months into his job, he clashed with CEO…

Full Q&A: Y Combinator’s Sam Altman and Recode’s Kara Swisher discuss tech ethics, addiction and Facebook

Full Q&A: Y Combinator’s Sam Altman and Recode’s Kara Swisher discuss tech ethics, addiction and Facebook

January 18, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

On a recent episode of Recode Decode, Y Combinator president Sam Altman joined Recode’s Kara Swisher at the San Francisco bar Manny’s for a live discussion about the state of tech. Their conversation, moderated by the bar’s owner Manny Yekutiel, touched on the diversity of Silicon Valley’s employees, the future of artificial intelligence, whether Facebook…