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Governments race to beat Facebook's cryptocurrency, libra, at its own game: Don Pittis

Governments race to beat Facebook’s cryptocurrency, libra, at its own game: Don Pittis

Facebook's scheme to create its own money in the form of the libra digital coin has set off a global race to beat the...
Facebook urged by governments to halt end-to-end encryption plans – Naked Security

Facebook urged by governments to halt end-to-end encryption plans – Naked Security

Tensions between Facebook and three governments escalated last week after the US, the UK, and Australia officially urged Facebook to halt its plans...
US Feds Further Inspect Facebook

Partners Reconsider as Governments Grumble

Mastercard, Visa, and other financial partners being enlisted to oversee Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra are having second thoughts as regulators unleash ire on the...
Facebook is the most popular social network for governments spreading fake news and propaganda

Facebook is the most popular social network for governments spreading fake news and propaganda

A new report from the University of Oxford showed that Facebook is the most common platform that governments and political parties use...
Facebook Restricts Free Speech by Popular Demand

Facebook Restricts Free Speech by Popular Demand

The prevailing framework for free expression is getting a do-over. The existence of private Supreme Courts and constitutional conventions makes it possible, even...
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Should You Sign Up for Facebook Pay?

Should You Sign Up for Facebook Pay?

Facebook has launched Facebook Pay, a payment system for Facebook and Messenger. It’ll roll out first for “fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets, person-to-person...
The Influencer Scientists Debunking Online Misinformation

The Influencer Scientists Debunking Online Misinformation

Science Feedback and other fact checkers deal with a deluge of false images, so, over time, YouTube and Instagram have acquired dozens of...

Facebook won’t take down fake posts about Sally McManus and Bill Shorten | Australia...

Facebook has rebuffed an appeal by the ACTU to take down fake tweets purporting to be from Sally McManus and Bill Shorten, arguing...
Facebook: Automation is a 'blunt instrument' for interpreting context around banned content

Facebook now detects 80% of hate speech proactively

Facebook today published its latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, the first of which it released in April 2018. As in previous editions, the Menlo...
Richard Stallman and the Fall of the Clueless Nerd

GitHub Finally Has Its Own iOS and Android Apps

GitHub is the largest repository of open source software in the world. Everyone from Microsoft, which acquired the company last year, to Google...

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