Snapchat employees accused of spying user data

Two former workers of Snap Company spoke to Motherboard about the Snapchat employees using internal tools — which offer them privileged access to user data — to spy on people’s pages.

Time to break up Facebook: Co-founder Chris Hughes

It’s time to break up Facebook, says co-founder Chris Hughes Mark Zuckerberg‘s power and staggering influence go far beyond “that of anyone else in the private sector or in government,” opined Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, while calling for the government…

Facebook helps reunite missing child with family after eight years

Facebook helps reunite missing boy with his family after 8 years Social media platform Facebook played a role in reuniting a mother with her son who had reportedly gone missing eight years ago, police said. “Earlier in the year 2011,…

Facebook denies any evidence of Silver Touch associated with NaMo app

Facebook says no evidence of ‘Silver Touch’ associated with NaMo App Facebook Inc on Monday took down 15 pages and accounts that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behaviour in India and were linked to individuals associated with an Indian IT firm,…

Facebook Crackdown exemplifies sorry state of Indian Politics

In a blogpost, Facebook stated that it had removed hundreds of pages and accounts linked to inauthentic behaviour, with analyses showing malpractices on both sides of the spectrum. HEAD SHOT As part of its commitment to the Election Commission, it…

Lithuanian man pleads guilty for duping Facebook and Google

50-year-old pleads guilty to duping Facebook, Google A 50-year-old from Lithuania pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, in which he scammed tech giants Facebook and Google into paying more than USD 100 million for work that never happened.…

‘Voluntary Code of Ethics’ presented by social media platforms to ECI for LS polls

Social media platforms present ‘Voluntary Code of Ethics’ for LS polls to ECI The Social Media Platforms and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday presented a ‘Voluntary Code of Ethics‘ for the forthcoming general elections to Chief…

Facebook sues two Ukrainians who used quiz apps to extract user data

Facebook has reportedly sued two Ukrainian men for allegedly using quiz apps to extract private data on its users to target ads. The lawsuit filed by the social networking giant accuses Gleb Sluchevsky and Andrey Gorbachov of running the years-long hacking…

FB took 3 years to act against fake news in Moldova

Moldova, which is considered among the poorest and most corrupt countries in Europe, did not make it to Facebook’s list of regions plagued with fake news and misinformation for three years. Developers in Moldova told BuzzFeed News that it took…

Twitter & Facebook: Will they ever be able to do enough?

Both Twitter and WhatsApp are headed for a tough time addressing increasing regulatory scrutiny on their platforms, especially in light of the upcoming elections WhatsApp is under scrutiny by the government for misuse of its platform by users in India…