Potsdam high school teen suicides after being blackmailed on Facebook

U.S. 04/06/21, 19:10

An upstate New York 15-year-old teen was blackmailed over intimate images he uploaded on social media. It pushed him into a suicidal state, and he passed away on March 30. Riley K. Basford, a Potsdam High School sophomore, was found dead in his father's home, his family announced on Monday, April ...

Senators questioning big corps over selling user data to foreign companies

U.S. 04/04/21, 19:15

A bipartisan group of senators is questioning eight big U.S. companies over the sharing of American consumer data to international bidders, which is often used for digital ads. “We write to seek information about your company’s sharing of Americans’ personal data in order to understand how that information may be obtained ...

Facebook mismanaged 533 million accounts, information leaked online

U.S. 04/04/21, 16:07

More than 500 million Facebook users' personal information has been leaked online, with the compromised data including phone numbers, full names, location, email address, and biographical information. Alon Gal, CTO of cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, uploaded the shocking findings on its Twitter account @UnderTheBreach, a cybercrime investigations forum, saying that the ...

Biden’s Tech Director was former VP of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

U.S. 03/28/21, 21:43

In the Biden White House, a former Vice President of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which funneled $350 million to the Center for Tech and Civic Life, currently acts as Special Assistant and Director of Technology The Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) used hundreds of millions of dollars from Mark ...

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in a $15 billion class-action lawsuit

U.S. 03/22/21, 17:58

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied Facebook's request to intervene in a $15 billion class-action lawsuit alleging that the company illegally monitored its users' online activities when they were not using the platform, in violation of the federal Wiretap Act. “Facebook's user profiles would allegedly reveal an individual's likes, dislikes, interests, ...

Facebook has launched a new tool to bring 50 million people closer to getting CCP Virus vaccines

U.S. 03/16/21, 12:35

During the pandemic, politicians and privacy advocates slammed Facebook for a barrage of false statements and conspiracies about vaccinations on its platforms. Facebook Inc. is facing criticism for enabling vaccine misinformation to propagate on its digital platforms, while other technology companies have stepped in to help with vaccine dissemination and administration. But in ...

Facebook allows CCP to spread disinformation about Uighur concentration camps

World 02/18/21, 17:17

Facebook allegedly allowed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to buy paid advertisements on its platform to sow doubt about the genocide committed against the Uighur Muslim ethnic minority, according to a publication of the British magazine Press Gazette. The publication highlights the widespread condemnation that the CCP has received in the ...

Zuckerberg loses $4 billion as Facebook shares tumble amid Trump-ban fallout

U.S. 01/12/21, 06:22

Mark Zuckerberg lost $3.95 billion in a single day on Monday, Jan. 11, as investors continued to flee from Facebook Inc. after it suspended President Donald Trump from its social network. Facebook shares ended Monday down 4 percent at $256.84, eliminating $31 billion from the social media company’s market value. The selloff ...

The purge: Twitter, Amazon target QAnon supporters

2020 Campaign 01/12/21, 05:39

As part of a massive purge targeting President Donald Trump's supporters and conservatives, the big tech companies took another step to suppress free speech by targetting the QAnon movement. Twitter on Monday, Jan. 11, said that it had removed more than 70,000 accounts that shared "QAnon-associated content" following the protest at ...

Sen. Ted Cruz calls Google the ‘most dangerous company on the planet’

U.S. 01/04/21, 09:53

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stated that Google is the “most dangerous company on the face of the planet.” During an interview with Breitbart News, he described the problems he experienced with Alphabet Inc. and with the social networks Twitter and Facebook regarding the interference they created during the elections. Cruz described Google ...

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