In Silicon Valley, people always talk about the void left behind by Steve Jobs. It's a fascinating parlor game, sure, and it usually leads to endless hypothetical questions about the evolution of digital and consumer products. But how would Jobs have handled fake news, bots, troll armies, and the disintegration of society?
Last year, we launched an investigation into how Facebook's People You May Know tool makes its creepily accurate recommendations. By November, we had it mostly figured out: Facebook has nearly limitless access to all the phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, and social media handles most people on Earth have ever used.
One bank even ended talks with Facebook, citing privacy concerns.
Facebook's definition of "authentic" is complicated because disinformation campaigns are complicated.
You can now set reminders to tell you when you've spent too much time browsing your feeds.
A "bad actor" may have started it, but did "No Unite the Right 2 – DC" become real once actual American protesters got involved?
The relationship I had with the social media platform was more than utilitarian: it was emotional, and my move to the US challenged it in unexpected ways.
After a surprisingly weak growth forecast in this week's earnings report, Facebook's stock price dropped 19 percent today.
Eventually, after $100,000 in attorney's bills, Monica Glennon was able to unmask the culprit who posted a false, damaging story about her online. It turned out to be a complete stranger who had been offended by a comment Glennon had made about a news article on Facebook.
Tech companies aren't raising prices. But they're still monopolies.
An early employee says it was a key to the platform's growth.
In a recent interview with Recode's Kara Swisher, the Facebook founder and CEO said that in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal "if someone is going to be fired for this, it should be me." Here's why that's a terrible, time-wasting answer.
Facebook filing a patent application on a backend ad-recognition system doesn’t mean really much of anything except Facebook's lawyers are busily patenting every piece of smart speaker tech they can think of.
New data shows the impact of Facebook’s pullback from an industry it had dominated (and distorted).
Mexicans have long distrusted the press and for good reason. For decades, the national news media here consisted of two television networks and a handful of newspapers, all propped up financially by the controlling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Coverage of the government was favorable, and negative stories were buried.
Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, Michigan, has a problem — well actually, he's had several, but the most recent involves getting stopped on his twice-daily run by a concerned citizen.
Facebook investors boasting nearly $3 billion in shares are making moves to topple Mark Zuckerberg as chairman and tear apart his power base at the company.
Glitchy enforcement of a new Facebook political ad policy is creating headaches for small businesses, news publishers, and other advertisers.
Property companies advertising their proximity to Facebook's campus are giving low-income residents a choice: pay a huge rent increase or move out.
"It's painful when you miss something, when you make the mistake of believing so much in the good you are seeing that you don't see the bad. It's hard when you know that you let people down."
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