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Targeted Advertising Is Ruining the Internet and Breaking the World

Surveillance capitalism and targeted advertising have become the norm on the internet, and it's hurting all of us.
Dr. Nathalie Maréchal
a day ago
The Weakest Link

How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked

How to check if your Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other accounts have been hacked.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
a day ago
Facebook

86 Organizations Demand Zuckerberg to Improve Takedown Appeals

Facebook is heeding criticism for its content takedown and account deactivation appeals process, which was initiated alongside the company’s expanding content moderation practices.
Caroline Haskins
2 days ago
Cheetah Poaching

Traffickers Are Using Instagram and YouTube as Black Markets for Live Cheetahs

A new report identified more than 900 advertisements for poached cheetahs on social media.
Sarah Emerson
10.23.18
Disinformation

Russian Woman Charged With Influencing US Elections on Social Media

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was part of a wide-ranging project to influence the 2016 and 2018 election on social media.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.19.18
Hacking

Facebook Says 14 Million People Got Their Location Data and Private Search History Stolen

The social network elaborated on the recent data breach, explaining exactly what kind of data the hackers accessed, and revealing that the victims were 30 million, and not 50 million users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.12.18
Facebook

Facebook Knows You Don’t Want to Trust Its Portal Camera

After so many privacy issues in the last two years, the social media company is hoping that putting security front and center will lure users to its new product.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.8.18
birds

People Keep Calling the Cops on These Drunk Birds

“There is no need to call law enforcement about these birds as they should sober up in a short period of time.”
Becky Ferreira
10.4.18
Facebook

How 50 Million Facebook Users Were Hacked

Facebook revealed more details about how hackers exploited three distinct bugs to get the ability to control up to 50 million users’ accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
9.28.18
Facebook

Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Users Affected

Facebook "discovered a security issue" that the company said allowed attackers to "take over people's accounts."
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
9.28.18
Facebook

WhatsApp and Instagram Founders Don’t Deserve Points for Leaving Facebook

By selling their companies to Facebook, Brian Acton and Kevin Systrom perpetuated the worst parts of capitalism.
Jason Koebler
9.26.18
Facebook

Content Moderator Sues Facebook, Says Job Gave Her PTSD

In the class action lawsuit, the woman says that thousands of content moderators are subjected to "highly toxic" content as part of the job.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
9.24.18