Powerful Facebook investors just co-filed a proposal to take down Mark Zuckerberg as chairman

Powerful Facebook investors just co-filed a proposal to take down Mark Zuckerberg as chairman

Four powerful institutional Facebook investors have co-filed a shareholder proposal to take down Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following what they say was his „mishandling” of several scandals this year. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, and Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella are joining forces…

Facebook’s secretive hardware group made an armband that lets you ‘hear’ through your skin. It’s a key part of the company’s bigger plan to embed computers in our bodies

Facebook’s secretive hardware group made an armband that lets you ‘hear’ through your skin. It’s a key part of the company’s bigger plan to embed computers in our bodies

When Regina Dugan, the former head of a secretive Facebook hardware lab known only as Building 8, took the stage at the company’s annual developer conference in San Jose, California, last year, she announced the intent to build a device that few in the audience could believe would ever be real. The device, she claimed,…

Facebook says the FBI has asked it not to reveal who might be behind an hack that affected 30 million people

Facebook says the FBI has asked it not to reveal who might be behind an hack that affected 30 million people

Thirty million people have been affected by a massive hack of Facebook, with the attackers gaining access to millions of victims’ highly sensitive personal data. On Friday, Facebook provided more details about the attack that it first disclosed two weeks ago — and said the FBI had asked it not to discuss who might be…

Facebook deleted 66 pages linked to a Russian data-scraping firm

Facebook deleted 66 pages linked to a Russian data-scraping firm

Facebook has disabled dozens of accounts and profiles belonging to Russian database provider SocialDataHub for what it termed the unauthorized collection of user information, the social media giant said on Thursday. Facebook said in a statement that SocialDataHub, which has previously provided analytical services to the Russian government, had violated its terms of use. „As…

The Facebook engineer who wrote a controversial memo decrying the company’s ‚intolerant’ culture is leaving

The Facebook engineer who wrote a controversial memo decrying the company’s ‚intolerant’ culture is leaving

The Facebook engineer who sparked an internal firestorm at Facebook with his criticism of what he called a „political monoculture” that is „intolerant” of conservatism, is leaving the company. In a recent internal memo to fellow employees obtained by Business Insider, Brian Amerige, an engineering manager of product usability, wrote: „I care too deeply about…

Facebook is battling an internal revolt after one of its execs went to the Kavanaugh hearing

Facebook is battling an internal revolt after one of its execs went to the Kavanaugh hearing

Facebook is scrambling to contain the fallout after a senior executive’s attendance at Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate last week caused an internal employee uproar. Joel Kaplan, the company’s policy chief, was visibly seated behind Kavanaugh, Trump’s embattled nominee for the US Supreme Court, as the judge angrily defended himself against allegations of sexual…

Facebook says it hasn’t seen any evidence that the hackers used stolen keys to access users’ Tinder, Spotify, or Instagram accounts

Facebook says it hasn’t seen any evidence that the hackers used stolen keys to access users’ Tinder, Spotify, or Instagram accounts

Facebook says it can’t find any evidence that the hackers who compromised 50 million users’ accounts on the social network also used stolen „keys” to break into victims’ accounts on other apps and services. Last week, the Silicon Valley tech firm revealed it had been targeted in a massive hack that saw an as-yet-unidentified attacker,…

The Facebook hack affecting 50 million people also let the attackers access users’ Tinder, Spotify, and Instagram accounts

The Facebook hack affecting 50 million people also let the attackers access users’ Tinder, Spotify, and Instagram accounts

Life just got worse for the 50 million people caught up in what may be the biggest hack of Facebook ever. On Friday, the Silicon Valley tech firm revealed that it had detected a security breach in which an as-yet unknown attacker, or attackers, managed to gain access to tens of millions of users’ accounts…