Former Facebook exec Mary Lou Jepsen said her new company will make telepathy possible. But first, it’s going to upend the medical-imaging industry

Former Facebook exec Mary Lou Jepsen said her new company will make telepathy possible. But first, it’s going to upend the medical-imaging industry

Mary Lou Jepsen has some bold predictions about the impact the technology being developed by her new company, Openwater, will eventually have. Openwater’s new imaging system will upend the medical industry, allowing doctors to detect cancers sooner and monitor them more effectively, she says. It will give access to MRI-quality scans to millions of people…

‚Facebook has a black people problem’: a former employee posted a 2,500-word memo about racial discrimination at the company

‚Facebook has a black people problem’: a former employee posted a 2,500-word memo about racial discrimination at the company

Former Facebook employee Mark S. Luckie’s goodbye note starts bluntly: „Facebook has a black people problem.” Luckie, the company’s strategic partner manager for influencers before quitting in November, sent a 2,500-word memo to his colleagues earlier in the month before posting it publicly on Facebook on Tuesday. It details his experiences of racism at the…

Facebook asks Parliament to keep quiet on internal documents seized following cat and mouse game

Facebook asks Parliament to keep quiet on internal documents seized following cat and mouse game

In a letter to British MP Damian Collins, Facebook chief of public policy Richard Allan asked Parliament to put internal documents that were seized by the body last week off limits until a judge addressed the matter, according to a copy of the letter shown to Business Insider. Internal Facebook documents that allegedly include communications…

Facebook delays tool showing exactly who is paying for political ads after journalists ‚gamed’ it to expose flaws

Facebook delays tool showing exactly who is paying for political ads after journalists ‚gamed’ it to expose flaws

Facebook is delaying the launch of a tool showing who is behind political ads in the UK after news outlets, including Business Insider, exposed the system’s flaws. The company was meant to launch its new ad transparency tool on November 7, but told The Guardian that it would now be rolled out „in the next…

Facebook is nowhere near getting its house in order, says the data cop who fined it for the Cambridge Analytica catastrophe

Facebook is nowhere near getting its house in order, says the data cop who fined it for the Cambridge Analytica catastrophe

Facebook is not even close to getting its house in order on protecting people’s privacy, according to the woman who hit the company with a maximum fine for the Cambridge Analytica catastrophe. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined Facebook £500,000 ($645,000) last month for the Cambridge Analytica data breach as part of an unprecedented…

Facebook built an election ‚war room’ to try and avoid repeating the mistakes of 2016 — here’s what it’s like inside

Facebook built an election ‚war room’ to try and avoid repeating the mistakes of 2016 — here’s what it’s like inside

Facebook can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of 2016. During the 2016 US presidential election, the social network was wildly abused by Russian propagandists, who spread fake news and misinformation on a massive scale — setting off a chain reaction of scandals for Facebook that reverberates to this day. Two years later, America is gearing…

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…