5 years after Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg’s famous book told women to ‚lean in,’ it appears that advice might do more harm than good

5 years after Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg’s famous book told women to ‚lean in,’ it appears that advice might do more harm than good

Is it time to discard „lean in”? Or is the mantra still helpful to women in the workplace? Thibault Camus/AP Images Facebook ‚s Sheryl Sandberg changed the whole conversation around women in the workplace with just two words: ” Lean in .” The Facebook COO’s famous 2013 book encouraged women to hone their negotiation tactics,…

It looks like Facebook is working on a singing talent show feature for its app

It looks like Facebook is working on a singing talent show feature for its app

Engineer Jane Manchun Wong said the feature reminded her of a „Black Mirror” episode. Netflix Facebook has been developing a feature for its app which allows people to compete in a singing talent-show format. Engineer Jane Manchun Wong, who has a track record of uncovering upcoming features by reverse-engineering code , spotted the in-development feature,…

Facebook accused of undermining international aid efforts in Burma because it spreads fake news

Facebook accused of undermining international aid efforts in Burma because it spreads fake news

Rohingya refugee women cry while crossing the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain LONDON— Facebook has been accused of undermining international aid efforts in Burma (sometimes also called Myanmar), because of its role in spreading hate speech and misinformation. A report from…

Facebook could spend over $10 million this year to protect Mark Zuckerberg — that’s over $27,000 per day

Facebook could spend over $10 million this year to protect Mark Zuckerberg — that’s over $27,000 per day

Protecting Mark Zuckerberg isn’t cheap. Facebook recently approved $10 million in annual security costs for its CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his family. The social networking giant announced the increase in the pre-tax allowance security in an SEC filing on Thursday . Zuckerberg can spend the money on bodyguards, security measures for Zuckerberg’s houses, and private…

Facebook shares slump on growth warning

Facebook shares slump on growth warning

Image copyright Reuters Facebook shares fell sharply on Thursday, after the social media network warned investors of slowing revenue gains and increased spending. The firm’s shares closed nearly 19% lower, wiping more than $120bn (£92bn) off Facebook’s market value. The fall also dragged down the tech-rich Nasdaq share index, which closed 1% lower. Facebook’s forecast…

Facebook investigates another data firm

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook said it had found no evidence data was improperly obtained – but would suspend Crimson Hexagon while it investigated Facebook has suspended a US-based analytics firm while it investigates concerns about the collection and sharing of user data. Crimson Hexagon, based in Boston, describes itself as offering “consumer…

Facebook is overflowing with groups offering pirated films — and it says it won’t do anything about it

Facebook is overflowing with groups offering pirated films — and it says it won’t do anything about it

Facebook Groups has a piracy problem — and the company says there’s nothing it can do about it. The social network is awash with groups devoted to freely sharing pirated Hollywood movies with hundreds of thousands of users, Business Insider has found. With names like „Full HD English Movie” and „Free full movies 2018,” these…

It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off its £500,000 fine for the Cambridge Analytica scandal

It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off its £500,000 fine for the Cambridge Analytica scandal

It’s no big deal. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off the £500,000 fine proposed as a punishment by the UK’s data watchdog for the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has suggested fining Facebook the maximum penalty for the way it mishandled user data and…