A 17-year-old hacked the Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin, authorities said Friday.
The four chief executives—Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai—took the witness stand to fiercely defend their businesses Wednesday.
A regulator will this month publish draft rules forcing the two U.S. tech giants to share revenue generated from news with the original publishers. Should others follow, it would chip away at two of the most wildly successful business models of the 21st century.
On Tuesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with a group of civil rights leaders, including the organizers of a growing advertising boycott over hate speech on Facebook.
Several companies say they will halt social media ads after a campaign led by civil rights organizations called for an ad boycott of Facebook, saying it doesn’t do enough to stop racist and violent content.
President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order challenging the lawsuit protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.
The Indianapolis-based hunger relief organization has seen demand for its services soar because of the coronavirus pandemic. The health crisis has forced the group to convert its biggest annual fundraiser into an online event.
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign decried the move as an attempt to muzzle conservatives on social media.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has come under criticism from rival Elizabeth Warren, who charges that Buttigieg is too cozy with Facebook. Buttigieg’s aides confirmed that his campaign hired two digital analytics staff recommended by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
A state-level antitrust investigation into the social network now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general.
The focus will be on Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency and its role in housing. The company agreed in a legal settlement in March to overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads.
BotSlayer—a free software tool that is open to the public—scans social media looking for evidence that what appears to be grassroots political activity is actually being generated automated accounts.
Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies.
A small team of researchers at Indiana University, in collaboration with LinkedIn, has created the first-ever global map of labor flow—how people move between jobs and industries in geographic regions. IU researchers said their findings provide useful insights into the growth and movement of the economy.