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Another Facebook whistleblower will testify about the company before British lawmakers

A Facebook whistleblower who had previously spoken out publicly against the company will testify before British lawmakers, racheting up scrutiny of the embattled social media company.
  • Oct 14, 2021
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What do we do about Facebook?

Facebook had a bad week. A whistleblower testified before Congress about the danger the company poses, and an outage took down the site and its products for hours. Now, some are rethinking their relationship with Facebook. But can we live without it?
  • Oct 8, 2021

Like whistleblower Frances Haugen, these Facebook employees warned about the company’s problems for years. No one listened.

Frances Haugen's testimony before Congress has riveted attention on Facebook's unwillingness to take steps to correct some of its most serious problems. But she is hardly the first former Facebook employee to level harsh criticisms at the company.
  • Oct 8, 2021

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen tells lawmakers that meaningful reform is necessary ‘for our common good’

Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen warned lawmakers of the challenges with Facebook are unique because policymakers don’t have visibility into how the company works.
  • Oct 5, 2021

Apologies were once staples after Facebook scandals. Now the company offers defiance.

Gone is the familiar script in which chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg issues a formal apology then takes responsibility and promises change.
  • Oct 4, 2021

With overdose deaths soaring, DEA warns about fentanyl-, meth-laced pills

Counterfeit pills sold on social media or online may be laced with deadly amounts of synthetic opioids, the agency says.
  • Sep 27, 2021

Facebook hits pause on Instagram Kids app amid growing scrutiny

The tech giant has been under pressure to drop the project aimed at children younger than 13 over concerns about privacy, screen time, mental health and safety.
  • Sep 27, 2021

How Facebook’s ‘metaverse’ became a political strategy in Washington

Facebook is pushing devices like its Oculus as a part of its ‘metaverse’ strategy.
  • Sep 24, 2021

U.S. judge rules Facebook must turn over closed accounts that fed Myanmar genocide

The social media giant cited user privacy in opposing a request to turn over data related to deleted accounts, a stance the court called “rich with irony.”
  • Sep 23, 2021

Facebook’s independent Oversight Board demands transparency on exemptions for politicians

The board reiterated its calls for more information about a Facebook program that holds politicians to different sets of standards than other users.
  • Sep 21, 2021