by on January 24, 2020
United Nations (UN) employees are strongely advised not to use Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp. It considers the software insecure. The UN has warned staff about this since June 2019. According to the UN experts Israeli spyware was likely used. The  UN spokesperson answered questions from Reuters (1) news agency after the UN (2) had called for an investigation into the mobile hack of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Bezos was hit in a 2018. Sources have reported The Guardian (3) that the cr...
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by on November 14, 2019
Throughout recent years, according to the company's half-yearly transparency report, policymakers have been requesting more and more user data from Facebook.  While more than 82,000 requests were filed worldwide in the second half of 2017, this number has increased to more than 128,000 by 56 percent in the first half of 2019.The percentage of requests for receiving data has remained more or less the same. In the second half of 2017, data was given to governments in 74.8 percent of the cases. ...
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by on November 8, 2019
Nearly 159 million American citizens were shown political fake news on Facebook in the first ten months of 2019, according to a recently published research paper by Avaaz Action Group. Avaaz examined the hundred most popular Facebook messages that impartial fact checkers had tricked. Such communications seemed to have been posted 158.9 million times, generating 8.9 million views, comments and shares. These messages included fake news stating that the U.S. President Donald Trump's grandfath...
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by on October 17, 2019
Global financial regulators are not preparing to block the cryptocurrency of Facebook or other related currencies, says Benoît Coeuré (1), president of the ECB, Thursday. Libra and other crypto coins, however, must comply with the "highest legal requirements," he says. It is a surprisingly positive statement about Libra that is being targeted all over the world. From the beginning, Facebook proposals have been raised by regulators and lawmakers since different countries. Since its announcemen...
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