Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated August 19th
 

Topic: Facebook

Tim Cook: Facebook's Cambridge Analytica consumer data debacle forces tech industry beyond self-regulation

03/28/2018, 12:03 pm

Speaking on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized Facebook for its mishandling and commercialization of consumer data, and again concedes that the time may be past for self-regulation of how companies handle personal information.

32 comments

FTC confirms Facebook probe over Cambridge Analytica user data fiasco

03/26/2018, 12:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Facebook's privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, confirming in a statement the existence of a probe into the social network's activities after settling an earlier investigation with a consent decree in 2011.

7 comments

If you don't want to delete your Facebook account, here's how to cut back

03/25/2018, 03:03 pm

Facebook tests the limits of people's tolerance for use of private information, as well as over regular changing of privacy settings for their users with little or no notice. Obviously, you can delete your Facebook account, but what if you're not ready to purge everything?

28 comments

Facebook's Zuckerberg vows action on Cambridge Analytica debacle

03/21/2018, 04:03 pm

Following a week of terrible press, a battered stock, and threats of mass account de-activations, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally addressed the data scandal in a post to the network.

2 comments

How to delete your Facebook account completely on your iPhone or Mac

03/21/2018, 08:03 am

With anger and distrust at the social network at perhaps an all-time high, here's how to go about getting rid of Facebook -- something that's a lot easier than it used to be.

21 comments

After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google

03/21/2018, 07:03 am

For years, Facebook and Google have been bleeding the publishing industry dry, appropriating the work of its reporters while replacing the ads that traditionally supported the news business with their own targeted surveillance advertising that does little to support actual journalism. It took a major scandal to wake the industry up, but it's increasing warming to Apple News and its unique model of privacy.

61 comments

FTC probes Facebook over personal data use following Cambridge Analytica revelations

03/20/2018, 11:03 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has allegedly started investigating Facebook concerning the use of user data by analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, including whether the social network violated the terms of a 2011 settlement by providing the data without the user's consent.

36 comments

Facebook plans to bring news to its Watch video platform across 2018

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Facebook is working on launching a news section within its Watch video platform, which could potentially ramp up the challenge to Apple News, or even Apple's upcoming TV slate.

1 comments

Facebook testing tracker-based AR effects in app, plans to add feature to AR Studio toolkit

03/09/2018, 10:03 pm

Facebook is evaluating a new marker-based augmented reality feature in its app that provides users with AR experiences tied to specially marked physical objects, like mapping digital graphics over a movie poster.

4 comments

BlackBerry sues Facebook over alleged messaging patent infringement

03/06/2018, 04:03 pm

BlackBerry on Tuesday launched a lawsuit against Facebook, arguing that services like WhatsApp and Instagram deliberately copy features from BlackBerry Messenger, one of the draws of BlackBerry's once-dominant smartphones.

14 comments

Facebook rumored to take on Apple HomePod with first two smartspeakers

02/15/2018, 11:02 am

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch not one but two smartspeakers by the end of July at the latest, joining the fray against Apple, Amazon, Google, and others.

34 comments

Facebook to launch subscription tool in iOS app after resolving dispute with Apple

02/12/2018, 09:02 pm

Facebook has resolved a revenue sharing issue with Apple, it was announced on Monday, allowing the social media giant to launch a subscription tool for publishers looking to enable paywall access on Facebook's iOS app.

8 comments

iOS 11 News app adds curated reporting of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

02/08/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple has added a new feature within iOS 11 News to supply human-curated updates on the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The special coverage, in collaboration with NBC, is designed to not overwhelm iOS users' existing News feeds while at the same time providing timely, accurate and high-quality reporting for everyone interested in the Olympic events.

1 comments

Facebook Messenger bug causing iPhone freezes when typing

01/18/2018, 10:01 am

Some people using Facebook Messenger on iOS devices are finding themselves unable to type more than a few words in a single line before the app freezes, according to reports.

11 comments

'Intentional' event redirects cloud traffic from Apple, Google & others through Russia

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Internet traffic coming into and out of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies was briefly redirected through a Russian provider on Wednesday, in what appears to have been a deliberate move.

22 comments

Facebook's attempted 'revenge porn' solution: Trust us with your nude pics

11/08/2017, 10:11 am

Social networking giant Facebook is trialing a unique and likely controversial solution for the internet's "revenge porn" problem -- asking some users to send themselves their own naked images via Facebook Messenger, so the company's algorithms can anonymously scan and block sharing of those pics in the future.

66 comments

Tim Cook to appear on NBC News to discuss division and manipulation of people by social media

11/01/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and will discuss the alleged Russian manipulation of the U.S. populace with social media.

0 comments

Apple's Cook & Facebook's Zuckerberg meet with Chinese President Xi

10/30/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg both spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, meeting in Beijing while attending an annual summit of advisers to Tsinghua University's business school.

13 comments

Facebook not launching media and news subscription tool on iPhone because of Apple's 30% take

10/19/2017, 03:10 pm

Facebook is on the verge of launching a way to allow companies to sell subscriptions through the social media venue -- but a dispute over Apple's mandated 30 percent of revenue derived through apps distributed on its store appears to have scuttled the launch on the iPhone.

23 comments

Oculus reveals $199 standalone 'Go' VR headset, drops Rift price to $399

10/11/2017, 04:10 pm

Presenting at an event in San Jose on Wednesday, Facebook's Oculus introduced the Go, a new headset capable of operating without a connected phone, Mac, or Windows PC.

13 comments