On Monday night at the Web Summit convention in Lisbon, a crowd of pre-pandemic proportions packed the Altice Area for the occasion’s opening session. The evening’s headline speaker wasn’t some tech govt. As a substitute, ex-Facebook worker turned whistleblower Frances Haugen talked about her choice to launch thousands of documents from her former employer. The revelations in these paperwork have led ...

Congress could by no means have a greater probability to control Facebook than after Tuesday’s testimony by whistleblower Frances Haugen. Haugen was invited to testify in entrance of a Senate subcommittee concerning the dangerous results Instagram’s content material curation strategies have on younger customers. She introduced leaked internal Facebook documents exhibiting that the corporate is aware of these strategies are ...

Fb is having one eventful week. Yesterday a significant outage hit all Fb-owned providers. Fb, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Occulus had been all down worldwide for customers for nearly six hours (Fb says the outage was as a consequence of a router configuration error). However immediately, Fb is up in opposition to an excellent greater problem. Whistleblower Frances Haugen will ...

This summer time, I requested my mom if I may see her Facebook newsfeed. I used to be stunned by how a lot political content material I noticed–a lot of it on politically-charged subjects equivalent to President Biden, abortion, vaccination, masks mandates, and Donald Trump. A few of it got here from my mom’s septuagenarian pals, some got here from ...