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Facebook says millions of users had phone numbers, search history and location data stolen in recent hack

Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition October 12 An online attack that forced Facebook to log out 90 million users last month directly affected 29 million people on the social network, the company said Friday, as it released new details about […]

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The cofounder of Refinery29 explains how she built a global media brand that reaches 425 million people a year

Refinery29Christene Barberich is the cofounder and editor in chief of Refinery29. Christene Barberich is the cofounder and editor in chief of Refinery29. Refinery29 is a lifestyle and news media company primarily for young women. Across all of its global sites, social media accounts, and events, Refinery said it will reach 425 million people this year. […]

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Facebook’s New Gadget Is a Video-Chat Screen With a Camera That Follows You

Facebook’s New Gadget Is a Video-Chat Screen With a Camera That Follows You ImageOn Monday, Facebook introduced Portal and Portal Plus, the fruits of its first major foray into designing, building and selling consumer hardware from scratch.CreditCreditFacebook By Mike Isaac and Brian X. Chen Oct. 8, 2018 Leer en español SAN FRANCISCO — Since 2004, […]

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Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed

Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed ImageGoogle announced the decision to shut down Google Plus on Monday.CreditCreditMark Lennihan/Associated Press By Daisuke Wakabayashi Oct. 8, 2018 Google said on Monday that it would shut down Google Plus, the company’s long-struggling answer to Facebook’s giant social network, after it discovered a security […]

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Here’s how the FCC plans to defend its net neutrality repeal in federal court

After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai answers a question from a reporter, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Tony Romm Staff writer covering technology policy October 11 at 8:01 PM The Federal Communications Commission told a federal court on Thursday that it acted […]

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Laughing at the Google+ bug? You’re making a big mistake.

Google Doodles celebrates the search engine’s 20th anniversary as seen on the home page in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 27. (John G. Mabanglo/EPA-EFE) (John G Mabanglo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition October 8 at 6:37 PM A vulnerability in Google’s software has led to the potential exposure of […]

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Facebook announced a new $200 gadget that would put a camera and microphone in your home – and plenty of people aren't ready to trust it

Rob Price/Business Insider Facebook launched its video-chat and smart speaker device, Portal, on Monday and reactions have been largely skeptical.  Portal comes standard with a built-in microphone and camera, and many people are wondering why they should trust Facebook amid a year filled with data breaches and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.   Facebook launched its hardware device, Portal, on Monday […]