Twitter and Facebook announced Tuesday that they had removed thousands of Iran-linked deceptive accounts in a crackdown on a disinformation network. In a statement, Twitter’s head of site integrity, Yoel Roth, said the company eliminated “more than 2,800 inauthentic accounts originating in Iran” earlier this month. “These accounts employed aRead More →

If you’d never ride with a one-star driver, don’t expect to ride as a one-star passenger. Uber says it will start deactivating riders with a history of low ratings, just as it does for drivers. The change will affect passengers in the U.S. and Canada, where riders will also haveRead More →

About 5% of Facebook’s monthly active users are fake. The figure may not sound like much, but given Facebook’s 2.4 billion monthly active users, that’s an astounding 120 million active users on the platform who are not who ― or even what ― they claim to be. The social mediaRead More →

Facebook’s ex-security chief is urging CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down, becoming the second former Facebook executive to scrutinize the company’s leader this month. During the tech-centered Collision Conference in Toronto on Tuesday, Alex Stamos said criticism of Zuckerberg’s outsize influence is valid. “There’s a legit argument that he hasRead More →

Facebook’s ex-security chief is urging CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down, becoming the second former Facebook executive to scrutinize the company’s leader this month. During the tech-centered Collision Conference in Toronto on Tuesday, Alex Stamos said criticism of Zuckerberg’s outsize influence is valid. “There’s a legit argument that he hasRead More →

JERUSALEM, May 14 (Reuters) – WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights groups. WhatsApp, which is part of Facebook, said it had notified the U.S. Department ofRead More →