Hundreds of ads on Facebook promised U.S. homeowners that they were eligible for huge state tax breaks if they installed new solar-energy panels. There was just one catch: None of it was true.
By Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
Creating more ways for Facebook's more than 2 billion users to keep things private could undermine the company's business model, which depends on the ability to learn about the things people like and then sell ads tied to those interests.
By Harry Zahn, Joshua Barajas
The reports focus on the machinations of the Internet Research Agency, a well-funded organization within Russia’s propaganda wing that was indicted in February by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team for plotting to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
A Senate intelligence committee has released bipartisan reports exposing further efforts by Russia to influence American elections via social media. Judy Woodruff speaks with committee member Sen. Ron Wyden, R-Ore., about how sophisticated the Russian efforts are, what social media…
By Phuong Le, Daisy Nguyen, Don Thompson, Associated Press
Many of the missing are seniors without cellphones or social media accounts who had moved to the Northern California area that's known as a refuge for retirees.
By Mae Anderson, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
The company says hackers exploited its "View As" feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else. Facebook says it has taken steps to fix the security problem and alerted law enforcement.
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
The rising capabilities of the technology are fueling concerns it could be used to make a bogus video, for example, of an American politician accepting a bribe or of a U.S. or an adversarial foreign leader warning of an impending…
By Associated Press
Twitter says Jones won't be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones.
A House hearing about social media censorship was briefly interrupted as a protester stood up and yelled at Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. A Republican congressman drowned her out using his auctioneering skills.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter "can't place the burden" on victims when it comes to reporting abuse on the service.
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