Crawling transparency logs, so you don’t need to By Richard Chirgwin Facebook has expanded its year-old certificate transparency project to make it easier for developers to watch for dodgy certs. The Social Network™ first started offering tools so people didn’t have to comb through transparency logs themselves. As the company notedRead More →

Shutterstock Laura Bliss, Edge Hill University The severity of abuse conducted online during 2017’s general election has brought the issue into sharp focus for politicians, some of whom have urged the prime minister to legislate against Facebook, Twitter and Google to make them liable for content posted on their sites.Read More →

Grazing FB is ruining your life, admits social network after probing its army of addicts By Shaun Nichols in San Francisco Facebook has just publicaly slapped itself upside the head, admitting that its very existence is often detrimental to the wellbeing of its users. An analysis today from Facebook’s research director David GinsbergRead More →

Written by  Mong Palatino On October 19, 2017, Facebook began testing a new system for its newsfeed in Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Slovakia, Serbia, Guatemala and Cambodia. In the experiment, Facebook users only see posts from their friends (alongside sponsored content) in their regular News Feed. Updates from news outlets, NGOs, political partiesRead More →

Facebook tried to fix its fake news problem by putting comments that included the word “fake” at the top. Software-engineering genius! Sadly it didn’t work out, reports the BBC. The trial, which Facebook says has now concluded, aimed to prioritise “comments that indicate disbelief”. It meant feeds from the BBC, theRead More →