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Girls are nonetheless underrepresented in tech. Right here’s what Fb has to mention about it.

How did we go from viewing computer programming as “women’s work” to peak tech bro culture? In the world of tech today, men greatly outnumber women, and the reasons for this inequality are to be found in stereotypes and biases deeply ingrained in our culture.  But some of the world’s biggest tech companies are taking...CONTINUE READING

Why Fb waited three months to expose its newest privateness screw-up

Facebook is all about making the world more open and connected, except perhaps when it comes to sharing its own colossal privacy screw-ups with its more than 2 billion users. After KrebsOnSecurity first reported that the company had been storing hundreds of millions of users’ passwords in plain text since as far back as 2012,...CONTINUE READING

Fb saved passwords in undeniable textual content for masses of tens of millions of customers

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ passwords were stored in plain text, completely searchable by Facebook employees for years. Some users had their passwords stored in plain text as early as 2012, according to a senior Facebook source who spoke to KrebsOnSecurity. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, says that somewhere between 200 million...CONTINUE READING

Why anti-vaxxer mobs cross after pro-vaccine medical doctors on-line — and what to do about it

In 2017, Kids Plus Pediatrics, an independent medical practice in Pittsburgh, posted a 90-second video on its Facebook page encouraging parents to have their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer.  For three weeks, the post garnered positive, higher-than-average interest and engagement from the page’s followers. Then, seemingly...CONTINUE READING

Fb belatedly makes it more difficult to run some discriminatory advertisements

Nothing like finally doing the right thing after being sued and browbeaten into it. Sort of.  Scandal-plagued Facebook announced March 19 that it would take steps to address one of its many structural flaws. Namely, the company will no longer allow advertisers to discriminate when it comes to housing, jobs, or credit advertisements that run...CONTINUE READING

Fb unearths extra information about how Christchurch terror assault video unfold

Facebook has revealed more details about the spread of the Christchurch terror attack video, and its seemingly relentless attempts to stop it. The social media giant said in a post the video was watched fewer than 200 times during the live broadcast, and that it was watched around 4,000 times in total before being removed....CONTINUE READING

Fb fights native ‘information deserts’ it helped create

Facebook is once again touting its attempt to solve a problem it helped create.  The company announced Monday that it would provide select researchers access to information about news deserts, which are places with little to no local news coverage. The research sharing is part of the Facebook Journalism Project, the company’s initiative to enable...CONTINUE READING
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