George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist, has said that Mark Zuckerberg and Donald Trump appear to have struck a “mutual assistance arrangement” that will help the US president “get re-elected”, referencing Facebook’s willingness to continue publishing political adverts.
In a letter written to the Financial Times, Mr Soros accused the Facebook owner of “obfuscating the facts” after he argued for greater regulation of the internet last Saturday.
“Even if I’m not going to agree with every regulation in the near term, I do think it’s going to be the thing that helps creates trust and better governance of the internet and will benefit everyone, including us over the long term,” Mr Zuckerberg told an audience at the Munich Security Conference.
#DeleteFacebook It’s lame— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 8, 2020
Elon Musk has taken another swipe at Facebook.
Responding to a Twitter post by actor Sacha Baron Cohen calling for Facebook to be regulated over its content, the Tesla founder tweeted over the weekend, “#DeleteFacebook It’s lame.”
Baron Cohen asked in his post why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was allowed to “control the information seen by 2.5 billion people,” when regulators would not permit one person to wield the same power over water or electricity supplies.
The records of hundreds of millions Facebook users was discovered in a online forum on the dark web, which includes IDs, phone numbers and full names. More than 267 users were exposed in the leak.
- Cybersecurity firm found an unsecure database of Facebook user data online
- Approximately 267,140,436 records were exposed and shared on the dark web
- The database included IDs, phone numbers and full names of users
- The database has since been shut down, but was live on the web for two weeks
JERUSALEM — Facebook says it has sanctioned the page of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of a violation of the company’s hate speech policy.
Facebook said on Thursday that the social network had suspended for 24 hours the page’s bot, or automated chat function.
The page had called on voters to prevent the establishment of a government composed of “Arabs who want to destroy us all — women, children and men.” The post sparked uproar by opposition politicians.
Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online.
The exposed server contained more than 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users in the U.K., and another with more than 50 million records on users in Vietnam.
But because the server wasn’t protected with a password, anyone could find and access the database.
Study funded by Facebook aims to improve communication with paralysed patients
Doctors have turned the brain signals for speech into written sentences in a research project that aims to transform how patients with severe disabilities communicate in the future.
The breakthrough is the first to demonstrate how the intention to say specific words can be extracted from brain activity and converted into text rapidly enough to keep pace with natural conversation.