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Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 02:45 PM EDT

Facebook Asked Several Hospitals to Share Patient Data

Facebook Asked Several Hospitals to Share Patient Data

Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project. Facebook was intending to match it up with...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 09:40 AM EDT

Slack Privacy Policy Update Allows Employers to Read DM's

Slack Privacy Policy Update Allows Employers to Read DM's

The instant-messaging work tool Slack has announced new changes to its privacy policy that will allow employers to download and read direct messages sent between co-workers, NBC News BETTER reported. Previousl...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 08:56 PM EDT

What Causes YouTube to Take Down Videos?

What Causes YouTube to Take Down Videos?

YouTube often takes action against videos that violate its guidelines , and has well-established procedures for doing so. The "YouTubers" who produce videos and post them on the site aren't always happy about...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 07:03 PM EDT

Tinder Briefly Broke After FB Announced New Privacy Rules

Tinder Briefly Broke After FB Announced New Privacy Rules

Popular dating app Tinder was briefly broken for some users on Wednesday due to outages in its Facebook login process, CNBC reported. Facebook announced new privacy measures Wednesday afternoon in response to...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 01:53 PM EDT

Center of Milky Way Is Teeming With Black Holes: Study

Center of Milky Way Is Teeming With Black Holes: Study

The center of our galaxy is teeming with black holes, sort of like a Times Square for strange super gravity objects, astronomers discovered. For decades, scientists theorized that circling in the center of...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 09:28 PM EDT

Facebook Scandal: Up to 87M Affected; Zuckerberg to Testify

Facebook Scandal: Up to 87M Affected; Zuckerberg to Testify

Facebook revealed Wednesday that tens of millions more people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal than previously thought and said it will restrict the user data that outsiders can...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 04:31 PM EDT

Facebook Asks Users If They Think It's 'Good for the World'

Facebook Asks Users If They Think It's 'Good for the World'

Facebook is asking users whether they think it's "good for the world" in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people. The latest poll appears under the heading, "We'd like to do better," when users log...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 08:02 PM EDT

US Suspects Cellphone Spying Devices in DC

US Suspects Cellphone Spying Devices in DC

For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track individual cellphones and...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 08:54 AM EDT

Gay Dating App Grindr Shared HIV Status With Other Companies

Gay Dating App Grindr Shared HIV Status With Other Companies

The gay dating app Grindr has acknowledged sharing its users' HIV status with two companies. Grindr says Localytics and Apptimize were paid to test and monitor how the app is used. The company says the firms...

Monday, Apr 2, 2018 at 12:04 PM EDT

Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's Ad-Supported Business Model

Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's Ad-Supported Business Model

The CEO of Facebook is defending its advertising-supported business model. Mark Zuckerberg's defense comes after Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company wouldn't be in Facebook's situation because Apple doesn't...

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