What is the future of online privacy? Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center released a new study Thursday seeking answers to that question from experts, many of which mentioned Facebook in their answers.
The number 13 is not very lucky for Facebook with 2015 about to start. Social jobs and career community Glassdoor released the 2015 version of its 50 Best Places to Work list, and Facebook placed at No. 13, down markedly from its fifth-place finish on Glassdoor’s 2014 list, and No. 1 on the 2013 installment.
Facebook is still blocked in China, but that didn’t stop Lu Wei, minister of the country’s Cyberspace Administration, from including the social network on a recent itinerary that also included visits to Apple and Amazon, Reuters reported.
The cover of the Dec. 15 issue of Time features a familiar face — that of Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the star of a long feature by Lev Grossman, the bulk of which is devoted to Internet.org and Zuckerberg’s mission to connect the 4.3 billion or so people in the world who currently lack Internet access.
The holiday shopping season often means new devices in the hands of users, and Facebook took steps to help developers get their applications onto those new devices with improvements to its mobile app ads in the areas of buying, creative and targeting options.
Austrian law student Max Schrems and his Europe Versus Facebook group have been a thorn in Facebook’s side since challenging the social network’s privacy policies in 2011, and they are now going after bigger game: Safe Harbor, the agreement between the U.S. and the European Union that gives more than 3,000 U.S. companies — including Facebook, Google and Apple – the ability to capture personal data from European users.
Technology companies are known for their employee perks and benefits, and a new addition joined the offerings at both Facebook and Apple, as spokespeople for both companies told NBC News they will now pay for female employees to freeze their eggs.
The ability to schedule posts on Facebook is generally a useful feature, but sometimes it backfires, as was the case when a post appeared on the late Joan Rivers’ Facebook page plugging Apple’s new iPhone 6.