The Department of Justice rejected motions made by Facebook and other tech companies that would allow them to share more details with users on the frequency and types of requests the government makes under its surveillance programs, according to AllThingsD. The DOJ petition was filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court earlier this week.
Facebook Vice President of Engineering and Products Greg Badros will become the next high-level employee to leave the social network, as both Badros and Facebook confirmed a report in AllThingsD that he will leave the company in a few weeks.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a rare appearance in Washington, D.C., this week. Zuckerberg has been raising his political profile since the company went public in May 2012, and this trip is a highly visible extension of that strategy.
Facebook will set up shop in London’s King’s Cross tech cluster, reaching an agreement for 90,000 square feet in Regent’s Place, which is currently under development.
The National Security Agency is still dealing with the fallout from its Prism long-term Internet spying initiative, and the Internal Revenue Service will never win any popularity contests, but according to a recent Reason-Rupe poll, respondents trusted the NSA and the IRS more than Facebook and Google.
Facebook Chief Marketing Officer David Fischer is thinking global, saying at K8: Kenshoo Global Client Summit in Sausalito, Calif., Monday that as the social network’s user base increases in countries, ad revenue growth is rising in tandem.
Facebook continued its efforts to provide its users with information on government requests for data by joining other industry heavyweights in filing a motion with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in an effort to provide greater transparency.
If a Facebook executive calls an Uber car, is it a one-way trip? Following in the footsteps of former Facebook Public Policy Manager Andrew Noyes, who left the social network for the private driving service startup in May, Facebook Head of International Growth Ed Baker joined Uber as head of growth.