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 is in some great company right now, with Amazon, eBay, and Yahoo, on the Fortune 500 list. Fortune announced that the social network cracked the prestigious list for the first time, coming in at No. 482 — 12 spots ahead of Yahoo.
FWD.us, the political advocacy group spearheaded by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, added some tech muscle, as Microsoft Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft General Counsel and Executive Vice President Brad Smith, and former Facebook President Sean Parker joined the group.
Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer announced plans to tighten her company’s focus on mobile applications and align it more closely with Facebook while speaking at an investors’ conference in San Francisco Tuesday hosted by Goldman Sachs.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom were among those who took home hardware at TechCrunch’s Sixth Annual Crunchies Awards Wednesday night in San Francisco.
A report surfaced in U.K. newspaper The Telegraph over the weekend that Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg were in talks aimed at having their respective companies collaborate on Web-based search, but AllThingsD pointed out that Yahoo is already locked into a search partnership with Microsoft that is unlikely to be terminated anytime soon.