Facebook has promised to bring machine learning to bear on the problem of hate speech and information warfare via its platform. But insiders have been urging the company to pursue a major cultural change, including prioritizing not doing anything "creepy" over the quest for short-term gain.
Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder, is leaving Facebook. His departure marks another exit of a high-level privacy and security advocate. If Facebook continues to lose those who could better influence the social networking site's worrying views toward user data, what does that mean for the rest of us?
Twitter is now caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal: The social network sold public Twitter data to Aleksandr Kogan, the same person who sold Facebook data to Cambridge Analytica. Twitter says Kogan obtained no private information on users.
Art Coviello, ex-CEO of RSA, is concerned about fraud trends and social media vulnerabilities. But he also is bullish on the opportunity for artificial intelligence and DevOps security to stop attacks before they cause harm.
At the first of two Congressional hearings this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday faced questions from Republicans and Democrats alike about whether the government should more closely regulate his firm and others.
Facebook says up to 87 million people may have had their personal details transferred to voter-profiling firm Cambridge Analytica. The figure includes 17 million people in nine countries outside the U.S., potentially intensifying regulator scrutiny of the social networking site.
To the surprise of many, $120 million allocated by Congress since late 2016 to help the State Department combat foreign governments' U.S.-focused propaganda and disinformation campaigns hasn't been spent. Meanwhile, midterm U.S. elections are fast approaching.
A U.S. grand jury has taken the extraordinary step of indicting 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering with the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election, in what the Justice Department portrays as "information warfare against the United States."
The White House, fearing China is spying on phone calls, has suggested that the U.S. government take a primary role in marshaling the development of secure 5G networks. But would nationalizing 5G networks make them more secure?
FireEye has confirmed that one of its Mandiant breach investigation employee's personal laptops was breached by hackers, and corporate data dumped. The hackers say the leak is the first in a series of "Operation LeakTheAnalyst" attacks against cybersecurity researchers.
The purported hacking of computers of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, by the same Russian group that targeted Hillary Clinton's campaign, signifies an expansion of the goals of the attackers that extend beyond trying to influence the outcome of Western elections.