Barbara Ortutay
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Facebook finds 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt elections
by Barbara Ortutay - August 1, 2018 - 8:55am
Facebook elevated concerns about election interference Tuesday, announcing that it had uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate U.S. politics and by extension the upcoming midterm...
Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot
by Barbara Ortutay - July 20, 2018 - 8:19am
Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not.
Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee
by Barbara Ortutay - June 22, 2018 - 2:02pm
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called a past, consensual relationship with an employee.
Facebook made some private posts public for as many as 14M
by Barbara Ortutay - June 8, 2018 - 8:19am
Facebook said Thursday that a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May.
Facebook rules at a glance: What's banned, exactly?
by Barbara Ortutay - April 25, 2018 - 9:55am
Facebook has revealed for the first time just what, exactly, is banned on its service in a new Community Standards document released on Tuesday.
Zuckerberg prepares another apology — this time to Congress
by Barbara Ortutay - April 10, 2018 - 8:45am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize for his company's role in a data privacy scandal and foreign interference in the 2016 elections when he appears before Congress this week, saying the social network "didn't...
Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You'll know soon
by Barbara Ortutay - April 7, 2018 - 9:34am
Anyone who's been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get their first clues.
Facebook: Most users may have had public data 'scraped'
by Barbara Ortutay - April 6, 2018 - 8:33am
Facebook's acknowledgment that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users' dat...
How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation
by Barbara Ortutay - March 20, 2018 - 8:36am
Facebook likes can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled...
Twitter makes money for first time ever, but problems remain
by Barbara Ortutay - February 9, 2018 - 1:18am
Twitter made money for the first time in its nearly 12-year history, a milestone that satisfied investors in the short term but might not resolve the company’s broader problems any time soon.
Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'
by Barbara Ortutay - May 26, 2017 - 2:00am
Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it's up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global...
Snapchat's growth stalls in Facebook's shadow; stock plunges
by Barbara Ortutay - May 11, 2017 - 12:23am
Facebook's shadow continues to hang over Snapchat as its parent company reported disappointing numbers.
Internet-connected 'smart' devices are dunces about security
by Barbara Ortutay - March 9, 2017 - 9:25am
These days, it's possible to use your phone and sometimes just your voice to control everything from your TV to your lights, your thermostat and shades, even your car or medical device. (At least, once you have gadgets...
Fighting fake news isn't just up to Facebook and Google
by Barbara Ortutay - February 7, 2017 - 8:24am
You, too, can join the battle against misleading and other "fake" news online. But your options are somewhat limited unless you're already an academic or data scientist who's been studying the subject since way before...
Snap, maker of the teen social app Snapchat, files for IPO
by Barbara Ortutay - February 3, 2017 - 8:40am
The company behind Snapchat, a teen-oriented social network famous for its quickly disappearing messages, has filed for what could be one of the largest tech IPOs in years.
Zuckerberg: 'Crazy' to say Facebook influenced election
by Barbara Ortutay - November 13, 2016 - 12:28pm
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is "crazy."
Twitter: We suspended 360K accounts over 'violent extremism'
by Barbara Ortutay - August 19, 2016 - 3:13am
Twitter said Thursday it has suspended 360,000 accounts since mid-2015 for violating its policies banning the promotion of terrorism and violent extremism.
Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55B
by Barbara Ortutay - April 28, 2016 - 3:16pm
Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the "Shrek," ''Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing...
What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
by Barbara Ortutay - August 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of...
Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO
by Barbara Ortutay - August 27, 2015 - 5:00pm
Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies...
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