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Breaking up Facebook will make policing content more difficult: Mark Zuckerberg
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Breaking up Facebook will make policing content more difficult: Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg has called for government regulation to decide what should be considered harmful content.

Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos urges CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down
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Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos urges CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down

Stamos, who left the company in 2018, even suggested Microsoft President Brad Smith as Zuck's replacement.

Former exec says Facebook wasn't alone in handling Russian trolls in 2016
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Former exec says Facebook wasn't alone in handling Russian trolls in 2016

Stamos says that the US must ‘come together to protect’ the democracy from misinformation.

Ex-Facebook security chief calls out Apple for supporting surveillance in China
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Ex-Facebook security chief calls out Apple for supporting surveillance in China

Stamos spoke about how China was an “ethical blind spot” for all tech companies, including Apple.

Facebook is 'better prepared' for elections, even for India: Mark Zuckerberg
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Facebook is 'better prepared' for elections, even for India: Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg outlines the main efforts that Facebook is focused on to prevent election interference.

Facebook's former security chief says election security is still vulnerable
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Facebook's former security chief says election security is still vulnerable

Election security has not improved since 2016, and the midterms will not be trustworthy.

Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos departs to join Stanford University
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Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos departs to join Stanford University

Alex Stamos was a key figure in the fight against the spread of fake news and misinformation.

Facebook to tighten security for US elections after a critical memo surfaces
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Facebook to tighten security for US elections after a critical memo surfaces

Facebook is using techniques including AI to counter Russian operatives manipulate public opinion.

Apple takes a dig at Facebook as it announces improved security features in Safari on macOS Mojave and iOS 12
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Apple takes a dig at Facebook as it announces improved security features in Safari on macOS Mojave and iOS 12

After the Cambridge Analytica data scandal broke, amidst everything else, there definitely was a battle of words between the CEOs of Apple and Facebook.

Facebook fires employee accused of bragging about his access to private user information
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Facebook fires employee accused of bragging about his access to private user information

In a statement, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said the company quickly investigated the situation and immediately fired the person

Facebook is investigating claims that a security engineer allegedly stalked women using his position
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Facebook is investigating claims that a security engineer allegedly stalked women using his position

Jackie Stokes, founder of Spyglass Securities has made a claim that a security engineer in Facebook is using his privileged access to user data to stalk women.

Facebook chief information security officer Alex Stamos to leave the company in August
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Facebook chief information security officer Alex Stamos to leave the company in August

Not denying his exit, Stamos tweeted that his role at the company did change, but he was still fully engaged with work at Facebook.

Facebook's algorithms come under scrutiny for failure to check fake news; security chief defends algorithms
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Facebook's algorithms come under scrutiny for failure to check fake news; security chief defends algorithms

Facebook uses algorithms to determine everything from what you see and do not see in News Feed, to finding and removing other content like hate speech.

Facebook to fund a non-profit organisation for its effort to fight election hacking and propaganda attacks
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Facebook to fund a non-profit organisation for its effort to fight election hacking and propaganda attacks

Facebook will provide funding for a nonprofit organization aiming to protect political parties and voting systems from hackers and propaganda attacks.

Facebook regularly buys passwords from blackmarket for cross-referencing to maintain security
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Facebook regularly buys passwords from blackmarket for cross-referencing to maintain security

According to Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, the company buys passwords that hackers are selling in the black market and cross-references them with encrypted passwords used on their platform.

Links to DNC emails disclosed by Wikileaks censored by Facebook
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Links to DNC emails disclosed by Wikileaks censored by Facebook

Social networking giant Facebook has admitted to have blocked links to more than 19,000 leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that Wikileaks released last week, offering a glimpse of the split between the DNC and former presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders, media has reported.

Facebook to notify users if it thinks the account is being hacked!
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Facebook to notify users if it thinks the account is being hacked!

Facebook has now introduced a new feature with which users will receive a notification that will alert them if the company believes that suspected attackers working in the interest of a nation-state have gained unauthorised access to their accounts.