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Facebook spends $1 billion on its coolest data center in Singapore     – CNET
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The center will be the first in Asia and is expected to be powered entirely by renewable energy.

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It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech
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Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, there has been burgeoning awareness of the hate speech on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. While activists have pressured these companies to improve their content moderation, few groups (outside of the German government) have outright sued the platforms for their actions. That’s because of a […]

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Facebook test feature shows what you have in common with strangers
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If one of Facebook's latest experimental features makes its way to everyone, you'll be able to find out how you're connected to random commenters on public posts. The social network is testing a feature called "things in common," which displays tidbi…

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Facebook Cracks Down on Iranian, Russian Influence Campaigns
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Facebook has removed more than 650 Facebook and Instagram pages, groups and accounts originating in Iran and Russia for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The goal is to improve the trustworthiness of Facebook connections. Although it has been making progress in its efforts, the people responsible for the inauthentic activity are determined and well funded, Facebook said. […]

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Facebook and Microsoft briefed state officials on election security efforts today
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So much for summer Fridays. Yesterday, BuzzFeed reported that a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Snapchat, would meet at Twitter headquarters on Friday to discuss election security. For two of them, that wasn’t the only meeting in the books. In what appears to be a separate event on Friday, Facebook and Microsoft […]

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Senators ask Facebook, Twitter, Google to block 3D-printed gun blueprints     – CNET
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Facebook has already said it’ll ban sites that share and host the designs. Will others follow suit?

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Facebook Now Deletes Posts That Financially Endanger, Trick People
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: It’s not just inciting violence, threats and hate speech that will get Facebook to remove posts by you or your least favorite troll. Endangering someone financially, not just physically, or tricking them to earn a profit are now also strictly prohibited. Facebook today spelled out its policy […]

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YouTube Will Soon Pass Facebook As Second Biggest Website In US
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According to a new study from market research firm SimilarWeb, Facebook may cede its runner-up position to YouTube in the next two to three months. Currently, the top five most-visited websites in the U.S. are Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo and Amazon, in that order. However, Facebook’s monthly page visits are declining rapidly, from 8.5 billion […]

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Outgoing Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Disrupt SF to talk cybersecurity
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At Disrupt SF 2018, Facebook’s soon-to-be-former chief security officer Alex Stamos will join us to chat about his tenure in the top security role for the world’s biggest social network, how it feels to have weathered some of the biggest security and privacy scandals to ever hit the tech industry and securing U.S. elections in […]

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