Zuckerberg resolves to ‘talk tech future’
After a brutal 2018, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has resolved to host regular public discussions in 2019 about the future of technology in society. The pledge has drawn a mixed response from leading figures in technology and politics.
Facebook shared access to user data
Pressure grew on Facebook’s senior management team this week, after yet more privacy revelations emerged, showing how the social network shared access to its users’ data and private messages with other tech firms including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Netflix.
MPs seize Facebook privacy cache
Parliamentary select committees can be feisty – and Facebook discovered just how much last weekend when the digital and culture committee used rare powers from the commons serjeant at arms to seize a cache of privacy documents. (more…)
Facebook backs deep tech for good
Facebook has joined forces with Bethnal Green Ventures for a second time, as its LDN_LAB tech-for-good incubator embarks on its next London chapter. The deep tech ventures it is targeting have under a week to apply for a place. (more…)