One-third top US hospitals’ websites sent patient data to Facebook: Report – ET HealthWorld

Washington: About 33 of the top 100 hospitals in the US are sending sensitive patient data to Facebook, now known as Meta, via a tracking tool installed on their websites, according to a media report. Whenever a person schedules a doctor’s appointment, the tracker called the Meta Pixel sends Facebook data — which includes details … Read more

Facebook, Twitter Agree to New European Rules on Online Posts

Facebook META -5.01% owner Meta Platforms Inc., Twitter Inc. TWTR -1.66% and other social-media platforms have agreed to abide by tougher European Union standards for policing online postings, offering a preview of the type of rules big tech companies will face under a coming digital-content law. The EU’s code of practice on disinformation, unveiled Thursday, … Read more

Meta-morphosis or More Pain? Possible Futures for Facebook’s Parent Company

It wasn’t that long ago that Facebook META -4.58% seemed to be riding high—with its ad-driven money machine still humming and a valuation that, as recently as September, topped $1 trillion. Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms, is today the poster child of the tech reckoning. And, more so than its fellow tech giants, Meta’s fate … Read more

WSJ News Exclusive | Inflation, Political Division Put U.S. in a Pessimistic Mood, Poll Finds

Americans are deeply pessimistic about the U.S. economy and view the nation as sharply divided over its most important values, according to a new Wall Street Journal-NORC Poll. The findings are from a Journal survey conducted with NORC at the University of Chicago, a nonpartisan research organization that measures social attitudes. The survey found Americans … Read more

Why Sheryl Sandberg Quit Facebook’s Meta

The episode dovetailed with a company investigation into Ms. Sandberg’s activities, which hasn’t been previously reported, including a review of her use of corporate resources to help plan her coming wedding to Tom Bernthal, a consultant, the people said. The couple has been engaged since 2020. As of May, that review was continuing, the people … Read more

The Tech Crash Could Be a Talent Bonanza for Big Tech

Apple, Amazon, AMZN 3.66% Microsoft, Google and Facebook FB 1.83% parent Meta Platforms have spent years battling for engineers and other skilled workers with each other and the rest of the tech landscape—including legions of cash-drunk startups dangling stock that might someday spell megawealth. Now, as the tech industry is hit by tumbling stock prices … Read more

Snap’s Gloomy Forecast Prompts Debate Over Trouble for Broader Advertising Market

Snap surprise disclosure that its second-quarter revenue and profit will be lower than expected sent its shares plunging and sparked debate over whether the social-media company’s woes signal a broader slowdown in the online-ad market. During a presentation at an investment conference, Snap Chief Executive Evan Spiegel said “the macroeconomic environment has definitely deteriorated further … Read more

Buffalo Shooting Tests Internet Antiterrorism Accord

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—The live-streaming of a shooting rampage at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., demonstrated the strengths and limitations of a global accord to counter the spread of terrorist content online. The Christchurch Call’s initial goal was to forge a coordinated response by social-media companies when violent, extremist videos are broadcast on their platforms. A … Read more

Russia says it’s not planning to block YouTube or cut itself off from internet

Russia is not planning to block Alphabet Inc‘s YouTube, the minister for digital development said on Tuesday, acknowledging that such a move would likely see Russian users suffer and should therefore be avoided. Russia has blocked other foreign social media platforms, but despite months of fines and threats against YouTube for failing to delete content … Read more

Facebook, Twitter Are Pulling Back on Hiring—Will Others Follow?

Twitter Inc. TWTR -9.67% is freezing most hiring. Amazon.com Inc. recently said it is overstaffed in its warehouses. Uber Technologies Inc. UBER 4.72% told employees to consider hiring a privilege. After years of adding jobs at a rapid pace, some of America’s fastest-growing companies have signaled in recent weeks that they plan to take a … Read more