Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally’s extradition to US

Venezuela’s government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolas Maduro who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness ever about corruption in the South American country. Jorge Rodriguez, who has been heading the government’s delegation, said his … Read more

Facebook whistleblower behind major leak is going to testify in Europe

Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, testifies during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security hearing titled Children’s Online Safety-Facebook Whistleblower, in Russell Building on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images LONDON — The Facebook whistleblower who leaked internal company … Read more

Top Facebook digital currency engineers depart to join Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto fund

Marc Andreessen speaking at the 2017 ReCode Conference on May 30, 2017. Asa Mathat for Vox Media Two of Facebook’s top engineers on its blockchain and digital currency project left the company to join Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto team, the venture capital firm told CNBC on Monday. Riyaz Faizullabhoy and Nassim Eddequiouaq spent the past two … Read more

Australia Covid live update: Victoria records 1,890 cases and five deaths; NSW 477 cases and six deaths ahead of state reopening

Lockdown for those fully vaccinated set to lift in Sydney at midnight as Victoria releases secondary contacts from requirement to isolate amid a surge in cases. Follow updates live NSW vaccination verification app update still weeks away Sharri Markson’s book on Wuhan lab theory raises more questions than it answers NSW and Vic restrictions; Vic … Read more

Facebook’s outage has people rethinking how they make money online

Lakinya Francis is building a LinkedIn account, Haley Sanchez is expanding her email list and Michael Elefante plans to build out his website. “We get so fixated on what’s working and that’s fine but we need to have a backup plan, especially when we’re relying so much on technology,” said Francis, who runs a consulting … Read more

Home Minister Amit Shah chairs three-hour meet on J&K, overall security

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting in New Delhi and discussed the overall security situation across the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and anti-drone strategy. In the nearly three-hour meeting, Shah reviewed the internal security matters and discussed the roadmap for the upcoming expected challenges as well as current killings … Read more

Twitter sells MoPub mobile ad network to AppLovin for $1.05 billion

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and co-founder & CEO of Square, speaks during the crypto-currency conference Bitcoin 2021 Convention at the Mana Convention Center in Miami, Florida, on June 4, 2021. Marco Bello | AFP | Getty Images Twitter on Wednesday announced the sale of its MoPub mobile advertising network to AppLovin, a game developer … Read more

Zuckerberg rejects claims that Facebook prioritizes profits over user safety

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday finally addressed the series of claims made by whistleblower Frances Haugen, denying that the … Read more

Facebook whistleblower: The company knows it’s harming people and the buck stops with Zuckerberg

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told a Senate panel Tuesday that Congress must intervene to solve the “crisis” created by her former employer’s products. The former Facebook product manager for civic misinformation told lawmakers that Facebook’s algorithm could steer young users from something relatively innocuous like healthy recipes to content promoting anorexia in a short period … Read more

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back online for many users after global outage took down platforms for hours – live

12.36am BST00:36 A brief guide to a world without Facebook For the people who have spent years monitoring the way disinformation spreads on Facebook, and watching the deadly consequences, living in a world where Facebook was simply not accessible was…quite an experience. It’s something that Sheera Frenkel, the co-author of An Ugly Truth, a new … Read more