US authorities seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement. Facebook’s WhatsApp already uses so-called end-to-end encryption, which locks up messages so that even Facebook […]

New Zealand mosque shooter broadcast slaughter on Facebook

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A white supremacist suspected in shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people during midday Friday prayers posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter on Facebook. Brenton Harrison Tarrant appeared in court Saturday morning amid strict security and showed […]

Zuckerberg promises a privacy-friendly Facebook, sort of

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook, which grew into a colossus by vacuuming up your information in every possible way and using it to target ads back at you, now says its future lies in privacy-oriented messaging that Facebook itself can’t read. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO, announced the shift in a Wednesday blog post apparently intended […]

Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Advisory Board fail to address civil rights violations director imposes against volunteers

The Woodlands and Conroe, November 18 – On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack led a meeting of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter (“MCAS”) Advisory Board. During most of the meeting, Noack discussed his success as the interim operator of MCAS during the suspension of Director of Aaron Johnson and […]

“It’s Hammer Time” Show to Air at 7 p.m. Wednesday with County Judge GOP Nominee Mark Keough as Guest

Conroe, April 11 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook television show will air at 7 p.m., this evening, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 with special guest Mark Keough, the GOP nominee for Montgomery County Judge who is currently serving as State Representative from District 15. Viewers can find the program on Facebook at MCP.TV, the […]

Hardly ‘friends’: Zuckerberg fends off senators on privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election. During some five hours of Senate questioning, Zuckerberg […]

Special Feature: The Golden Hammer publishes Mark Zuckerberg’s planned statement to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee

HEARING BEFORE THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE April 11, 2018 Testimony of Mark Zuckerberg Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Facebook INTRODUCTION Chairman Walden, Ranking Member Pallone, and Members of the Committee, We face a number of important issues around privacy, safety, and democracy, and you will rightfully have some […]

Amid missteps, Zuckerberg faces congressional inquisition

 WASHINGTON (AP) — After privately assuring senators that his company will do better, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is undergoing a two-day congressional inquisition that will be very public — and possibly pivotal for the massive social networking company he created. Zuckerberg visited with senators in closed-door meetings Monday, previewing the public apology he plans to […]

House panel says Facebook’s Zuckerberg to testify April 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of a House oversight committee say Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the panel on April 11. In an announcement Wednesday, Reps. Greg Walden and Frank Pallone say the hearing will focus on the Facebook’s “use and protection of user data.” Facebook is facing scrutiny over its data collection […]

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association […]