Facing Legal Scrutiny, China’s State TV Recalls Its U.S. Head
Paul Mozur, New York Times, March 8th, 2019
China’s state broadcaster is recalling the head of its American arm and more than a dozen other employees back to China in a leadership shake-up as scrutiny grows in the United States over the unit’s connections to Beijing.
Facebook Takes Down UK Fake Accounts; To Tackle Anti-Vaccine Info
Reuters in the New York Times, March 8th, 2019
Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had removed 137 fake pages, groups and Instagram accounts in the United Kingdom and a further 31 in Romania for engaging in hate speech and making divisive comments.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Says He’ll Shift Focus to Users’ Privacy
Mike Isaac, New York Times, March 6th, 2019
Social networking has long been predicated on people sharing their status updates, photos and messages with the world. Now Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, plans to start shifting people toward private conversations and away from public broadcasting.
Britain’s Hunt Promises ‘Doctrine of Deterrence’ Against Cyberattacks on Democracy
Reuters in the New York Times, March 6th, 2019
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt will set out on Thursday a “doctrine of deterrence”, including economic and diplomatic counter-measures, to prevent cyberattacks that threaten to turn elections into “tainted exercises”.
Can Zuckerberg Really Make a Privacy-Friendly Facebook?
The Associated Press in the New York Times, March 7th, 2019
After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s shifting his company’s focus to messaging services designed to serve as fortresses of privacy