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In a threat report, Meta (the parent company of Facebook and Instagram) recently announced their findings from an investigation into surveillance-for-hire groups. According to the report, Meta disabled and banned seven surveillance-for-hire groups. The threat report was written by Mike Dvilyanski, Head of Cyber Espionage Investigations; David Agranovich, Director of Threat Disruption; and Nathaniel Gleicher, […]

Meta, the social media giant formerly known as Facebook, banned seven surveillance firms from Facebook on Thursday after an investigation was completed into the growing practice of “surveillance for hire” on the company’s flagship social media site. Meta’s investigation revealed that the surveillance companies could provide detailed data on Facebook users, allowing clients to “indiscriminately” target […]

Social media companies are taking action against “surveillance for hire” firms. Graphic by Pixabay; illustration by CNET Meta, formerly known as Facebook, said Thursday that it banned seven companies that sell software and services that have been used to spy on journalists, human rights activists, politicians and others in more than 100 countries. The firms […]

Myanmar’s military junta chief has woken up to find his partly-owned telecom company Mytel being barred from Facebook as Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s new company umbrella, is pulling the plug on business related to the Tatmadaw, the Burmese military. Facebook has nearly 29 million users in Myanmar, in a country with a population of 54 […]