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Social media fell right into Russian hands

The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian...

Social media & election problems

In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create...

Facebook gives Congress Russian ads

Social media giant Facebook is expected to provide Congress on Monday with more than 3,000 ads that ran around the time of the 2016...

Facebook faces accountability problems

The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it’s unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it...

Facebook guru targets GOP on immigration reform

An advocacy group affiliated with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a nationwide ad on Monday that implores House Republicans to act this election year...

New data on how NSA sought data on Americans

Major technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government for secret national...

Young victims of online abuse reach out to parents for help

Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: "I hate Sarah...

Is it time to dump the Internet and move on?

Robert Samuelson, economic columnist for The Washington Post, says it's time to admit the Internet was a colossal mistake, shut the damn thing down,...

Big brother monitors just about everything we do

With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be...

Family, friends search frantically for word of close ones at marathon

Far-flung family members, co-workers and friends frantically used social media, cellphones and even a "people finder" website Monday to try to learn the fate...