WhatsApp’s chief business officer is leaving

Roughly one year after WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton made his highly publicized exit from Facebook, another executive and early employee of the messaging platform is doing the same. Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s...

Inside a Chemists Quest to Hack Evolution and Cure Genetic Disease

David Liu’s office on the third floor of the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts is designed to quiet the mind. A museum-grade gemstone collection lines the walls, interspersed with blue-tinged photos Liu has taken...

Facebook will pass off content policy appeals to a new independent oversight body

Facebook doesn’t want to be the arbiter of decency when it comes to content policy decisions, similar to how it looked to third-party fact checkers rather than becoming an arbiter of truth....

This Squirrel Is Going Viral Because It’s Just So Damn Sexy

Social media has got a lot of bad press lately. Sure, it’s isolating us from society and facilitating the rise of psychopathic AI, but hey – it definitely has some redeeming qualities too....

Study of political junk on Facebook raises fresh questions about its metrics

A midterms election study of political disinformation being fenced by Facebook’s platform supports the company’s assertion that a clutch of mostly right-leaning and politically fringe Pages it removed in October for sharing “inauthentic...

How tech became a new front in the culture wars

Washington (CNN)There are a lot of reasons politicians go after big tech and social media companies today. Some criticize the companies' records on privacy while others, including first lady Melania Trump, have spoken out...