Facebook Security Chief Alex Stamos Departs, Joins Stanford University

Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, who was a key figure in the fight against the spread of fake news and misinformation, on Thursday officially announced his decision to quit and join Stanford University as a full-time teacher and researcher. The announcement came as Facebook investigation, under Stamos, revealed on July 31 that it discovered and banned 32 […]

Facebook Must Protect Children From Addictive Habits, Says UK NHS Chief

Speaking of an “insidious grip” that social media activities may have on young people, a top health official in England has asked social media companies like Facebook to do more to protect children from addictive habits and dangerous content, The Telegraph reported. “There is emerging evidence of a link between semi-addictive and manipulative online activities and mental […]

Twitter Chief for China Quits, Hails Its Performance

HIGHLIGHTS Kathy Chen was appointed in April as general manager for the China region Twitter is inaccessible in mainland China Twitter’s advertising base in the China had grown almost 400 percent Twitter’s manager for China, whose appointment just eight months ago sparked controversy, has announced her resignation but welcomed the growing number of Chinese advertisers […]

Yahoo Communications Chief Leaves in Advance of Verizon Takeover

Anne Espiritu, Yahoo Inc.’s vice president of global public relations and communications, is leaving after four years at the company that’s now selling its core assets to Verizon Communications. Espiritu was the first person hired from Google after Marissa Mayer left the search giant to take the job as Yahoo’s chief executive officer in 2012. […]