Recently, a bomb intimidation prompted the executives to vacate Facebook headquarters building at the Silicon Valley near San Francisco. But police said that after a clean-up of the organization no explosives were found there.
The NYPD (New York Police Department) received an unidentified tip regarding a bomb threat at Facebook’s property in Menlo Park, California, and warned local authorities, stated Nicole Acker, a representative for the Menlo Park police. Acker reported the evacuation was restricted to a three-story facility that she confirmed was not the headquarters building. But a company spokesperson said in an email that “a few” buildings on the campus had been vacated. Shortly after the tip, bomb squad investigators with their trained dogs detected for explosives, Acker told to Reuters. Facebook and police have asserted that everyone was safe. Another Silicon Valley business to face a similar security intimidation in the recent past was YouTube.
Lately, Facebook along with Google was in news as both the companies can possibly face crackdown in Australia. An Australian administration review has recommended implementing a sequence of tough measures to control the power of US tech giants. Establishing a watchdog committed to regulating how Facebook, Google publish news and averting Google Chrome from being launched as the go-to browser on all devices of Australia, were amongst suggestions issued by the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission). The ACCC expressed its concern through its report that tech titans were destroying Australia’s conventional media outlets, plus creating “filter bubbles” and giving credibility to less reliable news sources. “Filter bubble” refers to the intellectual isolation emerging from personalized news feeds which are produced by algorithms that analyze which information a user desires to see on the basis of their personal information. The report stated, “Without sufficient data and with limited options, customers are not able to make well-versed decisions, which can harm consumers and hamper competition.”