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Albion, NY (WBEN) - Police in Albion say they have been working with the FBI to determine the source of a social media threat that targeted a local school, and found out that the concerning post originated overseas. Police in Albion say that a Facebook post threatened violence against an...
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Tom Puckett
December 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Assemblymemer Monica Wallace is calling for hearings in the new year after reports earlier this month noted what she called an egregious misuse of personal data by Facebook and other tech giants. “For years, companies like Facebook have capitalized on their popularity among...
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September 28, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Social media giant Facebook announced that it was hacked and nearly 50 million accounts were affected. READ: Statement from Facebook On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts. We’re taking...
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Tom Puckett
August 23, 2018 - 2:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Paul Ceglia, the Wellsville man who left after being charged with drawing up a phony contract with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has been arrested in Ecuador. The 45 year old has been missing with his wife, two sons and a dog when US Marshals entered his Wellsville home...
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Tom Puckett
July 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) When prices for Facebook and Twitter plummeted last week, some were concerned about the recent skepticism over trusting these sites. One expert says the stall in user growth is because there's already a high number of users. "I think it's more about user growth stalling than...
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Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary and Facebook VP of Partnership Ime Archibong on July 9, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 10, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Facebook and other social media platforms are vital to the success of a business according to Shark Tank host Kevin O'Leary, who was in Buffalo on Monday for Facebook's Community Boost event at SUNY Erie. "You have to be good at using its optimized customer acquisition," O'...
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Facebook Community Boost at SUNY Erie (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 09, 2018 - 1:37 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Over 100 entrepreneurs attended Facebook's Community Boost event on Monday at SUNY Erie. The event is intended to help local business owners learn the nuances of the social media platform to better generate revenues for their business. Sessions included information on finding...
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Tom Puckett
July 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Next week, Facebook will bring it's community boost program to Buffalo. One of TV's sharks will be a guest speaker. What is a community boost program? "Community Boost is an in-person training program aimed at helping small businesses, job seekers and community leaders gain...
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Tom Puckett
April 11, 2018 - 5:16 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN/AP) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a second day of questioning, this time from House members, one of them Congressman Chris Collins. Collins asked Zuckerberg about what was done in 2014 to lock down data sharing. "Before 2014, someone could sign into an app and share basic...
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Mike Baggerman
April 11, 2018 - 12:15 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will meet with the House Energy & Commerce Committee on Wednesday morning to discuss user security and privacy in wake of the Cambridge Analytica controversy. The British political consulting firm mined millions of...
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