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The Senate will hold a hearing next month on Facebook’s Libra currency  THE VERGE · 6 hours
On Wednesday, the Senate Banking Committee announced it will be holding a hearing next month to question witnesses over Facebook’s new cryptocurrency initiative, Libra.... more
Daily Crunch: A closer look at Facebook and Libra  TechCrunch · 7 hours
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you... more
Facebook and Twitter will testify on terrorist content, report says - CNET  CNET · 7 hours
Twitter and Facebook will also reportedly testify on misinformation before the House Homeland Security Committee. more
Daily Crunch: A closer look Facebook and Libra  TechCrunch · 8 hours
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Calibra wallet won’t launch in Facebook’s biggest market  TechCrunch · 10 hours
Facebook unveiled its audacious Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet on Tuesday through which it plans to transform financial services across the globe. The social juggernaut made clear of its ambitions when... more
Fluent acquires AdParlor, a social ad specialist previously owned by Adknowledge, for $10M  TechCrunch · 11 hours
The old guard of advertising networks continues to swap hands. In the latest development, marketing company Fluent has announced that it is... more
Facebook's Cryptocurrency Project: Who's in and Who's Out  Gadgets 360 · 14 hours
Facebook made a renewed push into payments on Tuesday, announcing plans for a cryptocurrency called Libra. more
Facebook moderators break their NDAs to expose desperate working conditions  THE VERGE · 14 hours
At Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site in North America, one contractor has died, and others say... more
Facebook 'mysteriously locks out Hungarian users'  BBC · 14 hours
The social network has disabled a large number of accounts in error, according to reports. more
Europe Wary as Facebook Takes Up Cryptocurrency Challenge  Gadgets 360 · 15 hours
Facebook announced it was diving into the cryptocurrency market, and analysts warned the social media giant could face major regulatory questions. more
Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project  BBC · 16 hours
A US lawmaker asks Facebook to wait before launching its digital currency, hours after it was announced. more
'Stablecoins' in the Spotlight as Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 16 hours
Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. more
Facebook cryptocurrency revealed, Google puts $1B toward housing crisis video - CNET  CNET · 16 hours
Today's major tech headlines include the reveal of the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency called Libra, Google's one billion dollar pledge to fight the Bay Area housing... more
Libra currently looks more like a fiat currency than a cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 16 hours
Facebook unveiled a cryptocurrency called Libra yesterday as well as the Libra Association, a not-for-profit that will oversee all things Libra. While Libra’s white paper draws... more
Mexican President Pitches Universal Internet in Chat With Facebook's Zuckerberg  Gadgets 360 · 17 hours
Obrador invited the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal Internet access in Mexico. more
Facebook's Cryptocurrency Ambitions Face Privacy Concerns, Political Backlash  Gadgets 360 · 21 hours
Facebook announced ambitious plans to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. more
Twice Burned: Winklevii Overshadowed by Zuckerberg Yet Again  Gadgets 360 · 21 hours
Can a Libra and two Geminis get along? How about Facebook and the Winklevoss twins? more
Facebook's Libra could threaten the global financial system  Sky News · 1 day
Facebook's new digital currency, Libra, is a monumental move - although not for the reasons you might initially think. more
The real risk of Facebook’s Libra coin is crooked developers  TechCrunch · 1 day
Everyone’s worried about Mark Zuckerberg controlling the next currency, but I’m more concerned about a crypto Cambridge Analytica. Today Facebook announced Libra, its forthcoming stablecoin designed to let... more
Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Facebook's plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising concern with financial regulators and privacy experts more
The Latest: Lawmaker wants Facebook to suspend currency plan  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The head of the House Financial Services Committee wants Facebook to suspend plans for a new currency until Congress and regulators are able to study it more closely. more
Top Democrat calls for Facebook to halt cryptocurrency plans until Congress investigates  THE VERGE · 1 day
Hours after Facebook announced its plans for a global cryptocurrency project, a top House Democrat is calling for Facebook to halt its plans until... more
Top Democrat calls for strict oversight on Facebook’s new cryptocurrency  THE VERGE · 1 day
The top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee blasted Facebook’s Tuesday announcement that it would be... more
The Latest: Regulation on Facebook currency is likely  ABC NEWS · 1 day
One regulatory expert believes Facebook's new currency will "almost surely" fall under U.S. regulation adopted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. more
Facebook’s cryptocurrency has a trust problem  THE VERGE · 1 day
From the beginning, cryptocurrency was about trust. “The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work,” Satoshi... more
Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 1 day
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook announces... more
Would Facebook be better if we paid for it?  THE VERGE · 1 day
Is the advertising model that allows our use of Facebook to be free actually the thing that’s wrong... more
The Latest: New Facebook currency anonymous at basic layer  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Facebook has surprised cryptocurrency experts by opting with its planned digital currency for a technology similar to Bitcoin in fundamental privacy characteristics more
How Facebook’s Libra is similar in concept and motivation to Kik’s Kin cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 1 day
Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency initiative today, which is part of an alternative financial system (including new subsidiary and wallet ‘Calibra‘) it... more
European regulators are already pressing Facebook about its cryptocurrency  THE VERGE · 1 day
As Facebook unveiled its cryptocurrency project today, European officials quickly called for scrutiny of the plan, raising concerns... more
The Latest: Law prof says Facebook currency not a problem  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Facebook's introduction of a new digital currency is likely to draw regulatory scrutiny, but New York University law professor Eleanor Fox says initial details about the currency don't... more
Facebook to launch new cryptocurrency, called Libra  CBC · 2 days
Facebook is unveiling plans to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce... more
Human rights commissions targeting Facebook over job ads  CBC · 2 days
The Canadian and Ontario human rights commissions have taken the exceptional step of joining forces to urge Facebook to stop... more
Facebook confirms cryptocurrency plans: Libra currency, Calibra wallet  9to5Google · 2 days
Facebook has confirmed its long-rumored plans for a cryptocurrency, to be named Libra and launch at some point next year.... more
Facebook confirms cryptocurrency plans: Libra currency, Calibra wallet  9to5Mac · 2 days
Facebook has confirmed its long-rumored plans for a cryptocurrency, to be named Libra and launch at some point next year.... more
Facebook unveils cryptocurrency plans for 2 billion users worldwide  Global News · 2 days
The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use. more
Human rights commissions targeting Facebook  CBC · 2 days
The Canadian and Ontario human rights commissions have taken the exceptional step of joining forces to urge Facebook to stop Canadian employers from being able to... more
Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency Unveiled, With Lofty Goals  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking. more
Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency 'ecosystem'  Sky News · 2 days
Facebook is to launch its own cryptocurrency within the next year, saying its plans will deliver an "inclusive and open" financial ecosystem. more
Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash... more
Facebook Expected to Unveil Its Cryptocurrency Today  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook is set Tuesday to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream. more
Cat filter derails Pakistani politician’s live-streamed press conference  THE VERGE · 2 days
Most political press conferences can be sort of a bore, but during last week’s live-streamed presser by Pakistani regional minister... more
India’s Bounce raises $72 million to grow its electric scooters business  TechCrunch · 3 days
Bounce, a Bangalore-based startup that offers thousands of electric scooters for rent in India, has raised $72 million to accelerate its bid to impact how people... more
Facebook to Rank Comments to Make Conversations Meaningful  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Facebook has rolled out an update where it will rank comments to promote those that are most relevant to users. more
Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency reportedly boasts big-name backers - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The cryptocurrency, which could be announced as soon as next week, has support from Visa, Mastercard, Uber and PayPal, according to a WSJ report. more
Thousands of medical injury claim records exposed by ad agency  TechCrunch · 5 days
An internet advertising company specializing in helping law firms sign up potential clients has exposed close to 150,000 records from a database that was left unsecured. The database... more
This Cat is Chonky: The fat-cat online shrine lifting humans from despair - CNET  CNET · 5 days
It isn't just a Facebook group for hefty fuzzballs. It's a place where people support each other in their darkest... more
Facebook is creating photorealistic homes for AIs to work and learn in  TechCrunch · 5 days
If AI-powered robots are ever going to help us out around the house, they're going to need a lot of experience navigating human environments.... more
Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma  BBC · 5 days
Facebook was confronted this week with a fake video of its own founder Mark Zuckerberg. more
Facebook Will Remove Messages Mocking Deaths  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
"I am so glad she's dead" or "That's what she gets" will no longer be up on your Facebook page as the social network giant will now remove such scurrilous comments more
Facebook's Cryptocurrency-Based Payments System Gets Big Backers: Report  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Facebook has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal Holdings and Uber Technologies to back its new cryptocurrency. more
Facebook Blocks Access to Graph Search Amid Privacy Firestorm  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network. more
Facebook Backs Indian E-Commerce Startup Meesho  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Facebook is buying a stake in Indian e-commerce start-up Meesho, the head of the Facebook’s Indian business said on Thursday. more
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter must team up to fight threat from deepfakes, experts say - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Deepfake specialists tell Congress that for society and democracy to weather the storm of manipulated media, social-media competitors... more
German state to shut Facebook page over data privacy worries  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A German state government says it plans to shut down the region's Facebook page because of concerns over the company's handling of data protection issues more
Facebook backs social commerce startup Meesho in first India investment  TechCrunch · 7 days
As Facebook explores ways to generate revenue from WhatsApp, the company is now turning to a startup that already has a lead. The social juggernaut said today it... more
Facebook app banned by Apple hoovered up data from 187k users first  9to5Mac · 7 days
A sketchy Facebook app banned by Apple earlier this year succeeded in collecting large amounts of personal data from around 187,000 users before it was... more
Facebook to Create 500 Jobs in New London Engineering Centre  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Facebook will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the end of 2019, including 100 roles in artificial intelligence. more
Facebook COO Sandberg Promises to Weed Out Bad Content  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
A quarterly transparency report from next year and content regulations are some of the steps listed by Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg to deal with major content concerns and privacy issues. more
Facebook Says CEO Did Not Ignore Personal Data Issues  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not knowingly violate an agreement with the regulator supervising the company's management of users' personal data, the social media giant said. more
Facebook CEO May Have Known of Questionable Privacy Practices: Report  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Facebook emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much-criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported. more
Facebook collected device data on 187,000 users using banned snooping app  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook obtained personal and sensitive device data on about 187,000 users of its now-defunct Research app, which Apple banned earlier this year after the app violated... more
Facebook's Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Three weeks after leaving a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi up on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine with a fake video... more
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Facebook quietly killed a map for discovering live videos - CNET
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