Why we can’t stop debating whether Facebook sells data  THE VERGE · 15 minutes
For some time now, the fact that Facebook doesn’t sell your personal data directly to advertisers has been... more
Facebook's Blockchain Team Wants to Disrupt Payments, but Ongoing Controversies Make Hiring Difficult: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
Facebook is reportedly working on blockchain technology to create its own virtual currency but it's running into hiring issues. more
Facebook wants you to pay to watch HBO shows on its own app - CNET  CNET · 7 hours
Facebook is in talks to sell TV subscription services, to be watched on its "Watch" hub, Recode reports. more
Facebook is expanding its video platform while reportedly slashing news show funding  THE VERGE · 12 hours
Facebook Watch is expanding, even as it’s failing to gain much traction amongst younger, digital-native audiences. Today, the platform announced it was expanding its... more
Some Facebook fact-checkers aren't sure if their efforts are working - CNET  CNET · 15 hours
One former fact-checker told The Guardian that the tech firm used people in her position for "crisis PR." Facebook has pushed back against the... more
They scaled YouTube. Now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale  TechCrunch · 17 hours
When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook, and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube... more
Facebook Watch is finally growing as payouts get spread thin  TechCrunch · 19 hours
Both Facebook Watch and Instagram’s IGTV have yet to become superstar video platforms, leaving Facebook at risk as more people seek streaming entertainment instead of status updates. So... more
What China searched for in 2018: World Cup, trade war, Apple  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Soon after Google unveiled the top trends in what people searched for in 2018, Baidu published what captivated the Chinese in a parallel online universe, where... more
Woman Slams Social Media Firms for Baby Ads After Stillbirth  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
A woman whose child was stillborn has slammed the targeted advertising of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after she kept getting baby-related sales pitches. more
Senators aim to give internet companies doctor-like duties to protect our data  TechCrunch · 2 days
Consumers are increasingly entrusting online services with all kinds of personal data — but that trust has been repeatedly abused or taken for granted.... more
Facebook and ZeniMax settle legal battle over Oculus VR and stolen secrets  THE VERGE · 2 days
ZeniMax Media and Facebook today settled a long-running legal dispute over the creation of the Oculus Rift VR headset, which ZeniMax claimed was the... more
What is RCS and why you might want it  THE VERGE · 2 days
A lot of people have become bored with SMS messaging, and the tech industry is very aware of... more
Facebook settles Oculus VR lawsuit with ZeniMax  TechCrunch · 2 days
Nearly five years after announcing its acquisition of Oculus VR, Facebook is finally ready to put behind it the drama surrounding its founding. Gaming giant ZeniMax Media’s lawsuit against Facebook over the misuse of... more
Facebook settles OculusVR lawsuit with ZeniMax  TechCrunch · 2 days
Nearly five years after announcing its acquisition of OculusVR, Facebook is finally ready to put the drama surrounding its founding behind it. Gaming giant ZeniMax Media’s lawsuit against Facebook over the misuse of intellectual property related... more
Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads  BBC · 2 days
The woman says if companies were able to spot she had been pregnant, they should also have realised she was bereaved. more
Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns  CBC · 2 days
Social media users say they're being burned by online advertisements spoiling "surprise" gifts by popping up in front of the... more
Zenimax wins settlement from Facebook over stolen VR code  Windows Central · 2 days
That's settled then. Back in 2017, ZeniMax Media — the parent company of Bethesda — filed a lawsuit against Oculus, owned by Facebook, for stealing trade secrets and infringing on... more
Facebook redesigns Life Events feature with animated photos, videos and more  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook today announced a redesign of its “Life Events” feature, which allows people to share significant milestones in their life, like an engagement, graduation, a new... more
Facebook CEO Reaches Out to Microsoft President for Help: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
According to a report in The Information on Monday, Zuckerberg spoke directly to Smith on how to build trust at Facebook. more
Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The New York Police Department received an anonymous tip about a bomb threat regarding Facebook's campus in Menlo Park, California more
Building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus evacuated after bomb threat  TechCrunch · 2 days
A building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus was evacuated after a bomb threat early Tuesday evening. Around 5PM, the Menlo Park police department warned people to avoid the... more
Facebook building evacuated after reported bomb threat  THE VERGE · 2 days
A building on Facebook’s Menlo Park campus, which houses both Instagram and Facebook employees, has been evacuated Tuesday night after a reported... more
Facebook relaunches search ads to offset slowing revenue  TechCrunch · 3 days
It’s an ad duoply battle. Facebook is starting to test search ads in its search bar and Marketplace, directly competing with Google’s AdWords. Facebook first tried Sponsored Results back in 2012 but... more
The 10 best Facebook alternatives for Android and iOS - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Whether you're part of the #DeleteFacebook crowd or the 'Time Well Spent' movement, these are your best alternatives to the world's largest social network. more
Watch Google CEO Sundar Pichai testify in Congress — on bias, China and more  TechCrunch · 3 days
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has managed to avoid the public political grillings that have come for tech leaders at Facebook... more
Google accelerating demise of Plus after new security flaw affected 52 million  CBC · 3 days
Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a... more
Facebook’s role in the French protests has polarized observers  THE VERGE · 3 days
A week ago, I looked at some of the early reporting around how the Yellow Vest protests in... more
Introducing the startups and agenda for Startup Battlefield Africa  TechCrunch · 3 days
At 9:30 AM local time, we kick off TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa, where 15 companies will take the stage, along with panels from industry investors, Main One, and speakers from Facebook... more
Instagram Direct adds new iMessage-like ‘walkie-talkie’ feature  9to5Mac · 4 days
Instagram today is rolling out a new walkie-talkie option to its Direct messaging features. As reported by TechCrunch, this feature was added... more
Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging  TechCrunch · 4 days
You’d think Facebook would be faster at copying itself. Five years after Facebook Messenger took a cue from WhatsApp and Voxer to launch voice messaging, and four months after TechCrunch reported Instagram was testing its own walkie talkie... more
How Uber will become an ad company, starting with Eats Pool  TechCrunch · 4 days
Where there is discovery in an app, there is paid discovery. Google helped you choose between links, then sold ads that promote a few. Facebook helped... more
Facebook's hidden battle against ad-blockers  BBC · 4 days
The methods Facebook uses to thwart ad-blocking technology have been criticised by web developers. more
Google, Facebook Need a Regulator, Says Australian Watchdog  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Australia's competition watchdog on Monday recommended tougher scrutiny and a new regulatory body. more
How the star of Sheryl Sandberg dimmed  BBC · 5 days
Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat. more
Elon Musk spits fire at Mark Zuckerberg in Epic Rap Battle - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Facebook's Zuckerberg scoffs at Musk's many companies, but guess who's the one with the flamethrower? more
Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A new law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies including Apple, Facebook and Google to help police catch terrorists and other criminals by disabling encryption protections more
Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investing partner at SoftBank’s Vision Fund  TechCrunch · 7 days
Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, the Japanese investment giant has brought on its first venture partner for its... more
Did an Airline Block You on Social Media? You Are Not Alone  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Blocking accounts on Facebook or Twitter is common among social media users. But airlines do it, too. more
Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investor at SoftBank’s Vision Fund  TechCrunch · 7 days
Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, so the Japanese investment giant has brought on a first venture partner (and first female)... more
2019 Elections: Facebook to Check Indian Political Ads in Build-Up to Vote  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook said it would start verifying ads from Thursday and, from next year, show a disclaimer on all political ads giving more information on... more
Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss  BBC · 1 week
The social media giant must do more to protect user data, says former GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan. more
Facebook is testing a shopping mode for live streams  THE VERGE · 1 week
Facebook is testing a new feature that allows merchants to more efficiently sell items on a live stream.... more
Facebook defends Mark Zuckerberg's exposed emails  BBC · 1 week
The social network publishes a detailed rebuttal of some of the claims made against it. more
FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping  TechCrunch · 1 week
Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. Customers can screenshot something they want... more
Facebook accused of striking 'secret deals over user data'  BBC · 1 week
More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry. more
Google Allo to shut down in March, putting focus on Messages and Duo - CNET  CNET · 1 week
It's official: Google's rival to Apple iMessage, Facebook Chat and WhatsApp is saying goodbye. more
Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project welcomes Google, Facebook and Uber  TechCrunch · 1 week
The Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project helps company find ways to comply with open source licensing requirements. Today at the Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama, Japan it announced Google, Facebook and... more
Facebook’s morale problem is getting worse  THE VERGE · 1 week
Early on Wednesday, the United Kingdom Parliament released a 250-page trove of documents from a US lawsuit against Facebook. The trove has a colorful... more
Facebook's Messenger Lite Adds Support for Animated GIFs and More  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The lightweight messaging app is available in over 100 countries got video chat capabilities earlier this year. more
Facebook 'struck secret deals over user data'  BBC · 1 week
More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry. more
Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook in New Data Breach Controversy  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook emails show executives holding discussions about big companies such as Netflix being granted preferential access to user data even after Facebook had tightened its privacy rules in 2014-15. more
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