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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Plans Public Debates About Tech for 2019 Personal Challenge

January 12, 2019

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he will host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society as part of his personal challenge this year. Zuckerberg sounded his plan in a Facebook post, which has been a regular feature when he airs his New Year’s resolutions that in the past […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Halts Stock Sales as Facebook Shares Tumble

January 12, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg’s multibillion-dollar stock sale ground to a halt in the final months of 2018. The Facebook co-founder didn’t sell a single share in the fourth quarter, when the social media company’s stock tumbled 20 percent amid a broader market rout. It’s the first quarter in more than two years he’s refrained from doing so, according to […]

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Facebook Says Not Moderating Content Based on ‘Inaccurate’ Information

January 4, 2019

Facebook has dismissed media reports claiming that thousands of its content moderators rely on inaccurate and disorganised information to determine what content to allow or remove from its platform. Reacting to a report in The New York Times that accused Facebook of being “ad hoc”, “disorganised”, “secretive”, and doing things “on the cheap”, the social media network on Saturday […]

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Zuckerberg Sees ‘Progress’ for Facebook After Tumultuous Year

January 4, 2019

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the world’s biggest social network has “fundamentally” changed to focus on securing its systems against manipulation and misinformation. Capping a tumultuous year marked by data protection scandals and government probes, Zuckerbergsaid he was “proud of the progress we’ve made” in addressing Facebook’s problems. “For 2018, my personal challenge has been […]

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Facebook’s Leaked Content Moderation Documents Reveal Serious Problems

January 4, 2019

Facebook’s thousands of content moderators worldwide rely on a bunch of unorganised PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets to decide what content to allow on the social network, revealed a report. These guidelines, which are used to monitor billions of posts every day, are apparently filled with numerous gaps, biases, and outright errors. The unnamed Facebook […]

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Facebook Let Some Companies Access Your Private Messages, Friends Lists: Report

December 28, 2018

Another day and another set of startling revelations about Facebook’s lax attitude towards user privacy. The social giant reportedly gave major tech companies more access than advertised to the personal user data. According to a report, the company effectively exempted the tech giants like Yahoo, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix and Spotify from privacy restrictions that are […]

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Facebook Kicks Myanmar Military-Linked Pages Off Platform

December 28, 2018

Facebook has removed hundreds of pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform said Wednesday, as the company scrambles to respond to criticism over failures to control hate speech and misinformation. The social media giant – Myanmar’s most popular and influential site – has been lambasted for years for its […]

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Facebook, Google, Twitter Accused of Democrat Bias by Trump

December 28, 2018

US President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America’s tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming Twitter was making it more difficult to follow his account. “Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous!” Trump tweeted. “Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join […]

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Facebook’s Promised ‘Clear History’ tool won’t arrive until 2019

December 28, 2018

Even though Facebook announced its privacy-oriented ‘Clear History’ feature back in May this year, it won’t be available for users until next year. Unveiled in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the feature will allow the users to clear the browsing history connected to their Facebook accounts, in turn giving users more control on […]

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Facebook Messenger Gets Boomerang, Selfie Portrait Shot Features, and More

December 28, 2018

Facebook has rolled out Boomerang and Selfie features in its Messenger platform. Alongside, it has also introduced new AR stickers “Starting today, there are now five modes to Messenger’scamera including everyone’s favourite video-looping effect, Boomerang, to make Messenger posts more interactive and fun,” the company said in a blog post on Monday. “We’ve also added Selfie mode, where […]

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