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Why Facebook is threatening to block Australians from sharing news
A new law from the Australian government would force Facebook and Google to pay publishers. It’s already having unintended consequences.
Trung T. Phan
• September 2, 2020
Amazon just pulled some PR jujitsu (again)
Why is Amazon supporting a bill that would make it liable for 3rd-party sellers on its platform?
Trung T. Phan
• August 28, 2020
Facebook’s plan to crack down on porn: Call in the Red Team
Dick pics might help the tech giant build better algorithms.
• July 28, 2020
Scientists funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are speaking out against Facebook
In a letter, 140+ scientists said the “spread of deliberate misinformation and divisive language” is antithetical to the initiative’s mission.
• June 8, 2020
Facebook’s political speech headache has turned into a full-blown migraine
Inside Facebook, criticism of Zuckerberg is heating up.
• June 3, 2020
Facebook’s remote-work pay cuts are going to get complicated
Zuck is talking about localized compensation — here’s what that means.
• May 28, 2020
Facebook’s cryptocurrency is finally getting its head out of the stars
Financial world domination may no longer be in Libra’s horoscope.
• April 17, 2020
Facebook and other tech giants bet big on the business of news
Facebook launched a new section dedicated to original news and agreed to pay publishers for content, joining other tech giants like Apple and Amazon in investing in news.
• October 28, 2019
Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is already making waves: Here’s what you need to know
Facebook announced Libra, the company’s new cryptocurrency. Here are the deets.
• June 19, 2019
Facebook watch: The tech giant expects to receive the largest-ever fine for a data breach in the US
Facebook expects to be hit with the largest-ever US fine for user privacy and data breaches, but does it even matter?
• April 26, 2019
Zuckerberg makes the first move in his chess match with regulators
Over the weekend, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined his hopes for the future of internet regulation, and by Monday Facebook had begun rebranding.
• April 2, 2019
Zuckerberg says Facebook will pivot to privacy, but what exactly does that mean?
Mark Zuckerberg announced he will be transitioning Facebook and its other main apps to a more secure, private messaging system through encrypted access.
• March 8, 2019
No rest for the wicked: The perils of being a content moderator — all for $28k a year
A report from The Verge illustrates the terrible working conditions of Facebook’s content moderators.
• February 26, 2019
Apple doesn’t want any part of Facebook’s ‘research’ app
Apple has banned Facebook’s research app that pays users for data from its app store.
• January 31, 2019
Facebook invests $300m in local news so people still have something to ‘Like’
Facebook is joining other tech giants like Google in investing heavily in local journalism.
• January 16, 2019
Facebook’s social network may be under fire, but its Workplace platform is doing great
Even though its primary social platform has endured widespread criticism for months, Facebook’s Workplace tool is gaining ground on rivals like Slack.
• January 4, 2019
A very scary Zuck-mas and a crappy New Year: 2018’s failed attempt to ‘fix’ Facebook
Before Facebook makes its new resolutions for 2019, we need to take a look back at a long and eventful year...
• December 21, 2018
Life’s a breach: Facebook admits 50m+ user data breach after a week of defections
As Zuckerberg struggles with a worsening public image thanks to high-profile employee defections, the company announced a 50m user data breach.
• October 1, 2018
Zuckerberg wants to help us find love: Day 1 of Facebook’s annual developer conference
Facebook kicked off its annual, 2-day developer conference, F8, yesterday. Here’s what we know after Day 1.
• May 2, 2018
Zuckerberg’s 2018 resolution: do his job
Every year Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sets a “personal challenge” for himself. His new challenge in 2018: to do his job.
• January 5, 2018
Return of the Mark
The F8 conference rages on and yesterday, Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook’s experimental technologies unit, Building 8, revealed that the company is developing a brain-computer interface that allows people to think-to-type at 100 words per minute. Oh, and also technology that lets the skin on your body mimic the function of an eardrum — […]
• April 20, 2017
F.B. codes home
Zuckerberg gets back to his roots and creates AI from scratch to run his home.
• December 20, 2016
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