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"I've noticed in a few recent posts that you've taken great umbrage at the adverse, even devastating effect that facebook and other social media sites have had on the news industry," writes Schacker. "While this is undoubtedly true, is it really any different from how tech has eviscerated so many other ...

facebook knows more about you than you might think. A study has for the first time revealed the scale of its data gathering, suggesting the social media company has deduced sensitive information about nearly three-quarters of all facebook users based in the European Union, totalling 40 per cent of all EU ...
Following the indictment of 13 Russian nationals accused of breaking U.S. laws by interfering with the 2016 presidential election, facebook (FB) said it has "more to do" and vowed to better protect its social media platform from outside intrusion. The indictments, announced Friday by the U.S. Department of ...
Nearly two weeks after posting an innocuous but completely unenjoyable video to her facebook wall, Buzzfeed writer Katie Notopoulos realized she'd inadvertently gamed the new system. "The more people commented, the more the video showed up on other people's feeds," she writes, describing how ...
If we don't create the thing that kills facebook, someone else will. "Embracing change" isn't enough. It has to be so hardwired into who we are that even talking about it seems redundant. The internet is not a friendly place. Things that don't stay relevant don't even get the luxury of leaving ruins.
When Mark Zuckerberg launched facebook he was a 19-year-old living in a dorm in his second year at university. Fast-forward 14 years and it is the young people he was so successful in luring to facebook to propel it to become the world's biggest social networking site that are now his biggest problem.
Some facebook users have been shown a poll which says: "We'd like to do better. Please agree or disagree with the following statement: facebook is good for the world." facebook's call for feedback comes after the social media giant has faced an array of criticism. technology CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma ...
facebook Inc. FB, +0.17% is falling out of favor with younger users, according to a new report from industry forecaster eMarketer. The firm believes that less than half of U.S. internet users between 12 and 17 will log onto facebook at least once a month in 2018, adding that facebook's user growth is mainly ...
facebook is hoping to reduce barriers for filmmakers from underrepresented communities, launching a new marketing initiative, "Seen," that aims to bring more attention to films by minority filmmakers. It's a much more democratized way to market movies, said Brickson Diamond, founding member and chair ...
facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this year that his social network's news feed would show its 2.1 billion users more posts from their friends and family, as opposed to news organizations and brands, in an effort to generate more "meaningful" interactions. During its most recent earnings call, ...
Danielle Weisberg, Carly Zakin and Brit Morin run small, targeted digital media organizations at a time of media consolidation and concentrated power. And they say that they've been able to thrive online independent of how they are treated on facebook. "Brit + Co has a very diversified traffic pie," Morin ...
facebook is going to create a new news section in its video streaming platform facebook Watch to feature breaking news stories. The move, which Campbell Brown, the company's year-old head of news partnerships, announced onstage at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, is part of a ...
"facebook has a teen problem," says Bill Fisher, UK senior analyst at eMarketer. "This latest forecast indicates that it is more than just a theory. Until now it has been able to rely on platform shifters being hoovered up by Instagram. However, leading the charge for younger audiences is Snapchat. There are ...
facebook is now offering some mobile app users a wireless-networking app without first disclosing that it's owned by facebook, or that it collects information for the social networking company. The app, Onavo Protect, provides users with a virtual private network, or VPN. Typically, a VPN cloaks the user's ...

A German court ruled that facebook's real name policy is illegal and that users must be allowed to sign up for the service under pseudonyms to comply with a decade-old privacy law. The ruling, made last month but only now being announced, comes from the Berlin Regional Court and was detailed today ...
facebook executives on Monday defended the recent controversial changes to the types of stories that appear in users' feeds, acknowledging that the company is staking out a "very clear point of view" on some -- but not all -- questions. facebook has no problem weighing in on things like hate speech ...
The comment sparked intense facebook reaction. A black friend divulged the fact that he had been called the N-word in Oklahoma and had run into the KKK in Texas. "I remember not taking our kids through parts of Missouri or Arkansas out of fear," he said. A white woman lamented that, in this day and age ...
facebook announced last month that it would begin prohibiting ads promoting "financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings, or cryptocurrency." But like many facebook updates and actions, ...
Amid an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, facebook came under fire for its opacity on how it targets political ads. A few months ago, ProPublica released Political Ad Collector, a tool that crowdsources the job of monitoring ads -- including those that might not seem ...
It has taken an age, but at last politicians seem to be waking up to the societal problems posed by the dominance of certain tech firms - notably facebook, twitter and Google - and in particular the way they are allowing their users to pollute the public sphere with extremist rhetoric, hate speech, trolling and ...
The ongoing facebook content debate has been a rather messy and multi-faceted one, with plenty of implications and potential social repercussions extending far beyond the website itself. Regardless of whether we approve or not, facebook has understandably been trying to absolve and distance itself ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- What was supposed to be a friendly transaction quickly turned into a scam and robbery as police say a man used facebook Marketplace to rob someone at gunpoint. "He pointed the gun to my head and he said don't move. If you move I will kill you." Out of fear, the victim has asked that ...
A Cambodian opposition leader has filed a petition in a California court against facebook, demanding the company disclose its transactions with his country's authoritarian prime minister, whom he accuses of falsely inflating his popularity through purchased "likes" and spreading fake news. The petition ...
The facebook (FB) co-founder is no longer in the U.S. after famously renouncing his American citizenship. But he hasn't given up on the tech ... Despite their past differences, which included a lawsuit against facebook, Saverin has said he doesn't resent Zuckerberg. Eduardo Saverin Saverin moved to ...
facebook recently changed its algorithms, making content from sources like your local news stations less visible in your news feed. To keep up to date with the news happening in your community, make sure to follow these steps! First, like us on facebook by searching: [INSERT facebook PAGE NAME ...
How can facebook promote meaningful interaction between users? Apparently by letting them downvote inappropriate, offensive, or misleading comments to hide them. facebook is now testing a downvote button on a limited set of public Page post comment reels, the company confirms to TechCrunch.
Jim Carrey is standing by his call to punish facebook for allowing the Russians to meddle in the 2016 election. But Carrey is a visceral anti-Trumper who seems be fueling conspiracy theories. This helps Trump as it distracts his opponents from confronting and addressing the real reasons they lost.
facebook is one of the stocks selected by my proprietary quantitative system and also a position in my personal portfolio. The company is truly exceptional in terms of financial quality and profitability. facebook stock is not cheap at current prices, but the price tag is reasonable considering its fundamental ...
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- One of Cambodia's leading opposition figures has asked a federal court in California to force facebook to reveal details of its dealings with Hun Sen, the country's authoritarian prime minister, arguing that he has used the platform to manipulate public opinion and strengthen ...
facebook isn't one to be outdone by Apple's recent big content spending: It's purchasing a 10-episode, straight-to-series half-hour drama-comedy series produced and starring Elizabeth Olsen. The production also includes Lizzy Weiss on board as showrunner, Kit Steinkellner as creator and lead writer and ...
facebook will award up to $1 million to five community leaders and $50,000 to 100 more to fund their ideas for how to strengthen people's online and offline connections. facebook will also hire double the number of engineers currently working on safety-related causes in its London office. These were a ...
facebook is testing a "downvote" button that lets users flag and hide comments they deem inappropriate. The social network clarified that it is not a "dislike" button and the test is running for a small set of people in the U.S. only. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to fix the issues with facebook this year, ...
As tech companies are coming under increasing pressure to address digital addiction, facebook's head of global safety Antigone Davis joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss what the social media giant is doing in response to criticism about the platform's addictive qualities. On Monday, two former tech ...
Tavis McGinn applied for a job at facebook last year hoping to work in market research. He had previously spent three years at Google, where he helped large advertisers refine their marketing campaigns across the company's family of products. But part way through the interview process at facebook, the ...
A group of former facebook, Google and Apple employees have launched a campaign to protect people from addictive technologies. They have teamed up to pressure technology companies to make their products "less intrusive and less addictive". They will also warn people about the dangers of ...
NEW YORK - Scrolling through one's facebook newsfeed has become a daily part of life for so many. In between posts from friends, family and "liked" pages, there are the ads that seem to creepily correspond to one's thoughts and browsing history. It's called target advertising. It's easily done - tracking you ...
Snapchat is still growing faster than facebook in North America, the most lucrative market for both companies. Parent company Snap said late Tuesday its fourth-quarter daily average users in the region rose 5 percent from the prior quarter to 80 million. facebook said last week its daily average users in the ...
The author of a best-selling book on product design says the ongoing criticism of social media companies is "very healthy" yet in need of some "perspective." "It's great that we're looking at the industry with a critical lens, [and] very healthy for us to ask whether technology is serving us or we are serving it," ...
Newsfeed recently shows only posts from the same few people, about 25, repeatedly the same, because facebook has a new algorithm. Their system chooses the people to read Your post. However, I would like to choose for myself: if you read this message leave me a quick comment, a "hi", a sticker, ...
Despite what you've heard on facebook, the social network isn't going to limit status updates in your news feed to 25 preselected friends. The real news is much scarier: People are falling for a facebook hoax -- again. rumors that facebook was employing a new algorithm to restrict the number of friends ...
facebook has banned ads that promote bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in an effort to protect its users from "financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices." Recently, some users have been highly critical of the platform for hosting dubious ...
facebook Inc. FB, +0.61% has banned ads for cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and binary options, the company said Tuesday. facebook stock is up less than 1% to $187.11 in late afternoon trading. In a blog, facebook product management director Rob Leathern wrote the company believes that ads ...
facebook (Nasdaq:FB) shareholders who have held onto their stock have been laughing all the way to the bank; shares are up about 400% since its 2012 IPO. investors who have followed facebook for a while will recall a few of things that concerned short-sighted pundits. User saturation was cited as a ...
facebook reports its fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday afternoon and the social media giant is once again expected to post huge revenue growth. The company's mobile ad sales continue to ensure that facebook's financial performance is the picture of health even as other factors--including the ...
facebook announced a ban on advertisements for "binary options, initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency." The blanket decision is part of the social media giant's efforts to prohibit ads for financial products and services "that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.".
As a privacy and public policy adviser, Dipayan Ghosh once worked to improve facebook from the inside. Now a fellow at the New America Foundation, from 2015 to 2017 Ghosh helped to develop facebook's public positions on issues related to privacy, telecommunications, and ethical algorithms. Ghosh ...
That's very un-facebook-like. The company usually loves to broadcast its massive engagement numbers -- like how many people use Instagram Stories or how many businesses have created pages on the network. It's surprising that an effort as major as video wouldn't be documented publicly in the same ...


 

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