Tag: Facebook

Even British royals are now criticizing tech giants like Facebook for dodgy practices

Britain’s Duke of Cambridge has launched a full-throated attack on US tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google in a speech at the BBC, an outgrowth of his leadership of a task force aimed at fighting back against cyberbullying. In his speech, Prince William lamented that over-attention to profits and business concerns is outweighing meaningful […]

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Facebook’s ‘independent oversight group’ is destined to fail

If there was any doubt about how big Facebook has gotten, CEO Mark Zuckerberg compared the struggles Facebook faces with deciding what kind of content to allow on its platform to the struggles cities face in mitigating crime. “No one expects crime to be eliminated completely, but you expect things […]

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Facebook Says it Has ‘Long Encouraged’ Employees and Execs to Use Android, but Not Because Zuckerberg Was Mad at Tim Cook

Just yesterday, a bombshell story from The New York Times was published that outlined Facebook’s efforts to navigate a cavalcade of recent crisis moments. In that report, Apple and the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, were brought up. According to the report, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, was none too pleased […]

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[Update: Rolling out] Facebook Messenger may soon let you ‘unsend’ messages

You’ve almost certainly said something you regretted in a chat, whether it was because you were tired, angry, or just looking at the wrong conversation — but Facebook Messenger could soon get a feature that’ll let you take those misguided statements back. Evidence has been found that an “unsend” option is in the works. The […]

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Facebook rebuttal claims ‘inaccuracies’ in scathing New York Times investigation

A highly detailed investigation by the New York Times has again raised questions about Facebook’s response to the Russian manipulation, fake news, and hate speech that have become rampant on its platform. Today, the company issued a rebuttal of sorts that address some concerns raised by the story. In the […]

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Facebook management apparently ordered to ditch their iPhones for Android

Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly told the Facebook management team to drop their iPhones for Android devices. This decision supposedly came soon after Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized companies that make money from customer data. Zuckerberg is said to have justified the decision by saying more Facebook customers use Android than Apple. Mark Zuckerberg has apparently […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Reportedly Got so Mad at Tim Cook, he Forced Facebook Management to Switch to Android

Facebook is not a stranger to being in hot water, and this year was certainly not different. When the company was dealing with fallout over Cambridge Analytica, for instance, a lot of different executives were asked about the social network and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. One of the executives asked […]

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Facebook isn’t all bad, brings in $1 billion for charities via fundraising tools

When a company has the reputation that Facebook has, it’s unsurprising that it will want to point to anything positive it does when the opportunity arises. Today, the company has announced that its fundraising tools have been responsible for more the $1 billion making its way to various charitable causes. Let’s be clear, this isn’t […]

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Snap reveals U.S. subpoenas over 2017 IPO disclosures

(Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission have subpoenaed Snap for information about its March 2017 initial public offering, the social media app maker told Reuters on Tuesday. Snap said in a statement it has responded to the government subpoenas and other requests for information. The […]

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[Update: Reverting to old UI for many] Facebook Messenger’s massive UI redesign is widely rolling out and people aren’t loving it

If you weren’t among the select few that began seeing Facebook Messenger’s massive redesign (otherwise known as Messenger 4) in late September, you should see the changes shortly. Facebook is now rolling out Messenger’s new, simplified UI more widely through a server-side update.  When Facebook announced the design overhaul for Messenger during its F8 developer […]

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Facebook Messenger’s massive UI redesign is widely rolling out now and people aren’t loving it

If you weren’t among the lucky few that began seeing Facebook Messenger’s massive redesign in late September, you should see the changes shortly. Facebook is now rolling out the new, pared down UI  more widely through a server-side update.  When Facebook announced the design overhaul for Messenger during its F8 developer conference in May, it […]

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