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May 15, 2019
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(Weak) Facebook Live restrictions introduced in response to New Zealand shooting video

Facebook Live restrictions have been introduced in response to the New Zealand terrorist attack, when the gunman live-streamed footage of the shootings, making good on a promise made back in March … more… The post (Weak) Facebook Live restrictions introduced … Continue reading

May 14, 2019
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Facebook staring down possibility of 20 years of FTC oversight to end privacy probe

Facebook’s negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission to end an investigation into the social network’s alleged privacy violations may involve a 20-year period of government oversight, with a deal between the two potentially a month away from completion. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

April 18, 2019
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Facebook ‘unintentionally’ harvested email contacts from 1.5M users

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it "unintentionally uploaded" the email contacts of some 1.5 million users without their express consent since May 2016, a mistake for which the company is taking steps to correct. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 18, 2019
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Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match Siri, Alexa & Google Assistant

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it’s working on its own voice assistant, carving out a space among competitors like Apple’s Siri and Amazon Alexa. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 30, 2019
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Facebook says it’s ‘exploring’ putting restrictions on the ability for users to broadcast live

In a blog post this morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that Facebook is exploring ways to restrict who can go “Live” on the platform. This comes after two mass shootings in New Zealand earlier this month were live streamed … Continue reading

March 18, 2019
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WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation

Almost exactly one year ago, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called on users to delete Facebook. Now, Acton is renewing that call, while also criticizing companies like Apple for certain privacy and moderation stances. more… The post WhatsApp co-founder renews … Continue reading

February 2, 2019
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This week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping, Facebook vs Apple, iOS 13 details, more

In this week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping bug, iOS 13 rumors, Facebook and Apple clash, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories. more… The post This week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping, Facebook vs Apple, iOS 13 details, … Continue reading

January 31, 2019
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Facebook issues memo on Apple Enterprise Certificate fiasco as employees vent frustration

Facebook is conducting internal damage control after Apple yanked the social media giant’s enterprise developer certificates, a move that effectively disabled internal apps used by thousands of Facebook employees. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 20, 2019
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FTC reportedly planning ‘record-setting’ fine against Facebook for mishandling user data

Following a report last weekend that Germany was planning to punish Facebook, a report from The Washington Post now says the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. is planning “record-setting” fines against the social media giant. The report cites three … Continue reading

December 21, 2018
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Facebook reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency for use in WhatsApp

Amid its myriad of privacy scandals, Facebook is allegedly planning to launch its own cryptocurrency. According to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency that would enable WhatsApp users to transfer money. more… The post Facebook reportedly developing … Continue reading

December 20, 2018
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Facebook tries to explain why Netflix & Spotify were given access to user messages

Yesterday evening, a report offered details on Facebook’s data sharing relationships with over 150 different companies. One of the more jarring allegations related access to messages data. Facebook, however, disputes the details and says it did not disclose people’s private … Continue reading

October 11, 2018
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Facebook makes 3D Photos available for iPhone Portrait mode shots

After announcing its new 3D Photos back in May at its F8 conference, Facebook has made the feature available to all users today. more… The post Facebook makes 3D Photos available for iPhone Portrait mode shots appeared first on 9to5Mac. … Continue reading

October 3, 2018
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Facebook grace period change doubles time it takes to #DeleteFacebook

Facebook has recently made a change in how long it takes to process deleting an account. Previously, it took 14 days to delete an account, now that has been more than doubled to 30 days. more… The post Facebook grace … Continue reading

October 3, 2018
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Facebook hack update: no evidence of any access to third-party apps

One of the concerns raised by the recent Facebook hack was whether access tokens might have provided access to third-party apps. The company now says there is ‘no evidence’ that this has happened … more… The post Facebook hack update: … Continue reading

September 6, 2018
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More users than ever are deleting the Facebook app & taking lengthy breaks, new survey shows

Facebook’s struggles with data misuse aren’t slipping by its users, at least according to new data from Pew Research Center. That data shows that some 42 percent of surveyed Facebook users have taken a “several weeks or more” long break … Continue reading