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March 26, 2018
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Large-scale polls show low level of trust in Facebook privacy as firm apologizes with full-page ads

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has run full-page newspaper ads apologizing for the privacy breach that allowed a researcher to collect user data that was later used by Cambridge Analytica to help elect Trump. Fallout so far has included investigations in the … Continue reading

February 13, 2018
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Facebook to launch subscription tool in iOS app after resolving dispute with Apple

Facebook has resolved a revenue sharing issue with Apple, it was announced on Monday, allowing the social media giant to launch a subscription tool for publishers looking to enable paywall access on Facebook’s iOS app. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 20, 2018
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Comments Off on Facebook will ask users to rank news source trustworthiness in latest major update

Facebook will ask users to rank news source trustworthiness in latest major update

Along with Facebook announcing the first major changes to its News Feed, the social media service will begin ranking news sources based on trustworthiness as it prioritizes information. Rather than determining news source trustworthiness itself, Facebook will let users decide. more… … Continue reading

December 21, 2017
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Universal Music Group and Facebook sign multi-year licensing agreement

Music giant Universal Music Group has today announced a new “multi-year” licensing agreement with Facebook that will expand across the social company’s product line. The move will soon bring UMG’s music catalog to Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus. The news follows … Continue reading

August 15, 2017
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Facebook rolls out Marketplace to 17 European & Nordic countries from today

Facebook Marketplace, which allows you to sell unwanted items to people in your local community direct from the iOS app, is today rolling out to 17 new European and Nordic countries … more… 9to5Mac

May 26, 2017
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Comments Off on Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness … more… 9to5Mac

May 6, 2017
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Facebook plans to launch its TV-like original content starting in June

It is no secret that Facebook has been attempting to get into the TV game. Now, according to a report from Business Insider, Facebook is planning to unveil its plans to enter that market next month with two different formats of … Continue reading

March 1, 2017
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Facebook officially releases new Video app for fourth-gen Apple TV [Gallery]

After announcing its plans for the app earlier this month, Facebook this evening officially released its video-centric app on the fourth-gen Apple TV. Facebook touts the new application as a prime source for the latest and greatest video content and … Continue reading

January 26, 2017
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Facebook begins showing sponsored posts in Messenger with small test in Australia and Thailand

After testing the ability for brands to communicate directly with users, Facebook today announced its next step in monetizing its Messenger platform. In a post on the Messenger blog, Facebook product manager Eddie Zhang announced that the company is launching a … Continue reading

December 16, 2016
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Comments Off on Facebook says Instant Articles views misreported on iPhone, promises new numbers

Facebook says Instant Articles views misreported on iPhone, promises new numbers

Facebook on Friday admitted that it accidentally underreported the number of iPhone hits on some Instant Articles content between Sept. 20 and Nov. 30. potentially affecting both publishers and advertisers. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 1, 2016
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Comments Off on Brazilian court freezes $6M in Facebook funds in fight over WhatsApp encryption

Brazilian court freezes $6M in Facebook funds in fight over WhatsApp encryption

Over $ 6 million in Facebook’s Brazilian bank accounts has been reportedly frozen, following a fresh court order in disputes over encrypted WhatsApp conversations. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 27, 2016
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Comments Off on Facebook launches custom-curated event picks to improve recommendations

Facebook launches custom-curated event picks to improve recommendations

On Monday a newly-formed team at Facebook began curating lists of "featured" events, in a bid to provide better recommendations for people looking for activities around town. AppleInsider – Frontpage News