Mark Zuckerberg pats himself on the back for a job well done

Heck of a responsibility, Zuckie . Image: Chesnot/ getty It’s the end of the year, and for many of us that makes taking a moment to reflect on decisions past. For Mark Zuckerberg, nonetheless, it implies taking a moment to…

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WhatsApp has an encrypted child porn problem

WhatsApp chat groups TechCrunch’s investigation shows that Facebook could do more to police WhatsApp and remove this kind of content. Even without technological answers that would require a weakening of encryption, WhatsApp’s moderators should have been able to find these…

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How Russias online influence campaign engaged with millions for years

Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics and sway public opinion were consistent and, as much as is engaging with target audiences, chiefly successful, according to each of these reports from Oxford’s Computational Propaganda Project published today. Located on data provided…

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Facebook bug affecting 6.8 million gave apps unauthorized photo access

It’s a Facebook bug’s life . Image: Thomas Trutschel/ Photothek via Getty Images It’s a Friday, people, which symbolizes there’s more bad news from Facebook. Facebook disclosed a data infringe on Friday that affected 6.8 million customers. The agitate once…

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Facebook responds to claims that outside fact-checking is a PR stunt

Facebook says its information checking is effective . Image: Marcio Jose Sanchez/ AP/ REX/ Shutterstock Facebook is pushing back on claims that its work with third-party fact-checkers amounts to little more than “crisis PR.” That’s how one former hire of…

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Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy takes the blame for the Definers fiasco

Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy, Elliot Schrage,( right ), and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington( left ). TechCrunch earned Shcrage’s internal memo in which the outgoing exec takes held accountable for the work of the public policy conglomerate Definers, of…

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Facebook is finally rolling out its how long do I spend on Facebook dashboard

Fifteen weeks after Facebook announced its” Your Time on Facebook” tool that weighs how many instants you spend on the app, the boast is lastly going out around the world. Designed to help you succeed your social networking, the dashboard…

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The highest-flying consumer tech stocks have lost $1 trillion

Another day, another stock market setback for once high-flying engineering fellowships, which have lost approximately$ 1 trillion in the most recent stock exchange slide. Shares of the core group of customer technology business, including Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Netflix,…

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Facebook launches first ever journalism program to fund local journalism in the UK

Image: LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook has been accused time and time again for marring journalism, both by wearing away at advertising revenues and by putting bulletin publishers at the mercy of their algorithms. And that’s not to mention the…

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Sheryl Sandberg denies downplaying Russian manipulation on Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg brought politics to Facebook.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images The righteous shock continues. Sheryl Sandberg broke her silence Thursday evening about the New York Times‘ report on Facebook executives’ actions dealing with Russian manipulation, hate speech, and other crises on…

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