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Fb tackles faux information in the United Kingdom with a brand new fact-checking carrier

Facebook is partnering up with Full Fact, a British charitable organization that focuses on fact-checking, to get rid of fake news in the UK, the company announced Friday. This is a continuation of Facebook‘s efforts to combat fake news, which the company ramped up after the 2016 election, but it’s the first time the company...CONTINUE READING
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No longer surprising learn about says senior voters proportion extra pretend information

The only people left on Facebook are the people who are worst at using it. A new study from Princeton and New York University delves into how much people share fake news online, and who’s doing the sharing. It largely confirms what some previous studies have indicated, and what you might have already suspected: the...CONTINUE READING
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Snapchat survey reveals that Snapchat makes other folks satisfied

Nothing brings joy like a grotesquely distorted face filter. According to a Snap-commissioned survey focused on how social media makes people feel, 95 percent of Snapchat users said using the app makes them feel “happy.”  Commissioning studies is common amongst the social media and tech industries. And while all commissioned surveys should be taken with...CONTINUE READING
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Samsung smartphone homeowners can not delete pre-installed Fb app, file says

There’s a problem with those calls to Delete Facebook: some people physically can’t. Some Samsung smartphone owners have found that they’re unable to remove the pre-loaded Facebook app from their phones, according to a new report from Bloomberg. That’s concerning for people who are trying to remove the mammoth social media app from their lives,...CONTINUE READING
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Zuckerberg’s 2019 solution: a host of ‘public discussions’ about Fb

Mark Zuckerberg knows he has some work to do.  The Facebook CEO had a rough 2018, both personally and professionally, with lawmakers turning on his social-media baby and scandal after scandal after scandal.  But he’s ready to turn that all around. Following his long-established tradition of declaring annual “personal challenges,” Zuckerberg announced on Jan. 8...CONTINUE READING
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Resolutions for 2019 the tech trade will have to truly, truly believe

We’re barely 24 hours into 2019, and some of the tech industry is already re-trodding or doubling down on the the blunders, bad looks, and irresponsible policy of 2018. Sadly, we did not leave milquetoast PR statements and broken promises in the past where they belong. But guys, it’s never too late to change! Let...CONTINUE READING
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Analysis: Some Android apps percentage your knowledge with Fb with out consent

A worrying number of popular Android apps share user data with Facebook without user consent, new research from Privacy International shows (via Financial Times).  Here’s the worst part: Staying off Facebook doesn’t protect you from this.   SEE ALSO: Veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg quits Facebook, because yeah Privacy International, a London-based charity that focuses...CONTINUE READING
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Mark Zuckerberg pats himself at the again for a perfect 2018

It’s the end of the year, and for many of us that means taking a moment to reflect on decisions past. For Mark Zuckerberg, however, it means taking a moment to bask in your manifold and unqualified successes.  The Facebook CEO published a roughly 1,000-word post on Dec. 28 detailing his company’s various wins over...CONTINUE READING
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Ousted Oculus co-founder ‘fixes’ Oculus Move VR headset with customized changes

You can fire him from Facebook and remove him from working on the Oculus VR technology he helped pioneer, but you can’t stop him from letting his inner geek run wild. Ousted Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey is still very much the same boy who’s obsessed with VR. Case in point: Despite being fired from Oculus,...CONTINUE READING
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Instagram’s botched experiment is a reminder that the way forward for Fb is Tales

You’d think Instagram would know by now that even the smallest changes can send users into a paranoid frenzy. That still didn’t stop the company from unintentionally pushing out a major update that screwed up users’ feeds this morning.  Annoying and confusing as it may be, the “bug,” which made Instagram feed posts look and...CONTINUE READING
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