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Fb disbands secretive analysis lab amid reorganization

Facebook’s secretive research lab, where the company developed new hardware like its Portal speakers and researched moonshot projects like brain computer interfaces, is no more. Building 8, the division Facebook created in 2016 to house some of its most ambitious projects, has been disbanded and the projects have been redistributed to other groups within the...CONTINUE READING

Fb computer virus gave builders get right of entry to to pictures you by no means intended to percentage

It’s a Friday, people, which means there’s more bad news from Facebook. Facebook disclosed a data breach on Friday that affected 6.8 million users. The trouble once again came from the connectivity of third party apps. Facebook says it is “sorry this happened.” SEE ALSO: Facebook fined £500K for ‘serious breaches’ of data protection law...CONTINUE READING

Fb pushes again on claims that outdoor fact-checking is a PR stunt

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 employee of Snopes, one of the fact-checking websites that works directly with Facebook to debunk misinformation in News Feed, described her previous work with the company. SEE ALSO: Facebook‘s Privacy Disaster In...CONTINUE READING

Fb continues to be looking for new puts to position advertisements

It might seem like there’s already tons of ads on Facebook, but the company is still searching for new places to put more of them.  The latest method that’s materializing is in search results, where Facebook is now experimenting with ads, the company confirmed.  SEE ALSO: ‘Highly confidential’ documents reveal Facebook used VPN app to...CONTINUE READING

Instagram will be offering particular options to influencers with new ‘writer accounts’

Instagram is taking new steps to woo some of its highest profile users.  The app is testing “creator accounts,” which would add new analytics and messaging features geared toward influencers and other power users of the photo-sharing app. SEE ALSO: These viral Instagram workout videos have gone too far The update is currently being tested...CONTINUE READING

‘Highly confidential’ documents reveal Facebook used VPN app to track competitors

Newly public documents reveal just how paranoid Facebook was of its potential competitors and shines new light on some of the company’s most important acquisitions.  The internal documents, made public as part of a cache of documents released by UK lawmakers, show just how close an eye the social network was keeping on competitors like...CONTINUE READING
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