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Facebook’s plan to label state media is taking longer than expected

Facebook’s effort to label state-backed media has hit some snags. The social network was due to start labeling outlets in November, but CNN Business found that the company clearly missed the target, and didn’t have a specific answer as to when the transparency move might be ready. A spokesperson would only say that Facebook will “begin [labelling] soon,” and that there would be a gradual ... Read More »

Is Facebook’s billion-dollar housing pledge enough?

San Francisco has the highest salaries in the world, thanks to big tech companies like Salesforce, Facebook, and Google. But those outside the tech sector are struggling. Many people have been forced to move far outside of city limits, enduring one-way 90-minute commutes as a result. In an effort to fix this problem, Facebook announced yesterday that it would give $1 billion to help ... Read More »

Facebook’s Location Tracking for Ads Can’t Be Switched Off: Report

You can try but you can’t hide seems to be the mantra of Facebook’s advertising system that utilises users’ location to target ads. One American researcher recently discovered that there is virtually no way to stop Facebook from trying to determine your location even if you have turned off Facebook’s access to your location every way possible. The inability to stop ... Read More »

Facebook’s Pride reaction should be available to everyone

Facebook is taking some heat for the pride reactions roll-out this month. The social media network added a rainbow reaction to its standard reactions in support of LGBTQ pride month. The problem: in places like Russia, users don’t have access to the new reactions. This isn’t the first time Facebook has kept special limited-time reactions to certain areas; it didn’t ... Read More »

Facebook’s Instagram Blocks Telegram, Snapchat Links on Its Platform

Instagram has started blocking links to select rival platforms on its platform. The Facebook-owned photo sharing network confirmed it is disallowing ‘add me’ deep-linking to Telegram and Snapchat. Until recently, users were able to include links to a range of social networking website on the ‘add me’ or ‘follow me’ section of their account. In what appears to be an ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘Sympathetic’ With Apple’s Fight With US Authorities

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said Monday he was “sympathetic” with Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook in his stand-off with the US government over breaking into the iPhone of a mass shooter. “I don’t think that requiring back doors to encryption is either going to be an effective thing to increase security or is really the right thing to do. We are ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘Sympathetic’ With Apple’s Fight With US Authorities

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said Monday he was “sympathetic” with Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook in his stand-off with the US government over breaking into the iPhone of a mass shooter. “I don’t think that requiring back doors to encryption is either going to be an effective thing to increase security or is really the right thing to do. We are ... Read More »