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October 25, 2021, 10:25 AM

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Alex Heath / The Verge:
Internal documents show Facebook is struggling to attract American users under the age of 30, with US teenage users declining by 13% since 2019  —  The world's largest social network is internally grappling with an existential crisis: an aging user base  —  Earlier this year …
Alexandra S. Levine / Politico:
Internal documents show Facebook had no clear playbook for handling the dangerous content delegitimizing the US elections ahead of the January 6 riots  —  Facebook's rules left giant holes for U.S. election falsehoods to metastasize.  On the day of the Capitol riot, employees began pulling levers to try to stave off the peril.
Bloomberg:
Leah Nylen / Politico:
Washington Post:
Internal Facebook docs and interviews detail Mark Zuckerberg's decisions to prioritize growth over safety, including censoring “anti-state” posts in Vietnam  —  Late last year, Mark Zuckerberg faced a choice: Comply with demands from Vietnam's ruling Communist Party …
Associated Press:
Facebook docs detail issues with moderating non-English speech, leading to inflammatory language in Afghanistan, bans on common words in Palestine, and more  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Gaza war raged and tensions surged across the Middle East last May …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Internal Facebook docs detail its opaque tier system for providing protection to users in certain countries, leaving gaps in Myanmar, Pakistan, and Ethiopia  —  Leaked documents reveal a huge, opaque system  —  This story is part of a group of stories called
New York Times:
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft says the Russian-backed Nobelium group, responsible for the SolarWinds hack, is still targeting global IT supply chain with 14 breaches since May 2021  —  Microsoft says the Russian-backed Nobelium threat group behind last year's SolarWinds hack is still targeting the global IT supply chain …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Internal docs reveal farewell posts by some Facebook employees detail disappointment and dissatisfaction with a company unwilling or unable to change  —  The “badge posts” of the company's former researchers offer the parting thoughts of the disillusioned.  —  The Facebook Papers
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Internal docs show how Facebook discussed hiding the Like button to alleviate stress and anxiety, but users interacted and shared fewer posts  —  Likes and shares made the social media site what it is.  Now, company documents show, it's struggling to deal with their effects.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
MacBook Pro (2021) hands-on: re-adding ports and removing the Touch Bar is welcome, miniLED display looks great, and 1080p webcam is an improvement  —  New chips, familiar ports, and actual volume buttons — it might be love  —  It's easy to be excited about the new MacBook Pros …
Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
Citizen Lab: the iPhone of Ben Hubbard, an American reporter for NYT, was hacked in 2020 and 2021, likely by Saudi Arabia using NSO's Pegasus; NSO denies claim  —  Invasive hacking software sold to countries to fight terrorism is easily abused.  Researchers say my phone was hacked twice, probably by Saudi Arabia.

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