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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Highlights from first hearing: Zuckerberg asked about Facebook's monopoly power, hopes AI will flag bad content soon, says Facebook doesn't snoop on phone calls   —  Congress doesn't understand Facebook.  Does anyone?  —  Mark Zuckerberg made his highly anticipated debut before Congress today during …
Apr 10, 2018, 9:35 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Police say one woman, now dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound, shot three others at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, one of whom is in serious condition   —  San Bruno received multiple 911 calls from headquarters, report says  —  Police have responded to multiple 911 calls at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, CA.
Apr 3, 2018, 5:58 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Leaked Facebook employee thread about now-deleted Boz memo had ~3,000 comments, with dozens criticizing leakers, others empathizing with users   —  “I've always thought our ‘open but punitive’ stance was particularly vulnerable to suicide bombers."  —  The publication of a June 2016 memo describing …
Mar 30, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter and Google lose key information security leaders: Michael Coates leaves Twitter after three years, and Michal Zalewski leaves Google after 11 years   —  Michael Coates joined Twitter in 2015  —  Twitter's chief information security officer is leaving the company, sources familiar with the matter have told The Verge.
Mar 21, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Brian Acton, who cofounded WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook for $16B, tweeted “It is time. #deletefacebook”   —  Facebook bought his app for $16 billion  —  In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $16 billion, making its co-founders — Jan Koum and Brian Acton — very wealthy men.
Mar 20, 2018, 8:15 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Source: Mark Zuckerberg expected to address Facebook employees about Cambridge Analytica scandal at 1pm ET on Friday during the company's regular Q&A session   —  And Sheryl Sandberg is too  —  After nearly four days of silence from top executives on the unfolding controversy around …
Mar 20, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says YouTube will add Wikipedia information to videos about popular conspiracy theories within weeks to provide alternate viewpoints   —  Pushing back on crazy theories  —  YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about popular conspiracy theories …
Mar 13, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook's focus on Groups, and the tools to build and promote them, can be easily exploited by bad actors like Russia, Mueller indictment shows   —  It's tribes all the way down  —  A year ago this past Friday, Mark Zuckerberg published a lengthy post titled “Building a Global Community.”
Feb 18, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
A pollster Facebook hired in April '17, who quit after 6 months, says his role was to measure Zuckerberg's approval ratings and track speeches amid US tour   —  Why Tavis McGinn quit after six months  —  Tavis McGinn applied for a job at Facebook last year hoping to work in market research.
Feb 6, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
By recognizing that it hurts democracy, an admission with little precedent among tech firms, Facebook bolsters the case against itself for users and regulators   —  Sometimes, it's bad for democracy  —  In October, I started writing a daily newsletter about Facebook and democracy.
Jan 22, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context

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