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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it plans to make an “unsend” feature available to all users in a few months, won't unsend or retract any more of Zuckerberg's messages until then   —  TechCrunch reported last night that Facebook retracted Facebook messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg and other executives from their recipients' inboxes.
Apr 6, 2018, 11:37 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook retracted some messages sent by Zuckerberg and other executives from recipients' inboxes without informing those users or the public   —  You can't remove Facebook messages from the inboxes of people you sent them to, but Facebook did that for Mark Zuckerberg and other executives.
Apr 6, 2018, 12:40 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook, to bolster Stories, is testing bigger preview tiles, sharing to Stories from Camera by default, showing camera and images in mobile status composer   —  Facebook isn't backing down from Stories despite criticism that it copied Snapchat and that Instagram Stories is enough.
Apr 5, 2018, 4:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Highlights and audio from Mark Zuckerberg's conference call with reporters on Cambridge Analytica scandal, Boz memo, GDPR, and more   —  “This is going to be a never-ending battle,” said Mark Zuckerberg .  He just gave the most candid look yet into his thoughts about Cambridge Analytica …
Apr 4, 2018, 11:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Cambridge Analytica denies Facebook's claim that it accessed data on 87M Facebook users, claims it “licensed data for no more than 30M people”   —  Cambridge Analytica is refuting a report by Facebook today that said Cambridge Analytica improperly attained data on up to 87 million users.
Apr 4, 2018, 9:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg refutes earlier reports, says Facebook will make GDPR controls available globally, notes different markets, laws may require different formats   —  Mark Zuckerberg refuted a Reuters story yesterday that said Facebook would not bring Europe's General Data Protection Regulation privacy safeguards around the world.
Apr 4, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram shuts down part of its API platform that was scheduled for deprecation on July 31, killing APIs for follower lists, commenting on public content, more   —  Facebook is entering a tough transition period where it won't take chances around data privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco …
Apr 4, 2018, 2:58 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts new feature in settings that makes it easy for users to bulk remove third-party apps and an option to delete posts from those apps   —  Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, users have flocked to their Facebook privacy settings to sever their connection to third-party apps …
Apr 4, 2018, 1:35 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat brings back GIPHY after removal due to racist GIF, following Instagram's reinstatement of the service last week   —  After a racial slur GIF caused Snapchat to remove its GIPHY sticker feature, Snapchat confirms to TechCrunch it's reinstated its integration.
Apr 3, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Instagram has cut its API limit from 5000 to 200 calls without warning, breaking functionality in some third-party apps, amid Facebook privacy scandals   —  Without warning, Instagram has broken many of the unofficial apps built on its platform.  This weekend it surprised developers …
Apr 2, 2018, 6:51 PMIn context

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