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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
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is building a Custom Audiences certification tool that will require a written pledge from advertisers that they have user consent for ad targeting data   —  Facebook is scrambling to add safeguards against abuse of user data as it reels from backlash over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Mar 31, 2018, 11:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Accelerating and increasingly damaging leaks show Facebook's crumbling internal morale, which could be more pressing than threats like regulation or user exodus   —  These kinds of leaks didn't happen when I started reporting on Facebook eight years ago.  It was a tight-knit cult convinced …
Mar 30, 2018, 8:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram reenables GIPHY support due to tightened moderation; Instagram and Snapchat removed GIPHY support when a racist sticker appeared earlier this month   —  A racial slur GIF slipped into GIPHY's sticker library earlier this month, prompting Instagram and Snapchat to drop their GIPHY integrations.
Mar 29, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins letting fact-checking partners review photos and videos and also lets them flag stories before being prompted   —  Facebook has begun letting partners fact check photos and videos beyond news articles, and proactively review stories before Facebook asks them.
Mar 29, 2018, 1:59 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
New complicated privacy and transparency regulations might be a mere speed bump for Facebook but an insurmountable burden for startups   —  You know what tech startups hate?  Complicated legal compliance.  The problem is, Facebook isn't a startup any more, but its competitors are.
Mar 25, 2018, 9:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces a Games SDK that allows developers to embed livestreaming, rewards, and more into their PC games   —  Facebook is challenging Twitch and YouTube for video game live streaming supremacy with the release of its new Games SDK for PC.  After testing Live streaming from games …
Mar 19, 2018, 11:40 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's idealistic, negligent approach to its products has led to nonstop scandals, from discriminatory ad auctions to social apps with loose data governance   —  Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit.
Mar 18, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Village Global, a seed fund that has prominent people in tech like Zuckerberg, Bezos, Gates, Schmidt, and Hoffman as mentors for startups, raises $100M   —  It takes a village to grow a startup, so Village Global is offering access to a deep network of top tech execs to lure founders to its seed fund.
Mar 16, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches an Android app for its Express Wi-Fi service to help users in five developing countries buy data packs and find nearby hotspots   —  Facebook wants you to pay for internet.  This week TechCrunch was tipped off that Facebook had quietly launched an Express Wi-Fi Android app …
Mar 15, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context

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