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Ian Hamilton / UploadVR:
Facebook says it will stop selling Oculus Go, ending app submissions for it in December, and vows to no longer make headsets that only track head rotation   —  Facebook will stop selling Oculus Go this year as the company sharpens its focus on fully positionally tracked VR headsets like Oculus Quest.
Jun 23, 2020, 1:20 PMIn context
Heidi Mitchell / Wall Street Journal:
Multiple studies seem to show that people are more honest and convey more personal thoughts when writing on smartphones than writing on PCs   —  We should believe the feelings expressed in tweets written on phones more than those written on PCs, researchers say  —  The restaurant review that divulges distressing family dynamics.
Jun 15, 2020, 4:05 PMIn context
Mike Allen / Axios:
Sources: President Trump and Mark Zuckerberg had a phone conversation on Friday that was described by both sides as productive   —  In the week that President Trump took on social media, Axios has learned that he had a call Friday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that was described by both sides as productive.
May 31, 2020, 12:14 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, launches CatchUp, an audio-only calling app in the US that shows which users are currently available to chat   —  Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched a new app called CatchUp that makes it easier for friends and family …
May 26, 2020, 1:20 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / VICE:
NSO Group made a site appearing to belong to Facebook's security team to entice targets into installing malware; FB got ownership of the domain to shut it down   —  Infamous Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group created a web domain that looked as if it belonged to Facebook's security team …
May 20, 2020, 2:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Lawyers involved in the settlement between Facebook and its content moderation contractors say around half of all moderators may develop mental health issues   —  That's according to lawyers involved in a settlement announced this week  —  In November 2018 I received a message that changed my life.
May 13, 2020, 12:00 PMIn context
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Security firm buys a database, first seen last month, with info on 267M+ mostly US Facebook users, including full names and phone numbers, for £500 on dark web   —  Threat actors are selling over 267 million Facebook profiles for £500 ($623) on dark web sites and hacker forums.
Apr 21, 2020, 10:50 AMIn context
Harriet Sherwood / The Guardian:
After some UK cell towers were set on fire, the government will meet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter to stop the spread of a conspiracy theory linking 5G to COVID-19   —  After a spate of fires, the government is stepping in to halt the spread of linking coronavirus to the mobile network
Apr 5, 2020, 11:50 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / VICE:
In a court filing, CEO of NSO Group says Facebook representatives approached NSO in 2017 to buy parts of Pegasus to monitor phones of users who installed Onavo   —  Facebook representatives approached controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group to try and buy a tool that could help Facebook better monitor …
Apr 3, 2020, 10:43 AMIn context
New York Times:
While traffic surges on Facebook, with messaging up 50% from last month in many countries, their now-remote workforce struggles to handle its own IT snafus   —  The social network is straining to deal with skyrocketing usage as its 45,000 employees work from home for the first time.
Mar 24, 2020, 5:40 PMIn context

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